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Other Name
AMERICAN STAMP COLLECTION
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990009044
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AMERICAN STAMP COLLECTION
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1+
Height
4.4
Length
29.2
Width
25
Description
NAVY BLUE CLOTH-BOUND 3-RING BINDER WITH BLACK ELECTRICAL TAPE ALONG SPINE. PAPER LABEL TAPED TO FRONT; HANDWRITTEN "U.S.A. USED STAMPS REGULAR #1 THRU TO AIR MAIL #1 THRU TO". TAPE DRIED; EDGES OF BINDER WORN. CONTAINS 56 PAGES AND SEVERAL CARDBOARD DIVIDERS. EACH PAGE TAPED WITH NUMEROUS STAMPS, NUMBERED AND ORGANIZED INTO HAND-DRAWN GRID. NOTATIONS IN SQUARES MISSING STAMPS. REVERSE OF WHITE PAGES HAVE TYPEWRITTEN PRINTING (USED PAPERS), WHICH IS TRANSFERRING TO STAMP PAGES. STAMPS ARE ALMOST ALL USED; SOME HAVE COME DETACHED FROM PAGE. OTHERS HAVE BEEN INSERTED LOOSE BETWEEN APPROPRIATE PAGES, ALONG WITH A FEW ASSORTED PAPERS AND POSTCARDS. LOOSE IN FRONT OF BINDER (STORED IN SEPARATE FILE) ARE NINE ITEMS INCLUDING USED STAMPS, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, USED ENVELOPES, AND SET OF FOUR 29 CENT STAMPS. PAGES IN ALBUM ARE BECOMING DISCOLORED AND TAPE IS DRY AND YELLOWING.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
COLLECTED BY LOIS DUFF. SEE P19990009001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009044
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CANADIAN STAMP COLLECTION
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990009084
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANADIAN STAMP COLLECTION
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1+
Height
4.7
Length
29.3
Width
25.4
Description
BLACK CARDBOARD 3-RING BINDER WITH SIMULATED LEATHER FINISH. WORN AND TAPED ALONG SPINE. PAPER LABEL TAPED TO FRONT; TYPEWRITTEN "STAMPS CANADIAN". TAPE DRIED; BINDER WORN IN GENERAL. CONTAINS 47 PAGES, EACH TAPED WITH NUMEROUS STAMPS SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED AND ORGANIZED INTO HAND-DRAWN GRID. MANY SQUARES MISSING STAMPS. MOST STAMPS ARE NEW; SOME ADDITIONAL SHEETS OR INDIVIDUAL PIECES HAVE BEEN INSERTED LOOSE BETWEEN APPROPRIATE PAGES. LOOSE IN FRONT OF BINDER (STORED IN SEPARATE FILE) ARE ASSORTED ITEMS AS FOLLOWS: (1) BROWN ENVELOPE WITH 12 FLOWER STAMPS (FOR EACH PROVINCE); ASSORTED SHEETS EASTER SEALS STAMPS; CANADA TRUST SEALS; SET OF CENTENNIAL ISSUE POSTAGE STAMPS, WITH CARD; AND 10 PIECES ASSORTED TRAIN TICKETS, GAS RATION COUPONS, AND AIR MAIL STAMPS. (1) USED 68 CENT CANADIAN STAMP. (19) WAXED PAPER ENVELOPES CONTAINING VARIOUS COMPLETE AND PARTIAL SHEETS OF CANADIAN POSTAGE STAMPS (ASSORTED VALUES). (2) SHEETS LOOSE PAPER TAPED WITH ASSORTED WAR TAX STAMPS, GAS RATION COUPONS, EASTER SEALS, AND AIRMAIL STAMPS. PAGES ARE FOLDED AND BADLY WORN. (10) WHITE PAPER "DAY OF ISSUE" ENVELOPES, WITH CANADA POST MARK AND POSTAGE STAMP AT RIGHT CORNER. ASSORTED. (16) ASSORTED BOOKLETS AND PACKAGES OF COLLECTOR'S EDITION SHEETS OF CANADIAN POSTAGE STAMPS. ASSORTED YEARS AND VALUES. INCLUDES TWO EXPLANATION SHEETS. (9) ASSORTED USED ENVELOPES AND POSTCARD ADDRESSED TO LOIS DUFF. EMPTY. (5) ASSORTED PAMPHLETS AND LETTERS RELATED TO STAMP COLLECTING. (3) "PHILATELIC SERVICE ORDER STATEMENTS" ISSUED TO L J DUFF. (18) ASSORTED PIECES PAPER WITH HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON STAMP VALUES & INFORMATION. (1) BLUE "100% STABLE CANADIAN DOLLAR" (DIEFENBAKER). (1) PAMPHLET, "50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST NON-STOP TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT". (1) WRAPPER, "BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA'S VACATIONLAND". (1) GOLD ENVELOPE CONTAINING 6 WAXED PAPER ENVELOPES WITH VARIOUS SHEETS OF CANADIAN POSTAGE STAMPS; 1 WHITE "DAY OF ISSUE" ENVELOPE (TOUR DE LA LANTERNE) 1 EXPLANATION CARD ON LIGHTHOUSE STAMP COLLECTION; AND 2 SEALED STAMP SETS. (1) GOLD ENVELOPE CONTAINING 6 WHITE "DAY OF ISSUE" ENVELOPES; SHEET OF 32 CENT CANADIAN POSTAGE STAMPS; AND PHILATELIC SERVICE ORDER STATEMENT. (11) NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS WITH ARTICLES ON STAMPS ISSUED IN CANADA.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
COLLECTED BY LOIS DUFF. SEE P19990009001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009084
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
AGT CALLING CARD
Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1991
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20020077011
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AGT CALLING CARD
Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1991
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
8.5
Width
5.4
Description
RECTANGULAR, PLASTIC CARD. FRONT IS DARK BLUE WITH A GRID IMAGE ON IT. PRINTED ON FRONT IN SILVER IS "AGT CALLING CARD". EMBOSSED ON FRONT IS "403 329 1471 891 248 403 329 1471 5 KEVIN R MACLEAN 01". BACK OF CARD HAS A MAGNETIC STRIP. PRINTED ON BACK ARE DIRECTIONS FOR USING CARD.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
THIS CARD WAS SENT TO DONOR KEVIN MACLEAN BY ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES (AGT) WHEN THE CALLING CARD PROGRAM BEGAN AND/OR THE DONOR AGREED TO PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAM, SUSPECTED IN THE LATE 80S. MACLEAN RECALLED FREQUENT, WEEKLY USE OF HIS (NOW TELUS) CARD AROUND APPROXIMATELY 1996 TO 1998 WHEN HE VISITED THE FORMER BOSTON PIZZA OFF OF 1ST AVENUE SOUTH. THE CARD WAS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT’S PAYPHONE, LOCATED WITHIN ITS FRONT VESTIBULE, SO THAT HE COULD CALL HOME WHEN OUT LATE ON FRIDAY NIGHTS. HE USED HIS CARD WITH ENOUGH FREQUENCY THAT HE NEVER CARRIED IT, HAVING MEMORIZED ITS NUMBER. HIS CARD WAS EVENTUALLY REPLACED WITH A TELUS CALLING CARD. UPDATE: IN MARCH 2020, THE DONOR SHARED THE FOLLOWING: “I RECALL RECEIVING A LETTER FROM TELUS IN APPROXIMATELY 2015-16 (DOCUMENT WAS SADLY DISPOSED OF) THAT INFORMED ME THAT THE TECHNOLOGY THAT SUPPORTED CALLING CARDS WAS OBSOLETE AND THAT MY NUMBER AND ITS USE WAS TO BE DISCONTINUED. THIS WAS OF INTEREST TO ME AS I STILL HAVEN’T COMMITTED TO CARRYING A MOBILE PHONE AND I’M STILL DEPENDENT ON PUBLIC PHONES TO MAKE CALLS OUTSIDE OF MY HOME OR OFFICE. WHEN I RECEIVED THE TELUS LETTER, HOWEVER, IT WAS CLEARLY VISIBLE TO ME THAT THE CARD’S NUMBER WAS OF LITTLE FUTURE VALUE AS PUBLIC PHONES WERE – IN LETHBRIDGE AT LEAST – NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO LOCATE. AS OF NOW (MARCH, 2020) I AM AWARE OF ONLY ONE SURVIVING, FREESTANDING PHONE BOOTH IN LETHBRIDGE, LOCATED OFF OF CROWSNEST TRAIL AND 28TH STREET SOUTH—THE LOCATION OF A FORMER, NOW DEMOLISHED GAS STATION.”
