The Sub-Tropical Exposition, held in Jacksonville, Fla., which opened in 1888 and ran for three years, is examined in the November 2011 edition of TOKENEWS, the quarterly publication of the Florida Token Society.
According to the article, metallic tokens commemorating the exposition were issued in conjunction with the event, with some dated 1888 and others dated 1890. No records of their cost or their sales have been found.
TOKENEWS also features advertising opportunities for society members and listings of upcoming meetings and events.
Annual dues for the Florida Token Society are $7.50 per year, $5 for junior members less than age 18 and $2.50 for an associate living at the same address as a regular member. Dues may be sent to the secretary-treasurer, Patricia A. Hynds, at 4746 S. Atlantic Ave. #2, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7182.
A membership application and a free sample copy of TOKENEWS can be obtained from editor Steve Ratliff, 1717 Saint Marys Bay Drive, Milton, FL 32583-7343. A large, self-addressed, stamped envelope is required.
A membership application and other information about the Florida Token Society can be found on the club’s website www.floridatokensociety.com. The latest club journal is published at the website. ■