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  1. #1

    Feb 2006
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    Bro Be Bread?

    Hi all,

    My friends 8 year old boy got his first metal detector for Christmas. He loves it and goes all around with it wherever he can. He found this piece in his grandmothers field. It looks like a watch or key fob. It says Bro Be Co. Bread on the front in big letters. Also are some letters that say "eatables, milk, bread Brown Beckwith Co. The back says Brown Beckwith Newark NJ. The piece is about the size of a half dollar and seems to be made of a brassy material. I have done a ton of searches and found nothing. Any ideas what it is? Thanks for looking.
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    Re: Bro Be Bread?

    Ed, sure looks like one real neat watch fob to me. That is a beautiful display piece, I am sure someone will come up with the history of the company......

    Nice find!

    Don
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
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    Re: Bro Be Bread?

    Here's a little more, but not much. This is a "bread premium" card. I presume it was inside the bread package. Probably from around 1920.



    DCMatt
    "It's a long time between drinks."
    Attributed to John Motley Morehead
    Governor - North Carolina - 1843

  4. #4

    Feb 2006
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    Re: Bro Be Bread?

    Thanks guys, I passed along the information that you gave to me. This is very interesting. I'm sure that my friend will appreciate your information. The pictures are great!
    Holding history in our hands is a treasure in itself.
                             ~Minelab EXll~

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    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
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    Re: Bro Be Bread?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed-NH
    Thanks guys, I passed along the information that you gave to me. This is very interesting. I'm sure that my friend will appreciate your information. The pictures are great!
    BTW - I didn't include the front side of the Bro Be Bread card - a picture of Jane Novak. She was a silent movie star in the teen's and 20's.

    DCMatt
    "It's a long time between drinks."
    Attributed to John Motley Morehead
    Governor - North Carolina - 1843

 

 

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