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Wednesday March 5, 2014
Chip and token collectors have been around as long as casinos have, but it wasn't until the 1980s that collectors began talking with each other on a regular basis and dealers began to concentrate on casino material. ...
Friday January 31, 2014
ANA President, Walter Ostromecki (front row, center), holds court with Martha Washington and Abigail Adams at Texas A&M International University's exhibition gala opening on January 17th. Ostromecki traveled to Laredo, TX, where he opened a massive gallery exhibit on his private collection of First Lady letters and other historic "comm-memorabilia" at TAMIU. ...
Tuesday December 10, 2013
I am looking for information about a series of tri-fold collector cards, called "The Story of Money." The cards were aimed at young children to teach them about the coins of the European nations. Each color card has information about a specific foreign coin, as well as some images about the nation whence it came. While children were encouraged to collect the cards, they were also encouraged to cut out the image of the coin from the card to have it for play. (Thereby ruining the card for those of us, many years later, who wish to collect them. Alas!)
Friday November 22, 2013
YN Walter J. G. Waholek created, presented a display and did a talk on transit tokens last spring.
The exhibit included an operating Lionel Trolley and many traction models with historical traction artifacts along with exonumia. The display and talk is centered on the Philadelphia transit system from its infancy to present day.
Wednesday June 12, 2013
Those coins people have been purchasing as souvenirs are actual collectible items. Learn more about those cost effective souvenir coins with this weeks blog.