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    Florida Token Help

    I found this while detecting an old church. From what I've gathered, A.W. Corbett was the mayor of St. Augustine when it burned down. However, I cannot find any information on why he would have manufactured trade tokens. Does anyone have any info on this guy?

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    Cool token!
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    Perhaps in turn for Donations


    Amos W.
    The Daytona daily news. (Daytona, Fla.), 23 Dec. 1912.
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    https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/l...arRange&page=1
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    Page 114 here:Finding Forgotten Memories: A Comprehensive Historical Examination of Blocs Three and Four, St. Augustine, Florida
    notes that Corbett and his wife, Ada, owned The Fish and Oyster Market; perhaps they used tokens.
    Don.....
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    Thanks for all of the links, Jeff. Definitely a lot to sort through. I reached out to Steve Ratcliff of the Florida Trade Tokens Society, but never received a reply. Usually the trade tokens I find were actually that - trade tokens created by timber companies - and they all had a value attached. Like "good for 5 cents". I've never seen one with just a number. Hopefully I find an answer at some point. The not knowing is killing me. haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    I believe that's A.W.'s brother. I found this picture of the children - https://sahs.pastperfectonline.com/p...2-874147307550 - and George is listed as Amos's brother. Who knows, though. The mystery deepens.

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    I'm leaning towards Donation or Proof of Investment
    Because it doesn't name a Business.

    But I've been Mistaken Before
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    I'm leaning towards Donation or Proof of Investment
    Because it doesn't name a Business.

    But I've been Mistaken Before
    That does make sense. I can't make any sense of it otherwise as it doesn't have a real denomination (is that cents or dollars?) and doesn't have a business name tied to it. Just a person.
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    one other possibility 50 Shares But again. Should say So

    Or even Contest Drawing with all tokens Numbered Different
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    one other possibility 50 Shares But again. Should say So

    Or even Contest Drawing with all tokens Numbered Different
    Aaaahhhh! Too many possibilities! Down the rabbit hole I go!
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    Welcome to TreasureNet! I told you that it’s an awesome site packed with knowledgeable people. Good to hear from you again!
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    A.W. Corbett is listed as wholesale & retail grocery in the 1912 Bradstreet. The 1918 Dun just says grocery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tokensmith View Post
    A.W. Corbett is listed as wholesale & retail grocery in the 1912 Bradstreet. The 1918 Dun just says grocery.
    Thank you! That helps a lot. So now I'm assuming they may have been for said grocery store. Or used by timber companies who were in league with him.

 

 
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