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Object details

Category
Souvenirs and ephemera
Related period
Second World War (association)
Creator
Sudetenlandische Rauchtabakfabrik, Landfried Schinz & Co
Materials

whole: paper

Catalogue number
EPH 690

Object associations

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sample, ersatz, tobacco, German
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tobacco, German
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Second World War
Meet The Squander Bug
This unpleasant-looking character is called the Squander Bug, and it was created during the Second World War by artist Phillip Boydell, an employee of the National Savings Committee. The cartoon bug appeared in press adverts and poster campaigns as a menace who encouraged shoppers to waste money rather than buy war savings certificates.