Saturday, July 23, 2016

There's a New Shirriff in Town

I've added #101 to the Billy Williams PSA master list.

Sharp readers may say, "Hey, we've already seen the 1962 Salada Tea coin.  What gives?"

But this isn't a Salada Tea coin.  It is it's Canadian cousin.  The up North version was given away in bags of Shirriff potato chips.

Here's a look at both the Salada and Shirriff coins:


The backs are, obviously, different as the brand name was on the back.

It didn't scan well, but in the middle is says "Packed in Shirriff potato chips."  You can make out the words "potato chips" on the coin.

I couldn't find much at all about Shirriff.  It looks like the company disappeared some time in the late '60s.  Anyone have any more information about them?

I've now reached 80% of the list, with 101/127 now in hand.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! That's a crazy impressive Williams collection.