Posted 5 years ago
Picked up this nifty little change purse recently on a BIN deal. It is a wee piece of leather, capacity of which was designed for an age gone by when a penny, nickel, or dime could really buy something (reference 5¢ for a glass of The Delicious and Refreshing). The purse is listed on pg. 544 of Petretti's 12th, I believe the picture shows it was once gold embossed, which has long since worn off. I located some period coins I found when I went through my mom's things a few years back, including 1906 and 1907 nickels, which complete the piece. It joins a 50's pigskin wallet living with my other smalls inside the 1940 Standard Ice.
Hope everybody is well and scooping up the deals (Trev sure is on a roll I see!). Keep The Hits Coming!
P.S. I added a comparison photo showing a change purse included in the next Schmidt's Museum auction next to mine. Nice to see we're on the same page.