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FIRE DEPARTMENT NEW YORK CUERVO Y SOBRINOS

Published on: October 31, 2013
Categories: COLLECTIBLES, HISTORIC, MWB, WATCH BOXES FOR SALE

 

 

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WELCOME TO GOLDSMITHWORKS EBAY STOREFRONT. GOLDSMITHWORKS AND MILITARY WATCH BOX, WITH A BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AND GALLERY LOCATED IN SUWANEE GA ARE STATE LICENSED PRECIOUS METAL DEALERS, JEWELERS, GOLDSMITH AND WATCHMAKERS, AND ARE IN$URED THROUGH JEWELERS MUTUAL. WE ARE A MEMBER OF JEWELERS OF AMERICA, THE SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN
GOLDSMITHS, POLYGON, THE DIAMOND NETWORK AND HOLD A MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS. OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER IS 800-438-6894


 

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THOUGH GSW/MWB OPERATES AN AWESOME  BRICK AND MORTER STUDIO & GALLERY & 5 WEBSITES ON A DEDICATED SERVER WITH OVER 30,000 PICTURES OF RESTORATIONS, AND HAVE OFFERED OUR SERVICES SINCE 1989 [JOINED THE INTERNET 1992], EBAY HAS BECOME OUR EXCLUSIVE MARKETING ENTITY FOR OUR OPERATION. WE NOT ONLY SELL EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE BAY, WE INVEST IN DOZENS WATCHES FROM FELLOW WATCH SELLERS ON THE BAY EVERY MONTH THROUGH SEVERAL ACCOUNTS. GSW STRIVES TO ABIDE BY EBAY POLICES WHILE  PROVIDING INFORMATION TO EDUCATE AND ASSIST YOU IN MAKING A DETERMINATION ON WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST WITH GSW/MWB FOR THIS OR ANOTHER GSW VINTAGE WATCH OFFERING, AND/OR ASSIST YOUR INVESTMENT THROUGH A COMPETING SELLER.  THUS, WE HAVE PLACED THESE POP-UP LINKS TO PAGES THAT WILL ASSIST YOU WHILE MAINTAINING ADHERENCE TO EBAY POLICY.

 

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I CONTINUE  TO RECEIVE REQUESTS TO OFFER THISWONDERFUL CUERVO Y SOBRINOS FDNY BY ITSELF.

SO I WILL NOW AGREE TO DO THIS

I SPENT BUCKS AND TIME BUILDING THIS BOX
THE ITEMS ARE AWESOME
THERE IS ROOM TO PLACE ADDITIONAL MEMORABILIA
YOU CAN WEAR THE TIME PIECE
AND
STORE IT IN THE BOX

MANY YEARS FROM NOW, YOU CAN WILL THIS
HISTORIC BOX TO YOUR LOVED ONES

SO, LISTEN TO THE ROCK

I WILLGIVE THE BOX AWAY

THE TIME PIECE IS THE ONLY ONE
IN THE WORLD IN THIS CONDITION

I REQUIRE  1100.00 FOR THE WATCH

FIRST ONE THAT MAKES THE OFFER RECEIVES
THIS AWESOME HISTORY

COSTS
350.00 FOR DEAD BEAT WATCH
200.00 FOR PARTS
200.00 RESTORATION
APPRAISAL WARRANTY 14% EBAY PAYPAL

I MAKE 280.00 GROSS

WE HAVE THE STUDIO/GALLERY
AND ALL THE COSTS THAT GO WITH IT

 

 


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Restored – Serviced
1946-1949
CUERVO Y SOBRINOS
AMIDA
PERSONAL
NEW YORK FIRE
DEPT
WATCH

WITH

GENUINE
HAND MADE
DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED
LUXURY CHRONOGRAPH STRAP
WITH
STAINLESS DEPLOYMENT

35 X 43 MM

W/O CROWN 

AND
VINTAGE
STERLING SILVER

F.D.N.Y.
MONEY CLIP
AND

VINTAGE
STERLING SILVER

F.D.N.Y.
ROSARY
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B’KLYN
QUEENS
H.N.S.
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AND

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ORIGINAL
HARPERS MONTHLY
1877
13 PAGE
“LIFE OF A NEW YORK FIREMAN”
ARTICLE
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18 HAND ENGRAVED PRINTS


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FIREMAN
FIREFIGHTER
MEMORABILIA

INCLUDING

VINTAGE
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BADGES
TIES CLASPS
CARDS
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PATCHES


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IN A

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Origin of the Maltese Cross

For four centuries the Knights of St. John lived on Malta, an island in the Mediterranean Sea. When called to Crusade, the Knights of St. John  responded and soon found themselves in heated battle with the Saracens for possession of the holy land. While attacking a walled city,  they encountered a new weapon unknown to European warriors; Naltha.

