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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.

    Saloon Tokens For Sale

    Saloon Tokens For Sale

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

    $78.50
    End Date: Wednesday Jul-26-2017 10:24:36 PDT
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    New Jersey, Newark - Joe Raffo (saloon) 5c Drink Token

    $34.95
    End Date: Wednesday Jul-26-2017 20:08:50 PDT
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    Arizona, Ray - 1909-14 Cordova Saloon One Drink Token

    $114.95
    End Date: Wednesday Jul-26-2017 20:08:51 PDT
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    Swede'S Saloon Yuma Arizona Screw Stogi Drink Brothel Token Good All Night #B-22

    $7.50
    End Date: Wednesday Jul-26-2017 11:40:15 PDT
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    Honest Walt'S Saloon Tombstone Arizona Terr Brothel Token Good All Night #D-2

    $7.50
    End Date: Wednesday Jul-26-2017 13:17:47 PDT
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    Brass Liquor Only GEM Saloon El Paso Texas Token $4

    $75.00
    End Date: Wednesday Jul-26-2017 10:40:11 PDT
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    The Hog Ranch Fort Laramie Wyoming Saloon Brothel Token Cat House

    $7.50
    End Date: Thursday Jul-27-2017 18:25:07 PDT
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    Mahogany Hall New Orleans Madame Bulldog Saloon Brothel Token Cat House

    $7.50
    End Date: Thursday Jul-27-2017 18:28:58 PDT
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    Red Dog Saloon Virginia City Any Way All Day Brothel Token Cat House

    $7.50
    End Date: Friday Jul-28-2017 10:40:23 PDT
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    OMAHA NE NEBRASKA - J.F.C. RUMOHR 207 SALOON TOKEN GF 2 1/2 IT - DATES PRE 1900

    $69.99
    End Date: Wednesday Jul-26-2017 20:00:15 PDT
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    Saloon Tokens For Sale

    Vintage Stock Exchange Bar Saloon Merchant Token - Ely,Nev.

    $29.95 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Wednesday Aug-2-2017 7:12:17 PDT
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    Vintage The Butte Bar Saloon Good for 12 1/2C in Trade Merchant Token Ely,Nev.

    $29.95 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Wednesday Aug-2-2017 7:04:10 PDT
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    Lot of 8 Vintage Wooden Nickels UMD Athletics VFW Waffle House Sawmill Saloon

    $7.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Wednesday Aug-2-2017 6:07:39 PDT
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    Gahan Bros. Bar, Denver, Co. 1910 Saloon, GF 2-1/2 in Trade

    $20.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Wednesday Aug-2-2017 5:34:36 PDT
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    Lenzini & Nizzi, Tioga, CO., GF 5 Cents in Trade, 1909-1911 Saloon

    $99.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Wednesday Aug-2-2017 5:34:36 PDT
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    ONE DOLLAR PROOF GAMING TOKEN SAMPLE STRIKE FOR LIBERTY BELL SALOON RENO NV

    $20.00
    End Date: Friday Aug-4-2017 22:12:15 PDT
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    Durand, Wisconsin, The Gem Saloon, Good For $.05 In Trade

    $33.99
    End Date: Thursday Aug-24-2017 19:33:03 PDT
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    Camden, New Jersey, Pepeta's Saloon, $.05

    $77.99
    End Date: Thursday Aug-24-2017 19:32:21 PDT
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    Frank Madden Stockton,California Saloon Drink Cigar Token & Brunswick Collender

    $23.50 (2 Bids)
    End Date: Tuesday Aug-1-2017 19:28:43 PDT
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    St. Louis, Missouri, Herman Bader Saloon, H. Bader, $.02 1/2

    $22.99
    End Date: Thursday Aug-24-2017 19:07:37 PDT
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