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National Goof Off Week

National Goof Off Week Event Button Museum
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NATIONAL GOOF-OFF WEEK
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Black and white photograph of Charlie Chaplin sleeping with yellow text.

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A B C to hang: fold C up under pin.  To stand: Insert B into A and lock.
love dots
80KM580-7
© Hallmark Cards Inc.
K.C., Mo. 64141 Made in the U.S.A.
© 1972 Bubbles, Inc., S.A

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National Goof-Off Week is a title and concept that has many different meanings. The week during the baseball World Series has been referred to as National Goof-Off Week, as well as the week between Christmas and New Year’s. In 1973, the term appeared as a copyrighted phrase by the Hallmark Company. Given that this button was created in 1972 and copyrighted by Hallmark, it is likely this was an attempt to create a “Hallmark Holiday”- a holiday primarily for commercial purposes. 

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Copyright Office. (1974). Catalog of copyright entries: Third series (p. 235). Washington: Author.

Wells, B. (1962, October 2). National Goof-Off Week at hand. Independent, 25(30), p. 3.

 

Catalog ID: 
EV0346
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