As the crusaders advanced on the walls of the city, they were struck by glass bulbs containing naphtha. After saturating those knights assaulting the walls, the Saracens hurled flaming torches into their midst. Soon hundreds of the knights were burning alive while scores of fellow knights risked their lives to save their brothers-in-arms.

The heroic efforts of these knights were recognized by fellow crusaders who awarded each a cross as a badge of honor named the Maltese Cross for the Malta, the Knights Of St John’s island.

Thus, those first Crusaders were in fact the first of a long list of courageous firefighters.

That Maltese Cross is similar to the one firefighter’s are known by and wear today. The Maltese Cross has become the symbol of protection; meaning that the firefighter who wears this cross is willing to lay down his life to save and protect. Thus. the Maltese Cross is a firefighter’s badge of honor, signifying that he or she works with courage, no matter what..  a ladder rung away from death.. as those anciant men of arms of centuries ago…


The First Fire Department
The very first fire department was formed in Ancient Rome by Egnatius Rufus who used his slaves to provide a free fire service. These men fought fires using bucket chains and also patrolled the streets with the authority to impose corporal punishment upon those who violated fire-prevention codes.

Fire departments were again formed by in&surance companies in the 18th and 19th century. Benjamin Franklin is seen as the father of the fire department in western culture[citation needed]. In 1736, he established the first fire in&surance company named the Union Volunteer Fire Company in Philadelphia. The city of Boston established the very first publicly funded paid fire department in America in 1679.

In the late 19th century, the demand of central command for fire companies took place within cities because the fire companies would fight over fires or not put out a fire because the owners didn’t have fire-fighting in&surance.

In&sured properties had plaques with the in&surance company’s names affixed to their exterior called fire marks. This caused areas of a city to be badly damage by fires and caused many deaths. Cities started to form their own fire departments as a civil service to the public, forcing private fire companies to shut down, and merging their fire stations into the city’s fire department.


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BUNGEE CORD HOLD DOWN
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The FDNY, the largest municipal fire department in the United States, and the second largest in the world after the Tokyo Fire Department, has approximately 11,080 uniformed officers and firefighters and over 3,300 uniformed EMTs and paramedics. It faces an extraordinarily varied challenge. In addition to responding to building types that range from wood-frame single family homes to high-rise structures, there are the many bridges and tunnels, large parks and wooded areas that can give rise to major brush fires, and one of the largest subway systems in the world. The FDNY is also known as being the greatest fire department in the world.

The New York City Fire Department trace back to 1648 when the first fire ordinance was adopted in what then was the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam. Hooks, ladders and buckets were financed through the collection of fines for dirty chimneys and a fire watch was established consisting of eight wardens which were drawn from the male population. An organization known as the prowlers but given the nickname the rattle watch patrolled the streets with buckets, ladders and hooks from nine in the evening until dawn looking for fires. Leather shoe buckets, 250 in all, were manufactured by local Dutch shoemakers in 1658, and these bucket brigades are regarded as the beginning of the New York Fire Department.

In 1664 New Amsterdam became a British settlement and was renamed New York. The first New York fire brigade entered service in 1731 equipped with two hand-drawn pumpers which had been transported from London, England. These two pumpers formed Engine Company 1 and Engine Company 2. These were the first fire engines to be used in the American colonies, and all able-bodied citizens were required to respond to a fire alarm and to participate in the extinguishing under the supervision of the Aldermen.

The city’s first firehouse was built in 1736 in front of City Hall on Broad Street. A year later, on December 16, 1737, the colony’s General Assembly created the Volunteer Fire Department of the City of New York, appointing 30 men who would remain on call in exchange for exemption from jury and militia duty. The city’s first official firemen were required to be “able, discreet, and sober men who shall be known as Firemen of the City of New York, to be ready for service by night and by day and be diligent, industrious and vigilant.”

Although the 1737 Act created the basis of the fire department, the actual legal entity was incorporated in the State of New York on March 20, 1798 under the name of “Fire Department, City of New York.”

Initially, the paid fire service only covered New York City ( Manhattan), until 1865 when   Brooklyn and New York united to form the Metropolitan District which consisted of 13 Chief Officers and 552 Company Officers and firemen and the adoption of strict and straitlaced regulations.

