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The Oak Island souvenir thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:57 pm
by Jo
It was Joy's idea to start an Oak Island souvenir thread, which I think is an excellent idea. The thought came about when Garnette kindly shared a photo of a set of old crockery which belonged to a Mrs. Dauphine who actually lived on Oak Island. The set is believed to be dated as early 1900's. Joy passed on a bit of info from Paul who managed to dig up (no pun intended) a match here:
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/3287573

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So, I was thinking that we all have bits of memorabilia connected to Oak Island which we hold dear and probably have on our shelves at home. It may not be as splendid as this, and if you're like me, it's probably just be a pebble from Smith's Cove which sits proudly on your bookshelf.

Lets share our most treasured Oak Island souvenirs here...

Re: The Oak Island souvenir thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:41 pm
by Vincent
I have a piece of rock which I found on the path that runs from the MP to the Welling triangle site, and a couple of oak tree leaves which I keep in a plastic bag between two large books.

Re: The Oak Island souvenir thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:59 pm
by mutakwe
Hi,

I would like to contribute the images of a very old postcard. The front shows a vintage shot of the money pit, unfortunately there is no information available, but I am guessing that this would have probably been late 1800's, perhaps the turn of the century. Maybe Mrs. Daupine is one of the ladies in the picture...lol.

Now take a look at the flipside, as the writer is actually one of the treasure hunters himself!! Note the irony of how the writer seems to impart this familiar meloncholy, but humble lament:

"Have been on this island looking for "treasures". There have been many others disappointed so I don't mind so much my failure. Hope to see your "cutie" soon....With love to all ....S.L.W."

This postcard has gone out to auction, so perhaps one of you lucky collectors out there actually owns this now! I was given the images by the former owner.

JOY

Re: The Oak Island souvenir thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:14 pm
by Jo
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Re: The Oak Island souvenir thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:24 pm
by Jo
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Re: The Oak Island souvenir thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:26 pm
by mutakwe
Hi,

Please see above, yet another image of Oak Island in earlier years from my own collection. I would like to call on D'Arcy to help me, (or any of you learned Oak Island enthusiasts), with the signature on the back. The note says, "We have dandy sleigh roads up here and today is perfect!".....W.C.

My question is....look at the signature...W.C....could this have been William Chappell?

I hope that even if any of you have this same postcard image, you will take the time to send in a copy of the back to Jo. That is, not to send a copy of your backside to Jo, but hopefully the overside of the postcards you may have....lol :lol:

Joy

Re: The Oak Island souvenir thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:40 pm
by Tank04
Lets share our most treasured Oak Island souvenirs here...


My many pleasant memories of the thousands of people who I have helped introduce to the mystery of Oak Island.

Re: The Oak Island souvenir thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:09 pm
by D'Arcy
mutakwe wrote:My question is....look at the signature...W.C....could this have been William Chappell?


Nice find, Joy.

I'd guess that you're probably correct, judging from the sepia photos (and a 2-cent postage, no less!) that the card originates from the late 1890's when William Chappell was a major shareholder in the Oak Island Treasure Company, and visited the island on a regular basis.

D'Arcy

Re: The Oak Island souvenir thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:22 pm
by mutakwe
Hi,

Well that is encouraging news, I must get a copy of W.C.'s known signature and compare. See, you really never know what is going to come next when it regards Oak Island. Anyways, thanks very much.

Joy PS...If that stamp on the card is King Edward the VII, then he would have ruled from 1901-1910.

Re: The Oak Island souvenir thread

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:15 am
by badinfluence63
Hmmmm I know this will be hard to believe but I actually have one spare bedroom with my growing Oak Island mystery collection of books, framed posters and stuff. I have bore hole core samples. (No not corn hole bore samples :lol: )My Dan B's poem framed. Commemorative 3x5 card w/stamp with a pressing of wheat under glass. Stamps commerating the mystery and that were made in various countries I think I have to look.

There are a few amoungst us who have serious stacks of Oak Island cool stuffs in there possession, eagerly hawking/monitoring the EBAY air waves(not me, I can't figure it out). I am very happy with the simple stuff I have and it gives that room character. Of course I always want more. It has been called my "Oak ISland room" and over the years I have been fortunate that a few Oak Island dignitaries have allowed me to reciprocate their hospitality and graced my humble abode and stayed there (I hope left 10 pounds heavier, :lol: ).


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