Fab TV Stars

Issuing Company: Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1950s
Color/B&W: B&W with blue border
Number of Cards in Set: 7
Card Size: 5-5/8" X 7-1/2" (regular size box) or 7-1/4" X 9-7/8" (economy size box)
Issued as insert with what product: Fab Cleaner

Notes: These cards were found on boxes of Fab cleaner. These cards showed TV stars that were featured on programs that were sponsored by Colgate, the company that made Fab cleaner. They were designed to be cut off the boxes. They came in two sizes - 5-5/8" X 7-1/2" on the regular size box or 7-1/4" X 9-7/8" on the economy size box.

Date info: According to Ken Bush, Bess Myerson and Randy Merriman co-hosted "The Big Payoff" TV program from December 1951 until 1957. "Strike it Rich" was from 1950 until January 1955 so the cards were probably issued between 1952 and 1954.

Thanks to Ken Bush and Greg Galliger for helping with this checklist.


Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Colgate Comedy Hour
Eddie Cantor Colgate Comedy Hour
Jimmy Durante Colgate Comedy Hour
Warren Hull - Strike it Rich TV & Radio
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Colgate Comedy Hour
Bess Myerson & Randy Merriman - Stars of The Big Payoff
Donald O'Connor - Colgate Comedy Hour


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