Catalogue Number
P20020077011
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ARABIC COIN
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NICKEL
Catalogue Number
P19970041645
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ARABIC COIN
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
NICKEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Diameter
2.6
Description
CIRCULAR NICKEL COIN. OBVERSE HAS ARABIC WRITING, REVERSE HAS EAGLE COAT OF ARMS WITH SHIELD AT MIDDLE.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
COIN BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST WHO TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY AS A MISSIONARY AND SPEAKER FOR THE JAPANESE ANGLICAN COMMUNITY. LIKELY A SOUVENIR FROM A TRIP TO THE MIDDLE EAST. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041645
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE COIN
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NICKEL
Catalogue Number
P19970041647
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE COIN
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
NICKEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Diameter
2.5
Description
CIRCULAR NICKEL COIN. OBVERSE HAS ORNATE FLOWER EMBLEM WITH JAPANESE CHARACTERS ABOVE AND BELOW IT. REVERSE HAS "50" WITH JAPANESE CHARACTERS.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
COIN BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST WHO TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY AS A MISSIONARY AND SPEAKER FOR THE JAPANESE ANGLICAN COMMUNITY. LIKELY A SOUVENIR FROM A TRIP TO JAPAN. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041647
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE COIN
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970041650
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE COIN
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Diameter
1.8
Description
CIRCULAR BRASS COIN. OBVERSE HAS "50" RAISED IN CENTER WITH JAPANESE CHARACTERS AROUND IT. REVERSE HAS FLORAL PATTERN AROUND CENTRAL JAPANESE CHARACTER.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
COIN BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, WHO WAS AN ANGLICAN PRIEST WHO TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY AS A MISSIONARY AND SPEAKER FOR THE JAPANESE ANGLICAN COMMUNITY. LIKELY A SOUVENIR FROM A TRIP TO JAPAN. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041650
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
COIN COLLECTION
Date Range From
1862
Date Range To
1982
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER, COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19950066016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COIN COLLECTION
Date Range From
1862
Date Range To
1982
Materials
SILVER, COPPER
No. Pieces
35
Description
1. CANADIAN DIME: 1.8CM (D). DIME READS "CANADA 1969 10 CENTS" ON FRONT WITH A PICTURE OF A SCHOONER. ON BACK IS PICTURE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND READS "ELIXABETH II D.G.REGINA". IS SILVER IN COLOUR. SOME SCRATCHES. 2. TURKISH KURUS: 1.4CM (D). COPPER COIN HAS PICTURE OF PLANT AND READS "1964 1 KURUS" ON ONE SIDE, AND ON OTHER IS A SICKLE AND STAR AND READS "CUMHURIYETI TURKIYE". STICKY SURFACE DIRT AND SCRATCHES. 3. FRENCH FRANCS: 2.7CM (D). APPEARS TO BE BRONZE, ON ONE SIDE READS "LIBERTE-EGALITE-FRATERNITE - 2 FRANCS 1939". HAS PICTURE OF TWO HORNS OF PLENTY. ON BACK IS ETCHING OF HEAD WITH WREATH CROWN AND READS "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE MORLON", SURFACE DIRT AND MINOR BITS OF CORROSION. 