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John Ostendorf (R-518)
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Mike Strub (L-504)
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Loran Frazier (R-550)
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Monte C. Dean (R-384)
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11 thoughts on “Contact

  1. admin Post author

    If anyone wants to contact Tim, get ahold of me, and I’ll pass on his email address to you.

  2. Tim Minor

    I believe that my comment may have been posted or deleted before I finished. I live in Richland in SE Washington State. I have a few tax tokens and script passed down to me. From reading the page they don’t appear to be anything unusual but I would like to find someone who may be interested in purchasing them. How can I go about contacting someone. I do have one item that was not listed. It is from the F.W. Woolworth Co Ltd. It appears to be in French so I would think it would be Canadian, It says “Taxe De Vent Un Sou 1s Taxe Payee” in the center.

    Thank you, Tim

  3. Pascal Brock

    Read this is a newsletter I regular read. Does anyone know anything about this or have any additions information.

    Thanks, Pascal ATTS#R-466
    The E-Sylum
    Volume 18, Number 01, January 4, 2015

    Kevin Barnett submitted this item via Dave Bowers. Can anyone help? -Editor
    In 1937, the Scovill Mfg. Co. presented gold One and Five Mill Missouri Sales Tax Tokens to Director of Sales Tax George H. Bates and State Auditor Forrest Smith, in recognition of Scovill being chosen as the manufacturer of the new Missouri zinc tokens. They’d look like this, only gold.

    No one has seen one since 1964. Here’s what I know:
    • A One Mill example was reportedly stolen from noted numismatist Eric P. Newman on Oct. 11, 1964, and was never recovered.
    • Forrest Smith died in 1962; G.H. Bates died in 1978. Smith had 2 daughters; Bates had 2 sons and a daughter.
    • The archivist at Scovill shows no record of the event. So far, I have found no records of them at the ANA library or the Missouri Archives.
    If you have any information that could lead to the whereabouts of these gold sales tax tokens, please contact me.
    Kevin Barnett
    17404 Hilltop Ridge Dr.
    Eureka MO 63025
    [email protected]
    American Numismatic Assn. member #175371
    SLNA member # 1595
    I confirmed that these were once in Eric Newman’s possession. He writes: “I did indeed have this item in gold and it was well known that I had it. The burglars knew what they were going for. I have always felt that it was probably melted down for its gold value.” -Editor

  4. Larry

    Thanks for the information and taking the time to reply. The token is in like new condition and is a 2 mills in denomination or value.

  5. Mike Strub

    Mr. Coffee -
    I have a number of prototype tokens of Colorado, manufactured by the Ingwerson company. We believe they were made to test how different colors and translucencies might work for the state governments who contracted for their ultimate manufacture. Without seeing the token - or at least a good picture - it is hard to speculate further. However, I do have at least one token - not yet in a guidebook - that is from Colorado, is 2 mills in denomination, and yellow in color. You may well have one of these. At least two others probably exist in that case, and value would probably be $50-$80.

  6. L. Coffee

    I have a Colordo retail tax token that I have not been able to find anything on. It is plastic with the same lettering as the red plastic tokens only is bright canary yellow in color. It is not painted, faded or altered in any way. Know anything about this token? Thanks, Larry

  7. Mike Strub

    Hi Amy. Your token is from Roanoke Illinois and was issued for use in that community for a short time in 1933 when the sales tax was 3%. It represented the tax on 8 or 9 cents’ purchase. Depending on the condition it may be worth as much as $2, because it is one of the most common of over a hundred different designs from many communities of the era. Others may have a different opinion - pricelists are not as standard or easy to come by in this field as in, say, U.S. coins.

  8. Amy

    Hi, I have a tax token that is about the size of a dime, its metal, it says 1/4c in the middle and REDEEMABLE BY ROANOKE MERCHANTS that wraps around the1/4c on both sides. would you happen to know what the value of it may be? Thank you

  9. Mike Strub

    I love this website! Sorry to see Lawrence LeBel depart - probably time to update this page.

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