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Old 03-05-2017, 08:43 PM
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Had a full day. Drove 90 miles to dig. Hit a published c school for an hour before time to door knock. Got a wheat and some clad. Did a couple knocks and couldn't get anybody home so had lunch. Hit another public school and got a few bucks in clad and my second Shell Oil President's Game Token of the year.

Also went back to the home where o got the Draped Bust Half Cent a few weeks ago. I was giving the homeowner an 1891 IHC he wanted from my finds and returning a Sterling Star of David Pendant he had lost a few years ago.

Decided to hit the yard again even though JD and I had killed it twice.

I came away with 2 wheats putting me at 50 FTY and an amazing token!

Front says Good for 5 Cents in Trade, Mouse Trap Saloon and back has J.F.K.

Haven't found anything about the token, but it was 7" deep in the yard of the late 1800s home.

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Old 03-05-2017, 08:49 PM
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Congrats on the coins and that token !

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Originally Posted by X-Terra70 View post
Congrats on the coins and that token !


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Awesome token!


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90 miles...one way I hope the reason wasnt that your local area is becoming sterile of oldies.

I searched the token catalog data base and found nothing on your token.

http://tokencatalog.com/

Im thinking you have an old rare and valuable token there....yea, that would be worth driving 90 miles for. Congrats!

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Old 03-05-2017, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by TommyJay View post
90 miles...one way I hope the reason wasnt that your local area is becoming sterile of oldies.



I searched the token catalog data base and found nothing on your token.



http://tokencatalog.com/



Im thinking you have an old rare and valuable token there....yea, that would be worth driving 90 miles for. Congrats!

Thank you for the info TJ. I travel because my area has been done to death and no old stuff here. Oldest towns in TN are NE of me.

Nothing left here in town except a few 40s home that haven't been hit yet. I haven't hit Knoxville much and that's a little closer.

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That token is awesome, congrats!

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Congrats with the finds! I love the token.

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Love that mouse trap saloon token, congrats. I also found a Grover Cleveland from the Shell token set, not as good shape as yours though. Nice finds.

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Love that mouse trap saloon token, congrats. I also found a Grover Cleveland from the Shell token set, not as good shape as yours though. Nice finds.

Thanks bibelot.

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Congrats with the finds! I love the token.

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That token is awesome, congrats!

Thanks Jam. I enjoy finding old tokens. I hope it has let cal history.




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Awesome token,,or beer chip.lolwho knows,coulda got you upstairs with it.
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That is one sweet token!

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Old 03-06-2017, 08:02 AM
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Thumbs up Love the fun fines

Congrats on the fun finds. I wonder if you can find out any other info on the Mouse Trap Saloon. Very cool.
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Nice finds...they look like they been in the ground a long time!

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Cool token , Congrats , ,,,,,HH
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Originally Posted by Jak View post
Nice finds...they look like they been in the ground a long time!

Yep, that Saloon token was probably 7-8" deep in the yard of 1890 home.

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That is one sweet token!

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Cool token , Congrats , ,,,,,HH

Thanks Ricki.

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Awesome token,,or beer chip.lolwho knows,coulda got you upstairs with it.

Thanks WB.

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Congrats on the fun finds. I wonder if you can find out any other info on the Mouse Trap Saloon. Very cool.

Thanks. So far web search hasn't come up with anything. Waiting for a friend who is a token collector to get back to me.



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The Mouse Trap Saloon token is listed on tokencatalog with a tentative attribution to Cortez, NV but only because of this: "April 23, 1962 Reno Gazette-Journal: Article about relics on display at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Included are a wooden lemon squeezer from the Mouse Trap Saloon in Cortez." That just says there was a saloon by that name there. To be a good attribution, I think the initials on the token's reverse need to be associated also. I'll do a little searching, but initials are hard to research. On tokencatalog, an image is needed - please post your pics there, or with permission, I can crop and paste them there. More to follow, hopefully...

Also, if you dug this in TN, that is a long way from NV. Not unheard of, but...

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Originally Posted by idahotokens View post
The Mouse Trap Saloon token is listed on tokencatalog with a tentative attribution to Cortez, NV but only because of this: "April 23, 1962 Reno Gazette-Journal: Article about relics on display at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Included are a wooden lemon squeezer from the Mouse Trap Saloon in Cortez." That just says there was a saloon by that name there. To be a good attribution, I think the initials on the token's reverse need to be associated also. I'll do a little searching, but initials are hard to research. On tokencatalog, an image is needed - please post your pics there, or with permission, I can crop and paste them there. More to follow, hopefully...

Also, if you dug this in TN, that is a long way from NV. Not unheard of, but...

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Originally Posted by idahotokens View post
The Mouse Trap Saloon token is listed on tokencatalog with a tentative attribution to Cortez, NV but only because of this: "April 23, 1962 Reno Gazette-Journal: Article about relics on display at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Included are a wooden lemon squeezer from the Mouse Trap Saloon in Cortez." That just says there was a saloon by that name there. To be a good attribution, I think the initials on the token's reverse need to be associated also. I'll do a little searching, but initials are hard to research. On tokencatalog, an image is needed - please post your pics there, or with permission, I can crop and paste them there. More to follow, hopefully...



Also, if you dug this in TN, that is a long way from NV. Not unheard of, but...



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Feel free to use photos and post to catalog. I did find it in East, TN. Was 7-8" deep in front lawn of a home built in 1890. My research indicates the is a Mousetrap Saloon in Florida sonewhere.



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That token is phenomenal! Great digs!

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