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In 1865, officers and firemen were paid salaries according to their rank or grade and worked a continuous tour of duty, with 3 hours a day off for meals and one day off a month.

Following several large fires in 1866 which resulted in excessive fire losses and a rise in ins&&&uran*&&&ce rates, the fire department was reorganized under the command of General Alexander Shaler, and with military discipline the paid department reached its full potential which resulted in a general reduction in fire losses.

In 1870 the merit system of promotion in the Fire Department was established.

Southwestern Westchester County (which would later become the western Bronx) was annexed by New York in 1874 and the volunteers there were phased out and replaced by the paid department.

This pattern was repeated as City services expanded elsewhere. There are nine volunteer fire companies left in New York City that respond to calls in their neighborhood in addition to a normal assignment of FDNY units. They are typically in more isolated neighborhoods of the city.

On January 1, 1898 the different areas of New York were consolidated, which ushered the Fire Department into a new era. All the fire forces in the various sections were brought under the unified command of the first Commissioner in the history of the Fire Department. This same year Richmond (Staten Island) became a part of the City of New York, but the volunteer units there remained in place until they were gradually replaced by paid units in 1915, 1928, 1932 and 1937 when only two volunteer units remained

 


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In 1882, Armando Río y Cuervo and his brothers ran a watch-making workshop founded by their uncle Ramón in Havana. Cuervos y Sobrinos soon became a reference and a rival for the most prestigious watchmakers of New York, Paris and Rome. In the 1940s, Havana became the meeting point for intellectuals, businessmen and artists from all over the world, and Cuervo y Sobrinos produced their own watches while continuing to sell the most famous watch-making names. Einstein, Caruso, Churchill, Hemingway, Gable and Neruda all became faithful clients of this illustrious brand. Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Santo Trafficante Jr, Meyer Lansky, Lucky Luciano, Dorothy Dandridge, Joanne Gilbert and Tony Martin were only a few additional stars and well known individuals AND GANGSTERS who were patrons of Cuervos y Sobrinos…

 

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HABANA NIGHT LIFE

Following World War I,  MANY NIGHT CLUBS AND CASINOS SOON DOTTED HABANA [HAVANA] NIGHT LIFE. Wealthy Americans and international stars and public persona traveled and splurged and habana soon became one of the most popular places in the world. And even through the  Repeal and Great Depression, places like the San Souci never completely closed down.

During the late 40’s and through the 50’s, injections of cash for lavish shows and elaborate gaming facilities made habana the top destination for the royalty of the public and private world.

Night Club/Casinos like the Sans Souci spent upwards of   $25,000 a week just for the shows that glittered the stages and thrilled the wealthy.

“It’s was like stepping into a movie set of what Hollywood thinks a tropical night club should look like” ….

… and through it all, thick and thin, the greatest Latino Cuban Watch & Jewelry House, Quervo Y Sobrinos Habana,  remained the anchor of LUXURY, QUALITY, CLASS & SERVICE…


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 LEAVING ENOUGH ROOM TO ADD PERSONAL ITEMS 

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DIAL IS
CREME GLOSS WHITE
WITH
BLACK OUTLINED
RAISED LUME NUMBERS
WITH
BLACK SECONDS SHORT HASH
AND
NEW YORK
FIRE DEPARTMENT
MALTESE CROSS
RED
WITH
BLACK OUTLINE
AND
WHITE
HOOK & LADDER
WITH
FD
NY

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SIGNED
CUERVO Y SOBRINOS
FD
NY
HABANA

35 X 43 MM

W/O CROWN

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CASE IS AWESOME
IN
NEAR
MINT CONDITION

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WITH
DOUBLE EMBOSSED
DROP LUGS
&
ONE PIECE
STAINLESS STEEL
[RARE FOR THIS PERIOD]
BEZEL-LUG-CASE
CONSTRUCTION

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 I HAD SOME GUY WRITE ME ABOUT THE
SEIKOSHA DECK WATCH
I HAVE IN THE
IMPERIAL JAPAN
MILITARYWATCHBOX

HE KEPT WRITING ABOUT WATCHES
WITH
RAISED LUMINANCE NUMBERS
AND
NO LUMINANCE HANDS

KEPT SAYING
“ONLY IDIOTS WOULD DESIGN
A WATCH WITH LUME NUMBERS
AND
NO LUME HANDS”

WELL FACT IS
LUME MARKERS
ARE ALL IT TAKES
TO VIEW
TIME IN THE DARK….

