Thursday, September 20, 2018

1882 Indian Head penny and more at the flea market

I went over to the flea market for a 1 hour dig this morning.  I wandered around the tables that I know sell coins and jewelry etc. $1.42 in change - I had to discard some of the rotten Stinkin' Lincolns" as usual. There were some exciting signals that turned out to be scraps of aluminum and lead and a thumb tack.  I hate it when that happens.  There was also a very rusted key that was only an inch or so down in the muddy dirt under one table.

It wasn't until I got home and cleaned my finds that I discovered the 1882 Indian Head penny in fair shape.

I also found a 1924 Honolulu Co Ltd. Rapid Transit token - Good For One Full Fare.  I had no idea that they had a rapid transit system back then!  They were made from some kind of "white metal".
And here's what it looks like in good shape
Pretty unusual to find way out here in Maine!

I find a lot of Christian items that fall off the tables, and this pendant is unusual.  It's for Saint Dymphna.  Never heard of her, but a web search says: 
"Dymphna is the patron saint of the nervous, emotionally disturbed, mentally ill, and those who suffer neurological disorders – and, consequently, of psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists. She is also the patron saint of victims of incest."

This crucifix rang up loud and clear and I thought it was silver, but I think it's chrome plated copper.  On the back it says: "J.X.P." and "PAX ET AMOR" (peace and love).  I like it!

This belly bling seems to represent a Playboy Bunny:

This tiger eye earring might be gold plated.

A pretty good day for a 1 hour hunt.

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