Remember my earlier post from my trip to the New Salem antique store? You might recall my “job” was to find three items for the blog, and today, we’ll have a look at the second of them.
This is a wooden souvenir half-dollar from the 1967 Annual Business Show of the Seven Valleys Fire Company; you can see the front and the back above. The antique store had a whole box of these; some, including mine, came with a little plastic sleeve to keep it in.
That’ll come in handy, because this is made from very thin wood – maybe less than an eighth of an inch. I’m actually surprised that a whole bunch of them survived, unbroken, because of their thinness.
Anyway, it’s a neat little slice of history, and I’m glad to have one!