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    General Store Tokens For Sale

    DAKOTA TERRITORY CENTENNIAL TOKEN 1861-1961 BISMARK GENERAL CUSTER GF 50c

    $6.99
    End Date: Tuesday May-30-2017 12:44:08 PDT
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    set Hatfield MISSOURI trade tokens James W Clark General Mdse good for 5 - 1.00

    $39.87
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    APPOMATTOX VA VIRGINIA - H. M. BURGE CO. GENERAL MERCHANDISE GF 5c TRADE TOKEN

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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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    Rare vintage LALANDE & TOUPS-ARIEL, LOUISIANA 50 Cent aluminum trade token

    $6.39 (3 Bids)
    End Date: Friday May-26-2017 14:17:39 PDT
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    CHAS. A. OLIVIER 25c TOKEN FROM ARNAUDVILLE (SAINT LANDRY PARISH) LOUISIANA LA

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    F. Ricker New Orleans Louisiana 10 cent Trade Token

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    End Date: Thursday Jun-1-2017 18:17:07 PDT
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    Mansura Louisiana LA - Dora Plant - F. Regard - Payable 25ΒΆ In Goods Only

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    End Date: Wednesday May-31-2017 17:39:27 PDT
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    Tokens Lot ~ Colorado Sales TAX & Louisiana Luxury TAX

    $0.99 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Monday May-29-2017 6:43:10 PDT
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    Louisiana, Gheens - C.W. Gheens 10c Token

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    End Date: Sunday Jun-11-2017 20:53:38 PDT
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    RARE Vtg. F.L. MAXWELL-MOUND, LOUISIANA Good for ONE RATION OF FLOUR brass token

    $6.05 (4 Bids)
    End Date: Friday May-26-2017 14:00:32 PDT
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    RAYNE LA LOUISIANA - WADDY ARCENEAUX STORE TOKEN GF 10 IM 1920's GENERAL STORE

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    End Date: Friday Jun-16-2017 18:57:29 PDT
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    ADVERTISING TOKEN L. G. DANIEL & CO. LIQUOR DEALERS NEW ORLEANS, LA. LOUISIANA

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    End Date: Sunday Jun-11-2017 15:46:21 PDT
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    US Military Trade Token (LOUISIANA) BARKSDALE FIELD NCO CLUB 5ΒΆ 21mm ME2593

    $8.00
    End Date: Sunday Jun-18-2017 20:14:44 PDT
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    Misc. Tokens

    Misc Louisiana Trade Tokens For Sale

    Louisiana Luxury Tax Safe-O-Mat Laundry Federal APD Parking Gettone Phone Tokens

    $15.50
    End Date: Tuesday Jun-20-2017 23:56:45 PDT
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    PUBLIC WELFARE TAX LOUISIANA TOKEN

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    End Date: Saturday Jun-24-2017 9:23:40 PDT
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    Rare 1904 Louisiana Purchase World's Fair Token / Napoleon & Jefferson -Item 171

    $30.00
    End Date: Friday Jun-23-2017 17:33:44 PDT
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    Sugar Bowl Token ~ 1969 Louisiana Festivals Football Coin

    $3.50
    End Date: Friday Jun-16-2017 6:16:24 PDT
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    Louisiana State Railroad Museum Token ~ 1996 Breaker 999 Locomotive Train Coin

    $3.95
    End Date: Wednesday May-31-2017 18:26:51 PDT
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    Governor Claiborne Token ~ First Governor of Louisiana

    $3.25
    End Date: Monday May-29-2017 6:34:51 PDT
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    Lot Of 5 Tokens NCO Club Barksdale AFB Air Force Base Bossier City Louisiana LA

    $4.95 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Saturday Jun-3-2017 19:19:59 PDT
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    Louisiana Tricentennial Token ~ 1982 Krewe of Rex Doubloon Coin

    $2.95
    End Date: Tuesday Jun-13-2017 5:37:33 PDT
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    Metairie New Orelans Gretna Louisiana Jefferson Parish Safety Award Medal Token

    $7.50 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Sunday May-28-2017 16:10:58 PDT
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    Coca Cola Token ~ 1977 Louisiana Coke 75th. Anniversary Coin

    $6.50
    End Date: Friday Jun-16-2017 16:57:11 PDT
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