The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 18, 1965 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 18, 1965
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3-Alaono (la.) Upper Des Moinfct Thursday, Feb. 18, 1965 ^|^,^g||^ 11 ^H^fc«^l^ M ^M^—^^fc—^•^-^M^.^I^t^lllk-^H^-JB^B^B^^^B i^^^^^Hj^^^H^^Df^^^H^^^H^^^ljj^^^B^^H^^H^^^^HH^^^H^^^H ^^^^^— FROM THE ATTIC... ... TO THE VAULT (Your Hobby - And Your Neighbor's) By Dick Palmar weie useless, of course. \Ve still have a bottle of Sloan's liniment in the house an 1 it boats anything currently available. Maybe it is still made. Perhaps its punch is duo to the fact that it was also rerommeivled for horses. This column received a letter from reader Mrs. M. A. Sorlien of Ride inquiring a twit the value of three nickels of the old Libert) series. All of this tvpe, unless ven badly worn, enjoy a small premium and a much larger one if much of the features and hair detail remain on the head. Dates prior to 1900 are best. This is the series that started out in 1883 with the Roman numeral V and no cent wording. Soon the coin was being plated and passed off as a $5 gold piece. Consequ°:it- ly, the word "cents", was added in the same year. People saved, however, the original design rather than the new, so the scarce 1883 is the one with the cent inscription. The scarcest date in the series is 1885 followed by the 1886 and 1912S, the only one with a mint mark. 1 am excluding the famous 1913, which was not regularly minted. Only five of these are known to exist. Mrs. Sorlien asked about books for coin values. The yearly Red Book by Yeomen is the standard reference and is available generally at Hutzells and Harrisons. The coin magazines also have a current trend section and the best guide of all are the published retail lists and ads. If any readers are Interested in any particular series or just general information, I would be pleased to hear from you and send you current clippings that will be up to date. The prices that dealers pay depends on their stock and demand. Some series move rather slowly, so the price likely runs around 50% of average retail. For fast moving items, the range is around 70 to 75. A dealer will go quite high if he knows he has customers so his capital will not remain tied up. If you are asked to price your material, try the 60% figure but be sure that you are correct in the grading. Brown and Dunn publish a useful guide book for grading and this, too, is available locally. You really ought to have one If you are going to be at all active in the field. This column functions to provide a service to you, so don't hesitate with your questions. Remember tho that while I am interested in all hobby fields, my knowledge of values is largely confined to coins, paper currency, and stamps - postal items, -o- The Kossuth Coin Club auction is this coming Sunday at the KC hall starting at 1, with the lots on display at 11. -o- 1 recently read a book by Stewart Holbrook entitled "The Golden Age of Quackery", which dealt with the hey day of the patent medicines. Many of these old time standbys have now disappeared due in part to the dim view taken by the Pure Food and Drug Administration after the passage of much needed regulatory legislation. We often complain about the gauge and questionable claims of modern product advertising and so, for that matter, does the Federal Trade Commission, but modern advertising at its worst pales in comparison with the fantastic pitch that used to be made by assorted harbingers of hasty healing. What a delightful hobby could be built around this field. The bottles themselves, the labels with the highly-respectable looking proprietors, complete with whatever facial adornments fit the image of the age, the ads that provided a generous source of revenue and hence made editorial criticism potentially quite expensive, and the various colored advertising cards would combine into a most interesting and rewarding collection. This field also has roots in both stamp and com collecting. These persuasive peddlers were great believers of advertising. When the government during the Civil War and later put a tax on their products, the firms printed their own tax stamps to supplement their advertising. When coins became scarce during the same war, postage stamps were encased in brass with a mica face. Tbe back of the case carried the maker's product pitch. The private stamps are listed in Scott's catalog and are available also in proofs. Special pages in some album series are also available for them. Encased postage stamps are listed in both Scott's and Fried- berg's paper money catalog, al- tho coin collectors seek them more than the currency group. With the double demand, plus antique interest, the encased tokens ate quite expensive, with the cheapest presentable specimen, an Ayer's pills product, running around $30. Still some may lie resting