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22 thoughts on “Classifieds

  1. Steve

    I’ve recently begun collecting Ohio prepaid sales tax stamps and, since acquiring Monte Dean’s excellent work, am interested in contacting others of like interest to expand my knowledge and add to my collection through either purchase or trade. If anyone is willing to correspond, I can be contacted at sjtomisek AT verizon DOT net.

  2. Rob

    Hi I was wondering if anyone has any Gimbels-Schuster’s fiber dept of agri tokens for sale. They are same size as OPA tokens and there are 3 versions 1 point, 5 point, and 25 point. I am also looking for a Food Fair one that is either 10 or 25 point. I have similar fiber tokens of A&P, Shopwell, Farmer Jacks and Food Fair. Not sure if there were more of those kind of tokens out there or not. [email protected] Thanks for help. Rob

  3. Tim Doyle

    I have over 1,000 OK tax tokens for sale. I am currently going through them and sorting by type, and condition. For anyone who would be willing to give me an education about these, I would give him, or her, the first opportunity to make an offer (and I will extend a “thank you, discount” for at least a portion of the collection. Please email me at [email protected] , if interested. Thanks.

  4. Burgess Allison

    RE: Free to a good home.
    These tokens have found a home … so they’re no longer available.
    THANK YOU to the American Tax Token Society for helping out. A terrific website and a terrific resource!

  5. Burgess Allison

    Free to a good home: 3 State of Washington aluminum tokens (with hole), 1 Kansas aluminum 1 token (with hole), 1 Missouri zinc 5 token (with hole), 4 Missouri zinc 1 token, and 1 Missouri “thin” zinc 1 token. Let me know by email: allisonfamily (at) … not by posting here. I will post here if I get a taker, so please check above this to see if I’ve already sent them out. Thanks. Hope it helps!

  6. Rosemary Lee

    For Sale
    I have a unopened box of Utah Tax Tokens 500-1-Mill
    159 1-Mill Green Utah Tokens
    217 2- Mill Gray Utah Tokens
    178 5-Mill Orange Utah Tokens
    If anyone is interested in these let me know!

  7. Glenn Johnson

    Loran , Thank you for the information on the Doersam’s Clock token . I think the A.T.T.S. members are the greatest ! I am very Glad I j was accepted into you Club .

  8. Ramos

    Hello All, I collect Food Stamp tokens, scrip and coupons from any State and Territory. Any token that reads Food Stamp, Good for Food Only, SNAP, EBT, Eligible Foods or similar wording. I also collect related material, such as brochures, letters, IDs, cards, manufacturer samples, etc. These are not Tax Token but I have found that some Tax Token collectors may have some. So I am posting this in case someone here wants to sell their Food Stamp change or know someone who may have any. I buy single tokens as well as complete collections. I can also trade some of my Tax Tokens for your Food Stamp tokens. I can be reached at [email protected] and when you email me please include “Tax tokens and Food Stamp tokens/scrip” on the subject line. I also collect any token from Puerto Rico. Hope to hear from some of you soon.

  9. Rachel

    I have one green 5 Missouri Tax Token and 40 Red 1 Missouri Tax Tokens. If anyone would like to have them would be happy to see them go to someone who can enjoy/display/use them.

  10. Monte

    Thanks Loran. No one seems to have that darned L3 Copper Nickel. I really wish I could get some accurate measurements of gram weight for that type so I could compare against the brass L4. But thanks a bunch for replying and adding another weight for me to record for the L3.

  11. Monte

    Thanks so much, Jim. I’m trying to find and easier way to distinquish between the L3 Copper-Nickel and the L4 Brass, as I’m not sure the color of the metal alone is always the best indicator of which is which. So I’m hoping that if I get enough measurements, there will be enough of a difference to indicate that type distinction. Unfortunatly, almost no one has any of the L3 to measure.

  12. J. Calvert

    Hey Monte, You probably have these but I’ll send the weights anyway. Two Cessna tokens, both L4 . One at 3.17 grams and one at 3.33 grams

  13. Monte

    HELP WANTED: I’m in need of the gram weight (in 1/100 of a gram) for all Kansas L3, L4, and L5. If you own one or more of these - PLEASE - let me (us) know the actual weight of these tokens. If you don’t have one of the hand held electronic scales that can be purchased for around $30 for a super accurate and easily used example, I suggest you get one now, as the plastic tokens in Sales Tax Tokens and Scrip; Identification and Price Guide will make very good use of those detailed weight measurements in helping to determine types. If you don’t have a scale and can’t purchase one, take the tokens to any nice jewelry store, and let them measure the gram weight for you. The reason I’m in need of these details is to try to help designate the L3 (the copper-nickel) from the L4 (Brass) and I hope that enough reports will come in so that we have that knowledge to help verifty which type a token is. If they are in a consistent range of weights, which they should be, it will make it so much easier to know which type you have. So far, I do not have a single report of a L3, or the weight of one. It even makes me wonder if someone didn’t confuse their brass for a copper-nickel at some point in the past. Help me so we can all be sure and certain of this difference, if there is one. Thank you.