4. MEXICAN PESOS: 3.1CM (D). SILVER COLOURED COIN HAS ETCHING OF EAGLE STANDING ON ROCK ON ONE FOOT WITH SNAKE IN HIS BEAK (MEXICAN EMBLEM) WITH WREATH ALONG BOTTOM. READS "ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS". ON REVERSE IS PROFILE ETCHING OF A MAN, AND READS "DIEZ PESOS 1977 M". COIN HAS SEVEN EQUAL SIDES. SOME MINOR SCRATCHES. 5. GERMAN PFENNIG: 2.1CM (D). READS "DEUTSCHES REICH 10 PFENNIG 1917" ON ONE SIDE. REVERSE HAS ETCHING OF EAGLE WITH SPREAD WINGS, CROWN OVER HIS HEAD AND SHIELD IN CENTRE OF CHEST. IS DARK IN COLOUR, PROBABLY TARNISHING OF SILVER. 6. CANADIAN DOLLAR: 3.2CM (D). SILVER DOLLAR IS THICK AND READS "WINNIPEG 100 1874-1974 CANADA DOLLAR" WITH AN OLD TIME SCENE IN FIRST 0 OF 100, AND MODERN SCENE IN SECOND ONE. HAS TINY "B - PP" ETCHED ON THIS SIDE. OPPOSITE SIDE IS PICTURE OF THE QUEEN AND READS "ELIZABETH II D.G. REGINA". 7. BRITISH PENCE: 2.1CM (D). HAS TWELVE EVEN SIDES, IS A CUPEROUS METAL. READS "THREE PENCE 1944" WITH ETCHING OF THREE FLOWERS AND STALKS. REVERSE HAS PROFILE OF KING AND READS "GEORGIUS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP.". SLIGHT CORROSION. 8. CANADA DOLLAR: 3.2CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS ETCHING OF QUEEN ON BACK AND READS "CANADA 1982 DOLLAR - ELIZABETH II". OPPOSITE SIDE HAS ETCHING OF CONFEDERACY AND READS "1867 CONFEDERATION CONSTITUTION 1982". IS THICK. HAS SCRATCH BY QUEEN'S EYES. 9. MEXICAN CENTAVOS: 2.1CM (D). CUPEROUS METAL HAS MEXICAN EMBLEM ON FRONT AND READS "ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS". ON REVERSE IS PROFILE OF MAN AND READS "CINCO CENTAVOS M 1958". MINOR CORROSION. 10. SAME AS #9 EXCEPT DATE IS "1964" AND HAS STICKY DIRT OVER EMBLEM. 11. MEXICAN CENTAVOS: 2.9CM (D). COPPER COIN HAS DESERT LANDSCAPE SCENE WITH MOUNTAINS IN BACKGROUND. READS "20 CENTAVOS 1954". REVERSE IS EMBLEM WITH COUNTRY NAME. HAS MINOR CORROSION AND SCRATCHES. 12. IDENTICAL TO #11. SLIGHTLY LIGHTER IN COLOUR. 13. MEXICAN CENTAVOS: 1.5CM (D). SILVER COLOURED COIN HAS SAME PICTURE ON BACK AS #4. REVERSE HAS PICTURE OF MAIZE AND READS "10 CS. 1979". HAS SPOT OF DIRT ON EAGLES CLAW. 14. CANADIAN QUARTER: 2.4CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS ETCHING OF A MOOSE HEAD WITH "CANADA 1963 25 CENTS" WRITTEN ON FRONT, REVERSE HAS PICTURE OF QUEEN AND READS "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA". IS TARNISHED. 15. IDENTICAL TO #14 EXCEPT DATE IS "1962". 16. CANADIAN QUARTER: 2.4CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS ETCHING OF RCMP MOUNTIE ON HORSE WITH FLAG AND READS "CANADA 25 CENTS 1873 1973". REVERSE IS QUEEN WITH "ELIZABETH II D.G.REGINA". SOME SCRATCHING. 17. CANADIAN PENNY: 1.9CM (D). COPPER COIN HAS TWO MAPLE LEAVES WITH "1 CENT 1960 CANADA" ON ONE SIDE. REVERSE IS QUEEN WITH "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA" ETCHED IN. MINOR CORROSION AND SURFACE DIRT. 18. IDENTICAL TO #17 EXCEPT BRIGHTER IN COLOUR AND YEAR IS "1958". 19. CANADIAN NICKEL: 1.5CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS WREATH WITH CROWN AT TOP AND READS "5 CENTS CANADA 1918". ON REVERSE HAS PROFILE OF KING AND READS "GEORGIUS V DEI GRA: REX ETIND:IMP:". HAS SOME TARNISHING. 20. OIL SANDS COIN: 4.0CM (D). GOLD COLOURED COIN HAS ETCHING OF OIL RIG WITH "GREAT CANADIAN OIL SANDS - PIONEERING ENERGY TOGETHER - 1975". ON REVERSE IS OUTLINE OF A CIRCLE WITH SPIKES AND HAS INITIALS "GCOS" IN CENTRE. SOME MINOR SURFACE SCRATCHES. 