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 Posted 07/02/2018  3:16 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I design/produce specialized "currency" called "Kid's Kash -- similar to "Disney Dollars -- that is used each year at the National Insulator Show (yes - there is such a thing

Kid's who submit displays can win Kid's Kash and spend it on the showroom floor for face value.

I try to theme the currency according to the history of the locale.

The next show is in summer 2019 in Orlando, FL. Do any of you currency specialists know of any US money that was made in the past that might have a FL like design of any sort (like one with palm trees)?

Samples from the recent show in Kansas City, MO featured rare insulators found in Kansas City and Ben Franklin's electricity experiment with the kite. They were printed on a more cream colored linen paper for a real look and feel.









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 Posted 07/02/2018  5:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Series 1882 Brown Back notes feature a rendition of the state's seal https://currency.ha.com/itm/nationa...tion-071515#

Here's a private scrip from the 1880s https://currency.ha.com/itm/obsolet...ption-071515

These are the only two that I've thought of or found.

-MV
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 Posted 07/02/2018  5:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Vignette on 1882 Florida National.


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 Posted 07/02/2018  7:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I thank both of you for the help. This is exactly the type of thing I was looking for.

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 Posted 07/03/2018  4:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is a bare chested lady a good design for kids? Maybe a redesign with a cover-up is necessary.

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 Posted 07/03/2018  4:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for asking.

I am Sorry I did not mention that all artwork would be made family friendly -- something I am adamant about.

When I made the comment of this being exactly what I was after, I meant the setting... and specifically the palm tree as in my first post.

For some reason I was finding it very difficult to find currency using a palm tree or other very tropical looking plants. I did, thanks to the answers I got, find more ways of looking online and got a bunch of old Hawaiian money and some from Florida that looks tropical.




- When I value " being right" more than what IS right, I am then right...a fool.
- How much squash could a Sasquatch squash if a Sasquatch would squash squash?
- Real men play Fizzbin.
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07/03/2018 4:43 pm
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 Posted 07/05/2018  2:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You might be able to lift some images from these souvenir cards.





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07/05/2018 2:32 pm
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 Posted 07/05/2018  2:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow - these are great!

Could you PM me the original pics if they are higher resolution?
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- Real men play Fizzbin.
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 Posted 07/05/2018  2:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sure thing! I'll just crop the banknotes, since that's all you need from those cards.
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 Posted 07/05/2018  2:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks - very much appreciated.

- When I value " being right" more than what IS right, I am then right...a fool.
- How much squash could a Sasquatch squash if a Sasquatch would squash squash?
- Real men play Fizzbin.
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 Posted 07/15/2019  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Necrobump here.

Just over a year ago I asked for help from members to find designs that I could use to put together "Disney Dollar" type cash for the National Insulator show to be held in June of 2019. I got some valuable help from our CCF Family and wanted to show the results of what was used.

Since these were originally designed as awards for kids entering displays for the show, the design of the Florida state seal was modified to make it more appropriate for kids.

Featured insulators are pictures of styles used and found in Florida.

If anyone is interested in any of these, The NIA has a scholarship fund it awards to prospective college students each year and have some of these left over they will send to people who make a contribution to the scholarship fund. PM me privately and I can get you details.

Unlike the pics, these are printed on a high quality, ivory colored linen paper and simulate the feel of real money.













- When I value " being right" more than what IS right, I am then right...a fool.
- How much squash could a Sasquatch squash if a Sasquatch would squash squash?
- Real men play Fizzbin.
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07/15/2019 7:14 pm
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 Posted 07/15/2019  8:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MvleMO55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice work!
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 Posted 07/16/2019  03:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Love me some insulators



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 Posted 07/16/2019  09:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice job, Earle, and kudos on the subtle censorship.
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 Posted 07/16/2019  12:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the complements. Next year is a show in Logan, Utah so I am planning to start work on them soon.

@Steve
Cool! You hit on two of my specialty areas also!

Forgive the teacher coming out in me that happens when objects I collect are concerned!:

Insulators are identified by being assigned a Consolidated Design number; Since many makers made the same shape, we can lump them together by this shape ("design") and then further ID them by embossing.

The one on the left is a CD162.5. Made by the Brookfield Glass Company plant in Old Bridge, NJ between 1906 and 1919. The neat thing about this one is that the Pennsylvania RR (Pennsy or PRR) made this design themselves and Brookfield manufactured it for them. Why? Out best guess is the Pennsy was thumbing their nose at Western Union. W.U. had not paid for using the PRR right of way for their pole usage. The PRR gave them an ultimatum that if they did not pay by a certain time, the PRR would rip everything WU out and replace it with their own stuff. BTW, PM me if you want a magazine article outlining with pics of colors these are known in plus everything else about them. Neat history!

WU did not pay, and the Pennsy not only ripped out and replaced everything, but they also put up their own, specifically defined, PRR-usage-only designed insulator in the place of the W.U. stuff. It very possibly was the PRRs way of saying "we are the most powerful US company (they were by far!)and we will not be cheated!"

In the middle is a porcelain piece and, admittedly identifying them is something I am not able to do without a reference. These are assigned Unipart (or U) numbers.

The one on the right is the type I wrote the hobby reference book about so I could (well...did) write 270 pages about them! This is a type made on the very first fully automated insulator making machine. Brooklyn, NY was where it was made. The machine was likely used from 1900-1904 or 1905. This is a CD 145 CREB or CRown Embossed Brookfield. The nickname of the shape is "Beehive." The top patent date is the patent for an insulator to have an inner skirt and the bottom patent date is for the profile of this type of insulator.

The last one you have is the CD154 Hemingray-42. There were more Hemingray-42s made than any other insulator from 1923-the early 60s. The very last glass insulator of any kind in the US was made in 1972 (some say 1978) so all are antiques.

Here is the primary online source for identifying insulators worldwide by shape. Clicking on individual insulators can bring up more pics of the same kind. First choose the overall category and away you go. Careful, they can be addicting to look at!
http://nia.org/general/gallery.htm

First choose the category and away you go.

Also visiting the picture gallery at insulators.info can be fun. Get some coffee.

Sorry for the book here, but coins and insulators get me going!
- When I value " being right" more than what IS right, I am then right...a fool.
- How much squash could a Sasquatch squash if a Sasquatch would squash squash?
- Real men play Fizzbin.
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 Posted 07/16/2019  1:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Earl.

Just like any other hobby, I always recommend to get the book first.


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