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Mike Realslow's
Narcotics Anonymous
chip, keytag and fob collectible page

I've seen what others are doing with their archive materials. They've got documents, drafts of literature, old time flyers, etc etc etc...

The fobs we use to celebrate our clean time has been something that interests me - I want more time - I want the next keytag, chip, medallion, etc... I've felt that way since I had 30 days.

Since I have collected some of these older ones from before I got clean, I need your help, if you can. Please write to me if you care to help identify these. or just say hi. Thanks!!




WSO Set 1

Late 70's - very early 80's (?)

30 days
white
60 days 90 days 6 month
blue
9 months 1 year
moonglow
5 keytags in all,
but no 1 day tag? was there a 60 day tag at all times?

Not in the January 1980 Price List and Order Form
Listed as "Sobriety Keytags"
100 assorted $30.00


The 60 day tag photo is from Mark in Palmetto. Thanks Mark!



WSO Set 2

First Edition Logo
Early 80's (?)

1 day - orange 30 days - white 60 days - green 90 Days
Red
6 months - blue 9 months -yellow 1 year - moonglow
7 keytags in all,
but 1 day tag is orange and 30 day tag is white



1982 WSO Literature Sheet



WSO Set 3

1 day - pink 30 days - white 60 days - green 90 days - red 6 months - blue 9 months -yellow 1 year - moonglow
1 day - pink 30 days - orange 60 days - green 90 days - red 6 months - blue 9 months -yellow 1 year - moonglow
1 day - white 30 days - orange 60 days - green 90 days - red 6 months - blue 9 months -yellow 1 year - moonglow
7 different tags for different denominations of clean time.
This set goes from the change from the 1st edition logo tag (early 80's)
to the change that happened at WSC 1985. The change at WSC 1985 (change to set 4)
was to change the one day tag from "One Day At A Time" to "Just For Today"
Set 3 starts off with a PINK 1 day tag and a WHITE 30 day tag, transitions
to an ORANGE 30 day tag and the one day tag then becomes WHITE.

I understand this transition took place because the men didn't like (see Bob Stone's My Years with Narcotics Anonymous) the pink keytag for one day and the international sign for surrender is white, so make the one day tag white.





WSO Set 4

1 day - white 30 days - orange 60 days - green 90 days - red 6 months - blue 9 months -yellow 1 year - moonglow
7 different tags for different denominations of clean time.
This set is white, orange, green, red, blue, yellow and moonglow.
I think it's circa 3rd edition thru 3rd edition revised.
Note the (C) Copyright in the lower right hand corner of the logo
and the faux rope edge.



weird double print 1 day tag
Double print 1 day tag.
I've had other denominations of the same defect.


weird orange 90 day tag
Orange 90 day tag
Uncommonly good.





WSO Set 5

1 day - white 30 days - orange 60 days - green 90 days - red 6 months - blue 9 months -yellow 1 year - moonglow
7 different tags for different denominations of clean time.
This set is white, orange, green, red, blue, yellow and moonglow.
I never noticed the change at first, but the difference is the
(R) registered symbol in place of the (C) Copyright in the lower
right hand corner of the logo- still has the faux rope edge.

I think this is circa 4th edition because that's when we started
having the (R) on the symbol.
Side note - we have the (R) on the tags not the (C) because it's the
LOGO we have registered. It's more legally sound than copyrighting
the LOGO / Keytag, as it's not actually literature technically but a fob






WSO Set 6

1 day - white 30 days - orange 60 days - green 90 days - red 6 months - blue
9 months -yellow 1 year - moonglow 18 months - grey multiple years - black
9 tags in all. Fat ribbed edge. (R) symbol
Addition of grey and black tags for more clean time
Circa 1994-95 to present





Chips WSO set 1

1980's

7 chips in all. Featured in the 1987 WSO catalog.


Chips WSO set 2

1990's

6 months
Blue
1 Year
Moonglow
18 Months
Grey
Multiple Years
Black


9 chips in all. Available today at your World Service Office.
Start your own personal archives!


Georgia Chip set

1979 - 1987ish




6 chips in all. Georgia and many areas in the southeast used these chips prior to WSO having the Chips in set 1. Perhaps WSO started having chips because of these chips. I have an order form from Piedmont Area 1979.
White was newcomer, orange 30 days, there was no 60 day chip, red 90 days,
yellow was 6months, green 9 months, blue 1year.

They did produce a special birthday chip in the blue with the
name, time, and birthday date. These were made by a outside company
that also made merchandise for AA and other organizations.

Some groups or areas in North & South Carolina used these from as early as Nov. 1981 until Sept 1987, added the moonglow 1year in Feb. 1987, & then voted to used the WSO chips in Sept.

1979 Georgia Literature Sheet

Georgia Chip Article Feb 1984 NA Way Page 10 + 11




Hot Press Chip set

When?

NA Chips




Seems like these were used in the Northwest, but I have begun to expect that they were sold by the recovery shops and there was an import company that made these with the NA logo, AA logo, CMA logo, OA logo, etc etc and We Care Logo on the obverse. *IF* the shop was filling an order for a group, but was unable to fill a denomination, they would substitute with "WE Care" chips

We Care Chips

Think both these could be considered "outside enterprise" or renegade.


Hot Press Chip Spanish set

When?



7 chips in all. I bought these on ebay from an enterprising fellow. I think the company that was making these and the chips above got spanked by WSO attorneys to stop using our logo.

Think these could be considered "outside enterprise" or renegade.




Medallions


Mint in Packaging
Type Front Back Info
1985-1990 Original
Design
Antiquated
Bronze
1991-1996 Copyright
1991
Design
Antiquated
Bronze
1997-2003 Copyright
1991
Design
Silver
Plated
Nickel


Big plans to have a Narcotics Anonymous medallion page
Anyone who can send in a picture of a K Bea C (pre-85WSC)
3 month, 6 month or 9 month medallion
Feel Free - THANKS!






Miscellaneous Keytags
& Vintage FOBS


WCNA 15
Keytag

ECCNA 8
Kent State
Ohio
Keytag

ECCNA 9
Chip

Olden Times
One Year

Olden Times
One Year

Pocket
Sponsor

If you use
You lose
Call NA First
537-0507

NA Hotline
Florida
(305) 662-0280

Poker
Anyone?

WCNA 17
Convention
Money

WCNA 17
Hotline
Handout

Ours isn't big -
it's basic!

Today I Live
Clean and Sober
2 years
Coming Soon!
Today I Live
Clean and Sober
3 years

Today I Live
Clean & Sober
5 years


DK-NA Lighter
In Denmark NA there are NO non-smoking meetings,
and they even smoke while they eat
It's like a throw-back to NA in the early 80's.
They don't even have any Danish literature

Keep Coming back






Literature Order Forms

Adobe PDF Files

1976 WSO 1976 WSO Mod
1979 Georgia 1980 WSO
1982 WSO 2/84 NA Way
1985 Medallion Say Do Catalog

For the record, while there are archive sources on the internet, all of these literature forms were scavenged off the oldtimers and none were downloaded from the internet. All these pdf files were made using licensed Adobe Acrobat software. If you take my files and publish them on your site, please cite my site as being the source.
http://realslow.tripod.com/recovery/keytags.html
Thanks.





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