21. SOUTHERN ALBERTA DOLLAR: 3.3CM (D). SILVER COLOURED COIN IS THICK. HAS ETCHING OF SPORTSPLEX AND READS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM "JEUX CANADA GAMES -ALBERTA'S SUNNY SOUTH - 1975 - SPORTSPLEX - VALUE $1.00 IN PARTICIPATING COMMUNITIES-EXPIRES MARCH 15, 1975". REVERSE HAS PICTURE OF MOUNTAINS, TREES AND MAPLE LEAF. READS "SOUTHERN ALBERTA DOLLAR". 22. NEW ZEALAND: 2.4CM (D). SILVER COLOURED COIN HAS ETCHING OF A NATIVE MASK AND READS "10". ON OPPOSITE SIDE HAS A PROFILE OF THE QUEEN AND READS "ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1976". IS A BIT TARNISHED, HAS MINOR SCRATCHES. 23. INDIAN ANNAS: 1,5CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS PICTURE OF QUEEN ON BACK AND READS "QUEEN VICTORIA". ON OPPOSITE SIDE HAS LEAF AND FLOWER BORDER AND READS "TWO ANNAS INDIA 1862". IS TARNISHING, ETCHING IS WORN IN AREAS. 24. SWEDISH (?) COIN: 1.6CM (D). HAS IMPRINT OF CROWN AND READS "GUSTAF VI ADOLF SUERIGES KONUNG" ON REVERSE IS CROWN WITH AN INDENTED MIDDLE THAT HAS "1" IN IT, ON EITHER SIDE IS "1961", AND "ORE" BELOW. SMALL SPOTS OF CORROSION. 25. BELGIAN FRANC: 2.2CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS SHIELD WITH A LION IN IT, AND READS ONE ON EACH SIDE "BELGIQUE" AND "BELGIE". OPPOSITE SIDE HAS A CROWN WITH A SHIP BELOW. READS "1 F 1943". IS TARNISHED, TEXTURE IS WORN. 26. GERMAN PFENNIG: 2.1CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS GERMAN EAGLE WITH SWASTIKA BELOW. READS "DEUTSCHES REICH 1940". REVERSE HAS WREATH ON BOTTOM AND READS "REICHSPFENNIG 10". IS TARNISHED AND ETCHING IS WORN. 27. FRENCH CENTIMES: 2.4CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS HOLE IN MIDDLE AND BRANCH ON FRONT AND READS "LIBERTE-EGALITE-FRATERNITE 25 CMES 1933". ON REVERSE IS A WREATH WITH A BATTLE HELMET IN THE MIDDLE AND READS "R F" IN LARGE LETTERS AND IN TINY LETTERS "EMLINDAUER". IS TARNISHED. 28. FRENCH CENTIMES: 2.5CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS HOLE IN MIDDLE. HAS SHEATHS OF GRAIN BELOW AND READS "ETAT FRANCAIS". ON REVERSE ARE LEAVES ON EITHER SIDE OF HOLE AND READS "20 CENTIMES" 1942". IS TARNISHED. 29. FRENCH FRANC: 2.3CM (D). ALUMINUM(?) COIN READS "TRAVAIL-FAMILLE-PATRIE 1 FRANC 1943". HAS BOUQUETS ON EITHER SIDE OF "1". ON REVERSE IS DOUBLE SIDED AX WITH WHEAT AND READS "ETAT FRANCAIS". MINOR CORROSION. 30. SAME AS #3 EXCEPT IS "1" FRANC, YEAR IS "1940". A BIT CORRODED. 31. FRENCH CENTIMES: 1.9CM (D). CUPEROUS COIN HAS OUTER CIRCLE WHICH READS "COMMERCE-DE-FRANCE-CHAMBRES". IN MIDDLE READS "BON POUR 50 CENTIMES". ON REVERSE HAS OUTLINE OF SOMEONE SITTING AND READS "COMMERCE INDUSTRIE 1923". HAS SOME CORROSION. 32. DUTCH GUILDER: 2.8CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS LION SHIELD WITH CROWN ABOVE. READS "MUNT VAN HET KONINGRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN 1931" AROUND OUTSIDE. STRADDLING SHIELD IS "1 G". ON REVERSE IS WOMAN'S PROFILE AND READS "WILHELMINA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN". AROUND OUTSIDE IS STAMPED "GOD ZIJMET ONS". SOME MINOR TARNISHING. 33. IDENTICAL TO #32 EXCEPT DATE IS "1938". 34. DUTCH COIN: 2.2CM (D). SILVER(?) COIN HAS THREE TULIPS ON THE SAME STEM WITH "NEDERLAND" IN A BANNER BELOW. ON REVERSE ARE TWO STEMS WITH "10 CENTS 1942" WRITTEN ON BACK. "10" HAS HORIZONTAL LINES RUNNING THROUGH IT. HAS SOME MINOR CORROSION. 35. IDENTICAL TO #34.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
MANY OF THE COINS WERE COLLECTED OVERSEAS.
