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06-10-2007, 10:26 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>My brother picked this up at a local antique mall for me today. Anyone ever seen this or one like it? It has a "lenticular like" surface to the photo on it which at first bothered me because I didn't think that the lenticular design was around in 1908, but with a little help from Google I found that 1908 was the year it was introduced. It doesn't have any "3-D" effect at all though so I'm not sure why the lenticular design was used here. The maker was J. Wm. Shaw of Philadelphia who I found out also made pinback buttons.<br /><br /><img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/nudan92/Other%20Sports%20Memorabila/army1908-1.jpg"><br /><br /><img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/nudan92/Other%20Sports%20Memorabila/army1908-2.jpg"><br /><br /><img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/nudan92/Other%20Sports%20Memorabila/army1908-3.jpg"><br /><br />edited to add:<br />David (cycleback), I just noticed that you have one exactly like this except for Dickinson College on your website. Does yours have the same type of surface to the photo and was it made by the same maker? Thanks.

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06-10-2007, 11:24 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>Mine was just like yours, including same maker, but a different team. I no longer have it, and don't recall the photo being reticular-- but it was thick and with a unusual surface. Maybe it was early reticular, I don't know. <br /><br />I owned it about six years ago, and have seen only perhaps three or four others since then (No Army).

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06-10-2007, 11:27 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Thanks David. That puts my mind at ease that you remember the photo being thicker than usual with an unusual surface. Not that it's a big deal since I got this thing very cheaply, but it's nice to know your item is authentic.

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06-10-2007, 11:32 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>I won mine in a Mastro Auction, and saw another in Mastro or REA auction.