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    Found today - San Antonio 1895 - not sure what it is

    San Antonio, Tex June 30 1895 is what it reads. P T A The back is smooth with no features. Ideas?

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    Looks like fob to me, missing its top loop.
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    It might also read: 'TPA' as in Texas Police Association that was formed in 1895.
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    That’s the logo for the “Travelers Protective Association” of America. They held their annual convention in San Antonio in June 1895.

    Conceived in 1882 in Chicago, Illinois and then established in Bellefontaine, Ohio it was originally a fraternal club for travelling salesmen. Its mission was to negotiate discounts and concessions from hotels, railroads and transport agencies to the advantage of its members and then later added accident insurance benefits.


    They had various badges, medals and tags for their members and guest badges at convention times. The second one below is a luggage tag.

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    Thanks for the info Red-Coat. That looks like a match for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    Looks like fob to me, missing its top loop.
    It is the same size as a different fob I found in the past. It does look like it's missing part the top.

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    Found an image online. Thought you might be interested. Not exactly the same, but the dates match.

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