[advertising ephemera, word games]
Hood's Spelling School and Other Games [Anagrams]
Novelty advertising by Hood's Sarsaparilla. Tiles could be acquired from the company by mailing in proof of purchase (a trademark from their wrapper), plus 8 cents in stamps. Booklet provides instructions for 10 anagram games, including one requiring special tiles that have complete words or numbers along with the letter, used to answer quiz-type questions and form sentences as part of the final game.
This copy includes the original booklet (16pp, 4.5 x 4 inches, mild discoloration to wraps) and around 300 tiles, including the special set of word and number tiles, which are extra neat.