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Author Topic: Please Help with Info Unusual Americana? Paperweight  (Read 720 times)

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Offline bluejade

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Please Help with Info Unusual Americana? Paperweight
« on: September 28, 2008, 12:15:54 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm hoping for any information on this unusual paperweight. I'm guessing it's American. I've never seen anything like it before. It has a shield in the middle of it with 14 stars and stripes (13 or 11). The top has an eagle but the bottom has a lion that looks English??? The words royal crest are on either side of the shield. At top is the word imperial or imperiale, the bottom has the letters, A on one side and Flo on the other. This looks old to me and I'm really curious to learn more about it. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Thanks everyone,

Bluejade


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Re: Please Help with Info Unusual Americana? Paperweight
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008, 02:57:57 PM »
The eagle might be German, perhaps Royal Crest is a brand name?
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Re: Please Help with Info Unusual Americana? Paperweight
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008, 03:33:22 PM »
Hi Frank,

Thank you very much. I think you might be right. I'm guessing the letters flor and a might stand for flora fina? I know nothing about cigars??? I was searching for old crests and countries.   :huh:

Thank you again for your help,
Bluejade

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