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    "POD" button and "R" token found

    My WONDERFUL wife let me slip out for a few hours this morning on Mother's Day.
    Gee, she's a great woman. I hit a few new schools briefly, and found a few items besides the clad. One of the schools looks to be at least from the 1960's, so I plan on hitting it a lot more down the road.
    Can anyone ID these two items?

    *A button (?) that has "POD" on the front with a man with one arm extended. The back says "Superior quality" on it. Is this possibly "Post Office Delivery"?
    Any idea of the age?

    *A token that has a big "R" in the center on the front & back.
    One side reads "Awarded for skill" , and the other side reads "Token has no cash value or trade value".
    Any ideas?

    Oh yeah, I found another modern token too. Not a Chuck-E-Chese, but an Adventure Landing amusement park token.
    Thanks for looking.
    Have a great week,
    MM
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    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Oldest U.S.copper-1847 Large cent *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button *Eagle Sword Belt Plate

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  3. #2

    Re: "POD" button and "R" token found

    After I posted I did a bit of Googling and found this info on the POD button:
    http://www.arago.si.edu/index.asp?co...470&img=1&pg=1
    Used from 1893 to 1970. Doesn't exactly narrow it down now, does it?
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Oldest U.S.copper-1847 Large cent *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button *Eagle Sword Belt Plate

  4. #3
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    central ohio
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    Re: "POD" button and "R" token found

    The button is a postal service button...not sure of the age....
    i have no idea on the other but neat finds.......
    teverly

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    Re: "POD" button and "R" token found

    Sounds like you have a very sweet wife....what are the chances of getting her addicted with the rest of us? Looks like you had a good time there! Cool button! I like the token though! Thanks for sharing! Cyndi

  6. #5

    Re: "POD" button and "R" token found

    Quote Originally Posted by Cynangyl
    Sounds like you have a very sweet wife....what are the chances of getting her addicted with the rest of us? Looks like you had a good time there! Cool button! I like the token though! Thanks for sharing! Cyndi
    I don't think she will ever get hooked on this hobby. The only time she leaves the house is when she goes shopping with my daughter. Besides, after 25 years together, this is my only freedom.
    Thanks,
    MM
    P.S. She does like gold panning in the NC mountains when we go up, so I have to give her credit.
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Oldest U.S.copper-1847 Large cent *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button *Eagle Sword Belt Plate

  7. #6
    us
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    Northern Illinois
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    Re: "POD" button and "R" token found

    Very nice finds MM---Congrats on a good day and hunt.

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    Re: "POD" button and "R" token found

    The token is an arcade or pinball token, and is listed in the "Mfgr. Stock Initial Tokens" section of Alpert & Smith's book, Video Arcade, Pinball, Slot Machine, and Other Amusement Tokens of North America. The same design was produced with various other letters in the center. Some collectors believe it to be one of the many c. 1930's-40's Minnesota pinball tokens produced by the Northwestern Stamp Works of St. Paul. However, documentation is lacking.


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    Re: "POD" button and "R" token found

    Great finds

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    Re: "POD" button and "R" token found

    Nice stuff MM. That token is cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by ModernMiner
    After I posted I did a bit of Googling and found this info on the POD button:
    http://www.arago.si.edu/index.asp?co...470&img=1&pg=1
    Used from 1893 to 1970. Doesn't exactly narrow it down now, does it?
    Looks like the 1970 type. Jk - probably 50's or 60's vintage. Cool pin.

    Bob
    Minelab Exp II, Whites DFX, Whites Classic III(former Tejon, CoinStrike & Quattro user)

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    Jul 2005
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    Re: "POD" button and "R" token found

    Nice finds I found one of those buttons in Feb.http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...html#msg521595
    Time is nothing, timing is everything.

  12. #11

    Dec 2006
    Eastern North Carolina
    White's DFX
    655

    Re: "POD" button and "R" token found

    Nice finds, MM. All I got done for Mother's Day was yard work.

    Mike

  13. #12

    Re: "POD" button and "R" token found

    Thanks for the info and replies everyone.
    It was in the 70's with a breeze on Mother's Day, So I had to get out to MD.
    -MM-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Oldest U.S.copper-1847 Large cent *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button *Eagle Sword Belt Plate

 

 

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