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Saint Christopher Medals

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by The37Kid, May 21, 2018.

  1. The37Kid
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    They have been on cars for over a 100 years. All collections start with one item, for me it was this one. DSCF8539.JPG

    Then I found another in better condition, but the stamping was slightly different.

    DSCF8538.JPG Then the collector in me got rolling, I didn't know I'd sold off so many over the years until just now looking for some special ones that are not there. Bob


    DSCF8533.JPG DSCF8535.JPG They have to have a car on them to get my interest, wings are a big plus. DSCF8537.JPG DSCF8536.JPG

    Really like this Carmel Mission medal, higher quality than the others, note the car has gotten a bit newer than the threesome above. :) Bob
     
  2. Your medals are great! Many i haven't seen before. Thanks.

    here's the St. Christopher medal in my coupe. It's a pretty common one but I like it.

    Mick

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  3. Neat stuff. Just about every unrestored 1920s /1930s vintage car that ends up here after its long life in France has two little holes in the dash rail. Former owners have kept the St Christopher badge.
     
  4. 18n57
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  5. Ryan
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    In 1993, I was 17 years old and running Super Comp at Super Chevy in Ennis, TX. Before we left, my mom gave me a st. christopher medallion. It was a super windy day... They threatened to shut the race down all during qualifying, but they didn't do so until after the first round when I put our Super Shops Camaro into the wall at 150mph wearing my new St. Christopher medallion.

    So, I'm in the hospital... and my mom flies to Dallas in a mad rush to get to me. She gets there, and I give her the medallion saying it didn't work too well. After sitting with me for a while, she heads to the hotel and gets hit by a drunk driver on her way there. She ends up in the same hospital as me...

    So yeah... I gotta bone to pick with ole St. Christopher.
     
  6. Muttley
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    Both of you lived.........someone was watching out for you.
     
  7. Speed~On
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    I have 4 St. Christopher wings. One of which is on the header in my Model A. I need to clean up how its mounted as I just put it up to see how it would look.
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    The other 3 I mounted on a piece of steel I engine turned. Forgive the SCTA emblem that is there as well.
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  8. The37Kid
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    DSCF8569.JPG The details aren't always the best, on top of the globe are an airplane on the left and a blimp or Zeppelin on the right, car and train, and a ship on the bottom. Happy to swap this one or another for a CONNECTICUT St. Christopher. Bob
     
  9. The37Kid
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    Here is one in French, in case an affordable Bugatti turns up.:rolleyes: Bob DSCF8570.JPG


    This has a Deco look to it. DSCF8571.JPG
     
  10. The37Kid
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    Only one I've ever seen with a motorcycle, just found these two at the bottom of my case, so happy they weren't sold after all. :) bob DSCF8572.JPG DSCF8573.JPG
     
  11. WiseRestorations
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    Ok i didnt even know this was a thing. Im 35 my name is christoper and this has been in my 53 ford customline since i got the car when i was 14. I left it on the headliner cause i thought it was neat. I really dont need to collect more stuff. 20180523_013038.jpg

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  12. HipCat427w
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    These are really cool. I have St. Christopher hanging from my rear view, but I'm goining to look for these from now on. Especially for my A... Great stuff, thank you for posting this...
     
  13. 1947knuck
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    I have a few old dog tags and this one had a well worn St. Christopher attached when I got it years ago. IMG_2577.JPG
     
  14. 6inarow
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    maybe you are looking at it backwards. maybe a "thanks" for not gettin it worse....... just sayin
     
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  15. NoSurf
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    I found this medal in some stuff I inherited in the garage/workshop when I bought my first house.

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    It is in my coupe.
     
  16. My only one.Don't remember where I got it but it's old. St.ChristopherMedalOld 001.jpg St.ChristopherMedalOld 002.jpg
     
  17. Speed~On
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    I was able to find this St. Christopher wing. Not too often do you find one that has porcelain.

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  18. woodbutcher
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    :D A friend of my family always had one on a chain around his neck and screwed to the instrument panel of the P47`s he flew in Europe.Always came home safe.But he said many times damed if I know how I did.I just said thanks to St Christopher and the good Lord.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
     
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  19. delaware george
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    from camden, de

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    The one I just got for my 54


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  20. Speed~On
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    Since it has MINNESOTA across the top, it had to become part of my collection.

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  21. rudestude
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    Some of mine...the surfer one I have had for a long time ... I figured it would be cool to put in my woody wagon ...well I have had a few wagons through the years but none of them Woody's...so it spent some time in a 57'Chrysler Windsor Wagon .....the surfer is almost worn off..... IMG_20181211_212258~2.jpeg IMG_20181211_212212~2.jpeg

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  22. Okie Pete
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    IMG_1270.JPG A pressed metal one I have . The center piece is 1 1/2" long
     
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  23. Speed~On
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    I added a few more St. Christopher wings to my collection. I really like this style.

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  24. Barn Hunter
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    Got this last night at an auction. 20190405_090548 (2).jpg
     
  25. If anyone has one they'd part with I'm looking for one for my Model A. I had a few of them, but lost them in a break-in a few years ago, haven't seen one since (haven't looked toooo hard mind you).

    @Ryan I think I found the problem... St. Christopher is the patron saint of hot rodders and wayward hoodlums, not Camaro-driving mamas boys :D
     
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  26. Well I managed to kill the thread trying to be funny. :rolleyes::oops: Blame my mother, she had a really morbid sense of humour.
     
  27. @Ryan I think I found the problem... St. Christopher is the patron saint of hot rodders and wayward hoodlums, not Camaro-driving mamas boys :D[/QUOTE]

    Personally, I think that's funny! :D HRP
     
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  28. Moon50F3
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    Here’s ours in the truck.
    Pat
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  29. Okie Pete
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    IMG_2638.JPG IMG_2637.JPG I picked this one up at a flea market .
    Has a patriotic message on it .
     
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