Radio Orphan Annie Good Luck Medal (1934)
The Radio Orphan Annie show was broadcast on NBC from 1931 to 1942 and it issued a huge number of premiums of all types, including this brass Good Luck medal.
Slightly larger than a quarter, this 1934 medal identifies you as a member of
Radio Orphan Annie's Secret Society, with a reminder
to consume her sponsor's product, Ovaltine, three times every day.
Ovaltine sponsored the show until 1941, when they moved
over to the Captain Midnight show. The final two years
of Radio Orphan Annie were sponsored by Quaker Puffed
Wheat and Rice Sparkies.
Good luck is Annie's theme, here. Her medal includes four-leaf clovers
and she's enclosed in a lucky wishbone.
The reverse side
repeats the slogan Make a wish. Good luck
and shows us how to say Good luck in several languages.
Unlike my Captain Midnight medal, this one is not a decoder.
Annie was no stranger to decoders, however. You can read about
several Orphan Annie decoder pins and badges at