A Superman fan club scrip note sold for $28 in the Feb. 17, 2015,
Heritage Internet Currency Auction.
The piece is printed in red with the text on one side stating
“Redbacks will ‘buy’ the things you like best!” and “Redbacks can be
‘spent’ at your Tim store!” The phrases flank a drawing of a young boy
named Tim who had various adventures with Superman. The other side has
two drawings of Tim with two numeral 1’s and the phrase, “Issued by
Tim’s official store.”
More than 70 years ago a company called Tim Publications Inc.
created a club for young children called the Superman-Tim Club. It was
aimed at those who enjoyed the company’s Superman-Tim comics.
These comics were 6-inch by 9-inch booklets printed monthly. Each
comic’s pages offered club members the opportunity to redeem
“Redbacks” to buy Superman-Tim clothing items that were carried in
The first issue of Superman-Tim was published in 1942, shortly after
Superman’s debut in Action Comics #1. Publication of the Superman-Tim
comic ceased in 1950.
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