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There was a sizable population of German immigrants in New York City. Many of them were highly skilled in metal working trades. A few other New York City die sinkers of apparent German extraction were: Louis Roloff, George Glaubrecht, and Louis Leichtweis. It is likely that a good number of this group were of Jewish faith.

Since the customers for these Star of David Patriotic Civil War Tokens were also German merchants, they were also issued store cards. One of the more popular Civil War Store Cards from New York City is that of FELIX (which is the Jewish letters for ‘kosher’) DINING SALOON, located at 256 Broadway. I believe I can support that they likely ordered this fairly common set of designs.

Die F-398

Star of David Design

Sinker : Emil Sigel

Identifiers:

  • Shield in center of 6-pointed star
  • 6-pointed star has a double border
  • Wreath has tied ribbon at bottom with two loops
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 119  a R1  119  g R8
 119  a* R9  398  ai R9

 

Die F-399

Star of David Design

Sinker : Scovill Manufacturing Company

Identifiers:

  • 5-pointed star in center of 6-pointed star
  • 6-pointed star is two interlocking triangles
  • Star of David radiates in all directions
  • Each triangle is star is drawn four times
  • Wreath is much less substantial
  • Bow at base of wreath is tied with one loop
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 189  a R1 189  b R8

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