Home

   Advertising

   Animals

   Animation Art

   Arcade Jukeboxes & Pinball

   Autographs

   Banks, Registers, Vending

   Barware

   Bottles & Insulators

   Breweriana, Beer

   Casino

   Clocks

   Coins

   Comics

   Cultures, Ethnicities

   Decorative Collectibles

   Disneyana

   Fantasy, Mythical & Magic

   Furniture, Appliances & Fans

   Historical Memorabilia

   Holiday, Seasonal

   Housewares & Kitchenware

   Knives, Swords & Blades

   Lamps, Lighting

   Linens, Fabric & Textiles

   Metalware

   Militaria

   Pens & Writing Instruments

   Pez, Keychains, Promo Glasses

   Photographic Images

   Pinbacks, Nodders, Lunchboxes

   Postcards & Paper

   Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone

   Religions, Spirituality

   Rocks, Fossils, Minerals

   Science Fiction

   Science, Medical

   Stamps

   Tobacciana

   Tokens

    Elongated Coins

    Encased Coins

    Medals

    Civil War Tokens

    Love Tokens

    Transportation Tokens

    Trade Tokens

    Other Tokens

    World Tokens

   Tools, Hardware & Locks

   Trading Cards

   Transportation

   Vanity, Perfume & Shaving

   Vintage Sewing

If you collect Tokens
check out all the
Display Cases
That eBay has for your collection.

Black Display Cases Token Display Cases

Amusement Tokens Arcade Tokens Telephone Tokens

Amusement Tokens were used in coin operated devices, usually for entertainment. This included early forms of early slot machines, pinball and fortune telling machinery of the 1930s. Vending machines such as mint and gum ball machines may also be considered in this category.

Good for One Tune

One early location where amusement tokens were used and were paid to some game winners is the Penny Arcade. The earliest penny arcades from the nineteenth century had machines called bagatelles—a game combining pinball and billiards. Later, penny arcade machines grew closer to modern pinball. Another form of machine found in penny arcades were "peep show" machines which allowed the viewer to see various views of objects and later moving pictures. Slot machines, love testers, fortune teller machines and other coin operated devices were found in such venues. Penny arcades later led to the creation of video arcades in the 1970s.

Misc. Tokens For Sale

Mint Vintage Illinois Retailers Occ Token ~ Dept of Finance

$10.00
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 5:46:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

200 Years of History Token ~ 1976 Bicentennial Coin

$3.25
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 5:22:05 PST
Buy It Now for only: $3.25
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

WWII Era UK Great Britain Jetton Token Coin HIGH WYCOMBE 100 & 25 cents

$19.99
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 4:39:14 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

USA US Charleston Air Force Base NCO Canteen Token 25 & 5 cents Aluminium

$19.99
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 4:42:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Legends, Lores & Mythology Token ~ 1994 Genie - Devil - Ram Coin

$3.50
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 5:29:02 PST
Buy It Now for only: $3.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Token - Oklahoma Old Age Assistance - Lot of 8

$12.80
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 4:00:12 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.80
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VENS COUPON 35054 GAMBLING TOKEN

$25.00
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 4:14:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Cape Buffalo Token ~ 1975 Zulu Doubloon

$2.95
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 4:44:05 PST
Buy It Now for only: $2.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

African Cheetah Token ~ 1987 Zulu Animal Doubloon

$3.50
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 4:44:32 PST
Buy It Now for only: $3.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Lot of 200 Black Type I Tokettes Greenwald Industries GI Tokette Laundry Tokens

$54.95
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 4:53:55 PST
Buy It Now for only: $54.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Misc. Tokens For Sale

2 Collectible Vintage Casino Niagara Ontario $1 Gaming Tokens

$7.00
End Date: Tuesday Mar-27-2018 1:18:33 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $7.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

x 1x SO THANKFUL FOR YOU Pocket token charm Ganz

$4.99
End Date: Tuesday Mar-27-2018 1:00:02 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

x 1x Kind loving generous that's you SO THANKFUL FOR YOU Pocket token charm Ganz

$4.99
End Date: Tuesday Mar-27-2018 1:00:02 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

x 1x You are so loved SO THANKFUL FOR YOU Pocket token charm Ganz

$4.99
End Date: Tuesday Mar-27-2018 1:00:02 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

d LIVE happily SIMPLY BUTTERFLY charm POCKET TOKEN ganz treasure ever after

$4.99
End Date: Tuesday Mar-27-2018 0:45:37 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

o Single Rose Sweetheart Roses POCKET TOKEN CHARM love thinking of you

$4.99
End Date: Tuesday Mar-27-2018 0:38:38 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

o Rose Butterfly Sweetheart Roses POCKET TOKEN CHARM love thinking of you ganz

$4.99
End Date: Tuesday Mar-27-2018 0:38:38 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

o purple butterfly Sweetheart Roses POCKET TOKEN CHARM love thinking of you

$4.99
End Date: Tuesday Mar-27-2018 0:34:56 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

r 1x Faith CELTIC HEART IRISH CHARM POCKET TOKEN Ganz carry for good luck

$4.99
End Date: Tuesday Mar-27-2018 0:30:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

o 1 Blessings CELTIC HEART IRISH CHARM POCKET TOKEN Ganz I wish for you blessing

$4.99
End Date: Tuesday Mar-27-2018 0:30:11 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Arcade Tokens

Arcade Tokens are used in Video Arcade Machines. In the 1970 video games became very popular and the use of these tokens are wide spread as thousands of video arcades opened all across the country. Many arcades used stock token others used their own tokens. Most with at least the name of the arcade and in some cases the city and state.


Car Wash Tokens

Car Wash Tokens were issued by self serve car washes of the 1960's. Tokens were despensed from a dollar bill change machine. The Most Popular car was tokens are the one issued by Sofspra. They were also the largest chain to use tokens. One unusual car wash token is in shape of a bears head.


Sales Tax Tokens

Sales Tax Tokens In the 1930's 14 states had authorized the use of either sales tax tokens or paper scrip as change for the taxes. It has been estimated that more than a billion sales tax tokens were issued. Even when some state governments refused to issue sales tax tokens, many businesses issued them on their own to help their customers. State issued sales tax tokens were made of copper, brass, paper, fiber, aluminum, zinc, and plastic. Many were colored. The language ranged from:

  • Arizona's......to make change for correct sales tax
  • Louisiana's.... Public Welfare Tax Token
  • Oklahoma's.... For Old Age Assistance

Telephone Tokens

Telephone Tokens were used in pay phones from the late 1800 to World War 2. Individual telephone companies, places of business and organizations issued and used telephone tokens. They were used by employees and the general public. You will see telephone tokens marked Gettone, Goeta and Y.S.&S. Co. (Yale Slot & Slug Co.) and individual phone companies marked "One Switch" or "One Local Switch".

Casino Token New Orleans, Louisiana Amusement Token Player Piano Token Wooden Nickel

Wooden Nickels and Wooden Money

Wooden Money was first issued by the Citizen's Bank of Tenino, Washington, on December 5, 1931. Several other places, mostly in the Pacific North-West, issued wooden money after that. Some followed the flat format of Tenino and others used round pieces. In 1934 a new use for wooden money or wooden nickels was found in a combination of advertising for civic celebrations and providing souvenirs of the celebration.

Just when the adage "Don’t take any Wooden Nickels!" was added to the American language is unclear, but the reasons are easy to understand. The Most Popular wooden nickels are thoses issued by Sambo's Restaurant in the 1970's and 1980's.


Home | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Links

This site is Copyright Farber and Associates, LLC 2005-2014, All Rights Reserved