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Topic: Text-y Token Trinket (Found Text)  (Read 3635 times)
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« on: August 08, 2011 08:25:45 PM »

(larger image here http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii305/MezzanineSoprano/KatesNecklace.jpg)

Found text token necklace, including a vintage Indianapolis railway token "Indianapolis Railways" & "Good for one fare", a vintage game token "For Amusement Only" & "Token has no trade or cash value" and a genuine Victorian (1850ish) 3-penny love token inscribed with "Kate" on one side & "Victoria Dei Gratis Britt. Regina F. D:" with Queen Victoria's image on the other side.

22" sterling ball chain that I oxidized with LOS.  I made this for my niece Kate.

I know some of the text is hard to read; it is really tiny & tricky to photograph.
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011 08:03:45 AM »

this is brilliant. I love the colors and how the token has your niece's name on it. I'd personally love to get it as a gift. Nice work

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011 01:15:19 PM »


The best part was finding the silver love token that once belonged to another Kate, far away and more than 160 years ago.

The worst part is that my powder room still kind of stinks like Liver of Sulfer, even after I neutralized it. Smiley

« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011 08:27:45 AM »


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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2011 08:05:15 AM »

The necklace is beautiful.  How amazing that you found a token with Kate on it! Hand-made gifts make the best presents without a doubt.
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