Charge Coins circa 1865-1959

Charge coins, what are they? How were they used, these pieces of metal of odd shapes and sizes. The use of the coins were varied. In your local haberdashery you could purchase a necktie to a pair of shoes. At the drug store it was used to purchase a...

Credit Card Preservation

I've had the opportunity to examine numerous old time (15 years or older) credit card collections. One thing noticeably missing is the lack of quality material. It appears that most pioneer collectors thought, "I'll just put these expired cards away." They just didn't realize the day would come when...

Why Would Anyone Collect Credit Cards?

That's one question I'm often asked. I generally reply, "What I don't understand is why doesn't everyone collect them?" Here are reasons why people do collect credit cards. 1) There is no financial risk. The majority of credit cards are free, such as airlines, department stores, gasoline companies, jewellery stores...

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