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I COULD NOT IMAGINE
CHANGING THE HANDS
I LOVE
THE ORIGINAL
STEEL HANDS

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 ATTACHED IS OUR BEST
DOUBLE WHITE
HAND CONTRAST STITCHED
AND
PADDED
TOP GRAIN LEATHER
WITH DOUBLE SKINS
AND
ROLL-OVER STITCHING AT LUGS
NEW VINTAGE STYLE
BLACK CHRONOGRAPH STRAP

[IF YOU WOULD RATHER HAVE
A DIFFERENT STRAP LET ROCK KNOW]

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 WITH
STAINLESS STEEL
DEPLOYMENT BUCKLE

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THIS IS A BEAUTY
STUNNING
&
AWESOME

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 TOOK 3 MONTHS TO FIND
4 MONTHS TO OVERHAUL
NEW BALANCE STAFF
REBUILT BALANCE
NEW HAIR SPRING
3RD & ESCAPE WHEEL
MAIN SPRING
MY MIND IS OUT OF BREATH

WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE
THE AWESOME MOVEMENT

LOOKS AS GOOD AS THE
CASE
CRYSTAL
DIAL
HANDS
STRAP
DEPLOYMENT

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 AS I SAID
THE RELUMED NUMBERS
ARE AWESOME

IT WAS PRETTY MUCH STANDARD

ESPECIALLY
WHEN
RADIUM WAS FIRST UTILIZED
IN WATCHES
AND WAS THE
RAGE & DEMAND

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 STAINLESS DEPLOYMENT

OFFERS 3 TO 4 X
LEATHER STRAP
LIFE EXPECTANCY 

&
SET ONCE
&
NEVER HAVE TO BUCKLE

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THE BLUE IS THE PROTECTOR TAPE

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I WOULD RATHER HAVE

VINTAGE

CUERVO Y SOBRINOS

WATCHES….

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…..WITH CASE BACKS
THAT ARE SIGNED

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THIS BABY IS RESTORED
I AM PROUD OF THE WORK
THE LOOK
THE TIME PIECE

This movement is extremely rare and is the  forerunner of the 1950 AS 1237, 1238, 1245, 1249, 1269 series.  Notice the the crown and ratchet wheel  with rocker bar on the top of movement: like those utilized in pocket watches and trench watches. The date of this movement is late forties; after WWII. 

During WWII the USA had quite a few soldiers stationed in Cuba. Cuervo and Nephews  provided watches and jewelry to many of those who were stationed in Cuba, as well as AFTER the war, when many returned.

This watch is one of the two watches I received in the  WWII SGT Jones Memorabilia purchase. One I utilized in the  Military Watch Box we have online.

Sgt Jones served part of his military service in Cuba.  You can see his military pass in that offer 

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HERE IS THE RESTORED
OVERHAULED
WONDERFUL
RARE
AMIDA
FIFTEEN JEWEL
SWISS MADE
MOVEMENT

 


Year
1947-1949

 Swiss Made
15 Jewels
Manual Wind
Sub Second

Data
10.5”’, Dm= 23.3mm
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h



HARPERS MONTHLY
1877
13 PAGE
“LIFE OF A NEW YORK FIREMAN”
ARTICLE
WITH
18 HAND ENGRAVED PRINTS

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THIS AWESOME
ORIGINAL
REMOVABLE
HARPERS MONTHLY MAGAZINE ARTICLE
IS A FIRST HAND ACCOUNT
OF LIVING
THE LIFE OF A NEW YORK FIREMAN
IN 1877

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IT HAS BEEN BOUND WITH LEATHER
HAS UV REFLECTIVE LEXAN COVERS
AND BRASS SCREW PLUGS
WITH
FIRE FIGHTER BUTTONS
TOP & BOTTOM

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NOTE
IT IS 1877 ORIGINAL PAPER
NOT ACID FREE
SO BE SURE BOX IS NOT PLACED
ON WALL FACING WINDOW
WITH UV LIGHT

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THIS ARTICLE IS SIMPLY ASTOUNDING
IT COVERS EVERYTHING
FROM WHERE THE
FIREFIGHTERS SLEPT
TO THE
EQUIPMENT THEY UTILIZED

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HERE WE HAVE BOTH THE PUMPER AND THE HORSES
YOU CAN SEE THE FIREMEN RUSHING TO HOOK IT ALL UP TO RESPOND TO A FIRE

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IN THIS PICTURE THE FIREMEN ARE ENJOYING
DOWN TIME WITH CHECKERS AND POOL
NOTICE THE “FIRE DOG”

