Flea Market Fridays #3.
There’s a fun little mom & pop antique store I like visiting and they always have a fish bowl full of old pinback buttons to rummage through. Usually the bowl is full of the common Pep cereal pins and political pins, but this time I found a really neat one.
I’ve never seen this button before and I have no clue what the Phantom Regiment was. I’m guessing the button is from the 1930's and might be a premium relating to a radio show or movie. But, Rockford, Illinois is printed on it and that kind of throws me for a loop. That tells me that it’s not a national piece, but a local one. Could it be a that the Phantom Regiment was a local radio show with a scary theme or maybe a local theater promotion for a kid’s scary movie watching group? I have no clue? Any ideas?
I’ve looked through all of Hake’s books and researched the internet and I’ve come up with nothing!