Joliet Federal Savings issued plates/ashtrays to celebrate the state of Illinois' 150th anniversary, and one of them is being auctioned on eBay.
In 1968, when the state of Illinois celebrated its sesquicentennial -- aka, the 150th anniversary of it becoming a state -- the old Joliet Federal Savings issued a commemorative ashtray/plate to honor the milestone. Joliet Federal is long gone, but one of its souvenirs is still intact and available on eBay for a starting auction bid of just $2.99 (shipping, however, will set the winner back $6). For one dollar more, you can skip the bidding and just buy it. The seller describes it as "nice." Bidding ends late Thursday night. Click here to get more details. Sign up for our free daily newsletter and breaking news alerts in Joliet and Romeoville.