National Watch Fob Convention

| May/June 1966

35 N. Old State Road Norwalk, Ohio 44857

The first National Watch Fob Convention was held in Norwalk, Ohio on April 4th, 1965. This was the first convention of its kind ever held. 33 collectors came from 6 states and 29 cities. Ohio had 19, Michigan 1, Pennsylvania 5, New Jersey 1, Illinois 2, and Massachusetts 1. Over 10,000 fobs were on display. Collections included equipment, machinery, automobile, advertising. Presidential and fobs from the states of the United States. This meeting was successful and another was planned.

The second National Watch Fob Convention will be held on April 16 & 17th, 1966, at the American Legion Hall, at Norwalk, Ohio. This year it will be a two day affair. An auction will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 6 to 8 P.M. Larry Freeman, President of Western Reserve Coin Club of Cleveland, Ohio will be the auctioneer. Admission is free and the public is invited. Food will be available in the hall. Door prize will be given. Police protection will be on hand.

A special watch fob has been made to commemorate these conventions and will be sold. 1965 will cost $2.50 and 1966 $3.50.

Word has been received from Massachusetts and as far as California that collectors will attend. Would like to hear by the 1st of April as to how much space each collector would like for his displays.

Motel rooms are plentiful as there are 19 serving this area with good service and moderate prices.


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