Gray illustration of a squirrel wearing a red jacket. Black text on top half of button. White background.
M. Young Regalia Co. Springfield Mass.
Happy Jack's Thrift Club was the creation of conservationist and children's author, Thornton W. Burgess. In his autobiography, Burgess explains how a local committee in Massachusetts appealed to him to create a character to generate young people's interest in War Savings Stamps & Bonds. According to the Thornton W. Burgess Society, Burgess wrote over 170 books and 15,000 stories.