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Canada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising Token

Canada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising TokenCanada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising Token
Canada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising TokenCanada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising Token
Canada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising TokenCanada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising Token
Canada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising TokenCanada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising Token
Canada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising TokenCanada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising Token
Canada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising TokenCanada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising Token
Canada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising TokenCanada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising Token
Canada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising TokenCanada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising Token
Canada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising TokenCanada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising Token
Canada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising TokenCanada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising Token
Canada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising TokenCanada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising Token
Canada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising TokenCanada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising Token
Canada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising TokenCanada: Boer War: Peace in South Africa, Clasped Hands: Advertising Token
Form: Circular
By: ?
Date: 1902
Ref:  Hern: 906-927 (same or similar); Laidlaw: 0445a;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
24-28 mmVarious MetalsVaries$100 - $650

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Within a beaded border round the rim, clasped hands across. On a ribbon above: "PEACE IN" and below: "SOUTH AFRICA". Legend above: "BRITISH-BOER WAR" and below: "OCT.11.1889. TO MAY 31.1902."

Reverse: Within a beaded border round the rim, ornamented advertising message.

(1) "NEW IDEAS / IN / ADVERTISING / COIN AND DUE BILLS / THE CRANSTONE NOVELTY CO. / GALT, ONT. / 1902".
(2)"COMPLIMENTS OF / E.L. MORREN / THE / UP TO DATE / TAYLOR / GORRIE, ONT."
(3) "COMPLIMENTS OF / J.L. FLARITY / MERCHANT / TAYLOR / PALMERSTON."
(4) "LEADING SHOE MERCHANTS / OF STRATFORD ONT. / SLATER, / HAGAR & EMPRESS / SHOE AGENTS / TRY US FOR YOUR NEXT PAIR / SATISFACTION / GUARANTIED / KNECHTEL & CO."
(5) "ROSS & WARMINGTON / CHESLEY'S / UP-TO-DATE / CLOTHIERS / GENTS FURNISHINGS / AND / BOOTS & SHOES".
(6) "H.L. HARRISON / HARNESS, / SHOES, TRUNKS / AND VALISES / SOUTHAMPTON".
(7) "H. FALCONER / THE LEADING / MERCHANT / TAYLOR / SHELBURNE."
(8) "OPERA HOUSE STORE / LEADING / GROCER / & / SHOE MERCHANT / NEAT REPAIRING / W.G. FORLER / BADEN, ONT."
(9) "YOU WILL BE ALLOWED / 25c / FOR THIS COIN / ON A CASH PURCHASE / OF ENGAGEMENT / AND / WEDDING RINGS / OR WATCHES / AT PATTERSON / THE WATCH DOCTOR / WINGHAM, ONT."
(10) "FOR / SOLID LEATHER / BOOTS & SHOES / TRY THE / WRIGHT MAN / IN THE / RIGHT PLACE / NEW MARKET.ONT".
(11) "C.R. MARLATT / GOOD FOR / 10c / MDSE. / GROCERIES & CROCKERY / SIMCOE, ONT."
(12) "ONE COIN ACCEPTED / AS 5c / WITH EACH / CASH PURCHASE / OF COOKE'S / COUGH BALSAM / KINCARDINE, ONT."
(13) "TRY US FOR / PURE DRUGS / & PERFUMES / DR. G.W. HURLBURT / THORNBURY, ONT."
(14) "THE ALLEN SHOE CO. / WEAR OUR / SHOES / MT. FOREST / & DRAYTON".
(15) "G.H. KIMBAR / THE ONLY SHOE STORE / SLATTER SHOE / AGENT / REPAIRING / A SPECIALITY / CREEMORE, ONT."
(16) "GOOD FOR / 25c / ON A 5.00 CASH / PURCHASE OF / BOOTS OR SHOES / WALKER BROS. / PORT HOPE, ONT."
(17) "W.H. THEAKER / PHOTOGRAPHING / AND / ENLARGING / MARKDALE, ONT."
(18) "GOOD FOR / 50c / ON A CASH PURCHASE / OF A SUIT / OR OVERCOAT / AT / G.J. MIDDLETON / MERCHANT TAYLOR / SUNDRICH, ONT."
(19) "FOR GOOD / AND / RELIABLE FOOTWEAR / TRY / GEO. HILL / THORNTON, ONT."
(20) "ONE COIN WILL BE TAKEN / AS 25 CENTS / ON CASH / PURCHASE OF / ENGAGEMENT RING / WEDDING RING / OR WATCH / R. PATTERSON/ JEWELER / KINCARDINE, ONT."
(21) "GOOD FOR / $1.00 / ON CASH SALE ON / A SUIT OR OVERCOAT / OR 25 CENTS ON / A PAIR OF PANTS / W. G. WATSON / HILLSBURG, ONT."
(22) "GOOD FOR / 25C / ON A DOZ. / CABINETS / OR A / FAMILY GROUP".
(23) "ONE COIN TAKEN / AS 25C / ON A $5.00 CASH / PURCHASE / THE MAPLE LEAF / STORE / WALKER & HURLBURT / THORNBURY. ONT."
(24) "GOOD FOR / 25c / ON A 5.00 / CASH PURCHASE OF / FLOUR FEED / COAL & WOOD / WINGHAM. / ONT."
(25) Blank.

Notes: Made in a variety of different metals: bronze, gilded bronze, copper-nickel, brass, white medal, and aluminium.

These Canadian tokens were marketed by The Cranston Novelty Co. of Galt, Ontario. The company was established in 1885 by James K. Cranston as a seller of stationary, books and fancy goods. During the period from 1898 to 1905 the company undertook the production of many trade tokens for Ontario merchants. It is not known if the tokens were struck in-house or on the equipment of another Ontario company. The Cranston Novelty Co. moved to Toronto in 1906 and ceased operation in 1930.