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  1. #1
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    Apr 2019
    North Eastern Kentucky
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    The amazing world of...bricks.

    I started brick collecting last year. You can say, I literally fell into it.

    I was taking this young lady to a hunting blind last turkey season. It was mid afternoon, a time of day when you can see where you are going. We had to cross a creek in order to get there, which was no big deal. I took her to a spot which looked safe to cross. I put my foot down, and the ground beneath it gave way, sending me tumbling into the creek. Thank goodness she was married...I'd be humiliated if she was single, not that it mattered. Anyways, as I stood up, I saw a brick sticking out of the bank. While she was laughing it up, not even so much asking if I was okay, I looked at the brick. Photo below.

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    It got me researching, and research led to a few trips to Ohio, and those trips to Ohio got me into brick collecting. Imagine that. I love those big heavy street pavers, but when I get old as some of you guys on here...I might not like them so much. Anyways, here are a few I found.

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    My pallet

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    Three variants from the same company.

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    These are town named bricks.

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    And my first and only dated brick.
    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

  2. #2

    Feb 2015
    Victor, CO...City of Mines
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    I sure like old bricks also. That is a nice collection. Your post had me looking at the international brick collectors association website. I have always hauled stamped bricks home. It turns out I have one that is not on there Colorado web page. I will have to contact them! Thanks for showing your collection!
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  3. #3
    Feb 2013
    Flagstaff, AZ
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    Those are cool old bricks! There is an old defunct railroad station east of my town, torn down in the 1930's. I found a few stamped bricks there stamped "COFFEYVILLE" at the site. I assume they're from Kansas, not 100% sure.
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  4. #4
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    May 2012
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    Cool bricks, I like collecting the interesting ones also. I used to live in Columbus and recognize some of those. That dated brick is awesome, wouldn't be surprised if it is worth a decent bit. And keep in mind that the old "Culver Block" pavers like the ones used in the original Indianapolis Motor Speedway are very desirable and sell for stupid amounts of money, over 50 each to racing fans. I've found a few perfect ones and a dumped wall section made of them but never bothered trying to sell them. If you find any in your area even your beleaguered back would probably agree they're worth hauling home!

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  5. #5

    Oct 2018
    Coffeyville, KS
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    Coffeyville had several brick plants going around the turn of the century. It is estimated that the daily output of all plants was over 750,000 bricks per day. Most closed down by the 1930's. The three plants that I know of were "Standard", "Yoke", and "Coffeyville Vitrified Brick and Tile" (usually marked "Coffeyville VB&T"). A high-collectible brick from Coffeyville is one marked "Don't Spit On Sidewalk". I've seen Coffeyville bricks in the sidewalks of Hong Kong, and in a brick fountain at Disney World in Orlando.
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  6. #6
    May 2011
    tujunga ca
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    i have one of those,its one of the 3.1 million they use at the speedway.
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    Pretty cool
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