Saturday, August 10, 2013

Maker - Pleasant Thoughts

A Valentine for Someone I haven't Forgotten ~ A Valentine with hearts and flowers To wish you only happy hours...A Valentine to tell you, too, That someone thinks a lot of you.

9 1/2" x 7 1/2" (9 1/2" x 22 3/4" flat)
circa 1950s
Standing Fold-Out
by Pleasant Thoughts
marked: Made in USA over an FH

with pink paper puff hearts

Pleasant Thoughts was founded sometime in the 1950s by Kenneth Walker in Waukegan, Ill. The company was very successful and sold to Gibson in 1962. Gibson kept the name up as a line and last renewed the trademark on the name on August 8th, 2002. 

After the sale of Pleasant Thoughts, Walker went on to found another very successful company,  Advantage Rent-A-Car.



Obituary for Kenneth Walker, January 18th, 2005, Auto Rental News


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