The Madcap Advertisements of Stiles Thomas
November 26, 2016
Everyone knows Stiles Thomas as ace birder, hawk-watch founder and Celery Farm Marsh Warden Emeritus, but how many know he also had his own insurance agency (In the Flat-Iron Building in center city Allendale), which featured one of the most celebrated advertising campaign's in Allendale history (or so he says.)
Under the assumption that everyone likes a good laugh (or groan), I am showcasing the ads here. (Sometimes you have to read closely.)
The ad in which Stiles claims to be an "insurance and celery broker" is from 1981, the year that Stiles, Mayor Fitz Patrick and their allies saved the Celery Farm.
Near the end are a couple of ads that reflect Stiles' concern for raptors.
The very last one of the bunch is the very first ad, and Stiles played it straight....