Columbia City, Indiana

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Columbia City, Indiana

Civil War Store Cards A, B, C & F from Columbia City, Indiana are ascribed to the shop of 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 as reverse dies on store cards. Civil War Store Cards D & E are ascribed to the shop of John Stanton. Stanton was the most prolific issuer of Civil War tokens in Cincinnati. His line of work centered on stamp cutting and branding devices.

Valuations are based on raw copper tokens. For more detailed pricing, see:
Pricing Civil War Tokens

Obverse Die – IN 175A

Columbia City, Indiana

Text on token:
  • Gaffney And McDowell / Groceries / Liquors / Cigars & C / Columbia City / Ind.
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $60-$90
  • MS-63 : $200-$300
Die Reverse: (New) F-1226
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R7 1 b  R9
Obverse Die – IN 175B

Columbia City, Indiana

Text on token:
  • Harley & Linvill / Hardware, / Stoves / & / Tin Ware, / Columbia City / Ind.
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $35-$50
  • MS-63 : $125-$175
Die Reverse: (New) F-1088
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R4 1 b  R8
Die Reverse: (New) F-1299
 2 a R6
Die Reverse: (New) F-1302
 3 a R9
Obverse Die – IN 175C

Columbia City, Indiana

Text on token:
  • W.W. Kefner & Son / Dry Goods / & Groceries, / Columbia City / •Ind.•
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $75-$125
  • MS-63 : $250-$375
Die Reverse: (New) F-1088
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R6
Obverse Die – IN 175D

Columbia City, Indiana

Text on token:
  • Dr. C. Kinderman / Druggist / & / Book / Seller / Columbia City, Ind.
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $75-$125
  • MS-63 : $400-$600
Die Reverse: (New) F-1047
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R8 1 d  R10
Die Reverse: (New) F-1373
 2 a R3 2 a1  R9
Obverse Die – IN 175E

Columbia City, Indiana

Text on token:
  • S.S. Lavey / Watchmaker / & / Jewelry / Columbia City, Ind.

Reverse

Columbia City, Indiana

Text on token:
  • Dealer In / Clocks / Watches / & / Jewelry
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $75-$125
  • MS-63 : $400-$600
Die Reverse: (See Reverse)
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R7 1 a1  R9 1  i  R7
Die Reverse: (New) F-1047
 2 a R8 2 d R 10
Obverse Die – IN 175F

Columbia City, Indiana

Text on token:
  • John C. Washburn / Dry Goods / & Groceries / Columbia City / •Ind.•
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $40-$60
  • MS-63 : $200-$300
Die Reverse: (New) F-1169
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R6

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