Mavericks


General Information about Mavericks

 

A maverick is a token (or medal) that does not indicate its place of origin. As a cooperative effort, the members of the Token and Medal Society work to identify or attribute mavericks. The process is as follows. Members submit their mavericks to the Maverick Editor who photographs the token, transcribes the information on it, and writes a description of the size, shape, and material. Every issue, a quantity of mavericks are listed in the Journal. Then, as readers check the list, they research to find the origin of the tokens. These attributions are then published in a subsequent column.

The Maverick column started in 1965 and we now have over 16,000 mavericks in the database. In the early years of the column, there were no photographs, so there are some errors in descriptions that cannot be corrected. Also attributions were based on members' personal knowledge. Today, a reference to some sort of catalog, business directory, or the like is generally required to substantiate an attribution. Even then, it is not unusual to have a particular maverick attributed to multiple locations. Generally, at least one of those locations is incorrect. There are instances where a business may have had multiple locations or it may have relocated and kept the same tokens, but often it is a matter of an attribution that hasn't been properly researched. Some tokens, of course, may never be truly attributed. A case in point is a common name of a business such as "The Pastime". There were businesses of that name in hundreds of towns across the continent, so unless a maverick can be exactly matched to one that actually came from a Pastime in a particular town, it isn't 100% certain.

Due to the near-impossibility of attribution of certain types of maverick, the Maverick editor will no longer accept "initials only" or similar pieces. Research has shown that the names of proprietors of token-using businesses may be duplicated in far-flung corners of the continent. Not the same person, but the same name.

When a maverick is listed in one of the standard token reference books, like a state trade token catalog, that source is shown, even though that book may not have been used in the original attribution. It is recommended that researchers look at the state catalogs as there is often supporting information there.

Submissions to this list are limited to TAMS members, but attributions are solicited from anyone. If you can identify the origin of any of the mavericks listed, e-mail the Maverick Editor with the attribution and a reference that can be verified.


Maverick list format:

Line

Description

1

TAMS Number

2

Obverse description: lines are separated with / marks, incused lines are designated (Inc) and incused sides are designated (All Inc). Pictorials are enclosed in parentheses.

3

Reverse description: same convention as obverse

4

Size

Shape

Material

Millimeters

Ac=Acorn
Ba=Barrel
Cl=Clover
Cr=Cross
Ht=Heart
Hx=Hexagonal
Oc=Octagon
Ov=Oval
Rd=Round
Re=Rectangular
Sh=Shield
Sn=Scalloped w/n lobes
Sq=Square
Tr=Triangular

Al=Aluminium
Br=Brass
Cb=Cardboard (with color of writing/background)
Cu=Copper
Fi=Fiber (color)
Ni=Nickel (Wm)
Pb=Nickel plated br
Pl=Plastic (with color of writing/background)
St=Steel
Wm=White metal (Ni)
Zn=Zinc

5

Attribution; References used or where the piece can be found listed (notes and/or details of business)

If multiple attributions have been made, they appear on lines 5 and up with [1, 2, etc.] at start of lines.

Mavericks

This section is under construction. Please check back frequently for maverick updates.

 

1
CALLAWAY / BROS.
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
29 Ni Cl

 

2
DURGIN / BROS.
RAINBOW / TAVERN
21 Ni Rd

 

3
WESTERN / PAVING / COMPANY
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd
Oklahoma City, OK; (not in Walker's OK Book)

 

4
JERRY MCCARTY / GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE (All Inc)
Blank
28 Br Cl
Norman, OK;Walker's OK Book

 

5
M. & CO.
GOOD FOR / 12½¢ / IN TRADE
25 Br Sq

 

6
N. E. TUELL
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd
Hartshorne, OK; Walker's OK Book (Drug Store - 1914-19)

 

7
A. F. BRETSCHNIEDER
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd

 

8
SHAWNEE / FARMS
GOOD FOR / 10¢ / IN MERCHANDISE
25 Br Rd

 

9
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / M. VAN ABEL / IN TRADE
E. PLURIBUS UNUM / (Eagle)
24 Br Rd

 

10
EVANS / AMUSEMENT / CLUB'S / E. D. EVANS, MGR.
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
25 Al Rd

 

11
J. H. LEDBETTER / 25
1914 Ingle logo
24 Cu Rd
Duncan, OK; Wagaman's Ingle Book(Groceries - 1915), Walker's OK Book (Varieties, Grocery, Feed 1914-18)

 

12 (also 37)
LUCKY CLUB
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Oc

 

13
D. A. BUTLER / 323 / W. 6TH ST.
GOOD FOR / 5 / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd

 

14
CHAPPELL'S / 1 / QUART / GOAT MILK
Same
25 Al Rd
Oklahoma City, OK; Walker's OK Book (Mrs. Will H. [Frances] Chappell - Dairy - 1940-44)

