Quaker Oats had a marketing scheme that offered the kind of real estate investment that a Donald Trump (born June 14, 1946) would never be interested in unless it was in Vancouver (downtown) ..... the Dawson City property did eventually end up being a GOLF COURSE ... so maybe Donald Trump did acquire the majority of the 21,000,000 shares while he was still a kid. The golf weather in Scotland (11 degrees C.) isn't that much different that Dawson City (4 degrees, C.), right?
Quaker Oats bought 19.11 acres of land in the Yukon Territory of Canada for the price of $1000 USD and printed up 21 million deeds for one square inch of land. On advice of counsel, Quaker Oats set up and transferred the land to the Great Klondike Big Inch Land Company to make the company the registered owner and manager of the deeds.
Starting on January 1955, 93 newspapers across the United States ran advertisements that read "Get a real deed to one square inch of land in the Yukon gold rush country" and, "You'll actually own one square inch of Yukon land". The promotion was tied to the Sergeant Preston of the Yukon radio show which Quaker Oats was sponsoring at the time.
The promotion instructed people to mail a form along with a box top from either Quaker Puffed Wheat, Quaker Puffed Rice or Muffets Shredded Wheat to the Quaker Oats company. In turn, a 5 by 8 inch deed to one square inch of land in the Klondike was sent back. In February 1955, Quaker Oats was blocked from trading the deed for a box top by the Ohio Securities Division until it received a state license for the "sale" of foreign land. To get around the injunction, the company stopped the trade-in offer and instead put one of the deeds in each box of cereal produced.
Since none of the deeds were actually registered, the documents were never legally binding and owners of these deeds were never actual owners of any land. The deed excluded mineral rights on the property.
Now where did I leave those Quaker Oats deed documents?
OH, right beside the goldbricking BCRIC shares offered by Bill Bennett's Social Credit Party before they sold off False Creek for a cool $50 million and then taxpayers had to dole out $60 million to clean up the pollution caused by the original owners who's lands were expropriated by Bennett for Transportation Expo 86. Expo 86 did cause the high price of real estate here in Vancouver.
And the Prosperity shares, funding promised by Premier Christy Clark???? as being derived from LNG revenue, is being delivered by dipping into the MSP funding revenue.