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Anybody remember this? Klondike Big Inch Land Promotion


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#1 rotor123

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:40 PM

I was going through some old papers and ran across this Deed.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klondike_Big_Inch_Land_Promotion

The Quaker Oats bought 19.11 acres of land in the Yukon Territory of Canada for the price of $1000 USD and printed up 21 million deeds for one square inch of land. On advice of counsel, Quaker Oats set up and transferred the land to the Great Klondike Big Inch Land Company to make the company the registered owner and manager of the deeds.

 

 

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:45 PM

OMG.  no, i knew nothing about this LOL

 

do you actually have one of the deeds? I can't believe they let it go back to Canada for 37.20 in back taxes!

 

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:45 AM

Believe it or not I do have one of the Deeds. I ran across it going thru some old papers. That was what prompted this post.

It isn't in as good a shape as the one you posted a image of. It has some tears at the folds.

 

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I'll see if it scans Ok. If so I'll post it.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:23 AM

Here it is, I edited out the Number just in case. Low chance of there being any value however. Not in very good shape either. I suspect it may have got hit when the roof leaked.

 

 

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:34 AM

That's so awesome! and it is a collectible. 

 

I imagine little kids digging through the cereal box to get their real property deed!!!! They should bring back the toys in cereal.  j/s

 

From newstimes .com 2 years ago it was worth 2 to 30 dollars: 

 

"Your deed was issued in 1955 as part of a brilliant ad campaign dreamed up by Quaker Oats. At the time, it was sponsoring the popular radio and TV show, "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon." A deed to 1 square inch of Yukon land was packed inside every box of Puffed Rice and Puffed Wheat. An estimated 21 million deeds were printed, but they were all a sham. The Klondike Big Inch Land Co., apparently a Quaker Oats subsidiary, was indeed registered as a corporation in Illinois, where Quaker Oats is still headquartered. But the individual deeds were never registered and the 19-acre plot of land involved, originally purchased by Klondike for $1,000, was repossessed by the Canadian government in 1965 for nonpayment of $37 in property taxes. But the deeds have become collectible. We have seen them selling online for $2 to $30 apiece."



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:50 AM

That is Interesting, Thanks for the information.

 I found this interesting from here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klondike_Big_Inch_Land_Promotion

 

The land is now part of the Dawson City Golf Course.[3] To this day, Yukon officials receive letters and phone calls about the deeds. The land office of the Yukon currently contains an 18 inch thick file folder of correspondence regarding the promotion.

 

 

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