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Coin Collecting Tangents

#1 Unread post by mhonzell » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:57 pm

Yeah, I know... it's a coin collecting forum...

Well, over the years in my search for the next awesome coin, I've come across some oddball things that made me take a step back and just thought I'd share them with you:

If you remember, I found a picture frame in an antique store that had some 1893 World Exhibition tickets in it. I completed the decorative ticket set later on, but what you didn't know is that picture frame was sealed on the back with paper. To get the tickets out, I had to disassemble the frame. Inside, behind the matting paper, I found a souvenir card (paper front, cloth back... glued together with a clear "varnish") and the decoration was sewn onto the paper before gluing. I haven't been able to find anything on this.
Tickets:
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Souvenir card:
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If you move up to 1908, you could take a voyage on the USS Lusitania. You might recall, this ship was sunk by a German U-boat, resulting in the US entering World War I:
Oh, and as a bonus... there's a Franklin 1 cent stamp on that card!
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On to 1933, the 50th anniversary of the Ringling Bros. circus. To celebrate, they made their own money, that you had to buy to gain entrance to the various shows. This was a recent purchase that resulted from seeing some of them for the first time on the Facebook auction page:
Technically, this one is money.
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Back to the future, 1955, we have a book on how to survive a Nuclear Attack! Remember the videos of kids ducking under their school desks? Or, how about how to build your own underground shelter to wait out the blast:
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I also have an illustrated newspaper from April 29, 1865 with a hand-draw image of John Wilkes-Booth shooting Abraham Lincoln, or a 1st edition of Scientific American (it was more like a newspaper then.)

Just curious what trinkets you have kept along the way of collecting coins?



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#2 Unread post by PALH1 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:05 pm

very :cool: M,
i used to have a 'cigar box' of trinkets,.....
"where" that went,...... :confused:

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#3 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:38 pm

Also the Ringling Money was produced the same year as the controversial production of the 1933 Double Eagle ($20) St. Gaudens coins.
I'll have to see if I can locate my collection of Nails (metal).
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#4 Unread post by mhonzell » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:06 pm

PetesPockets55 wrote:I'll have to see if I can locate my collection of Nails (metal).
I'm glad you specified "metal". :l :l

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#5 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:45 am

mhonzell wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:06 pm
PetesPockets55 wrote:I'll have to see if I can locate my collection of Nails (metal).
I'm glad you specified "metal". :l :l
lol: lol: :l :l
It's funny because I have used "Nail" (I'm a carpenter) in some online cribbage sites in the past and one lady asked me if I was a cosmetologist!!!
I was a little confused at first because my first wife was a professional Cosmetologist that only did hair.
Then it dawned on me cosmetologists did nails also.
We both got a good laugh over my confusion.

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#6 Unread post by Daniel » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:37 am

Very nice little find. I remember these. It appears someone preserved all these so might be unique as is.

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#7 Unread post by RobinPritchard » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:29 pm

have 1989 linclon [p] with rotated die error,,, and a 1943 -p- Jefferson war nickel, also rotated die error.... cant seem to find any info on subject... thanx for the site,, rob

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#8 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:13 pm

can you post a few pics plz .......
on a "NEW THREAD" ......
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