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    Posted 9 years ago

    ThriftyGypsy
    (103 items)

    Good morning everybody,
    I picked up this "Junk Peddlers License" at a flea market this weekend. I am wondering if this was something really issued and used, or if it is a fantasy item. It states that it expired Dec. 31, 1964. It has the mayor, Richard J. Daley's name on it, and the city clerks name John C. Marcin's name on it also. I am also trying to decide if it is solid brass or brass coated. It has some wear on it. I really liked this item because I sometimes feel like a "Junk Peddler" when I am selling at flea markets every now and then. Paid 2.00 for it, so it did not break the bank ! Definitely going to be a keeper no matter what. Thanks for looking, T.G.
    Oh yeah, it measures approximately 1 1/2" wide, 2" in length.

    Mystery Solved

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      They did have a Junk Pedddlers law ordinance in Chicago and you needed a License . :-) How fun . I know alot of people that would love your item . And the names of Mayor Daley is correct
      http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/bacp/general/junkpeddlersfactsheet.pdf
    2. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks so much for the information Manikin and for the love. When I saw it in a box of knick knacks I knew it was a keeper. I think Junk Peddling runs in my family. My grandfather always ran "Antique Stores" ( Junk?) when I was growing up and I used to hang out there with him every chance I got. I have tried to pass on my love of junk, antiques, oddities, etc. to my two daughters. Now I have started with my grandchildren ! It has been a life long love for me ! Thanks again.
    3. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Your welcome Thrifty from one junk collector to another :-) It runs in my family too do you think we have a gentic makeup for loving old teasures :-)
    4. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Manikin, I definitely believe that there is an antique gene that can be inherited. I got it and passed it on to at least one of my daughters !
    5. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks stepback_antiques for the love !
    6. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks packrat-place for the love !
    7. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 9 years ago
      I would wear that pin everywhere. Now I'm going to try to find one online! Very cool oddity.
    8. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      That's not a bad idea aycockonixon, I was thinking the same thing ! I will keep my eyes open in case I run across another one. Thanks for looking and thanks for the love !
    9. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks RonM for the love !
    10. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks Mcgarrett50 for the love !
    11. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks kerry10456 for the love !
    12. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks vintagemad for the love, glad for everyone enjoying !
    13. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the love Hedgewalker !
    14. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the love officialfuel !
    15. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks for liking EJW-54!
    16. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the love James !
    17. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the love toolate2 !
    18. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks for liking scandinavian_pieces !
    19. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 9 years ago
      okay think its solved
    20. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Sorry about that vanskyock24, I forgot that it was me that was supposed to mark as solved. Thanks for the heads up! Have a great day. T.G.
    21. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the like gargoylecollector !
    22. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the love Deanteaks !
    23. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the like QuestionableAdvice !
    24. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks Love.anything.old for the love ! ThriftyGypsy
    25. pwsest1944, 9 years ago
      Love this! My G-Grandfather was a Peddler in the 1900 Chicago, Cook, Illinois Census Records.
    26. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks ttomtucker for the likes ! T.G.
    27. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks pwsest1944 for the love and the comment ! Did your Great grandfather have a peddlers badge that you know of ? It would be neat to have one that someone in your family had actually used ! Thanks for stopping by, Thrifty Gypsy
    28. pwsest1944, 9 years ago
      I'm not sure if they had to have them in 1900, If Chicago did God only knows what happend to it. By 1910 he was working for the Rail Road, If you wern't working for the Police or Fire Dept. you worked for the Rail Road!!.
    29. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks pwest1944 for the reply. Were you able to find anything from his police, fire dept. or railroad days ? It would be a nice keepsake to have in your family! I have a few items from my grandparents, but there are many things that I remember my grandparents having, but I have no clue as to what happened to them. Thanks for stopping by, Thrifty Gypsy.
    30. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks chesterfield8 for the likes !
    31. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks Vontrike for the love ! Thrifty Gypsy
    32. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Thanks BELLIN68 for the love !
    33. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 8 years ago
      Thanks AR8Jason for the love! Hope you are doing well, good to hear from you! Thrifty
    34. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 8 years ago
      Thanks petey for the love! Thrifty

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