Your Membership Packet. AUTO CLUB EPHEMERA.
Your Membership Packet.

Your Membership Packet.

Portland, OR. Oregon State AAA Motor Association. 1942.
Stiff card portfolio containing documents relevant of AAA Membership in Oregon for the year 1942. Portfolio contains 6 pages, each with pockets or fasteners for relevant documents, maps, etc. It appears not to have been looked at since issued in 1942. A list of contents follows: A "Deluxe Membership Card" dated Nov 1 1942 beneath which is a Bail Bond Certificate with the printed instruction stating: "Sign your Bail Bond Certificate. It's just like having $5000.00 in your pocket when you need it." The next page features a renewal certificate for "Travel and Pedestrian Accident Insurance" and, tucked beneath is the Policy, which offers $1000 if killed in an automobile accident or "while you are walking on a street or a highway." The next two pages feature pockets which contain three folded maps: "Washington Official Tourist Map"; "Oregon Highway Map" (color); AAA "Road Map of Western States" beneath which is a wallet-size card "Introducing (space left blank) to AAA Hotels." Card "Entitle[s] You to Special, Friendly Courtesies," although none are elaborated upon. The last two pages contain pockets or fasteners holding a 128 pp. Service Station Directory for the entire country (plus several listings in Canada); a Worldwide Mechanical First Aid and Towing document ("Read Instructions Carefully") and a pamphlet entitled Emergency Service Rules ("Read and Carry With You"). Pockets on the final page hold pamphlets offering "Names and Addresses of Affiliated Motor Clubs"; an "Oregon Driver's Manual"; and (sweetest of all) a "Western Union Collect Telegram Card" which "Authorizes the Acceptance of Collect Telegrams Presented By (Blank)." Evidently a "No thank you" on the receiving end won't do. Overall, an amazing collection of WWII era AAA travel ephemera offering a variety of coverage possibilities: "while walking on a highway," while in need of a tow somewhere "Worldwide," or when sending a reverse-charge "send cash pronto" telegram. Sleep with the packet under your pillow. Peace of mind assured. Item #52276

Price: $55.00