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Buck Rogers Flying Saucer—PaperBuck Rogers Flying Saucer—PaperMaker: Unknown
Model: Buck Rogers Flying Saucer
Size: 6.25 inches
Disc Color: White
Lettering/Hot Stamp: Black & Red; Buck Rogers Flying Saucer
Date Introduced: 1952
Number Produced:
Period of Manufacture:
Special Notes: Two paper plates clamped together by a pressed metal ring. U.S. Patent No. 2,125,793 by S.P. Co. printed on the disc is for the 1937 patent for the paper plate, not this saucer. Disc historian, Bill Wagnon, reported in October 2020 that he came across an ad by Carter & Gilles Toyland in a December 1952 issue of the Britt Tribune out of Forest City, Iowa. The ad stated that, "This colorful toy FREE to every boy and girl visiting Toyland, accompanied by an adult!" Rare.
Contributor(s): Phil Kennedy, Bill Wagnon

Created 3-Jan-18
Modified 9-May-23
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This is a relatively small category of early discs that were primarily a reaction to the 1947 flying saucer craze (see the Flyin Saucer category for more).

Made of paper materials or thin plastic sheets, they were ostensibly flyable, but many probably were made to be hand-held fantasy toys…zoomed about while being grasped.

A few give instructions on how to launch them, however crudely they must have flown!

—Phil Kennedy
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