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    ELEVEN MEDALS AND PERFORMANCE SOUVENIRS..

    Please note: Autographs from the Leonard Finger collection have not been autenticated by Spence/Grad but we believe these autographs to be as stated.

    These include: a 35mm. aluminum token for "Ye Dairy Farm" at Young’s Ocean Pier Theatre Atlantic City N.J. 1901 containing an imbedded steel horseshoe on the reverse salvaged from the Battleship Maine, a 28mm. white metal token for the 750th Performance of "Ye Dairy Farm" at "Ye Park" April 29th 1901, a 50mm. white metal "400th Performance" souvenir medal for Henry E. Dixey as "Adonis" October 2, 1885, a 40mm. copper token with busts of George Washington and Benjamin Harrison commemorating an April 30th 1889 performance of Denman Thompson’s "Two Sisters" at Chicago’s McVicker’s Theatre (exactly coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Washington’s first inauguration), a 41mm. silver medal of Mr. & Mrs. William J. Florence issued as a "Souvenir The Mighty Dollar" (rim bruise, but AU with lovely toning), a similar medal in copperplated lead for the 100th Performance of "The Mighty Dollar" at the Park Theatre, an 1892 25-cent piece with planed down reverse inscribed "The Black Crook E.F.- A.W. Jr. to K. W.-H.J.M. Dec. 9th 1892", a 16mm. silver token inscribed "Miss Helyett’s 350th Hollis Street Theatre May 2nd 1892", an encased 1905 Indian Head penny "Compliment’s of Poli’s Theatres", a 2 x 3" copper-plated plaque depicting General Sheridan inscribed "Shenandoah 100th Night McVicker’s Theatre Aug. 26th 1890", a heart-shaped aluminum pin-keep advertising the musical "Have A Heart" at Ford’s Theatre (c. 1905), and a lead fob for the 1500th Performance of Frederick Warden in "Virginius" at Denver’s Tabor Grand Opera House, June 18th 1888. The "Mighty Dollar" pieces were produced at the U.S. Mint.


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