I must have the same thing you do to put them in. I also have a big board type thing from H.E. Harris & Co.. The last one that I remember putting in it was Nevada for 2006. I don't have any of the other coins that are supposed to be issued for '06.
Yeah I've done some digging about that Kansas quarter story and can't find anything. I've got a bunch of them saved. I don't think I'll save any more of them. If you can't find ANYTHING about a story like that on the internet, I'm thinking it's bogus.
Mine doesn't have any company name on it at all. But it's not as cheesy as I thought it was. It's actually kind of nice. It's a little bigger than a Monopoly board and it's got it's own sleeve on it. The states are color coded by the year of issue. It's got a US Patent number on it, but that's it. It looks like a big binder and has "First States Quarters 1999-2008" on the cover. You unfold it and it a big map of the country.
I know I've gotten them in the mail over the years. But I moved in 2004 and the last batch I got was long after I moved. I thought it was junk mail and almost threw it away. Hopefully they're all just under all the crap on my desk.
Yeah, if you can't find anything on the internet about it it probably isn't true. If I ever find it I'll let you know.
I'm very leery of buying collectables on Ebay
. To ever be worth anything, a collectable really has to be rare and in pristine condition. Especially something like the quarters that many people are collecting. Really valuable collectables are things that are NOT issued as collectables.
I also collected prepaid phone cards for a couple of years. I work for the phone company and I read an article about how when the first pre-paid phone cards were issued they were give-aways. There was one issue that was given away free at an industry event. It was a cardboard throw-away and that's what most people did with it. They threw it away. So that card became very valuable. Anybody who saved it in perfect condition could get several hundred dollars for it. It's the same principal with baseball cards. So I started buying and saving them. Then they started issuing the cards as collectables.
Then I read another article about collectibles and discovered a couple of things. First, anything issued as a collectable is never going to be worth much. The fact that too many people will collect and save them means there will always be too many on the market to be worth much more than what you paid for it. The other thing I read was the condition of something is VERY important to it's value. To get top dollar it has to be in it's original packaging, and it has to be in perfect condition. Otherwise, don't buy it.
I have a Clinton backwards Running Watch, a Clinton Nose Growing Watch, and that sock puppet dog from that website that was so big but then crashed and burned overnight. All in their original packaging. Maybe in 20 years they might be worth something.