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    G.H. Bishop 2 1/2 c. token. Help appreciated!

    I recently dug a token that I can find absolutely no info on. Its slightly bigger than a U.S. nickel, shaped kinda like a flower, and appears to be made of aluminum. On the front it says, "G.H. Bishop" and "Good for 2 1/2 c. in trade" I can't make all of the writing on the back. I think I see "S.E. Schmidt Co. Inc." witten in a semi-circle around the numbers "1809 11", and the word "Olive".

    Any and all info would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: G.H. Bishop 2 1/2 c. token. Help appreciated!

    This is a "St. Louis-Made, Part Incuse" token made by the E. A. Schmidt Company of St. Louis. Yours is probably worn on the reverse (typical of the breed) so you can't see it, but it says "St. Louis" underneath the Olive St. address. Where G. H. Bishop was is currently unknown, but research on these "maverick tokens" is continuing. The Schmidt tokens were sold to customers in a vast area of the country, so just because it was made in St. Louis doesn't necessarily mean anything. If you found it in Arkansas, that is a possible hint.
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    Re: G.H. Bishop 2 1/2 c. token. Help appreciated!

    Does the reverse of your token appear like the one here? (scroll down a little)

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...ted.google.com

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    Re: G.H. Bishop 2 1/2 c. token. Help appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon
    Does the reverse of your token appear like the one here? (scroll down a little)

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...ted.google.com
    Yes. The writing is an exact match.

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    Re: G.H. Bishop 2 1/2 c. token. Help appreciated!

    Glenn H. Bishop is listed in the 1934 Dun & Bradstreet as a filling station in Brookland, AR. By 1937, the listing is Wayne M. Bishop as filling station & confectionery in Brookland.

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    Re: G.H. Bishop 2 1/2 c. token. Help appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by tokensmith
    Glenn H. Bishop is listed in the 1934 Dun & Bradstreet as a filling station in Brookland, AR. By 1937, the listing is Wayne M. Bishop as filling station & confectionery in Brookland.
    Great! I was hoping it was local.

    Thanks for the info everyone. It is GREATLY appreciated!

 

 

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