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"The Continental Line" Coin Album

I found an album that looks similar to Dansco. It has red covers with tan Dansco like pages with the clear plastic slide out windows. The last date printed in it is 1975. The only clue to maker is "The Continental Line" La Habra, California and a sailing ship wheel with the Western hemi-shere inside.

Anyone have any info on this brand?


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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Long bump but I got one as well, that has a La Mirada, California logo inside back cover. Searching internet it seems there were more type albums similar to this for other countries. It is similar yet different than Dansco albums but comparing page ones, I suspect they were made by Dansco.

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    AlbumNerdAlbumNerd Posts: 125 ✭✭✭

    @davewesen indeed these Continental Line albums were. Here is what I previously posted about these albums

    An excerpt from the book "Guide to Vintage Coin Folders and Albums"

    These red albums are impossibly rare. The first problem is that not that many people are aware they exist. A search for "Continental Line Dansco" on Google has a handful of results from mostly coin forums.

    It's unclear how many of these albums were produced. They pop up on eBay and auction sites once every few years, and often as complete albums costing thousands of $$$.

    By dumb luck, I stumbled across one of these and immediately jumped on it.

    I simply can not find any post online about this album or how many survived. What I do know is that this album represents a unique piece of Dansco and numismatic history.

    Is this the rarest Dansco album? Perhaps not. There are other Continental Line albums for foreign countries such as Japan, Canada, etc. They occasionally pop up as well but remain ever elusive.

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