Were back at the SwapShop for 2009
Mutt bought a DVD and said "Have to break the ice or I might not find anything".
Next Mutt was going through some storage locker items, looking at a box of old family photos. A soldier, groups of people, and lots of "family pictures - probalby the soldiers folks".
Mixed in with the pictures was a postal money order dated Jun 11, 1946 from Buffalo, Sta.20,N.Y. The amount was $7.00 pay to: "Elizabeth Companini at Chicago, Ill". The remitter: "A.M.Campanini". The back marked pay to: "Mr. Angelo Campanini, 80 Sidney St." and the endorsement was "Maria Campanini."
The money order was never cashed.
Since a money order is collectable exonumia, Mutt added it to his collection for a small fee.
Two medals, one a Herbert Hoover Inaugural medal, small size with great color, dated March 4, 1929, Artist J. R. Sinnock - 33mm
The other quite smaller medal, at first not completely identified. Like the first - great toning & color, was looped - 25mm.
Obverse: DEI GRATIA VIRGINIA CONDITA / with THREE SMALL SHIPS /1607
Reverse: A.P.V.A. / 1888
The abbreviations stand for ASSOCIATION for the PRESERVATION of VIRGINIA ANTIQUITIES.
The Virginia ladies organization was founded in 1888. Its first action was to purchase 22.5 acres at Jamestown, Virginia for a memorial. 1607 is the date of the Jamestown landing.
Mutt and Jeff at the local Coin Club Show
The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities
This pin-on medallion was worn by APVA members in the early years of the society, up through the 1910's
They have a very interesting website www.apva.org
The medallion shown with ribbons was provided from there collection.
Mutt added a few new numismatic items to his collection at the recent local coin show.