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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

USA GOOD FOR 5 CENTS IN TRADE TOKEN SHARP XF DETAILS 21.3mm BRASS COLLECTABLE

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The Mint Hotel Premium Token Las Vegas

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1867-1967 Ellsworth Centennial 50 Cent Trade Token

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(I) Vintage USA Trade Token Good For One Cake of Palmolive Soap

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Muskogee, Oklahoma Rennaissance Faire - Henry VII Rex - 2£ Token - 39mm

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(C1876) NGC MS62 J. Henry Gercke Advertising Trade Token Masonic Philadelphia PA

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Good for 5 Cents in Trade - Sid and Ruth's Mayville - Nice Token - # 138473

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TRADE TOKEN "E. R. & CO / 5 / CENTS" * 23mm * BRASS ? * UNLISTED * RARE TOKEN ?

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RARE!!! - GOOD FOR 5¢ IN TRADE TOKEN - HOLED - HIGH GRADE - #1270

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CBE countermark trade token host 1838 seated us dime holed for suspension

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Trade Tokens For Sale

WASHINGTON TOKEN - CLUB POOL ROOM, OTHELLO, WA TOKEN (LOT D405) g.f. 5c

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1890 Elliott Button Fastener Machine Token, Grand Rapids MI

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1890 Elliott Button Fastener Machine Token, Grand Rapids MI

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WASHINGTON TOKEN - CLUB CIGAR STORE, ELLENSBURG, WA TOKEN (LOT D403) g.f. 50c

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WASHINGTON TOKEN - THE GEM, CENTRALIA, WA TOKEN (LOT D403) g.f. 5c

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Milwaukee Wisconsin WI Lot 4 Sammy's Mike's Club 31 TAVERN VINTAGE BAR TOKEN

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WASHINGTON TOKEN - PASTIME CIGAR STORE, RITZVILLE, WA TOKEN (LOT D402) RARE

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WASHINGTON TOKEN - PASTIME, RITZVILLE, WA TOKEN (LOT D401) RARE

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B.P.O.E. Elks Club #375 - 5 Cent Token *8068

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Preston County Supply Co. Cascade, W. VA. Good For 25 In Merchandise Token *035

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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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