The third edition of U.S. Civil War Store Cards, by George and
Melvin Fuld, is now available.
The book, which was edited by John Ostendorf, features many new
listings and new research about one of two major categories of Civil
Store cards were cent-sized money substitutes that served as
advertising pieces during coinage shortages amid part of the war. The
other category, patriotic tokens, served as an emergency money
substitute as well, but the designs did not feature merchant
information; instead, they featured mostly patriotic themes.
The first edition of the landmark book, by the father-son team of
George and Melvin Fuld, was published in 1972, and a second edition
followed in 1975.
The catalogs list all merchant issuers of Civil War tokens by state
and town. Thousands of tokens are depicted with their rarity numbers
and numerous charts are included.
The third edition includes a new separate section on hard rubber
tokens, as well as merchant biographies, historical insights and
information about how to collect the tokens.
The full-color book measures 8.5 inches wide and 11 inches tall, and
is 664 pages in length.
The price is $85 for members of the Civil War Token Society and $100
for nonmembers. Postage is an additional charge.
The book may be ordered at the CWTS website or
through the society’s book manager, Rick Snow at Eagle Eye Rare Coin.
To order through Snow, send an email or write to the firm at P.O.Box 32891,
Tucson, AZ. 85751.
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