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Brutalfly

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I was looking at some info on the internet and saw the phrase "CREB" Crown Embossed Brookfield. I was wondering the difficulty of finding these in the wild (antique store). I had never seen one in the wild so when I saw it I thought it was pretty cool. In all honesty I had never seem one till today.
 

nydigger

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I was looking at some info on the internet and saw the phrase "CREB" Crown Embossed Brookfield. I was wondering the difficulty of finding these in the wild (antique store). I had never seen one in the wild so when I saw it I thought it was pretty cool. In all honesty I had never seem one till today.
Crown Embossed Brookfields are the earliest of the Brookfields, 1890s old. You can find them in antique stores, eBay, etsy, or fb marketplace. Someplaces they may be still in the air. Here are a few of mine in several different CDs. Alot of times the embossing can be really weak on these.


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Brutalfly

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Crown Embossed Brookfields are the earliest of the Brookfields, 1890s old. You can find them in antique stores, eBay, etsy, or fb marketplace. Someplaces they may be still in the air. Here are a few of mine in several different CDs. Alot of times the embossing can be really weak on these.


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Those are awesome. Thank you for sharing those. How long have you been collecting?
 

treeguyfred

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Depending on the CD style there are an amazing catalog of embossings that are found on CREBs
They can have as simple as "W. Brookfield" (front dome) to as complex as (front dome) W. Brookfield / 45 Cliff St / N. Y. (Rear dome) "Cauvet's / Pat. /July 25 1865 /Pat Jan 25 1870 / Pat Feb 22 1870 and there are nearly 40 or 50 variations of embossing that have been cataloged.
I've been collecting since I was a child and have been retrieving them from the wild (real wild) for 25+ years
Fun topic thx for the thread.
~Fred
 

Brutalfly

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Jan 19, 2021
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Depending on the CD style there are an amazing catalog of embossings that are found on CREBs
They can have as simple as "W. Brookfield" (front dome) to as complex as (front dome) W. Brookfield / 45 Cliff St / N. Y. (Rear dome) "Cauvet's / Pat. /July 25 1865 /Pat Jan 25 1870 / Pat Feb 22 1870 and there are nearly 40 or 50 variations of embossing that have been cataloged.
I've been collecting since I was a child and have been retrieving them from the wild (real wild) for 25+ years
Fun topic thx for the thread.
~Fred
Sounds like CREBS can be a fun avenue to go down. I think it will be a neat thread after reading some things and seeing the pics that people share.
 

treeguyfred

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Northern N.J.
Alot of times the embossing can be really weak on these.
Man, did you just nail it right there! I got insulators that are crown embossed like the 126.1 or 127 (can't remember which CD style mine is), and I know there's embossing there, but it is illegible. Often times weak and mixed with cold mold ripples.
 

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