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    St. Christopher fob of sorts - NOW WITH ENLARGED IMAGE

    I found this in the desert near Ft. Stockton, Tx. It appears to be a fob of some sort. Since I know nothing of these items I was hoping that someone may know some information about it. Thanks in advance!!

    34mm W x 40mm H x 1mm D The text in the arch is 'St. Christopher'
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    After cleaning it I noticed that there is a train on tracks above the wind shield and an airplane in the top left corner. Hope that helps.
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    And here it is after a good cleaning.
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    Re: St. Christopher fob of sorts.

    Interesting FOB, lots of stuff going on. Any chance we could see it just a bit larger? Somewhere in the 640x480 - 800-600 range. We appreciate you making it not board busting big, but you seem to have gone to far in minimizing it.

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    Re: St. Christopher fob of sorts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blind.In.Texas
    I found this in the desert near Ft. Stockton, Tx. It appears to be a fob of some sort. Since I know nothing of these items I was hoping that someone may know some information about it. Thanks in advance!!

    34mm W x 40mm H x 1mm D The text in the arch is 'St. Christopher'
    ============================================
    After cleaning it I noticed that there is a train on tracks above the wind shield and an airplane in the top left corner. Hope that helps.
    What kind of car is depicted there?
    "Wherever I go .. That's where I'll be!"

  4. #4
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    Dec 2004
    South Florida
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    Re: St. Christopher fob of sorts.

    Its hard to see but very cool find. A pic of the back will help too.

  5. #5
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    Re: St. Christopher fob of sorts.

    Sorry about the size. I'll get a larger pic and I have decided to clean it up. The image size was from when Tnet only allowed 200x200 resolution or 128k or something like that. (OOOOOOOOld school).
    My detector is a needle finder; The world is my haystack.
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    Think with a clear conscience or you will not be able to speak with one.
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  6. #6
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    Mar 2010
    Little Egg Harbor, NJ
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    Re: St. Christopher fob of sorts - NOW WITH ENLARGED IMAGE

    here's my step-grandfather's st. christopher car badge. it pins into the headliner. it shows a train, a blimp, an airplane, a car, and a few other modes of transport I can't really make out.
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    Red hair and black leather... my favorite color scheme.

  7. #7
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    Dec 2004
    South Florida
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    Re: St. Christopher fob of sorts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blind.In.Texas
    Sorry about the size. I'll get a larger pic and I have decided to clean it up. The image size was from when Tnet only allowed 200x200 resolution or 128k or something like that. (OOOOOOOOld school).
    Very cool find. Can we see the back?

  8. #8
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    Mar 2010
    Little Egg Harbor, NJ
    Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: St. Christopher fob of sorts - NOW WITH ENLARGED IMAGE

    Here's the back. Some areas look like they may have been gilt at some point.

    This is funny - it kinda freaked me out when I first put it in my car. I kept thinking there was a huge bug on my roof!
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    Red hair and black leather... my favorite color scheme.

  9. #9
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    Re: St. Christopher fob of sorts - NOW WITH ENLARGED IMAGE

    St. Christopher is the patron saint of safe travels, that's why so many modes of transportation are represented..........NGE
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  10. #10
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    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
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    Re: St. Christopher fob of sorts - NOW WITH ENLARGED IMAGE

    The car reminds me of an early 50's Alfa Romeo:



    That time would also be consistant with the airplane and train on the fob.

    Never seen one like that. Very cool.

    DCMatt
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