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#156802 07/28/2005 04:59 PM
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Whoops! Big Grin

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#156805 07/28/2005 05:11 PM
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BadBob,
Where did you get those? Total fantasy: Johnny Engraver come lately - or maybe something out of Suomi Finland? Here in Scandinavia I think Sterling has been used frequently up through the ages.

#156806 07/28/2005 06:29 PM
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I got them from a friend here. No fantasy, just a good luck symbol from a century ago before it became infamous. Probably North American or British pieces. Smile

#156807 07/28/2005 06:38 PM
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Of course! Sometimes one gets as hooked (no pun intended)on an era as the next politician...
IŽd say North American. Was there not even buttons with Swastikas in some early 20th century presidential campaign?
Whatever, the cufflinks look mighty charming and the owner is indeed lucky! Wink

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cuff buttons! , nicely done too...
Yes, even Coca Cola used the swas.!

Heres a 1917 ad for a pin...

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#156809 07/28/2005 08:25 PM
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Yes it's use was widespread. A Scottish WW1 war bond drive used it. There's also a photo around of a turn of the century women's hockey team from Alberta wearing it on their sweaters. I used to see poker chips with swaz being sold as German WW2, but they were used by casinos in many countries.

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Hello, I found this "Good Luck Token" on the cellar floor of my 90 year old neighbor while repairing her water heater. It's from the "Lucky-Star" incense mfg. of Cincinnati, Ohio, dated 1925. Obverse says, "Burn Lucky-Star incense and be happy, $1.00 per box. In the arms of the swaz are a horseshoe, 4-leaf clover, wishbone, and some wierd symbols! Rather heavy, believe it's brass, and well- struck. Obverse-

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#156812 07/28/2005 10:38 PM
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Interesting thing. Cool I wonder how big the box of incense was since $1 was a day's pay for a lot of folks well into the 1930s?

#156813 07/28/2005 11:01 PM
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Bob, perhaps the "incense" was the type that sent you on a little "excursion" for a few hours! Wink teufel


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#156814 07/26/2006 01:53 AM
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I handled something similar to Leipzig's token recently. A local woman had found it in her garden. I think it was from Minnesota.....I was also surprised to see something from Tasmania on ebay: Brooch

#156815 07/26/2006 02:51 AM
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Here it is. The piece attached to the pin has Tasmania engraved in it.

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#156816 07/26/2006 05:47 AM
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Yes it's use was widespread. A Scottish WW1 war bond drive used it. There's also a photo around of a turn of the century women's hockey team from Alberta wearing it on their sweaters. I used to see poker chips with swaz being sold as German WW2, but they were used by casinos in many countries.


My favorite though is Carlsberg Brewery. You know "probably the best beer in the world"? They used it in the early years for a logo on the beer bottles. If you are ever in Copenhagen swing by the brewery. To this day they have these giant marble elefants guarding the gates with swastikas on them. In the tower they even have a giant golden swas(!). Looks awesome in the sun and quite unreal this day and age. Like taken out of the TR.

Pokerchips can be found on eBan. Don't know if they are new or perion though...

#156817 07/26/2006 05:50 AM
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Here is a photo of one of the elefants. The swastika has a "Deutschland Erwache" feel to it...

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While serving with the Marines, I noticed some Vietnamese wearing necklaces with a gold swastika. Apparently, it is a Buddhist symbol also. Should have gotten one. Ironically, the Thunderbird division that massacared 520 prisoners from the Waffen-SS Wiking division near Dachau, initially wore a divisional patch with a reversed swastika.

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I didn't know the Carlsberg story, thanks. Sure like their product. Wink Shell Oil apparently used it in South America prewar, as seen on this piece of gas pump.

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#156820 07/30/2006 07:14 PM
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Here's a very nice decoritive swaz w/poppy flowers I found some time ago.

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#156821 08/04/2006 07:28 PM
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Exxon also used the HJ knife desighn and gave it to the sons of their executives in Buenor Aires Argentina, in place of the insignia was the Exxon symbol. I've got one and it is a riot.


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