Detect and Collect was a radio comedy quiz show.
CBS Radio (Weekly): 6/13/1945 – 9/5/1945
ABC Radio (Weekly): 10/4/1945 – 9/28/1946
Contestants were each given $25 an up to six chances to identify a mystery prize. Correctly identifying it on the first try awarded the $25 and the prize. For each clue given, the cash was reduced by $5. Often, the prizes were highly unusual.