Catalogue Number
P19950066016
Acquisition Date
1995-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
$2 CANADA
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1984
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19870009000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
$2 CANADA
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1984
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
15.0
Width
7.0
Description
S.N. "N/U 0241286". FACE OF CURRENCY HAS QUEEN ELIZABETH II. CANADIAN TWO DOLLAR BILL 1954 CURRENCY STANDARD. PINK & BLACK.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
REPLACED IN 1986 WITH A NEW STYLE 2 DOLLAR BILL.
Catalogue Number
P19870009000
Acquisition Date
1987-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CHANGE PURSE & COINS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHERETTE, STEEL, ALUMINUM, COPPER, SILVER, NICKEL
Catalogue Number
P19970041357
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHANGE PURSE & COINS
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1980
Materials
LEATHERETTE, STEEL, ALUMINUM, COPPER, SILVER, NICKEL
No. Pieces
23
Height
2.7
Length
13
Width
12.5
Description
.1) BLACK LEATHERETTE CHANGE PURSE WITH BRASS BRACKETED MOUTH AND BRASS CHAIN FINISH ON BRACKETS IS WEARING. .2) JAPANESE YEN COIN. 1.9CM (D) COPPER COIN WITH "1 YEN" ON OBVERSE ENCIRCLED BY JAPANESE CHARACTERS. REVERSE HAS DOUBLE BRANCHED FLOWERING PLANT. .3) THREE JAPANESE COINS. 2.0CM (D) EACH, ALUMINUM WITH "1" OVER JAPANESE CHARACTERS ON OBVERSE. REVERSE HAS THREE BRANCHED TREE WITH LEAVES SURROUNDED BY JAPANESE CHARACTERS. .4) FOUR JAPANESE COINS. 2.3 CM (D) EACH, COPPER. OBVERSE HAS TRADITIONAL JAPANESE BUILDING SURROUNDED BY JAPANESE CHARACTERS. REVERSE HAS "10" WITH LAUREL LEAF AROUND EDGE. .5) JAPANESE COIN. 2.3CM (D), BRASS. OBVERSE HAS "10" WITH "1989" ABOVE AND JAPANESE CHARACTERS BELOW. REVERSE HAS JAPANESE TOWER OR TEMPLE FLANKED BY TWO JAPANESE CHARACTERS. .6) THREE JAPANESE COINS. 2.2CM (D) EACH, SILVER. OBVERSE HAS THREE FLOWER EMBLEM SURROUNDED BY JAPANESE CHARACTERS. REVERSE HAS "100" OVER JAPANESE CHARACTERS. THREE INDIVIDUAL COINS BEAR THE NUMBERS "44", "50" AND "55" ON REVERSE. .7) TWO MEXICAN COINS. 2.8CM (D), COPPER. OBVERSE HAS EMBLEM OF EAGLE WITH A SNAKE IN ITS BEAK STANDING ON A CACTUS SURROUNDED BY "ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS". REVERSE HAS EMBLEM OF MESA IN A DESERT WITH "20" AND "CENTAVOS 1968". SECOND COIN IS SAME EXCEPT FROM 1944 AND HAS TWO HOLES DRILLED IN EDGE. .8) ITALIAN COIN. 2.4CM (D), NICKEL. OBVERSE HAS NUDE MALE FORM STRIKING AN ANVIL WITH A HAMMER WITH "L50" AND "1976". REVERSE HAS FEMALE PROFILE SURROUNDED BY "REPVBBLICA ITALIANA". .9) FRENCH COIN. 2.3CM (D), COPPER. OBVERSE HAS ROOSTER