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HERE WE HAVE A FIREHOUSE WITH
“FIRE WATCH TOWER” AND “FIRE BELL”

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HERE IS AN ANTIQUE “HOOK AND LADDER”
THERE ARE  OTHER ASTOUNDING ENGRAVINGS

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HERE IS A COPY OF THE
KEY TO THE FIRE BOX ALARM
WITH EXPLANATION

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THE REPORTER ACTUALLY LIVED AND WENT WITH
THE CREWS ON CALLS THIS ARTICLE IS TRULY
AN AMAZING FACT FILLED
HISTORICAL WONDER!
HERE THE REPORTER IS DESCRIBING AN EVENT
THAT WAS AS DANGEROUS AT ITS TIME
AS IT IS TODAY.

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WOW, WHAT A COLLECTORS DREAM
IF I COLLECTED FIREFIGHTER MEMORABILIA
OR
WAS A NEW YORK FIRE FIGHTER
I WOULD WANT THIS COPY
OF
“THE LIFE OF A NEW YORK FIREMAN” 

THERE ARE MANY OTHER ENGRAVINGS
THAT MAKE THIS FIND AWESOME!


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INCLUDED ARE TWO
ANTIQUE
PARADE RIBBONS
1914 & 1888

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WE JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE AWESOME
TO HAVE THESE IN THIS COLLECTION

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ATTACHED TO THIS 1914 PARADE RIBBON
WAS A ANTIQUE MILITARY BUTTON & LEAF CLUSTER
AND
US MILITARY COLLAR ROUND
THAT BELONGED TO A VETERAN FIRE FIGHTER WHO
SERVED HIS COUNTRY IN WAR AND PEACE.

WE ADDED THE
NATIONAL DEFENSE RIBBON
TO COMMEMORATE
THE MANY FIREFIGHTERS WHO
HAVE LOST THERE LIVES
IN
WWI
WWII
KOREA
VIETNAM
AFGHANISTAN
IRAQ
AND
OTHER PLACES
AND
CONFLICTS


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WE ATTACHED A FIREMAN TIE PIN
TO HOLD THE
“KAYO FIRE CARDS”
PLASTIC CONTAINER
TOGETHER
IT MAY BE REMOVED TO WEAR


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WE PICKED UP
THESE
“MEMORIAL 2001 DOLLARS”
AS A DEMONSTRATION OF THE
LOSS OF LIFE
AND
THE HEROIC
ACTIONS OF
NEW YORK FIREMEN


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ALSO INCLUDED
REMOVABLE
1980’S
52
PIECE
SET
OF
KAYO-FIRE CARDS

EACH HAS A UNIQUE FIRE
TRUCK WITH DETAIL OF
EACH ON BACK OF CARD


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REMOVABLE
1980’S
“WHEN THINGS GET TOUGH”
ENAMELED
BELT BUCKLE


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REMOVABLE
1980’S
SOLID BRASS
AUTHENTIC REPRODUCTION
OF THE
1832
“THE AMERICAN FIREFIGHTER”
NO
“SLEEP TONIGHT”
BELT BUCKLE

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REMOVABLE
FIRE FIGHTER TIE CLASP


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REMOVABLE
VINTAGE
CITY
F.D.
NEW YORK
FIRE FIGHTER
MONEY CLIP


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REMOVABLE
VINTAGE
F.D.N.Y
B’KLYN
QUEENS
H.N.S.
CUFF LINKS


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FIRE DEPARTMENT
PIN BADGE


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FIRE DEPARTMENT
PIN BADGE


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FIRE DEPARTMENT
PIN BADGE


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FIRE DEPARTMENT
FIRE ENGINE PIN BADGE

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6
ORIGINAL
VINTAGE

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CITY OF NEW YORK
FIRED EPARTMENT
BUTTONS

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IN THREE SIZES

PLUS TWO 20TH CENT BUTTONS


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VINTAGE
ST. FLORIAN
FIRE FIGHTER
ROSARY

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ST FLORIAN

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ST. FLORIAN
PATRON OF
FIRE FIGHTERS
PRAY
FOR US

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SUPER NICE
6 COLOR
EMBROIDERED
25 YEAR
DUTY VALOR
IN THE LINE OF DUTY
PATCH

LOOKS & FEELS
LIKE CHENILLE

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CONDITION
EXCELLENT TO FINE  – RUNS & SETS EXCELLENT

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WOW!!  >------>
WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WATCH WARRANTY
LINK AT TOP OF  PAGE

2850.00 PROFESSIONAL INSU&RANCE
**APPRAISAL

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UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISAS

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