 

15
BIG 4 / DAIRY
GOOD FOR / 1 / QUART / MILK
18 Al Rd
Russell, PA; Reiter's Dairy Token Book

 

16
A. J. HOOVER
GOOD FOR / ONE / PINT / OF / MILK
19 Al Rd

 

17
KINGS BILLIARDS (Inc) / 5¢ / IN TRADE (Inc)
E. A. SCHMIDT, ST. LOUIS logo
24 Br Rd
Frontenac, KS; Waken's KS Book (the TAMS description varies from Waken's)

 

18
COLD / DRINKS / AND / CIGARS / T / R / Y / ANGLIN / BILLIARD / PARLOR
GOOD FOR / 2½¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd
Cleveland, OH; (not in Lipscomb's OH Book)

 

19
BROWN & DUGGER / BILLIARDS / & / TOBACCOS
GOOD FOR / 2½¢ / IN TRADE
21 Al Oc

 

20
DAVITT & CO. / GOOD / FOR / 12½ CTS / IN TRADE / ALPINE
Blank
29 Br Rd
1.
Alpine, CO; Wright & Nott's CO Book (Saloon - J. J. Davitt & Co. - 1902-04)
2. Alpine, CA; Kappen's CA Book ("Unverified attribution")

 

21
DAVITT & CO. / GOOD / FOR / 12½ CTS / IN TRADE / BALDWIN
Blank
29 Br Rd
Baldwin, CO; Wright & Nott's CO Book (Saloon - J. J. Davitt & Co., Props. - 1988-1904)

 

22
GREEVER - PUTNAM / LUMBER / CO.
DRAGAGE(sic) / 50 ¢ / NOT / TRANSFERABLE
22 Br Rd
Commerce, OK; Trantow's Lumber Token Book (not Walker's OK Book)

 

23
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / CIGAR / AT / D. D. BONVILLE
Blank
25 Br Rd

 

24
STILLWELL / CIGAR STAND
GOOD FOR / 5 / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd
Stillwell, IN; Wagaman's IN Book

 

25
J. L. ROBBINS / CIGAR / STAND
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd

 

26
SMOKE HOUSE / C. C. / RICKEL
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd
Bluffton, IN; (not in Wagaman's IN Book)(also did an Internet search 4/01 but found nothing)

 

27
CHAS. RICKEL / SMOKE / HOUSE
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd
Bluffton, IN; (not in Wagaman's IN Book((also did an Internet search 4/01 but found nothing)

 

28
MANSION / HOUSE
GOOD FOR / 5 / CENTS / AT THE BAR
25 Al Rd
1.
San Jose, CA;Kappen's CA Book
2. Eureka Springs, AR;Robinson's AR Book

 

29
J. W. AGEE / 5 / CASH GROC.

1914 Ingle logo
20 Al Rd
Ardmore, OK; 1918 OK Bradstreet Directory(not listed in Walker's OK Book or Wagaman's Ingle Book

 

30
T. P. JOHNSTON / POST / OFFICE / CIGAR / STAND
GOOD FOR / 5 / IN TRADE
18 Al Rd

 

31
MATT'S / 838 S. E. GRAND / AVE. / TAVERN
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd
Portland, OR; Hemphill's OR Book

 

32
'ANDY'S' / 5 CENTS / IN TRADE
Blank
22 Br Rd

 

33
WHITE / FRONT / CONFECTIONERY
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd

 

34
ROYAL CIGAR CO.
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd
Petoskey, MI; 1917 MI Dun Directory (cigars & billiards)

 

35
46 (In Large Outline Star)
GOOD FOR / 2½¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd
Tulsa, OK; Walker's OK Book

 

36
LIBERTY / BELL
GOOD FOR FIVE CENTS / TRADE
21 Br Rd
Chicago, IL; Alpert's Amusement Token Book

 

37 (also 12)
LUCKY CLUB
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Oc

 

38
THE BRUNSWICK / BILLIARD / PARLOR / MARYSVILLE
GOOD FOR / 5 / CENTS / IN TRADE
21 Ni Rd
Marysville, CA; Kappen's CA Book

 

39
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / C. G. FRENZEL / IN / TRADE
R. ROTHCHILD'S SONS logo
25 Br Rd
Austin, TX; Fowler, Roberts & Strough's TX Book

 

40
OWL / (Owl) / SMALL LOANS
GOOD ON ACCT. / 10¢ / NOT TRANSFERABLE
19 Br Rd
Ada, OK; Walker's OK Book (denomination unlisted)

 

41(also 07293)
PIKE & SCHIMIZZI (Inc) / GOOD FOR / 5 ¢ / IN TRADE
E. A. SCHMIDT CO INC / 1111 / PINE / ST / ST LOUIS
26 Al S12