EMBLEM WITH LEAFY BRANCH. "LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE" IS AROUND EDGE AND "20 FRANCS 1950" IS TO RIGHT OF ROOSTER. REVERSE HAS FEMALE PROFILE WITH "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE" AROUND EDGE. .10) BRITISH CARIBBEAN COIN. 2.5CM (D), COPPER. OBVERSE HAS "1 CENT" ENCIRCLED BY LAUREL LEAVES AND HAS "BRITISH CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES EASTERN GROUP" AROUND EDGE. REVERSE HAS FEMALE PROFILE WEARING CROWN SURROUNDED BY "QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND". .11) BRITISH COIN. 3.2 CM (D), SILVER. OBVERSE HAS BRITISH COAT OF ARMS FLANKED BY TWO KING'S CROWNS OVER TWO INTERLINKED "G"'S. THIS IS SURROUNDED BY "FID: DEF IND: IMP" AND "HALF CROWN 1948". REVERSE HAS PROFILE OF MALE HEAD SURROUNDED BY "GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX".. .12) BRITISH COIN. 2.2CM (D), SILVER. OBVERSE HAS FULL BRITISH COAT OF ARMS WITH RAMPANT LION AND UNICORN OVER "ONE POUND". REVERSE HAS FEMALE PROFILE FLANKED BY "D-G-REG-F-D-1983" AND "ELIZABETH II". .13) TWO BRITISH COINS. 2.1CM (D) EACH, SILVER. OBVERSE HAS QUEEN'S CROWN OVER FLOWER EMBLEM WHICH SPLITS "20". AROUND TOP EDGE IS "TWENTY PENCE". ONE COIN IS FROM 1992, THE OTHER IS 1993. REVERSE HAS FEMALE PROFILE WEARING CROWN WITH "ELIZABETH II" AND "D-G-REG-G-F-D". .14) A GOSPEL COIN. 2.1CM (D), BRASS. OBVERSE HAS "A GOSPEL COIN" AND "CHRIST JESUS CAME INTO THE WORLD TO SAVE SINNERS I TIM. 1:15". REVERSE HAS "HOW SHALL WE ESCAPE IF WE NEGLECT SO GREAT A SALVATION? HEB.2:3" AND "GOOD NEWS PUBLISHERS CHICAGO". .15) CORONATION COMMEMORATIVE COIN. 3.3CM (D), COPPER. OBVERSE HAS QUEEN'S CROWN OVER "EIIR CANADA" WITH "ELIZABETH II REGINA CORONATA MCMLIII" AROUND EDGE. REVERSE HAS FEMALE PROFILE WITH CROWN AND ORNATE DRESS. .16) TWO JAPANESE COINS. 2.0CM (D) X 0.1CM (H) SILVER COIN WITH HOLE IN CENTRE. OBVERSE SHOWS TWO BUNCHES OF FLOWERS WITH JAPANESE CHARACTERS ON EITHER SIDE OF HOLE. REVERSE HAS "50" WITH JAPANESE CHARACTERS. .17) JAPANESE COIN. 2.2CM (D) X 0.1CM (H) COPPER COIN WITH HOLE IN CENTRE. OBVERSE HAS PLANT STOCK WITH JAPANESE CHARACTERS. REVERSE HAS JAPANESE CHARACTERS AROUND HOLE IN CENTRE. .18) TWO TAX TOKENS. 2.3CM (D) X 0.1CM (H) ALUMINUM COINS WITH HOLE IN CENTRE. BOTH SIDES HAVE RAISED LETTERING WHICH READS "TAX COMMISSION SALES TAX" AND "TOKEN STATE OF WASHINGTON".
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
COINS BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WHO TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY AS A MISSIONARY AND SPEAKER. THESE ARE SOUVENIRS OF HIS TRIPS. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041357
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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