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Recycling nostalgia!

Located in Berkeley, California, Ward Wallau, the self-proclaimed “authenticity hound,”  and founder of Tokens & Icons formerly Tokens & Coins, has created an office space to reflect the very nature of the business where shelving, storage, office partitions, and work surfaces are built from reclaimed materials. Two large sliding doors are made from the barn wood of a 1927 Idaho granary, a stained glass panel is from the dismantled American Airlines terminal at JFK, a bench was built from Cal Stadium bleachers, and a discarded dog kennel and galvanized mailboxes are used for storage.  It is here that Ward Wallau breathes new life into transit tokens, baseball seating, typewriter keys, cracked game bats, arenas, globes, and coins. Tokens & Icons has been featured in many print magazines and on NBC Bay Area and NBC’s Today Show.

Baby boomer nostalgia lovers will enjoy the vast variety of collections this fabulous website has to offer. There is something here for everyone. A favorite is the Home Collection featuring a handmade pool lamp complete with vintage pool balls and cue. This is perfect for game rooms. Another is The Window Art in the Pan Am 707 collection, an authentic window complete with the sky-blue and metal coloring. This is too cool! Globetrotting baby boomers must visit the Globe Collection for a pair of sterling silver cufflinks made from authentic early 1960s globes.  Before you head out to the wine country, check out the Wine Barrel Collection for a pair of sterling silver cufflinks and matching pendant made from the staves of oak wine barrels. The Qwerty Collections allows you to pick up an authentic typewriter key pen and personalize it with a letter from vintage 1920s Remington, Smith Corona, Underwood, and Royal typewriters. Transit Tokens from our nation’s cities are a great way to begin a collection.

Collectors will want to check out the European Coin, U.S. Historic Coin, Ancient Coin, Dutch East India Trading Company Coins, Date Nail, and MLB Authenticated Collections, as well the new Collegiate Collection.