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HalfDimeDudeHalfDimeDude Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

A few years ago an old man came to the show a d gave me like 3 of these homemade cards....now first let me say using the term "Old Man" is like the kettle calling the pot black!
So an older man.... now I'm feeling PC . So he knew I was a variety collector as quite offten a dealer or a dealer would send someone over to ask me a variety question.
Now I will be the honest Lincoln ce ts are not really a series I collect.

He was a avid roll searcher back in the day and was very proud of these cards he had made up. Housing his 1960-D roll finds. See image....
These are old school collecting notice the construction of the cards made into a sandwich of outer layers of construction paper. With a cellophane plastic to be the window layed over the 3 holes. The outer layer front had printed
1960 Denver Cent "Mint Errors" filled 's' in states. Joined 'en' in cent. Wart on 'O' in one
The inner core were two pieces of cardboard orange on one side and plane on the other. Again see images.
Now for the 3 1960 D cents he is or was correct that each item was filled or a wart ,were actually die chips.
On one I do see some doubling on Abe's eye. The 60 D has So many RPM's this old mans eyes are way to tired trying to work through all to id any...on these ....the 3 coins has really toned nicely and still are red or a shade of red. You will also see the die chips he found and believed he had truly hit pay dirt.

So today after digging these out of the never ending hoard of stuff I decided that I would dissect one of these old school holders and share with you YN 's how it was done old school style....with old school rules!

The old guys gift was in fact something to share.... his unique style of a self made holder , his eye to roll search and e en find value in die chips....I find very interesting.
You see back in the day....you didn't hop on line and order some supplies from Wizard coin.
You even considered die chips as valuable as ddo's or ddr's .
Then you made up simple holders out of cardboard, and construction paper...a small piece of cellophane...and bingo your treasure had now been preserved for 60 plus years..... but better yet the story of your passion to preserve even such a small find as a die chip.
I hope you appreciated this write up....no its nothing to be published in Coin World or Error Scope.... its just a tale of a diffefent time, where a few simples items preserved 3 red cents ,and shared with others that collecting fuels their passions!




"That's why I wander and follow La Vie Dansante"

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    HalfDimeDudeHalfDimeDude Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭✭✭






    "That's why I wander and follow La Vie Dansante"

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    HalfDimeDudeHalfDimeDude Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭✭✭



    "That's why I wander and follow La Vie Dansante"

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,105 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is definitely cool. It looks extremely well made, considering this was so many decades ago.

    peacockcoins

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    amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 11,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Why did you take them out of the holder????

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    HalfDimeDudeHalfDimeDude Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2021 11:42AM


    @amwldcoin said:
    Why did you take them out of the holder????

    I had like 4 of them I gave 1 away and decided to see what he used for materials to make them .

    "That's why I wander and follow La Vie Dansante"

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,435 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wonder how he printed the words on it in different fonts. Did he somehow type them on there with a typewriter or did he use some kind of stamping?

    Mr_Spud

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    HalfDimeDudeHalfDimeDude Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would venture to say that he had a small press. Or a business that had one. My late father in law family had a womans clothing store in Baltimore. Down the basement they printed ads and fliers. I wish I had saved some of the post card's....better dresses $3.00 ea. Too funny

    "That's why I wander and follow La Vie Dansante"

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    DNADaveDNADave Posts: 7,239 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2021 12:35PM

    I’ve purchased old collections with boxes labeled “freaks” full of lesser errors like these. I like the way they were done here in the OP.

    “Wart”. Lol

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @HalfDimeDude said:
    I would venture to say that he had a small press. Or a business that had one. My late father in law family had a womans clothing store in Baltimore. Down the basement they printed ads and fliers. I wish I had saved some of the post card's....better dresses $3.00 ea. Too funny

    As I have said in earlier posts, a member of my coin club was a printer who had his own letterpress in his home. He produced exact (and I mean exact) copies of the US Mint Proof Set envelopes from the 1950's and 1960's and sold them to anyone who just wanted a better looking envelope for their sets. (The envelopes became ragged after being in dealer's stock for any long period.) He sold them very cheap and never represented them as anything else but replacements for the worn envelopes. The mint used ordinary stock envelopes during this period so obtaining more envelopes was easy.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    HalfDimeDudeHalfDimeDude Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Working the shows I often would see the relitives bring in collections for sale.
    9 times out of 10 they were clueless as to what they had, they saw a sign or a ad in the paper.
    I scored on a mess of souvenir cards one time. A brother passed and the family came in not knowing whatbthe heck they had. I had a collection of commemorative stamps from 1944-1989 all number blocks. I told them if someone offered you half of face value take it.

    "That's why I wander and follow La Vie Dansante"

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    JimsokayJimsokay Posts: 107 ✭✭✭

    @HalfDimeDude said:
    Working the shows I often would see the relitives bring in collections for sale.
    9 times out of 10 they were clueless as to what they had, they saw a sign or a ad in the paper.
    I scored on a mess of souvenir cards one time. A brother passed and the family came in not knowing whatbthe heck they had. I had a collection of commemorative stamps from 1944-1989 all number blocks. I told them if someone offered you half of face value take it.

    It saddens me to think of what happened to stamps.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice work by the collector. From a time where it made sense to use your skills rather than spend money... although, often what one wanted/needed was not yet for sale. So he created what he needed. Cheers, RickO

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