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Author Name:    Mission Pak

Title:   Mission Pak : Gift Ideas of California Sunshine.

Publisher:    Mission Pak, Los Angeles, 1965, 

Seller ID:   87457

(Mission Pak). Mission Pak : Gift Ideas of California Sunshine. (Los Angeles : Mission Pak), n.d. [1965]. Pp [1]-24. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated stapled wrappers. George C. Page (19011999) was an American real estate developer, shipper, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Page worked as a busboy (which he initially believed meant steering a bus) and a soda jerk until he had earned one thousand dollars. With this capital, in 1917 he bought a vacant store and founded a distribution company, Mission Pak, which shipped California fruits like the orange as holiday gifts to cold-weather customers. The idea came to Page as he boxed oranges home to his mother and brother oneyear earlier: thirty-seven residents at his boardinghouse had asked if he' d do them the same courtesy; the company proved enormously successful.(The Mission Pak jingle is still familiar to many older Angelinos: "Say the Magic words, say Mission Pak and it's on its merry way! No gift so bright, so gay, so right, give the Mission Pak magic way!") Very good, with original mailing envelope (mailed from Los Angeles), cover letter, 1965-1966 Price List, and return ordering envelope. 20.00

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