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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: Thursday Jun-21-2018 10:24:36 PDT
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    Swede'S Saloon Yuma Arizona Screw Stogi Drink Brothel Token Good All Night

    $7.99
    End Date: Thursday Jun-21-2018 11:40:15 PDT
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    Honest Walt'S Saloon Tombstone Arizona Terr Brothel Token Good All Night

    $7.50
    End Date: Thursday Jun-21-2018 13:17:47 PDT
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    OMAHA NE NEBRASKA - J.F.C. RUMOHR 207 SALOON TOKEN GF 2 1/2 IT ~ CIRCA PRE 1900

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    LAM(X) Reno, NV - Club Cal-Neva Saloon - G/F One Drink - 33 MM Plastic

    $9.95
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    LAM(C) SCD - Virginia City, NV - Ponderosa Saloon - G/F $1 Gaming - 1979

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    BARTELSO ILL. IL ILLINOIS ~ GF 5 c DRINK TOKEN ( JANSEN HOTEL SALOON 1910 )

    $18.99
    End Date: Thursday Jun-21-2018 11:34:30 PDT
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    Shades Saloon - 5 Cents in Trade - Merchants Token - ii

    $39.99
    End Date: Wednesday Jun-20-2018 15:21:29 PDT
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    Starke Corner Saloon Gardnerville, Nevada Trade Token Good For 10c One Drink -03

    $170.00
    End Date: Wednesday Jun-20-2018 17:21:27 PDT
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    Starke Corner Saloon Gardnerville, Nevada Trade Token Good For 10c One Drink -04

    $170.00
    End Date: Wednesday Jun-20-2018 17:21:53 PDT
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    Saloon Tokens For Sale

    Red Dog Saloon Good For One Screw/Brothel

    $9.35
    End Date: Friday Jul-20-2018 2:41:23 PDT
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    ONE DOLLAR PROOF GAMING TOKEN SAMPLE STRIKE FOR LIBERTY BELL SALOON RENO NV

    $20.00
    End Date: Friday Jun-29-2018 22:52:03 PDT
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    GEO WELCOME AGT (HORR ALDRICH JARDINE) 12½¢ MONTANA SALOON DRINK BAR TRADE TOKEN

    $287.00
    End Date: Thursday Jul-19-2018 20:17:46 PDT
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    Europe Saloon Spring Glen, Utah Trade Token Good For 1 Drink or Cigar

    $235.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Tuesday Jun-26-2018 19:14:41 PDT
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    RARE Riverside Park Saloon Spring Glen, Utah Trade Token Good For 1 Drink/Cigar

    $90.00 (1 Bid)
    End Date: Tuesday Jun-26-2018 19:13:43 PDT
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    Old Style Saloon No. 10 Deadwood,SD Token.

    $3.50
    End Date: Thursday Jul-19-2018 19:08:49 PDT
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    RARE UNLISTED LITTLE BOHEMIA SALOON, 1722 LOOMIS ST. BI-METAL TRADE TOKEN

    $9.99 (1 Bid)
    End Date: Friday Jun-29-2018 18:02:42 PDT
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    C.1899 San Francisco Art Saloon Token R-SFO-14 NGC AU 53 Rarity in this grade

    $175.00
    End Date: Thursday Jul-19-2018 17:08:52 PDT
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    Hector, MN Trade Token - Wm. F. Stute (Saloon 1908-1912)

    $9.99 (1 Bid)
    End Date: Friday Jun-29-2018 13:56:47 PDT
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    E. J. Fakler Saloon Winona, Minnesota MN 5¢ Trade Token

    $10.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Tuesday Jun-26-2018 9:01:38 PDT
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