Sunday, October 18, 2015

26 1959 set from speckeled and Opaque pale green

After picking up some coins from Hazel home (see blog 25) I was able to finish off a full 1959 set composed of the pale navy speckeled subset and the pale green opaque subset.

As we have discussed in the past, the speckeled or "confetti" subset exists in  aqua, pale navy and darker navy color variations. These are all highly transparent and highly sought after due to the colorful confetti that appears to have been added to the plastic mixture

. With a light behind them they look like this:


 
Very little info is available on the opaque pale greens and aside from this blog you may never see them listed. Whereas the "regular" common 59 greens are highly translucent, these are a lighter green color and absolutely opaque and many of them come with a cream swirl. A close-up of the pale greens are shown below. You can see the swirls on Banks, Turley and Podres.
 
 


The dk greens, regular medium greens and pale green are compared for Banks below.
 
 
While the pale green appears to be a 10 coin subset, the dk green appears to be available in all 20 coins. They are rare, but not as rare as the dk reds or dk grey/blues.  

 
Lastly here is a close-up photo of the key Aaron and Banks coins.







Tuesday, October 6, 2015

25 Hazel Home Haul

Frequent readers at this Armour COin site know that I try to keep everyone up to date on major "finds" Well therethis is one your going to love. It appears that Lisa and Parker from Hazel Home Art and Antiques in Wausau Wisconsin picked up some old games at a local garage sale. SOunds like something any one of us would do right ?
Well one of the games they acquires was Michigan rummy which they say is also know n as Tripoly. In addition to this board game they found a show box of "colorful plastic chips" that were being sued with the game...YES you guessed it a shoe box full of 1959 Armour Coins.
 
Seems that Lisa ad Parker hit the internet to better understand what these were and of coarse found this blog.
 


 
They had loads of red and orange and blue and green but also had concentrations of pinks both pale and dark) , light green opaques which often come swirled and loads of both aqua and navy transparent  blues with "confetti" mixed in (what we called speckeled). Here are a few shots of what they had available
 
 
Aware of what they had they did not offer them cheaply, but became a great source for those of us who are Armour coin color collectors. I'm sure they made a bundle on this garage sale pick up...good for them. A few of them are still listed on Etsy if your interested.