Cairo, Illinois

Go to Attributing Civil War Store Cards Cairo, Illinois This Civil War Store Card (IL 95A) of Cairo, Illinois is ascribed to an unknown die sinker. Die IL95B is ascribed to W.K. Lanphear. Lanphear  was the second most prolific issuer of Civil War tokens in Cincinnati. His work is remarkable for the variety of motifs used … Read more

Aurora, Illinois

Go to Attributing Civil War Store Cards Aurora, Illinois The IL25A die from Aurora, Illinois is ascribed to the shop of S.D. Childs. Childs was a prolific token manufacturer. His dies commonly make use of a woman’s head and most of his dies use sans-serif lettering. He also produced Sutler tokens. The IL25B die is ascribed … Read more

Alton, Illinois

Go to Attributing Civil War Store Cards Alton, Illinois These Civil War Store Cards from Alton, Illinois are ascribed to the shop of John Stanton. Stanton  was the most prolific issuer of Civil War tokens in Cincinnati. His work was centered on stamp cutting and brand cutting. He hired several of the other die sinkers … Read more

Durand, Illinois

Go to Attributing Civil War Store Cards Durand, Illinois The die sinker of this token is unknown. This was the only token issued by the town of Durand, Illinois. This Civil War Store Card bore two unique surfaces instead of being combined with the more common reverses. For some reason, the word ‘Crockery’ was misspelled … Read more

Waukegan, Illinois

Go to Attributing Civil War Store Cards Waukegan, Illinois These Civil War Store Cards of Waukegan, Illinois are ascribed to the shop of S.D. Childs. (IL 890A & C) Childs was a prolific token manufacturer. His dies commonly make use of a woman’s head and most of his dies use sans-serif lettering. He also produced Sutler tokens. … Read more

Springfield, Illinois

Go to Attributing Civil War Store Cards Springfield, Illinois These Civil War Store Cards of Springfield, Illinois are ascribed to the shop of W.K. Lanphear. These tokens are the only issues known for this city. Lanphear  was the second most prolific issuer of Civil War tokens in Cincinnati. His work is remarkable for the variety of … Read more

Sandwich, Illinois

Go to Attributing Civil War Store Cards Sandwich, Illinois These Civil War Store Cards of Sandwich, Illinois are ascribed to the shop of W.K. Lanphear. These tokens are the only issues known for this city. Lanphear  was the second most prolific issuer of Civil War tokens in Cincinnati. His work is remarkable for the variety … Read more

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