  14. Monte

    All points very well taken, Mike. Their are three separate difficult issues when discussing color as it applies to the state issued pieces.

    Little attention is given to the difficulty with Fiber token colors, simply because there are far fewer hoards of them discovered or given particular attention. But even more so because few collectors seem to realize how fiber tokens changed color during brief circulation.

    The fiber tokens produced with the embossed (lettering below the field and indented into the planchete) print, as would be the case for all fiber tokens for Alabama, for example, very quickly picked up a darkening on those top panels (or fields) with just the slightest amount of exposure to human hand oil. I have had knowledgable collectors send me examples of a token that was “much darker” or “much more brown” than what is listed in the M&D. These tokens simply darkened because of that exposure to human hand oil. How can you tell? If you look DOWN into the spaces of the lettering itself on such an embossed fiber token and it appears LIGHTER in color that the flat upper surfaces, then the darkening (and the hand oils) have not reached into those crevasses and the color you see in those crevasses was the actual color of the fiber token when it was issued. Or close to it, in any case.

    The exact opposite is true for those fiber tokens with raised lettering, such as those found on Oklahoma issues. With those, an uncirculated token has exactly the same color on the fields as on the letters. With just the slighest use, the letters begin to become darker, and that procedes very quickly as the token becomes more circulated. In this instance the background, or fields, are what retain their original color the longest, while the raised areas, the letters, darken much more quickly from direct contact.

    So in the case of fiber tokens many collectors have the opinion that there are “zillions” of colors for the fiber planchete used, when if fact, the number of distinctive colors are actually quite well defined. In this instance it is simply a matter of presenting a number of both embossed and raised letter fiber tokens in a circulating progression via photos to help quickly educate anyone interested to understand that there are not uncountable numbers of colors for the fibre, rather, it is more if and how long they were circulated. It is true that different similar tokens, such as the OK S-9 to S-14 group most certainly did have a number of different material colors. It simply is not true that the range is innumerable.

    Of course, the plastic token colors are and always have been the monster in the closet. If we all had a penny for the hours spent just trying to figure out the “Missouri Reds” alone, we would all be rich. I was simply blessed last year in discovering an original hoard that I am quite certain came directly from the molding plant in Denver, Colorado for Ingwersen Manufacturing. Since Ingwersen produced the vast majority of the plastic tokens for many of the seven states that issued them, I have a first hand view both of the progression and problems associated with die mix, mold injection, and other more technical details that were unknown to me previously.

    Suffice it to say here that a great deal of the uncertainty associated with both colors and opacities for plastic sales tax tokens will be fully answered in the last book on Idenfication. In this instance, I will be producing the Color Matrix BEFORE the identification book, so there won’t be any problem with color shift at all. Over 2500 exact colors which will be designated both by a simple letter/number/letter combination, as well as a verbal description for those who do not have that guide.

    It is a project I am most anxious to have behind me, quite frankly. Monte

  15. Mike Strub

    Wow, Monte - that will be a really nice undertaking to put together 20 sets. I would definitely like to buy one of those sets, maybe two. It will serve as a nice reference set, plus I can finish that part of my collection. The trouble has always been that the color descriptions in the Malehorn and Davenport were difficult to interpret, even with a stamp color gauge. Then there was a great color guide published a few years ago, but still it was hard for me to interpret some. Such a set will finally allow the face-to-face comparison that can make designations official. Curiously, though, we’ll never REALLY have complete sets, will we - since there are certain extremely rare unlisted colors and opacities that are not well known or necessarily published… oh well, that’s my stream of consciousness for tonight! :)

  16. Monte

    Hey All - I will be finishing the complete listing that will be found in the Identification and Price Guide for all of the plastic issues from all states that issued them. If you have really strange plastic tokens that are much different from what the M&D lists - please let me know. Also, since it will probably be at least a month before I can actually get that finished, if anyone has any plastic STT lots to sell (cheap) for any state OTHER than Missouri, I would be an interested buyer. I will be putting together 20 sets of plastic tokens for those interested and I actually still need a few of the “common” ones, especially for the 5 Mills of Utah, New Mexico, and Mississippi. Any help appreciated.

  17. Monte

    Send a self addressed stamped envelope to: Monte C. Dean, 121 E. Fairview St., Spring Valley, Mn. 55975 and get FREE sales tax tokens. I’ll be happy to send you a few for no cost at all. Read the file above under PRICE LIST and if you would like anything particular that is listed for under $1, I can usually find them and send those for FREE too.

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