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    General Store Tokens For Sale

    Vintage Farmers Merc Co General Store Token Good For $1 In Trade Elk Creek NE

    $10.75
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    I. L. Lockhart General Merchandise Somonauk, Illinois IL 50ΒΆ Trade Token

    $10.00 (1 Bid)
    End Date: Friday Nov-24-2017 17:31:41 PST
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    Vintage Farmers Merc Co General Store Token Good For $5 In Trade Elk Creek NE

    $11.95
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    C. F. Knoll General Store
    C.F. Knoll General Store
    Bunkie, LA

    In the south central part of the state, tokens were used as a means of credit or barter.

    The small town General Store or Grocery Store owners would contract with local farmers to supply produce, eggs, meat, etc. which the merchant would purchase with cash but pay a premium if the farmer would accept tokens.

    Another common practice was for the merchant to advance the farmer tokens on promise of the coming harvest. This method also had the advantage of simplifying bookkeeping since rather than having to itemize each purchase, the cashier would simply give out set amounts (e.g. $10) in tokens and accept them as cash when the customer needed provisions.

    Some stores here in Louisiana continued using tokens in this manner into the 1960s.

    Other businesses such as Drug Stores, tailors, auto dealers, and furniture stores issued tokens as premiums much like coupons today. These typically were good for a drink at the soda fountain, $2.00 on a suit, or $1.00 off a purchase of $20 or more although several other scenarios were utilized by enterprising merchants. To entice customers to visit the store, these were distributed in many ways such as handing them out with other purchases, on the street, at fairs, or at ball games. Harry Hyman, a New Orleans tailor, would throw his tokens into Mardi Gras crowds in the 1920s, perhaps inspiring the now-popular doubloons. Many New Orleans area businesses continue this tradition.

    New Orleans, LA Grocery Store Token W. Thibodeaux Grocery Store Lake Arthur, LA Raymond Walker Jefferson Store St. James, LA Good For $1.00 In Merchandise

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    Louisiana Trade Tokens For Sale

    Louisiana, Gheens - Gheens & Bro 25 Token

    $89.95
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    US Trade Token - FLEMING LOUISIANA PLANTATION #7 COMMISSARY - Good For 5 cents

    $9.99 (1 Bid)
    End Date: Thursday Nov-23-2017 15:48:49 PST
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    (NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA) Trade Tokens PAPS FOOD CENTER (3 pcs) 1ΒΆ 5ΒΆ

    $6.95
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    (BAKER LOUISIANA) Trade Tokens BAKER'S FOOD CENTER (3 pcs) 1ΒΆ 5ΒΆ

    $7.50
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    (NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA) Trade Tokens JACK'S SUPERETTE (3 pcs) 1ΒΆ 5ΒΆ

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    BARKSDALE AFB - BOSSIER LA LOUISIANA - NCO OPEN MESS GF 5c TOKEN MILITARY A.F.B

    $9.49
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    Louisiana, Gheens - Gheens & Bro. 100 Token

    $59.95
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    THIBODAUX LOUISIANA UNLISTED TOKEN "ACADIA PLANTATION" 50 ct (Thibodeaux)

    $300.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Friday Nov-24-2017 12:17:06 PST
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    (NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA) Trade Tokens PAPS FOOD CENTER (2 pcs) 25ΒΆ

    $5.95
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    PINE PRAIRE LOUISIANA Trade Tokens C&A SUPER MARKET (3 pcs) 1ΒΆ 5ΒΆ & 10ΒΆ ME7733

    $7.50
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    Misc. Tokens

    Misc Louisiana Trade Tokens For Sale

    A PLASTIC ENCASED 1987 HOLIDAY IN DIXIE LOUISIANA PURCHASE KEYCHAIN COIN #1078

    $5.50
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    Public Welfare Tax Token Louisiana 5

    $11.00
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    COIN TOKEN HAPPY 250TH BIRTHDAY NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA 1968 MARDI GRAS 10+ CLUB

    $9.99
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    Louisiana Purchase Exposition Official Souvenir token

    $20.00
    End Date: Saturday Dec-9-2017 7:21:13 PST
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    Large Brass 1904 Louisiana Purchase Expo Commemorative 34mm Token Medal M977

    $79.95
    End Date: Monday Dec-18-2017 15:54:47 PST
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    Riverboat Casino Lake Charles Louisiana Slot Machine 777 Twenty Five Cent Token

    $1.99
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    JAX BEER MAN FISING IN BOAT FISHING RODEO BRITON ISLAND LOUISIANA TOKEN NR 6.50

    $6.50 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Monday Nov-27-2017 8:29:48 PST
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    New Orleans Fair Ground Token ~ 1970 Louisiana Derby Horse Racing Coin

    $6.60
    End Date: Thursday Nov-30-2017 3:16:24 PST
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    Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904 Official Souvenir Token

    $39.50
    End Date: Sunday Nov-26-2017 12:41:34 PST
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    Krewe Of Neptune Meadow Mardi Gras People of Louisiana 1974 Coin Token

    $11.00
    End Date: Monday Dec-4-2017 7:33:16 PST
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