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Trade Tokens - Good For Tokens

Texas Saloon Token

Saloon Tokens and Bar Tokens
Bars and saloons used tokens to allow customers to accept free drinks without having to drink them at that time. Also the tokens would often be used when drinks were two for twenty-five cents; the patron would pay his quarter and receive a drink and a token. Another usage popular in bars was on domino and card tables. Players would "rent" the table for a time, receiving tokens in exchange for the amount paid. Losers would pay the winner with a token, which supposedly was good only for merchandise in a disguised attempt to circumvent gaming laws, but would often be redeemed for cash by the bartender. Saloon tokens such as this piece from San Antonio, Texas are very rare.

Trade Tokens For Sale

Coal Scrip Token 25 cents, Landgraff Realty Company Store,1951,Landgraff, WV

$7.28
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Coal Scrip Token 25 cents,Seneca Stores Co.,Leslie,West Virginia Greenbriar Co.

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1850'S GENTLEMANS FURNISHING STORE TRIAL STRIKE ON ONE SIDE OF MERCHANT TOKEN

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1911 FOSTER-AVERY CO., PORTLAND (MAINE) ONE HALF CENT TRADE TOKEN

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HIRSCH & REISING GENERAL MDSE., POSEYVILLE, INDIANA TRADE TOKEN

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Monreals Tortillas Inc Milwaukee WI Food Stamp Paper Scrip Token

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Kinross Correctional Facility Military Prison Jail Kincheloe AFB MI Token Set 4

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Texas Department Of Corections Huntsville TX Jail Prison Coupon Scrip Token Set

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North Carolina Department NC Jail Prison Token Zara NC-9

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National Junior Republic Annapolis Junction MD Jail Prison Token Set Of 6

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Trade Tokens For Sale

Golden State Milk Products Co. One Quart Milk Token

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CLOVER & COX - SPRINGFIELD, ORE. - 10c In Trade Token

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Golden State Company, Ltd. One Quart Milk Token

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WESTSIDE SALOON Carters, California trade token

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R.E. ALLEN - ESTACADA, ORE. - 10c In Trade Token

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W.E. LINN - ESTACADA, ORE. - 5c In Trade Token

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Jas. A. Hammond 1.00 Ingle Scrip Sayre, Ohio OH trade token 1900s 3 token town

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El Rancho Tropicano Santa Rosa, California CA ERROR? trade token Rare?

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Token Trade Paper AURORA IL Ridge Jewelers 1930s GF 5c

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Trade Token - Montana - Official Souvenir Dollar - WM - BU - 1964

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California Bakery Token

Bakery Tokens
The method of use promoted by most bakeries followed the well-known "baker's dozen" scenario. A customer would pay for twelve loaves (at five or ten cents each), and receive thirteen tokens. Typical reverse die work: Good for one Loaf, Good for one Loaf Bread, Good for 1/2 Loaf, Good for one 5 Loaf Bread etc.


Illinois Bank Token

Bank Tokens
Bank tokens were used as promotions to get customers to open a savings accounts.


New Mexico Barber Shop Token

Barber Shop Tokens
Barber Shop Tokens were mainly good for a Shave, shoe shine or a bath. Many of these tokens were supplied by Koken Barber Supply Co. in St. Louis, MO. They manufactured barber chairs and many other barber supplies.


Iowa Cigar Store Token

Cigar Store Tokens
In the early 1900's, cigar smoking was common while cigarettes were still comparatively rare. The cigar business was an important industry and cigar stores were very common. Most cigar store tokens were used in some form of gambling, such as slot machines, dice games, punchboards. Slot machines and trade stimulators paid out in tokens good for a cigar only at the place named on the token.


West Virginia Coal Mine Token

Coal Tokens Coal Mine company stores issued tokens or script which were used by the coal miners. The miners cound get an advance on their pay which they could use at the company store.

Ohio Bank Token Rare oval 12 1/2 token Illinois Cigar Store Token Kentucky Coal Token

Bimetal Louisiana Lumber Token

Lumber Tokens Lumber Companies issued tokens, similar to Coal companies, in their Lumber Mill Commissaries. Often the sawmill community consisted of only the mill, company offices, workers' housing, and the commissary. This commissary frequently became the hub of social activity in the community, containing the post office and often being host to church services. Common commissary practices used by most lumber companies were designed to recover as much of the employee's wages as possible. Many mills paid laborers daily in tokens that could be used in the company owned commissary.

Usually these tokens were exchanged for cash either weekly or monthly. Some companies would only pay cash should an employee accept a discount of between five and twenty percent. Other mills paid their workers in cash, but if an employee needed an advance against his wages he was given tokens.


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