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    Holabird Saloon Token Catalog
    Titled - Collecting Guide to the Pioneer Minor Coinage of
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    Saloon Tokens and Books
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    J. W. Armshaw Sunny South Saloon New Orleans, LA
    J. W. Armshaw
    Sunny South Saloon
    New Orleans, LA

    Marble Hall Saloon - J.T. Carlin New Orleans, LA

    Marble Hall Saloon - J.T. Carlin New Orleans, LA
    Carrollton Hotel E. Chaix
    New Orleans, LA
    Saloon Token
    Good For 5 Drink

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    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.

    Red Stag Saloon New Orleans, LA
    Red Stag Saloon
    New Orleans, LA
    Saloon Token Good For 12 1/2 At The Bar
    Saloon Token
    Good For 12 1/2 At The Bar
    Marble Hall Saloon - J.T. Carlin New Orleans, LA
    Marble Hall Saloon - J.T. Carlin
    New Orleans, LA
    Deposit 5 On Bottle Bottle Deposit Token
    Tokens were used as deposit checks primarily by Grocery and Restaurants in much the same manner as the bottle deposit checks used by dairies.

    When a customer bought a drink, he also paid a deposit (usually five cents) and received a token. When the empty bottle was returned with the token, the patron would be refunded his nickel. This would prevent people from bringing in a large number of bottles.

    quarti or quartee Good For 2 1/2 cents In Trade
    Quarti
    Good For 2 1/2 Cents
    A type of token used primarily in the New Orleans area was a 2 denomination known locally as a "quarti," also spelled "quartee." This name likely comes from the fact that the value was one-tenth of a quarter.

    These were used in many types of businesses such as restaurants where the product such as poor boys and plates of red-beans-and-rice were priced at two for five cents. Unfortunately, most of these quarti bear only the initials of the issuer, making a definite attribution difficult if not impossible.

    Saloon Tokens For Sale

    Saloon Tokens For Sale

    ARCADE SALOON TOKEN - Good For One Drink - Raton, New Mexico

    $78.50
    End Date: Saturday May-27-2017 10:24:36 PDT
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    New Jersey, Newark - Joe Raffo (saloon) 5c Drink Token

    $34.95
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    Swede'S Saloon Yuma Arizona Screw Stogi Drink Brothel Token Good All Night #B-22

    $7.50
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    Honest Walt'S Saloon Tombstone Arizona Terr Brothel Token Good All Night #D-2

    $7.50
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    Brass Liquor Only GEM Saloon El Paso Texas Token $4

    $75.00
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    Poke of Gold Saloon Folsom Cal. brass brothel cat whore house token #T9

    $9.85
    End Date: Friday May-26-2017 20:27:33 PDT
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    Lillie's Saloon Hangtown Cal brass brothel cat whore house token #T6

    $9.85
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    Montana Trade Token - "Good for One Drink or Cigar" Butte Saloon, Basin MT

    $35.00
    End Date: Friday May-26-2017 20:37:08 PDT
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    OMAHA NE NEBRASKA - J.F.C. RUMOHR 207 SALOON TOKEN GF 2 1/2 IT - DATES PRE 1900

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    PHILADELPHIA PA - JAS. F. CLEARY CLEARY'S SALOON GIBSON PURE RYE PICTORAL TOKEN

    $29.99
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    Saloon Tokens For Sale

    (Detroit, MI) Maverick Token - Ardussi 313 Monroe (Saloon 1903)

    $2.99 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Monday Jun-5-2017 10:17:30 PDT
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    Scarce, Germany(?), brass saloon token, toned XF or better GUT FÜR EIN GLAS BIER

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    Sagebrush Cattle Co. & Longhorn Saloon (Orlando,Fl.)

    $1.99
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    Lincoln, IA Trade Token - Fred E. Hoeg (Hotel & Saloon 1918-1925)

    $119.99 (0 Bids)
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    (Grafton, WI) Maverick Token - J. Spehn (Joseph, Saloon 1897-1898) Rare Town

    $9.99 (0 Bids)
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    Emery, SD Wooden Nickel Trade Token - Liberty Belle Saloon

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    ALS TAVERN DETROIT MICHIGAN GOOD FOR 25¢ IT SALOON TRADE TOKEN WAYNE COUNTY MI

    $14.99
    End Date: Saturday Jun-24-2017 20:38:45 PDT
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    EDDIE'S BAR DETROIT MICHIGAN GF 5¢ IT SALOON TOKEN JUNCTION AVENUE WAYNE COUNTY

    $14.99
    End Date: Saturday Jun-24-2017 20:38:17 PDT
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    Alaska Token - HOMER SPIT - SALTY DAWG SALOON 1957 red

    $8.50 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Thursday Jun-1-2017 20:30:44 PDT
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    Alaska Token - HOMER SPIT - SALTY DAWG SALOON 1957 blue

    $8.50 (0 Bids)
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