 

42
515 CIGAR STORE / 515 EDMOND ST.
GOOD FOR 25c IN TRADE
26 Al Oc (Star co)
St. Joseph, MO;

 

43
DOGGETT / CIGAR / STORE
GOOD FOR / 25¢ / IN TRADE
29 Al Rd
Broken Bow, NE;

 

44
DAGGETTS / CIGAR / STORE
GOOD FOR / 10¢ / IN TRADE
25 Al Rd
Broken Bow, NE;

 

45
J. E. O'BRIEN (Inc) / GOOD FOR / 5 / CTS / IN TRADE
A. E. SCHMIDT CO. logo
28 Br Oc
(There is a John OBrien, Grocery, listed in St. Louis 1893 Dun)

 

46
WILLIAM RAY 'S / CASH STORE
GOOD FOR / 50¢ / IN TRADE
29 Br Rd
Frederick, OK; Walker's OK Book

 

47
E. O. AFFELD (Inc) / GOOD FOR / 1 / LOAF BREAD
E. O. A. (Inc)
28 Br Rd
[thought to be Mountain Park, OK per note on Ferguson Card-not publ jm]

 

48
R & R BOWLANES
GOOD FOR / EQUIPMENT RENTAL
22 Br Rd

 

49 MNMP
ACE, INC. / FOOD / BEER / LIQUORS / 2360 / UNIVERSITY AVE.
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
20 Br Rd
St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Johnson's MN Mavericks

 

50
ANDY'S / BUFFET
GOOD FOR / 1 / LUNCH
19 Al Rd

 

51
MATT / ANZELC
GOOD FOR / 10¢ / IN MERCHANDISE
25 Br Rd

 

52
BABBITT & MCADAMS, / WOLFPOST.

GOOD FOR / 10 / ¢ / IN MERCHANDISE AT RETAIL
25 Al Rd
Wolfpost, AZ; Birt's AZ Book

 

53
JOE BERGER / 700 / REANEY ST.
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
20 Al Rd
St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

54
P. E. BERG
GOOD FOR / 10 / IN / MERCHANDISE
25 Al Rd

 

55 (also 8486)
BRADYS / BARBER / SHOP
GOOD FOR / 5 ¢ / IN TRADE
24 Al Rd
San Francisco, CA; Kappen's CA Book

 

56
I. L. BRATAGER & SON / GENERAL / MDSE.
GOOD FOR / 25¢ / IN MERCHANDISE
29 Rd Br
Lismore, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

57
SMOKE / LA SEBANAS / CAPITAL CIGAR / STORE
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
Br 21 Rd

 

58 (also 10370)
CARLINGS
GOOD FOR / 10 ¢ / IN TRADE AT BAR
24 Al Rd
1.
St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks
2.
Portland, OR; Hemphill's OR Book

 

59
C. L. R.
GOOD FOR / 25¢ / IN TRADE
30 Br S?

 

60
CORONADO NL4 (Interlooped)
Same
21 Ni Rd
St. Paul, MN; (not in McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks)

 

61
202 / J. H. / CRAIG / DAIRY / RANCH
GOOD FOR / 1 / QUART / MILK
24 Al Rd

 

62 (also 10055)
S. M. / CULBERTSON / GEN. MDSE.
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN MERCHANDISE
21 Al Rd

 

63
G. W. CRAWFORD / K. O.
GOOD FOR / 5 / IN TRADE
23 Br Oc

 

64
DELANEY'S / BAR
GOOD FOR / 25¢ / IN TRADE
20 Br Rd
1. Belleville, IL; Vacketta's IL Book
2.
Hudson, MI; Cunningham's MI Book

 

65
DERBY CLUB
GOOD FOR / 10¢ / IN TRADE
28 Al Rd

 

66
DOLMAN'S / CANDY / STORE
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN MERCHANDISE
20 Al Rd
1. Belleville, IL; Vacketta's IL Book
2.
Belleville, KY;

 

67
THE SENATE / BUFFET / AL. J. DREIS / 610 / WABASHA ST.

25 Al Oc
St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

68
ENDICOTT SEGAR / STORE / 124 / ENDICOTT / ARCADE
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd
St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

69
ART ERIKSEN / 19 E. 5TH ST.
GOOD FOR / 1 / GAME
20 Br Rd
St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks (this reverse not listed)

 

70
ERNIGS' / PLACE / NEWFOLDEN
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
20 Br Oc
Newfolden, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

71
FAIRVIEW / PALMS
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd
St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

72
J. W. HAWKINS / GROCERIES
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd
San Francisco, CA; Kappen's CA Book

 

