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Old 06-14-2017, 12:42 PM
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Hi, first post New to digging. Any comments on the value of this pin from the worlds fair, 1893 I believe... thanks, gumba
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:38 PM
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No idea of value but welcome from Oklahoma, and that's a very cool find!

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Old 06-17-2017, 07:43 PM
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Gumba, Welcome from Western Washington! Great find but I wouldn't have a value. I would just keep it and look at it everyday...

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Welcome to the forum from central Arkansas and even tho KT does not know what it is worth, it's a great looking find! KT would frame it and hang it in a shadow box!

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Thumbs up Way cool!!

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Old 10-28-2017, 08:23 PM
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months later still little info on this pin, ran it through a tumbler, can see on back, maker of pin looks like in Newark n.j.
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months later still little info on this pin, ran it through a tumbler, can see on back, maker of pin looks like in Newark n.j.
Cool find but it's not from the 1893 World's Fair.

1911 American Mining Congress
Manufactured by The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, NJ

This complete one still on its original card sold for $23.00
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THANK YOU!!!! I have been everywhere looking for info on this. how in the heck do you guys do it!! thanks
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Originally Posted by Gumba143 View post
Hi, first post New to digging. Any comments on the value of this pin from the worlds fair, 1893 I believe... thanks, gumba
Go to the Western & Eastern Treasure magazine website and click on "Ask Mark Parker". Submit the photo and he will probably be able to tell you about the pin and its value.

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Very cool.

I recently found this curb strip hunting in Jacksonville, Florida. No idea what it is nor the age but I like it.
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this is why I related the find to the Chicago worlds fair, thanks again for the actual history
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Great find and Greater ID!
They also held a world's fair (or exposition) in Chicago in 1933 or 1939 I believe.
I found a silver ring from that once.

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