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Johnson Smith Egyptian
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The Johnson Smith Company is a long-time mail order firm.
They made these Egyptian symbol items.
Token Johnson Smith Transylvanian
1. Johnson Smith Company Transylvanian Mortuary Token
 
Chrome-plated steel, 28mm, 8.28gm
 
Obverse:
Egyptian symbols, Pharaoh, cats, snakes, owl
 
Reverse:
TRANSYLVANIAN MORTUARY / GOOD FOR $50.00 IN TRADE
EAST WHASKO, ILLINOIS
 
This is a fantasy token, supposedly made by a Rockford, Illinois watch dealer.
They were sold by the Johnson Smith Company in the 1960's.
 
Token Johnson Smith Good Luck
2. Johnson Smith Company Symbol of Luck Pocket Coin
 
Bronze, 32mm, 10.75gm
 
Obverse:
Egyptian symbols, Pharaoh, cats, snakes, owl
 
Reverse:
Horseshoe, Four-Leaf Clover, Rabbit's Foot, and
"Indian Sign" (A "Yin-Yang" symbol or backwards "S" in a circle)
FOR GOOD FORTUNE CARRY THIS LUCKY COIN
 
The "Symbol of Luck Pocket Coin" can be found in the Johnson Smith Company 1948 catalog of novelties.
 
Photo Johnson Smith
3. Johnson Smith Company 1948 Catalog listing for above item
 
From the catalog listing:
 
Egyptian Symbol of Luck Pocket Coin
 
The admirer of symbols is offered an attractive and original token produced as a pocket coin or medallion.
Cleverly designed with a combination of many known and accepted charms and phrases popular today
as well as in the past.
 
The Egyptian Symbol of Luck Pocket Coin contains many of the same symbols and inscriptions
found on famous Talismans. Our illustration shows the Egyptian Symbols of Luck including the
Sphynx and Snake.
 
On the other side of the coin is the phrase: "For Good Fortune Carry This Lucky Coin",
surrounded by Lucky Horseshoe, Four-Leaf Clover, Rabbit's Foot, Indian Sign.
Coin is about 1¼ in. in diameter.
 
A great deal of artistic effort as well as expense has been put into the manufacture of the SYMBOL COIN.
It looks very much like a solid gold coin. A very unique and novel pocket piece.
 
No. 8101. SYMBOL OF LUCK COIN. Price Postpaid ... 15¢
Send Remittances in Any Convenient Form Such As Money Order, U. S. Stamps, etc.
Johnson Smith & Co., Detroit, Mich.
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