Orange life vest, I believe it was an action figure's accessory at some point. I wasn't able to figure out what it went to, the only clues are printed on the front; the "AJ" logo and the "Air Vest U.S.A.F" stamp.

EDIT: I love the internet. Within moments, nowhere informs us that the vest came from an Action Jackson doll. And sure enough, with a little searching, I found one here:

Found in "Bats In The Dark" by John Kaufmann. Published by Crowell, 1972.

Oh, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks of this Back To The Future clip every time they see an orange vest:

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  1. Action Jackson... had one as a kid in the early '70's. Still remember that logo...

  2. Thanks, nowhere! I've updated the post.

  3. A question, since this is an odd piece of ephemera to be using as a bookmark - Is your publisher going to be providing something 'different' to be using as a bookmark in your book?

  4. Mr. C - I had the same idea, but we couldn't figure out the logistics.

    However, I do plan on selling a small number of signed copies that will include one of the bookmarks from the book. I should have that up in a few days.