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1938 wooden nickle

"After reading your information about old shoe manufacturers in Portsmouth Ohio I decided to try and contact you. I have a letter that was sent to my Dad in 1963 where apparently he had found a coin associated with the company used for advertising. It is signed by B.A. Williams and dated 7-9-1963. Then apparently he wanted the coin and sent my mother some shoes in exchange because my mother wrote him a letter back dated 10-4-1963 thanking him for the shoes.  I found this in my Dad's collection." Debbie Pratt

WPAY lucky piece sponsored by Portsmouth Pure Oil Dealers

Hurth Hotel Cigar Stand.

John Kilcoyne 11th & Lincoln Portsmouth, Ohio

Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 567 Portsmouth

The Fraternal Order of Eagles was founded on February 6, 1898. The organization was formed by six theater owners sitting on a pile of lumber in Moran's shipyard in Seattle, Washington. They were competitors who had come together to discuss a musicians’ strike. After deciding how to handle the strike, they agreed to "bury the hatchet" and form an organization dubbed, "The Order of Good Things." As numbers grew, participants selected the Bald Eagle as the official emblem and changed the name to "The Fraternal Order of Eagles." In April, 1898, the membership formed a Grand Aerie, secured a charter and developed a constitution and by-laws, with John Cort elected the Eagles' first president. Touring theater troupes are credited with much of the Eagles' rapid growth. Most early members were actors, stagehands and playwrights, who as carried the Eagles story as they toured across the United States and Canada. The organization's success is also attributed to its funeral benefits (no Eagle was ever buried in a Potter's field), the provision of an aerie physician, and other membership benefits. The Eagles pushed for the founding of Mother's Day, provided the impetus for Social Security, and pushed to end job discrimination based on age. The Eagles have provided support for medical centers across the United States and Canada to build and provide research on medical conditions. Every year they raise millions of dollars to combat heart disease and cancer, help children with disabilities, and uplift the aged and infirm.

From Wikipedia

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Portsmouth transit token 1948

This token was given out by The Excelsior Company to boys that purchased the official Boy Scout Shoe. It was an advertising gimmick. The hole in the top was to allow it to be tied to the shoe before they were sold. Boy Scouts USA was founded in 1910.

There were three versions, this one is with good luck symbols on the back. All the symbols in 1910 were considered good luck symbols. The reverse swastika was a popular Victorian era good luck symbol and a favorite symbol of Lord Baden-Powell founder of Boy Scouts.There were three versions, this one is with good luck symbols on the back. All the symbols in 1910 were considered good luck symbols. The reverse swastika was a popular Victorian era good luck symbol and a favorite symbol of Lord Baden-Powell founder of Boy Scouts.


Sherman G Miller trade token

Portsmouth, OH trade token

Portsmouth Masonic penny

Portsmouth Crestent lunch token

Portsmouth John Lewis token

1862 Portsmouth Ohio Civil War Token

Portsmouth Water Bagby trade token

 Tokens used in Portsmouth, Ohio