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Dr. Pepper at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition

ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,726 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 13, 2022 3:44PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I love the St. Louis Expo and just ran across this 5 oz sterling silver luggage tag which is exceedingly cool!

Anyone know if this is cataloged in Bob Hendershott's reference on the 1904 Saint Louis Exposition memorabilia?

I like Dr. Pepper, but never knew they were from Waco, Texas!

Photos courtesy of Ilya Zlobin (highrating_lowprice).


  • VeepVeep Posts: 1,392 ✭✭✭✭

    Sorry, I know nothing about it other than I like it.

    "Let me tell ya Bud, you can buy junk anytime!"
  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,726 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Veep said:
    Sorry, I know nothing about it other than I like it.

    That's enough in the world of exonumia :)

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,726 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can't quite make out the name of the manufacturer, but it looks like they're based in Milwaukee.

  • StrikeOutXXXStrikeOutXXX Posts: 3,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zoins said:
    I can't quite make out the name of the manufacturer, but it looks like they're based in Milwaukee.

    I think it's Schwaab, Milwaukee


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  • goldengolden Posts: 8,798 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool. Dr. Pepper is about the only thing I drink.

  • derrybderryb Posts: 35,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice silver, but I'm an RC Cola guy.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,726 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 13, 2022 6:30PM

    @derryb said:
    Nice silver, but I'm an RC Cola guy.

    Wow! I just found out RC Cola is still available! I can still get Dr. Pepper at my local grocery store but I haven't seen RC Cola in ages.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,726 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 14, 2022 1:07AM

    Not surprisingly, the sterling silver one is special!

    Here's one in some base metal:

    Photos courtesy of River City Coins & Jewelry (numiscellaneous).

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do not drink 'soda' beverages....At least I have not since I was quite young. I did not realize Dr. Pepper has been around that long. Do not remember it when I was a kid... Then, it was Coke, Pepsi, A&W Root Beer, Sarsaparilla and Birch.... Now I stick to the basics - water or wine. ;) Cheers, RickO

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 26,999 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 15, 2022 8:14AM

    Dr. Pepper and Stewart's root beer here

  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 11,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm with Ricko, I didn't know Dr. Pepper was that old. Yuck! I hate any drink that leaves a strong after taste in your mouth. And Yes! I'm a Southerner that hates Iced Tea! o:)

  • tokenprotokenpro Posts: 834 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1) It is a watch fob and not a luggage tag.
    2. It does not weigh 5 oz but rather 0.68 toz ASW if truly sterling. The 5 oz weight mentioned is for a different medal.
    3. It appears cast and not struck. The porosity and indistinct, soft features and uneven lettering lead toward that observation. The porosity could be environmental from storage or being dug but is suspicious. The nickel plated brass example shown above is a different variety (H-19-20) and is struck and not cast.
    4. The nickel plated brass examples of this variety (H-19-30) are struck and not cast.
    5. Examples in silver are not listed in either the Krueger or Hendershott catalogs; I have seen none in my one or two or more years of buying & selling LPE material.
    6. Schwaab did very little work in silver.
    7. Schwaab was a die stamping firm; I do not immediately recall any casting work, especially specifically in small sized items.
    8. Schwaab was very meticulous in their work; the slanting signature and overall orientation of the piece are very atypical of the firm.
    9. I may have a different view of the piece if seen in hand but if purchasing the fob I would make sure to get that Certificate Of Authenticity and Lifetime Guaranty Of Authenticity in writing at the very least.

  • savoyspecialsavoyspecial Posts: 7,255 ✭✭✭✭

    I agree with much of what tokenpro said. Might possibly be of the "LA Stamp" family.


  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,117 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice find @Zoins
    5 oz sterling is impressive on its own.
    You always seem to come up with the most interesting memorabilia.

    Kennedys are my quest...

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