in shops around the country for considerably less. Old time drug stores in the rural areas are the most likely source for the products themselves and old scrap books will usually contain specimens of the advertising cards. The field is vast enough so a collector could well specialize on one or two of the major firms or a basic type of product such as the various bitters (already popular in the bottle field) or the assorted sarsaparillas. -o- Not all of these old timers Swine Raisers Plan Annual Banquet, Feb. 18 The Kossuth County Swine Producer's Banquet will N? held at Burt High School on Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m., reports Harold Fischer, Swea Cit\, piesident of the Kossuth Sv, ine Improvement Association. Mr. Fischer reports that an excellent speaker, Robeit K<:k- liart of Charles C'it\, as lined up. Banquet tickets are available from the following - Harold Fischer, Swea City; Paul Bernhard, Fenton; Maurice Erpel- dlng, Wesley; Otto Harlan, AJ- gona; Julie Baas, Algona; Chas. Nygaaid, Wesley; Alvin Richardson, Ledyard; Burdette Hoeppner, Lakota; Owen Curry, Lti Verne and Galen DeValois, Al- Promiscuous Fishing Now Being Allowed l>w to the imminent danger df loss of fish through natural causes, thf- State Conservation Com miss inn has opened three fisiiitit .was in this vicinity to promiscuous fishing from Jan. 2" !!i:<>iigh l"i. Iiirludfd is the Little Sioux Hiver near SJiencer, Silver Lake in Palo Alto rounty and High Lnke in Emmet county. Fish may U- taken by any rrifans nxrejit through use of d\ namittf, j '>i.v>n, electric shocking ilevicfs or stvi><?{ying snb- staiifs, but they mav not be tak'Hi fui commercial purposes. Last year the U. S. produced 1, 244,000 tons of copper. The human foot contains 120 ligaments. Debaters Win 9 Alii'iiia Ilitih School debate teams, -.\,itli ilitector John Vint, participatwl in an invitational high school debate tournament at Hartley, on Sat., Feb. 6. The "A" (experienced team) won 5, lost 1 debate, finishing 3rd out of 17 teams in that division. The team consisted of Maureen O'Brien, Jackie Kinden, Mike Stillman and Gregg Buchanan. The "B" (inexperiencedteam) won -4, lost Z debates, finishing 3rd place in their division. The team consisted of Barbara Medin, Karen Charles, Barry Watkins, and Phil Taylor. STRONG CHURCHES... Make Strong Communities "Live as free men, yet without using your freedom as a .pretext for evil, but live as servants of God." —1 Peter 2:16 We Americans are pretty concerned about the word "freedom." We are quick to shout objection when we think someone is trying to take some of this precious commodity away from us. What we should remember is that freedom is not without some obligation. We won't remain "free" long if we ignore laws and regulations which have been established for the benefit of everyone. Freedom does not give us the right to do something we know is wrong just because we want to do it. It is a privilege to be free, to enjoy the right of choice in charting our personal destination. And we can always be certain where we are heading if we always remember that free men can serve God best. Read your BIBLE daily and GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY These Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: HUTZELL CITIES SERVICE Floyd Hutzell, Service Station Roy R. Hutiell, Bulk Plant - 295-2362 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295-2827 — Algona, Iowa ZENDER'S Clothing for Men and Boys POST MOVING and STORAGE Local & Long Distance Phone 295-2275 - Algona, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO. Herb Hedlund, Production Manager Perry Collins, Experimental Mgr. METRONICS, INC. O. B. Harmes "Super Speed" Tools FARMERS SERVICE CENTER, Inc. Merton Ros», Mgr. COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & 169 ERNIE WILLIAMS John De«r« Farm Equipment Highway 18 Cast - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver — Massey-Ferguson GMC Trucks — Firestone Tires — Algona KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS, ASSN. Your Friend — Before and After the Fire ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO. Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors — Trucks — Farm Equipment KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY Wayne Feeds — We Buy Eggs and Poultry 216 West State Street, 295-5206 BENNIE B. WIBBEN, Bldg. Contractor 122 S. Heckart St. - Algona, Iowa SHILTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE "The Shoe Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Algona Tel. 295-5371 Iowa VAN'S CAFE Junction 18 & 169 4SHINBTONS ******* ONDA Christensen's The Security State Bank Sharp's Jewelry Algona Theatre Co. Waldron's Cafe The Chrlschilles Store Modern Dry .Cleaner*. Home Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n Algona Implement Co. 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