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    Holabird Saloon Token Catalog
    Titled - Collecting Guide to the Pioneer Minor Coinage of
    American Saloons.
    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.

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    Saloon Tokens For Sale

    The Hog Ranch Fort Laramie Wyoming Saloon Brothel Token Cat House

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    Mahogany Hall New Orleans Madame Bulldog Saloon Brothel Token Cat House

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    Red Dog Saloon Virginia City Any Way All Day Brothel Token Cat House

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    Red Dog Saloon Virginia City whore cat house whisky brass brothel token

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    RARE UNLISTED JOHN KOERNER 5c SALOON TOKEN MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN WI

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    EARLY GERMAN SILVER KERR HOUSE BAR 5c SALOON TOKEN PICTORIAL EAGLE MARION OHIO

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    RARE EAGLE SALOON TOKEN ZANESVILLE MUSKINGUM COUNTY OHIO OH

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    Denver CO. Trade Token Martin Garriety Good For 12-1/2c (saloon) 23mm me61

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    Saginaw MI. Trade Tokens (2 pcs) James H. Diamond (Saloon) GF 2-1/2c 30mm ME157

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    Geneva NE Trade Token Wilson & Schneider (Saloon) GF 2-1/2c IT 18mm me13

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    EARLY UNLISTED B. HANSON 5c SALOON TOKEN STRAWBERRY POINT, CLAYTON COUNTY, IOWA

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    RARE EARLY M. SKIFF DRINK 5c SALOON TOKEN PUEBLO, PUEBLO COUNTY, COLORADO CO

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    LOS ANGELES CA. Saloon Trade Token CONTINENTAL GRILLS GF 2 1/2¢ IT 19mm ME8773

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    ca 1909 GERVAIS, OREGON (tiny MARION CO) RARE "PALACE SALOON, J. BINGMAN" TOKEN

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    ca 1900s MILWAUEE WISCONSIN WI "GLEN WAULTERS BUFFET (SALOON" OCTAGONAL 25 TOKEN

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    1901 Encased Senate Saloon Clinton IL RARE Small Town L@@K!

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    OMAHA (NEBRASKA) Saloon Trade Token-Check SILVER TAP ROOM / Worth 5¢ 21mm ME8933

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    SCHUYLER NEBRASKA Saloon Trade Token KOCI BROS. / GF 2 1/2¢ IT 25mm ME8937

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    OMAHA NEBRASKA Saloon Trade Token HUGO F. BILZ / GF 2 1/2¢ IT 25mm ME8941

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    St. Maries, ID The Star, early star pictorial Idaho saloon merchant trade token

    $2.25 (2 Bids)
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