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Union Pacific Railroad Aluminum Lucky Pieces
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The Union Pacific Railroad issued these items in the 1930's and 1940's as a form of advertising.
Union Pacific Movie
1. Union Pacific Railroad 1934 Lucky Piece Token
 
Aluminum, 32mm, 3.22gm
 
Obverse:
Railroad engine
UNION PACIFIC / LUCKY PIECE / 1934
 
Reverse:
A SAMPLE OF THE ALUMINUM IN THE NEW / UNION PACIFIC TRAIN
BUILT BY PULLMAN CAR & MFG. CORP.
ALCOA ALUMINUM / ALUMINUM CO. OF AMERICA
GREEN DUCK CHI (Chicago Manufacturer)
 
This item was possibly issued in connection with the
Chicago Century of Progress Exposition 1933-1934.
 
Golden Gate Union Pacific
2. Union Pacific Railroad 1939 Golden Gate Exposition Token
 
Aluminum, 32mm, 3.29gm
 
Obverse:
Golden Gate Bridge, sunset, fair building
GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION / 1939 / SAN FRANCISCO BAY
 
Reverse:
Two railroad engines, shield logo of Union Pacific
ROAD OF THE STREAMLINERS AND THE CHALLENGERS / UNION PACIFIC
UNION PACIFIC - THE OVERLAND ROUTE
ALUMINUM IN THESE FAMOUS TRAINS FURNISHED BY
ALUMINUM COMPANY OF AMERICA
 
Union Pacific Movie
3. Union Pacific Railroad 1939 Motion Picture "Union Pacific" Token
 
Aluminum, 32mm, 3.45gm
 
Obverse:
Railroad engine
CECIL B. DE MILLE'S / MOTION PICTURE "UNION PACIFIC"
 
Reverse:
Shield and two railroad engines
ROAD OF THE Streamliners AND THE Challengers / UNION PACIFIC
UNION PACIFIC - THE OVERLAND ROUTE
ALUMINUM IN THESE FAMOUS TRAINS FURNISHED BY
ALUMINUM COMPANY OF AMERICA
 
The film is a fictionalised account of the building of the railroad across the American West.
It starred Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea and was a big hit at the time.
 
Union Pacific Road
4. Union Pacific Railroad 1940 Challenger and Streamliner Token
 
Aluminum, 32mm, 3.35gm
 
Obverse:
Shield and railroad engine
UNION PACIFIC / ROAD OF THE Challenger
 
Reverse:
SERVES ALL THE WEST / 1940 LUCKY PIECE
Shield and railroad engine
UNION PACIFIC / ROAD OF THE Streamliners
ALUMINUM IN THESE FAMOUS TRAINS FURNISHED BY
ALUMINUM COMPANY OF AMERICA
 
Union Pacific Road
5. Union Pacific Railroad 1940 Challenger and Streamliner Token (Corroded)
 
Aluminum, 32mm, 3.33gm
 
Corroded version of above token.
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