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Kat Key's / St. Paul, Minnesota
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:26:08 PM »
It's nice to occasionally come across a relatively modern counterstamped coin issued by a company that's still in business. It makes it more personal, especially if it's a small local business.

Kat Key's is a locksmith service and retailer of safes and vaults...also cuts keys, of course... located in St. Paul, Minnesota. They were founded in 1924 so have been around for some time now. The small logo stamp is one they probably used to mark their key blanks with. The host coin is a 1917 Walking Liberty half dollar.

I've attached a picture of their store which shows the cat image painted on their building.

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Re: Kat Key's / St. Paul, Minnesota
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 04:58:52 PM »
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It looks like they are in the adjacent building also.

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Re: Kat Key's / St. Paul, Minnesota
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 08:17:27 PM »
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It looks like they are in the adjacent building also.

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Yes, they're in all three sections of the same building, including the one story one far left.

I found their email address, so plan on sending them a message to see if they can shed some light on the coin. I'll let you know if they respond.

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Re: Kat Key's / St. Paul, Minnesota
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 01:39:19 AM »
I could have been mislead by this counterstamp thinking it was for Cat Cay island in the Bahamas.

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Re: Kat Key's / St. Paul, Minnesota
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 11:03:24 AM »
That's amazing! The likeness is very similar, except the Kat Key's logo shows a "devilish" cat rather than the scratchy, purry (is that a word?) one we're used to.

The logo cat reminds me of an old cartoon character but I can't remember which one. Any ideas?

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Re: Kat Key's / St. Paul, Minnesota
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2020, 12:59:57 PM »
Felix the cat?



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Re: Kat Key's / St. Paul, Minnesota
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2020, 05:14:19 PM »
Felix the cat?



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That's what I came up with. At first I was thinking of the Katzenjammer Kids.

The Felix cartoon character goes back to the silent film era and was the first real cartoon figure that people recognized in the US. Older than Steamboat Annie, Popeye, Mickey Mouse, and the like.

Here's a 2018 version of the lovable little critter.

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Re: Kat Key's / St. Paul, Minnesota
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2020, 09:41:50 AM »
I could have been mislead by this counterstamp thinking it was for Cat Cay island in the Bahamas.

From Pridmore we have....


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