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    Posted 4 years ago

    SpiritBear
    (813 items)

    This is a 1912 - 1918 advertising token from my city.
    It has a Native American in canoe reaching for his gun in the lake. "MUSKE-GONE" [Muskegon and musket gone? (Insurance against loss?)]
    The back reads: W.W. Barcus / Real Estate / Insurance / Lyman Block / "Barkis is Willin" [Notice name-error?] / Muskegon, Mich.

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    1. keramikos keramikos, 2 years ago
      SpiritBear, Heh.

      Barcus was a Dickens fan.
    2. SpiritBear, 1 year ago
      Huh? What do you mean?
    3. keramikos keramikos, 1 year ago
      SpiritBear, Sorry, I guess that "BARKIS IS WILLIN" would be an obscure reference in this day and age:

      https://www.enotes.com/topics/david-copperfield/quotes/barkis-willin

    4. SpiritBear, 1 year ago
      Would you believe that no one has figured that out in the local collector group, keramikos? We all thought it was simply a spelling error. I never even tried looking it up as a quote!
    5. keramikos keramikos, 1 year ago
      SpiritBear, Hmmm, either everybody in your local collector group are youngsters, or not fans of classic literature and/or old movies. :-)

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