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    Posted 11 years ago

    electobacco
    (171 items)

    I found a very interesting item that I thought I would post and open for discussion to anyone that may know something more about these sorts of things. The title describes what it is. This item is posted not to offend anyone, but to better understand a bit of world history.

    Throughout history the Swastika was considered a good luck symbol. Early Aviators even used it as a good luck charm! This all changed with the rise of Adolph Hitler and the negative correlation that is now associated with it.

    This token would seem to have been used prior to World War II with the Swastika being seen as a good luck symbol on the coin. Unsure on the exact date, but it would seem to be sometime between 1900-1920. Maybe even in the late 1800's.

    Thank you for looking my friends and have a blessed day! : )

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    1. electobacco electobacco, 11 years ago
      Some interesting history on this on how our perception of things can change over time based on events and circumstances:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika
    2. electobacco electobacco, 11 years ago
      Thank you UltimateCollector and ttomtucker for showin some love. Have an awesome one my friends! : )
    3. electobacco electobacco, 11 years ago
      Thanks of the love official. Peace....
    4. electobacco electobacco, 11 years ago
      Thank you AR8 for the information, post, and showin some love on this. You are appreciated my friend.
    5. perkinscollector, 10 years ago
      G.J. Perkins is my wife's GG Grandfather - I would love to know how the coin was discovered, and if any more memorabilia exists from the dry goods store in Hudson, Michigan
    6. electobacco electobacco, 10 years ago
      Awesome! Thanks for the post perkins. This is the only item I have found from them. It was found at a flea market. Thank you as well for the love kerry! : )
    7. packrat-place packrat-place, 10 years ago
      Very interesting!! Great find.
    8. electobacco electobacco, 10 years ago
      Kerry and packrat thank you once again for loving this token and making me aware. : )
    9. epson233 epson233, 9 years ago
      super information -- thanks for sharing

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