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The Samuel Hart Playing Card Company & Its Tokens

The Samuel Hart Playing Card Company & Its Tokens

Jun 14, 20217 min read
Samuel Hart and his playing cards are legendary in the history of American playing cards for both the sport and the pastime. Hart is credited with introducing many innovations and improvements that have become standard features of playing cards sold today throughout the…
The Meade Bros Daguerreotype Tokens

The Meade Bros Daguerreotype Tokens

May 22, 20216 min read
Of the earliest pioneers in the invention of practical photograpic arts, the Meade Brothers hold a prominent role with its introduction in the United States. In the early days of photography, the process was known as daguerreotyping……
Hot Dog Inventor Charles Feltman & His Tokens

Hot Dog Inventor Charles Feltman & His Tokens

May 22, 20214 min read
In 1867 German Immigrant Charles Feltman invented the American Hot Dog. Before there was Nathan’s there was Feltman’s. History has a way of only remembering its victors, and in the case of Coney Island hot dogs……

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The Samuel Hart Playing Card Company & Its Tokens

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Samuel Hart and his playing cards are legendary in the history of American playing cards for both the sport and the pastime. Hart is credited with introducing many innovations and improvements that have become standard features of playing cards sold today throughout the…
The Meade Bros Daguerreotype Tokens

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Of the earliest pioneers in the invention of practical photograpic arts, the Meade Brothers hold a prominent role with its introduction in the United States. In the early days of photography, the process was known as daguerreotyping……
Hot Dog Inventor Charles Feltman & His Tokens

Hot Dog Inventor Charles Feltman & His Tokens

May 22, 20214 min read
In 1867 German Immigrant Charles Feltman invented the American Hot Dog. Before there was Nathan’s there was Feltman’s. History has a way of only remembering its victors, and in the case of Coney Island hot dogs……
Entrepreneur Frank Butler & His Palace Market Tokens

Entrepreneur Frank Butler & His Palace Market Tokens

May 22, 20211 min read
Born in 1885 in rural Du Pont Georgia, Frank Bertran Butler came from humble beginnings. Not to be deterred by his roots, however, he moved to St. Augustine, where he opened many successful businesses, including a grocery store, a hotel, a casino, and a beach front resort … …
The Store at Alleghany Furnace & Its Scrip

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The Company Store Survives Into Modern Times The Alleghany Furnace was established by Andrew Henderson and Robert Allison in 1811. For 8 years the partnership was in operation, until ceased in 1818. Facing stiff competition from…

Frederick Starr’s Piano Manufactory & Tokens

Frederick Starr’s Piano Manufactory & Tokens

May 22, 20211 min read

A man of many talents and much ambition, Frederick M. Starr was born on May 1st 1799 in the dawning days of the United States. At the age of 20, Starr moved from his birthplace of Warren Connecticut to New…

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Entrepreneur Frank Butler & His Palace Market Tokens

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Born in 1885 in rural Du Pont Georgia, Frank Bertran Butler came from humble beginnings. Not to be deterred by his roots, however, he moved to St. Augustine, where he opened many successful businesses, including a grocery store, a hotel, a casino, and a beach front resort … …

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