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  1. #1
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    Jan 2015
    Baltimore, Maryland
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    another fairgrouds

    I've been hunting a park in Baltimore City and over the weekend recovered a token. On one side the token reads "Fairgrounds 306 E. Baltimore St." My imagination begins to run wild and I'm thinking I've found the location to some old fairgrounds in Baltimore. No wonder that that location on any old map of the City never shows a fair grounds there.....anyway a real fair grounds wouldn't have a number address. Click image for larger version. 

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    In fact, "Fairgrounds" on this small token refers to a store, that, among other things, sold rimfire ammunition. I found a number of the store's classified ads in 1940s copies of "Billboard" magazine.Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by McCDig; May 13, 2019 at 11:13 PM.
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  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2017
    Arizona
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    Cool find
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  3. #3
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    Nice find, great background research.
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  4. #4
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    A very cool token. Congrats on the save.
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  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2016
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    Nice token and the history to go with it. I still think there's more than you think. Probably on the crest of the hill.
    Congrats on a great find.
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  7. #7
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    Ed

    Jul 2018
    Eastern Connecticut
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    Nice token......always nice to find them.
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  8. #8

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    Nice find! This token is listed in Schenkman's MD Merchant Tokens book as F15 with an a or c suffix depending on the diameter. It is also on tokencatalog:

    FAIR GROUNDS / F.G. / 306 E. BALTO ST. (TC-69589)

    John in the Great 208
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  9. #9

    Oct 2012
    Upstate NY
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    Love the tokens, congrats!
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  10. #10
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    Great token & nice research, congrats on the save
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  11. #11
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    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Cool find!
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  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2012
    Western Washington
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    Great token. Gosh I love digging tokens, research is half the fun
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  13. #13
    us
    Apr 2019
    Forestville, California
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    The background research is great -- as is the token! Thanks for sharing.
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  14. #14
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    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
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    Cool token and fun research results
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