I have always been a sucker for primitive tokens. I bought this on eBay with no idea what it was. The piece was listed as a Civil War Token but I can find no mention of M. Walford & Dale in any CWT storecard reference nor can I find this merchant in the Rulau catalog.
Maybe "And Birm.m" does not refer to a partner in the business but a city. (Alabama or Michigan?).
The token is 18 mm in diameter, copper or bronze, and has a slanted reeded edge, something that I would not expect on a "homemade" token. The maker had access to a rather sophisticated collar. Do any of your knowledgeable readers have any thoughts about the origin of this elusive token?
Interesting piece. Can anyone help?