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The E-Sylum: Volume 17, Number 51, December 14, 2014, Article 17

HAYDEN ACQUIRES TANENBAUM GOOD-FOR TOKENS

Last week Steve Hayden announced his purchase of the Steve Tanenbaum collection of good-for tokens. Steve was a voracious collector and his collection will certainly hold a trove of rare finds for specialized collectors. Here's the announcement from Hayden's email of December 5, 2014. -Editor

After months of work we are pleased to announce the purchase of the Steve Tanenbaum collection of Good For tokens. This huge purchase contains well over 20,000 metal Good For and other tokens mainly from the Northeast. They will be sold over a number of years through eBay and by want list. Although a few areas are already reserved, now is the time to send want lists. We will first concentrate on larger transactions (by dollar or quantity). So if you want one token from a grandfather's store or your home town, you may have to wait but if your are interested in all the good for tokens from Buffalo New York (or Albany, NYC etc.), you move to the front of the line.

Stephen L. Tanenbaum was a great friend and the foremost dealer and collector of tokens in this or any other century. Ever a fountain of knowledge, he seemed to know everything about almost everything. He met a tragic end all too soon and though he died nearly four years ago, he is remembered daily. Here is a partial listing of some of the items recently purchased from his estate:

  • Over 2,000 Communion tokens mainly Scottish, a few Canadian and even fewer US
  • Over 10,000 New York good for tokens with duplicates
  • Over 2,000 Connecticut good for tokens with duplicates
  • Over 1,200 Transportation tokens mainly New York with duplicates and traders
  • Over 1,400 Massachusetts good for tokens with duplicates
  • Over 1,000 New Jersey good for tokens with duplicates
  • Over 700 Rhode Island good for tokens with duplicates
  • Over 300 Delaware good for tokens with duplicates
  • Over 300 Maine good for tokens with duplicates (many more also purchased and sold earlier)
  • Over 200 Vermont good for tokens with duplicates
  • Over 200 Washington DC good for tokens (many more also purchased and sold earlier)
  • Over 200 Hard Rubber tokens
  • Over 200 Parking and Car Wash tokens
  • Over 100 Tire / Battery / Radiator good for tokens from across the country
  • Over 1,000 Good For tokens from across the country as traders and dealer stock
  • A collection of tokens issued by local politicians and office seekers from across the country
  • A small collection of Menter and Menter & Rosenbloom tokens from across the country
  • A number of (collection?) Cure All tokens
  • A few Indiana early good for tokens (most were purchased earlier and have been sold)
  • A few New Hampshire good for tokens (most were purchased earlier and have been sold)
  • And many, many, many more.

Steve Hayden
steve@civilwartokens.com

civilwartokens.com
PO Box 22514
Charleston, SC 29413



Wayne Homren, Editor

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