Continuing from yesterday’s post… it was noted that Forrest Smith somehow misspelled his own name, in his signature that appears on the missing Missouri pattern, which was featured yesterday.
Monte was kind enough to offer up some additional information on the matter, along with some new photographs. Taken from the comments section yesterday, Monte explained:
Not only was Forrest misspelled on this zinc pattern, but on 4 other patterns from the state of Missouri as well. Additionally, his name was misspelled that way on a couple of the early (1936, 1937) State Rules and Regulations booklets and on one of his campaign pin-back buttons for the position of State Auditor when he ran for a second term. Forrest Smith is also the only known human to have had his name appear on a roll and box from ANY state, on Missouri zinc tokens, although his name was spelled correctly on those (they are not listed in the M&D).
This is a photo of what we all wish we had found. A nicely mixed hoard of Washington tokens, ready to be sorted and dug through. Send us photos of your personal hoard, and I’ll post the photo along with your story! Click twice on the photo to really zoom in!
Fifth in the series, this display showcases some tax token History with a timeline, including the different types of materials that were used to create tokens and a few anti tax token items from Oregon and Nebraska. There are also examples of tokens from California, Kentucky, Michigan and North Carolina. Click twice on the photo to really zoom in! Check back soon to see one last photo in this series.
A nice example of rarer sales tax scrip from Peoria, Illinois. The M&D book considered this item to be an R-9, which would be mean there are between 2-4 known examples left in existence. This estimate may have changed in the 20 years since the book was published, however.