I discovered a new area for Tuesday morning garbage and decided to check it out. I went east of the train tracks (going N-S around Iberville) all the way to Pie-IX (Olympic Stadium) via Dandurand and St-Joseph. It’s a pretty nice area and I’m sure I’ll be back. I’m not even sure what district this falls into, maybe St-Michel?
I didn’t find a tonne of stuff but there were a few interesting things in these bags.
There were some old collectible cards and stickers. On the right are some airplane collecting cards from boxes of Shreddies. On the left are some stickers of the Jackson 5 from the early 80s.
There were also a few old cards from the Belgian Chewing Gum company featuring “Princess” Elizabeth. These must be from the early 50s as she was coronated in 1953.
From this collection of things conveniently left in plain sight I found a jewelry box (which contained some old necklaces and a few rings), a little porcelain dish in the shape of a peanut, and a battery charger looking thing. I left the battery charger out near my home as I didn’t know if it worked and didn’t feel like the hassle and it was gone within minutes.
I’ve been looking through more of the items I separated from the pillow-case full of jewelry I found a couple of months ago. I came across some religious medallions that I thought were interesting:
On the right is a pendant from the Marian Year of 1954 which was a year the Catholic church dedicated to the worship of Mary. On the top is a pin marked “Adoration Nocturne du Canada” with “IHS,” apparently an abbreviation based on the Greek word for Jesus, in the middle.
The little medallion on the left has this phrase from Pope Leo XIII dated from 1892.
More medallions. The left is from something called the Hadassah Wizo Exposition in 1962. The top right looks to be from the Catholic Holy Year (Anno Santo) of 1925.
The reverse of the 1925 medallion.
Lastly this is a tiny image of Jesus that came out of locket. It’s about a third of the size of a penny. What’s interesting is that the green and purple that you see are actually little bits of stained glass which are more evident when you hold it up to light (I wish I had a light box to demonstrate!). It’s pretty impressive that someone went through the effort of doing this for such a small piece. I wonder as well if the yellow metal is gold. There’s a little mark on the top but I can’t make out what it says.
As usual let me know if you have any specific insight about these things – Google can only tell me so much!
I’ll be going out later for a tour around the Plateau. My bike derailleur is having some annoying issues but it should be fine until I can (hopefully) get it fixed tomorrow.