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1883 No-Cents Nickels In 1883, the United States unveiled its new 'Liberty Head' five-cent piece. Conmen immediately sensed an opportunity: Because the reverse bore the Roman numeral 'V' without the word 'cents,' it looked very much like the widely circulated five-dollar gold piece. Crooks simply painted the nickels gold and passed them off as five-dollar coins. To combat this practise, a few months later the mint issued a revised variety of 1883 nickels--these ones bearing the word 'cents' beneath the V. (That design lasted until the Liberty Head nickel was replaced by the buffalo nickel in 1913.) According to numismatic lore, a deaf mute named Josh Tatum was among the most prolific perpetrators of fraud with gold-painted no-cents nickels. He supposedly escaped conviction because he could not ask shopkeepers for change; he merely accepted what was given to him. This is where the verb 'to josh' is said to have originated.
Tags: 1883  nickels  numismatics 
Added: 22nd October 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Future Cop - 1977 Series TV Intro Tags: Future  Cop  -  1977  Series  TV  Intro,          Future          Cop          Ernest          Borgnine          Michael          Shannon          John          Amos          Science          Fiction          Six          Million          Dollar          Man 
Added: 6th July 2011
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Posted By: Old Fart
100 000-Dollar Gold Certificate You don't see too many of these circulating nowadays. Woodrow Wilson's portrait appears on this $100,000 gold certificate from 1934. Such banknotes were almost exclusively used for transferring funds between Federal Reserve banks. This denomination is no longer printed, but it is still legal tender. Since 1969, the $100 bill has been the largest denomination banknote printed in the United States.
Tags: gold  certificate  numismatics 
Added: 15th November 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Nature Boy Nat King Cole's 1948 recording of the song was a major hit - "Nature Boy" is a song composed by Eden Ahbez, published in 1947. The song tells a fantasy of a "strange enchanted boy... who wandered very far" only to learn that "the greatest thing... was just to love and be loved in return". Eden Ahbez was american songwriter whose lifestyle in California was INFLUENTIAL on the hippie movement... George Alexander Aberle born in Brooklyn, New York in 1908 - recording artist from the 1940s-1960s This song was written by Eden Ahbez, one of the strangest songwriters of the pre-Hippie era. He was a poet, but more accurately a proto-Hippie, choosing to wear long hair, a full beard and long, white, flowing garments that promoted a Christ-like appearance. He lived in Griffith Park in Los Angeles and ate fruit, vegetables and nuts. THIS "NATURE BOY" (in my words)claimed to have been raised in an orphanage and to have crossed the US on foot 8 times before age 35. He moved to Los Angeles in the '40s, lived on 3 dollars a week Ahbez implored Nat King Cole's manager to look at his manuscript of "Nature Boy." Cole liked the Yiddish melody, and the lyrics and added it to his act. It was well received so Cole decided to record it. One problem: Cole and Capitol Records could not find Ahbez in order to secure the publishing rights. Finally they located Ahbez, camped beneath the first L in the "Hollywood" sign.
Tags: Nature  Boy  AHBEZ  hollowood  nate  king  cole  Nature  Boy 
Added: 22nd November 2009
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Posted By: mia_bambina
Evangelist Oral Roberts dies at age 91 TULSA, Okla. Oral Roberts, the evangelist who rose from humble tent revivals to found a multimillion-dollar ministry and a university bearing his name, died Tuesday. He was 91. Roberts died of complications from pneumonia in Newport Beach, Calif., according to his spokesman, A. Larry Ross. The evangelist was hospitalized after a fall on Saturday. He had survived two heart attacks in the 1990s and a broken hip in 2006. Roberts was a pioneer on two fronts he helped bring spirit-filled charismatic Christianity into the mainstream and took his trademark revivals to television, a new frontier for religion.
Tags: Evangelist  Oral  Roberts  dies  at  age  91Christianity  television  TV  revival  spirit-filled  charismatic  pioneer 
Added: 15th December 2009
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Posted By: Old Fart
1952 Christmas With Rosalind Russell Here is an ad from Seventeen magazine December 1952 featuring movie star Rosalind Russell and her husband preparing for Christmas. She is using Jergens Lotion, who is actually the real star of the ad. Note that her husband, who she is claiming to be the star here, has been carefully positioned to only show the BACK of his head...so I have to giggle at Rosalind calling him the star. In 1952 Jergens Lotion is, as the ad states, only ten cents to one dollar.Ten cents??!! Today it is averaging six dollars a bottle.Ho, ho, ho!
Tags: 1952  1950s  Christmas  film  stars  teen  magazines 
Added: 18th December 2010
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Posted By: AngoraSox
1962 Easter Church Etiquette For Teens From Seventeen magazine March 1962. An Easter tutorial about attending church. Just amazing. What didn't the vintage Seventeen magazine's cover? Who talks about this stuff today? It's not even politically correct to say you even GO to church today! There's some useful material here if you look past gloves and stockings being necessary. LOL My parents stopped letting me bring a friend with us to church because all we did was giggle. Kids. We'd just look at each other and start to laugh. I think it was because we knew we weren't supposed to laugh in church, but that made it harder NOT to. I like the part about preparing for the collection ahead of time. I remember all those people who held up the basket and made jingling racket while searching their pockets for coins. Another thing about being prepared, you won't accidentally give a ten dollar bill instead of the miserly one dollar you actually MEANT to give. LOL
Tags: easter  church  etiquette  teens  VintageSeventeenMagazine   
Added: 24th April 2011
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Posted By: AngoraSox
1896 Five-Dollar Silver Certificate Controversy A new series of $1, $2 and $5 banknotes were printed by the U.S. government in 1896. Known to collectors as the "educational series," the banknotes used classical art motifs to promote advancements in science. For example, the $5 silver certificate's design (shown below) highlighted the new importance that electricity brought to modern society. However, the naked breasts on the female figures sent some prudish folks into a tizzy. Some merchants and bankers in Boston considered the $5 bills to be obscene and refused to accept them--thus creating the term 'banned in Boston.' Despite the controversy, many banknote collectors consider the 1896 series to be the most beautiful ever produced by the U.S. government.
Tags: 1896  banknotes  numismatics  controversy 
Added: 17th July 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
1964 Sixties Makeup by Wally Westmore For a dollar and a soap wrapper, famed Hollywood makeup artist Wally Westmore will give you your own personal beauty analysis in this November 1964 Seventeen magazine Dial soap ad featuring popular model Colleen Corby. As mentioned in the trivia game number 65 here at YRT, Westmore did the makeup for the 1932 horror film Island of Lost Souls. 32-years later this respected beauty authority graced the pages of teen fashion tome Seventeen magazine. The juxtaposition here is humorous.
Tags: 1964  SeventeenMagazine  vintage  teen  fashions  makeup  WallyWestmore  ColleenCorby  film  Sixties  1960s  ads   
Added: 7th October 2011
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Posted By: AngoraSox
1968 Corgi Cars The October 1968 issue of Boys Life magazine offer. For one dollar you get a Corgi die cast miniature Mustang Fastback 2 plus 2 with plated bumpers and opening doors, the works! Plus a Corgi membership certificate, badge and handbook which are all worth fifty cents! I think Corgi cars are the greatest. Today, they cost a lot more than three dollars.
Tags: 1968  Corgi  miniature  cars  Boys  Life  magazine  offer 
Added: 25th January 2012
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Posted By: AngoraSox

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