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June 03, 2006

Silver tone 1959 Cadillac key chain

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For sale. The emblem says "Certified Craftsman 1959." My dad, who was an auto mechanic at a Cadillac and Oldsmobile dealership in Springfield, Illinois, received this keychain for completing a training class for Cadillac in 1959.

As usual, serious offers are always welcome. Please include preferred shipping method and price in your offer. Send to: mariecarnes [at] gmail.com

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Hsuan Tung coin

hsuan_tung_coin.jpg For sale. In very good condition. Approximately the size of a U.S. quarter.

On the front: First Year of Hsuan Tung. Manchurian Provinces.

On the back are Manchurian characters which I have no way to decipher or translate.

I'm not quite sure how this came to be in my family's possession (like so many other coins and paper money, I'm still sorting through). I have a feeling my dad may have picked it up in the South Pacific during World War II.

For a better understanding of the importance of Chinese money and even Emperor Hsuan Tung, read, "The Fight For The Republic In China," by Bertram Lenox Simpson. The full text can be found on line and for free at Project Gutenberg. As for myself, I haven't read it. It's about 150,000 words, or 400 pages.

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NRA goldtone tie clip

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For sale. The emblem says "National Rifle Assn of America." I believe this was from either the late 1960s or early 1970s. I'm guessing this was a give away my dad received when he joined the NRA.

As usual, serious offers are always welcome. Please include preferred shipping method and price in your offer. Send to: mariecarnes [at] gmail.com

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Goldtone 1957 Cadillac tie clip

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For sale. The emblem says "Certified Craftsman 1957." My dad was an automobile mechanic. He received this tie clip after completing a training class for Cadillac in 1957.

As usual, serious offers are always welcome. Please include preferred shipping method and price in your offer. Send to: mariecarnes [at] gmail.com

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