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 Posted 05/11/2019  11:33 am  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
TNG is certainly "a tough act to follow" for a collector such as I. My recent arrival is this 1968 Illinois Sesquicentennial 1-1/2 inch diameter showing pretty good detail of a jet airliner flying over a pioneer Conestoga wagon.

For $1.99 + free shipping, I felt it worthwhile.



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 Posted 05/11/2019  9:28 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
999fine A nice example, I have seen these on occasion and you got a great deal there!
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 Posted 05/11/2019  11:33 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
999fine, very nice acquisition!
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 Posted 05/11/2019  11:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thisistheshow to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


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1968 Illinois Sesquicentennial


Great deal, as well as beautiful!
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 Posted 05/12/2019  12:24 pm  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, all. For a moment I thought my cheap-o medal had killed the thread :)
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 Posted 05/13/2019  09:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thisistheshow to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Thanks, all. For a moment I thought my cheap-o medal had killed the thread :)
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Thanks, all. For a moment I thought my cheap-o medal had killed the thread :)
Never! All are worthy!
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 Posted 05/15/2019  2:24 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1933 Days Of Forty-Nine
Chicago World's Fair ~ Century of Progress
5 MEX Gambling Token



An exhibit within the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair was called The Days of Forty-Nine. A recreation of an 1849 gold rush camp. Visitors could partake in activities and events that typically happened in the camps. One of those activities was card game gambling.
Since gambling was illegal, the participants used tokens provided by the exhibit as souvenirs. I have found three tokens so far. The 5 10 and 20 MEX denominations. This is a 5 MEX gambling token. Composition is brass and is 19mm in diameter.

This may not have been a very famous attraction because little to no information is available and no images can be found on my end pertaining to the "Days of Forty-Nine".

So I'll post a little . . . Did you know?

From June to November, 1933, there was an outbreak of amoebic dysentery associated with the fair. There were more than a thousand cases, with 98 deaths!
Joel Connolly of the Chicago Bureau of Sanitary Engineering brought the outbreak to an end when he found that defective plumbing permitted sewage to contaminate drinking water in two hotels.


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 Posted 05/16/2019  08:18 am  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeech! When we lived rural our well got contaminated and I was hospitalized for 3 days. Trying to call for help my hands were shaking so badly if 911 had been 4 digits I might not have made it.

BTW, I splurged on several medals last week and will have several to share shortly...

And nice history on the gaming token. I've seen a couple on eBay but had no clue.
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 Posted 05/16/2019  09:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Trying to call for help my hands were shaking so badly if 911 had been 4 digits I might not have made it
Oh my! Glad you survived.

This is where countries that use 000 and 999 have an advantage. Less work.
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 Posted 05/16/2019  10:22 am  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
999fine! Wow, that's terrible. I freak out about microscopic stuff and with my eyesight getting worse, I'm getting a bit paranoid and worry about the bigger things. Looking forward to your new additions.
Again, I think that is a really well made 1968 Illinois Sesquicentennial with an excellent art theme. The eagle is very nice and the travel by Conestoga wagon and cattle to jet show the progress of a century.

Trust buying what you really like.
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 Posted 05/16/2019  10:59 am  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another inexpensive purchase, a souvenir for something called the British Exhibition in New York City in 1960. I understand these were originally gilt, and I can find hits of gild around the lettering. Maybe that's why this example was cheap :) It sure feels good in-hand.






I'm finding my interest in medals is directed to US subjects such as fairs and events. While manufactured medals are lovely, I really prefer the issuance tied in to an event. And so many foreign medals such as the french are gems of engraving and minting, the subject matter, TO ME, is truly foreign. And after saying that, I see I do have a couple examples which break this goal.
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Here is another inexpensive purchase, a souvenir for something called the British Exhibition in New York City in 1960...
Very interesting piece!
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