Massachusetts. Milton Bradley Company / American Airlines. 1955.
Folded sheet 4 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches opening, on each side, to "young adult" board games on sheet 17 x 15 1/2 inches. Text on checker-board side of sheet states "As proof of your flight with American Airlines, you can be enrolled as a Junior Pilot or a Junior Stewardess. You get one of these special certificates with your name on it, personally signed by your flight's Captain. With it...comes a ring that only boys and girls who have flown with American Airlines are eligible to wear." The most colorful side features an American Airlines System Map with instructions for five different board games that can be played on the map's illustrated border, which features the names of prominent U.S. cities. Verso provides considerable text relating to the airline: flight crew, parts of the aircraft, how an A.A. plane "takes off," etc. Both sides of the sheet are in very good clean condition. Text on Cornell University Library's Digital Collection web site offers an image of the checker-board side of the sheet, with descriptive text relating to the item, noting: "The folding brochure was evidently initially distributed in (Cheerios) cereal boxes, because the games require playing pieces...." Likely these "game pieces" were printed on the cereal box itself, allowing clever fingers to cut up the box to assemble "the spinner" or other required items. Presumably multiple boxes were necessary to get the full complement of "game pieces." (Note: the Junior Pilot or Junior Stewardess rings, mentioned above, can be seen on Ebay for between 99¢ and $15.00.). Item #55380