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    General Store Tokens For Sale

    ca 1900s FEDOR TEXAS (tiny LEE CO nr LEXINGTON TX) "JATZLAU" GENERAL STORE TOKEN

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    Campbell, NE Trade Token - Hermansons Store (General Store 1934-1950)

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    Unlisted Token~John Fowler General Merchandise Dora.Ala~Good For 10ΒΆ in Trade

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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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    SCARCE ~ PELICAN LA LOUISIANA ~ PELICAN LUMBER CO. GF 5 TOKEN ~ 1885 to 1892

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    (NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA) Trade Tokens JONES GROCERY (2 pcs) 25ΒΆ & 50ΒΆ ME7689

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    MONROE LOUISIANA Trade Tokens GEORGIA ST. GROCERY (2 pcs) 25ΒΆ & 50ΒΆ ME7743

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    (NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA) Trade Tokens PAT'S GROCERY #2 (2 pcs) 25ΒΆ

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    (ZWOLLE LOUISIANA) Trade Tokens STEWART'S GROCERY (2 pcs) 25ΒΆ & 50ΒΆ ME7727

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    Guildive Plantation Not Transferable Klotzville, Louisiana LA 5ΒΆ Trade Token

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    UNLISTED SCHRIEVER, LOUISIANA "WAUBUN STORE 5 cent" PLANTATION TRADE TOKEN

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    THIBODAUX LA LOUISIANA ~ LAUREL GROVE CO. GF MEAL TOKEN ~ SUGAR PLANTATION 1910

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    (BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA) Trade Tokens ABRAMS GROCERY (2 pcs) 25ΒΆ

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    (STARK LOUISIANA) Trade Tokens RISTOM'S SUPER MARKET (2 pcs) 25ΒΆ

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    Misc. Tokens

    Misc Louisiana Trade Tokens For Sale

    Congressman Bob Livingston First Diastrict Louisiana Collectible Token

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    Large Brass 1904 Louisiana Purchase Expo Commemorative 34mm Token Medal M977

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    Confederate Museum - Louisiana's Civil War Museum Collectible Old Doubloon 1969

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    Ultra Rare Token -- 1968 Shell's States of the Union (Louisiana)

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    Louisiana State Railroad Museum Token ~ 1996 Breaker 999 Locomotive Train Coin

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

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    1904 MO HK-306 SC$1 Louisiana Purchase Admission Coin NGC MS 66 DPL #28851 RARE

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    Laser Tag Complex Baton Rouge Louisiana Token Coin 0722

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    Society of Nuclear Medicine 1954 New Orleans Louisiana 40mm Token #G7184

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    Streetcar Named Desire Token ~ 1967 Louisiana Tourist Commission Coin

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