Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Detecto92, Mar 21, 2012.
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Quoting from the 5th Edition of the Atwood_Coffee Catalog of US and Canadian Transit Tokens John M. Coffee Editor "Condition in transportation tokens is not the "all-important factor in price"...some collectors actually prefer a nicely worn token to a bright unc. one...While cleaning COINS...should rarely if ever be attempted...some rare tokens however are ugly to look at and a good cleaning can only enhance their desirability..." In other words mere existence and availability often trump condition most every time.
I have no objection whatsoever to the fact that someone tried to clean the Brooklyn Bridge medal. (After all, I collect ancient coins, all of which have been cleaned at one time or another unless they just came out of the ground.) I just wish that whoever it was had done a better job!
Might as well be considered exonumia...a "slabber" coin from the early to mid 80's. Someone before asked to see the comical edges so here you go
Token catalog #330605
Manetta Mills was an existing cotton mill (textile factory) known as the Fishing Creek Manufacturing Company when it was purchased by Benjamin D. Heath in 1896. He renamed it Manetta Mills after combining the name of his first wife Mary, who died, with his current wife Nettie.
On the matter of wives, their is a letter in Tony Chibbaro's book from a Manetta employee who, speaking of the second general store that was a modern brick building built in 1920, "...it sold items ranging from coffins to ladies' fineries... " The letter talked of other things such as grinding their own corn meal and flour and making their own ice as well as the tokens which he said were used between the 1900's to the 1950's. I just thought it too funny to read about coffins and ladies' fineries. You know, you get to work in a cotton mill, keep you wife in fineries, and when it's time for the dirt nap, your box is right there, ready to go. "I love it when a plan comes together." Col. Hannibal Smith A-team.
Source Tony Chibbaro Numismatics of South Carolina Merchant Trade Tokens
I was always fascinated by the sometimes odd variety of products sold by some of these vendors. A forerunner of Walmart, I suppose.
1 Fare - Bamford Bros. Motor Coach Munhall, Pennsylvania AC #PA 675 D, TC# 241261
Souvenir Dollar to commemorate the State Centennial
It was a good luck charm until the Germans proved otherwise.
Not a boy scout token as such it is a good luck advertising token from the maker of official boy scout shoes and boots.
The reverse is this like this emblem of the Don't Worry Club.
Purchased these recently for a few bucks. Can anybody tell me about their origin? 516 pages of a thread is a a tad too much to sift through for answers right now!
Here are the two I have.
Separate names with a comma.