73
JAMES GOBLISCH / 88 / EAST FIFTH ST. / BUFFET
10¢
25 Al Rd
St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

74
GEO. GRUBER / 601 / NO.
DALE ST.
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd
St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

75
GUS LECHO / KENSAL
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
24 Al Rd
Kensal, ND; Peterson & Johnson's ND Book

 

76
MATH HAFNER / & SON
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / AT BAR
25 Al Oc
St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

77
HALL LIQUOR CO. (Inc) / GOOD FOR / 2½ / ¢ / AT BAR
GOOD AT / 3 / BARS
26 Br S12
East St. Louis, MO; (not in Vacketta's IL Book - 1st Edition)

 

78
RAY HAMILTON / GENERAL / MDSE.
GOOD FOR / 10¢ / IN MERCHANDISE
25 Br Oc

 

79 (also 12089)
HARMONY / INN / DEVITT
GOOD FOR / 10¢ / IN TRADE
30 Al S8
Chicago, IL; (not in Vacketta's IL Book - 1st Edition)

 

80
HEIMER & WEBER
GOOD FOR 5¢ IN TRADE
21 Br Rd(ch)
Enterprise, KS; (not in Waken's KS Book)

 

81
JACK'S SNELLING / CAFE / J S / SNELLING / AT / SELBY
GOOD FOR / 10¢ / IN / MERCHANDISE
24 Al Rd
St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

82
JEWELL / CAFE
15
21 Br Rd
St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

83
P. N. / KELLY
GOOD FOR / 10¢ / IN / MERCHANDISE
25 Al Rd

 

84
KIESS BROS. / 191 / CONCORD ST.
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE AT BAR
22 Br Oc
St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

85
JOHN KLINGER / 559 / CHARLES ST.
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
23 Al Oc
St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

86
GOOD ONLY AT / ½ / CENT / LEONARD / BROS.
Same
17 Br Rd
Fort Worth, TX; Fowler, Roberts, & Strough's TX Book

 

87
I. N. LITTLE
GOOD FOR / 1 / QUART OF MILK
24 Br Rd
Ashley, MI; Cunningham's MI Book

 

88
MCCULLOUGH'S / POOL & BARBER / SHOP / TOOGOOD HOTEL
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
Br 25 Rd

 

89
MACEO CLUB / 743 / MISS. / ST.
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
22 Al S8
St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

90
E. MALLOY / 116 / S. CLARK ST.
GOOD FOR / $1.00 / IN MERCHANDISE (c/s VOID)
35x45 Br Ov
Chicago, IL; (not in Vacketta's IL Book - 1st Edition)

 

91
LOU / MARTIN
2½¢
24 Br Oc
Ogallala, NE; NETCC's NE Book>

 

92
T. P. MASON
GOOD FOR 5¢ IN TRADE
21 Al Rd (M co)

 

93
EMIL MELANCON / MCCARRON / LAKE / CONFECTIONERY
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
25 Al Rd
McCarron Lake, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

94
MOBRIDGE MOOSE CLUB / 711 / (Moose Head)
5
20 Al Rd
Mobridge, SD;

 

95
MOHALL CO-OPERATIVE / STORE CO. / 1920
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN / MERCHANDISE
24 Al S8
Mohall, ND; Peterson & Johnson's ND Book

 

96
M. J. MOSTER
GOOD FOR / 25¢ / IN TRADE
29 Al Rd

 

97
MOUSE RIVER / PARK / G. S. SAUER, PROP.
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN MERCHANDISE
28 Br Rd
Mouse River Park, Renville County, ND; Peterson & Johnson's ND Book

 

98
NOVOTNY'S / 231 / SO.
CONCORD ST.
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br S8
South St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

99
OTTO E. / REDMANN
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
20 Br Rd

 

100 (also 12545)
227 / RITT / STREET / CAFE
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN MERCHANDISE
20 Br Rd
South St. Paul, MN; McFerran & Peterson's MN Mavericks

 

101
ROCKFORD / N / BAR
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
25 Al Rd

 

102
SERVUS RESTAURANT / 14TH / & / WARREN (/ H & D)
GOOD FOR / 25¢ / IN TRADE
25 Br Rd
Detroit, MI; Cunningham's MI Book

 

103
W. SCOTT SILVER / B
Same
25 Al Rd
Williston, MD;

 

104 06552
TRIPLE / "D" / BAR-B-Q
GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 Br Rd
Salina, KS; Waken's KS Book

 

105
NO BOTTLES / RECEIVED / WITHOUT / CHECKS / F.& S. GRO.
Blank
28 Al Rd

 

106
PASTIME DOMINO PARLOR
25¢ / IN TRADE
28 Br Rd

 

107
B AND E
GOOD FOR / 10¢ / IN TRADE
25 Br Rd
Hominy, OK; Walker's OK Book