Treasure Hunting – Another Childhood Memory

Remember the little Trip Journal that I posted about last Wednesday? The antique shop where I found that book seems to be the “shop that keeps on giving”.

During my initial visit there with my friend, Donna, while rummaging through an old jewelry box, I found this key chain.

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I remembered these, but hadn’t thought of them in years! I recall my Mom having these miniature license plates on her key chain when I was a child. I thought they were just wonderful: mini license plates, the perfect size for little folks like me to play with. But, my memory isn’t clear enough to recall whether or not Mom actually allowed me to have them. For some reason, I’m thinking not.

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I’m guessing that the Disabled American Veterans organization sent these to the registered vehicle owner (probably with a request for a donation). And if Mom were able to scrape together a few dollars to send to DAV for these, she probably wasn’t going to allow them to be used as a toy.

Similar ones are being sold on E-bay these days for around $20 for a matched set of two. As you can see, these don’t match, and I payed much less than that for them. What will I do with them?  Probably stash them away in a drawer. But having them revive that memory from my childhood is worth the few dollars I paid for them.


14 responses to “Treasure Hunting – Another Childhood Memory

  1. I can picture them in a shadow box 🙂

  2. Something that triggers a memory is worth WHATEVER you paid for it! I seem to remember those too…long ago….


  3. I don’t remember these at all!! But then my memory is a lot older than yours!!LOL!

  4. I agree with MJ. Little miniatures like these I can picture in a shadow box.

  5. Yes–childhood memories are wonderful! There are certain songs that take me back to my childhood. Ellie

  6. Yes, I remember them too. Put them in a little mason jar and put them on a shelf!

  7. Boy oh boy, I want to come for a visit at your house to see all of your treasures! You have so many interesting items! Love it!

  8. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Dianna, they bring back memories for me too. Have not thought of these in years. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a good rest of the week.

  9. I don’t think I’ve ever seen these before anywhere! Never know what you’ll find at those shops !

  10. i do believe we had one or two of those when i was a kid, too!

  11. they look a little familiar!! you should display them, on a hook or a pretty shelf, so you can relive the memory!!

  12. One of the things that I like most about flea markets and antique shops is the unexpected finds that evoke wonderful childhood memories.

  13. Cute mini-plates! They do look familiar.

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