Commemorative Keys

 

Click to Enlarge Image "1776 BICENTENNIAL 1976". 2 3/4" long x 1" wide. "76 76 F.B.I. PHILA. PA. 1776 BICENTENNIAL 1976 OFFICIAL 76 KEY" is embossed on the obverse. "76 TM" is embossed on the reverse. Commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1315
Click to Enlarge Image "BN AT TEN - 1980 - KEY TO THE FUTURE". 2" long. Cast brass. Solid barrel. Commemorates the tenth anniversary of the BN Railroad. Made for: Burlington Northern Railroad Co. Mfg by: J. H. W. Climax Co.
"The David Heuermann Collection" 
2845
Click to Enlarge Image "GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION 1939". 2 1/8" long. Brass. "Golden Gate International Exposition" was the title of the 1939-40 Treasure Island, San Francisco CA World's Fair.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1854
Click to Enlarge Image "HARLEY DAVIDSON 1903-2003". Brass and sterling silver. 100th anniversary. 2984
Click to Enlarge Image "IDAHO TERRITORIAL CENTENNIAL 1863-1963". 2 9/16" long. Brass.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
7015
Click to Enlarge Image "MUTUAL OF OMAHA GOLDEN Anniversary 1909 * 1959". 2 5/8" long x 1 1/8" wide. Brass. Made for: Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co. 2289
Click to Enlarge Image "NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939". 2 1/8" long. Brass. "150th Anniversary of the Inauguration of George Washington in New York" was the theme of the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. This is a Best "A" Keyway and similar blank.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
452
Click to Enlarge Image "NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1940" - "KEIL NEW YORK". 2" long x 13/16" wide. Brass. "150th Anniversary of the Inauguration of George Washington in New York" was the theme of the 1939-40 New York World's Fair.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1202
Click to Enlarge Image "NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-65".  2 3/4" long x 1 1/16" wide. "Peace Through Understanding" was the theme of the 1964-65 World's Fair."C R" is embossed on the obverse of the key. "G" is embossed on the reverse of the key.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1193
Click to Enlarge Image "NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-65".  2 11/16" long x 1 1/16" wide. "Peace Through Understanding" was the theme of the 1964-65 World's Fair. "A" is embossed on the reverse of the key.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
6770
Click to Enlarge Image "NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-65". "Peace Through Understanding" was the theme of the 1964-65 World's Fair. 1801
Click to Enlarge Image "RUSSWIN" - "ONE HUNDRED YEARS 1839 ··· 1939". 2 5/8" long x 1 1/8" wide. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
6721
Click to Enlarge Image "SESQUI CENTENNIAL 1776 1926" - "PHILADELPHIA KEY CO. PHILA. PA.". 2 7/16" long x 1" wide. Nickel alloy. Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. "Sesqui-Centennial Exposition" was the title of the 1926 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania World's Fair.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1138
Click to Enlarge Image "SESQUI-CENTENNIAL 1776-1926 PHILA. PA. PAT. AP. FOR." - Type 1. 2 5/16" long x 1" wide. Brass. Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. "Sesqui-Centennial Exposition" was the title of the 1926 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania World's Fair.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1137
Click to Enlarge Image "SESQUI-CENTENNIAL 1776-1926 PHILA. PA. PAT. AP. FOR." - Type 2. 1 15/16" long x 1" wide. Brass. Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. "Sesqui-Centennial Exposition" was the title of the 1926 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania World's Fair.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
3190
Click to Enlarge Image "SESQUI CENTENNIAL 1776 1926 PHILLADA, PA.". 2 1/4" long x 15/16" wide. Brass plated steel. Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. "Sesqui-Centennial Exposition" was the title of the 1926 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania World's Fair. Very odd spelling for "Philadelphia". I do not believe that this key was sold as a blank, but rather with one cut only as a keep sake.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
6329
Click to Enlarge Image "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1776 ★ 1976 BICENTENNIAL". 2 1/16" long x 1 3/8" wide. Bronze. Commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
2982