Second Hand Vintage Coasters
I’ve got a bunch of neat old second hand vintage coasters that I recently put up for sale. They’re an interesting lot, but like so much of what I have stored all over the place, they just have to go. I suppose the person who originally owned these was a bit of a collector, but it isn’t really a huge collection.
The first item that caught my eye when I found these were the old United States Congress Coasters. I don’t know the story of their origin, but I do know that there are some people who enjoy collecting memorabilia related to politics. I did a little research and also found that some people focus just on a particular area of government, and look for items
like vintage U.S. Congress pieces. Others look for presidential material. I suppose it depends on the individual. What struck me about these U.S. Congress coasters was the fact that they are quite heavy. The four of them together weigh around 1 pound, 5 ounces. I think they would make an interesting addition to someone’s collection.
The next two items are vintage coasters promoting beer. I can remember returning home from Pirates games when I was young and seeing the DUKE Beer sign on the hillside next to the Mongahela River. It is long gone now, as is the Duquesne brewery. Both
a victim of some tough economic times that hit the city of Pittsburgh when the steel industry imploded. The Stoney’s / Esquire coasters would also make an interesting find for someone I imagine.
Finally, there are two different coasters from Stanley Home Products. The company has been around since 1931 and I honestly didn’t realize that they were still in existence. Anyway, I believe the coasters I found are on the vintage side. Hopefully, someone has a home for them.