2020 – Collections: Medallions and Other Metallicaca
(ignore May 1, 2017 publish date – this was published on April 10, 2020)
Yes – I’m the mayor, I’m the captain…………….and I’m packin’.
There’s no rhyme or reason to any of this, so – with a couple of exceptions – I’m just gonna post these items in the alphabetical order of the folders they’re in.
“Badges” worked out well for an opener, so it’s on to:
BERGEN COUNTY PIPES & DRUMS:
E PLURIBUS UNUM:
My mother grew up in Williston Park, L.I. – right next to Albertson and she was quite impressed with this. The rest of the world? Not so much.
GARDEN STATE GAMES:
THE GREAT MAPLE LEAF AND EAGLE ROAD:
“CN” is the Canadian National Railway.
Lakehurst is where the Hindenberg disaster occurred in 1937. It’s also where some friends and I would go circa 1971 when they had surplus sales in a hanger.
A cool little Pacific Coast town that I visited twice in the 80s and home of Morro Rock – the Gibraltar of the Pacific. Pix of that can be found here: https://iaintjustmusic.bobleafe.com/?p=770
This is actually another name for “New Jersey”. Don’t believe me?
And that’s why this commemorative item for New Jersey’s Tercentennial has that name on the 1664 side.
Related: Another NJ Tercentenary item……….this one in .925 silver:
PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL:
Blame (or praise) our early Dutch settlers for this one.
If this is for a high jump, why is a naked sprinter shown on the front?
OK, so it’s not a sports medal……….
Never heard of Bendix Airport? Teterboro’s name was changed to Bendix in 1937 and back to Teterboro in 1943 (you HAVE heard of Teterboro Airport, right?). Any-way, this is pretty rare.
A friend of mine gave these to me.
VILLAGE OF BERGEN:
I don’t know why I have two of these.
BTW: this village was in Hudson County – NOT Bergen County.
I never heard of them either……..but it DOES have that Davy Crockett look that no child of the 50s can resist.
THE OUT-OF-ALPHABETICAL-ORDER EXCEPTIONS:
Picture #2 should explain the near-headliner status of this 101-year-old coin:
(no relation that I know of)
And for the grand finale, I give you both sides of a VERY patriotic-looking troy ounce of .999 silver, encased in plastic.
Y’all ready for the flip?
Yikes! Talk about packin’………..
I think we’re just about done here. What more is there to say, except………
…….and in the words of every stripper in the country with a lisp: