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Matamoros

Knosel Curios

Knosel Curio

1321 Knosel Curio1321 Knosel Curio reverse

Grove 1321
Obverse: KNOSEL CURIOS / H. MATAMOROS / TAMPS. MEX.
Reverse: GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
21 mm.

Ferrrocarril Urbano

Calle Principal Matamoros

In 1871, in order to serve the growing movement of goods and passengers between Brownsville and Matamoros, by decree núm. 67 the state authorised Domingo López de Lara to build and establish an urban railway, starting from the main plaza and ending at the port of entry in the town of Santa Cruz. This railway was inaugurated on 16 March 1873 by Eugenio Armendáiz and Domingo de Lara. A first class ticket cost eight centavos and a second class six centavos.

The railway consisted of small wagons pulled by mules, on narrow-gauge metal rails. Over the years there were several models of wagons pulled by mules and occasionally by horses, until March 1923, when the owners announced that the rails would be changed for others of greater calibre, and the animal-drawn cars replaced by motorised cars. Despite this modernization effort, the Ferrocarril Urbano ceased operations in 1930, when it was defeated by competition from automobiles.

These tokens date to after Francisco Armendáiz' death.

Ferrocarril Matamoros reverseFerrocarril Matamoros

Obverse: FRANCISCO / ARMENDARIZ / SUCESORA
Reverse: FERROCARRIL / URBANO
21mm. brass

Camiones Puente Viejo

Puente Viejo Matamoros

In 1909, the Brownsville and Matamoros Bridge Company, jointly owned by St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway and the Mexican National Railway, was incorporated to oversee construction and operation of a bridge between these two towns. Work began in April. The Foundation Company of New York laid the concrete foundation, and the Wisconsin Bridge and Iron Company of Milwaukee constructed the steel spans. To accommodate river traffic, the bridge was constructed as a swing bridge, an additional expense that proved unnecessary, as river traffic grew inactive before construction was fully completed. The swing mechanism was tested in July 1910 and never opened again. Construction of the 227 foot structure cost approximately $225,000.

This first International Bridge opened for traffic on 12 December 1910. The bridge was intended to serve all land-based international traffic, including pedestrian, animal-drawn, automobile and rail. On opening day, the Brownsville Herald Brownsville Herald, published an elaborate set of tolls, including five cents for a foot passenger, ten cents for equestrians, twenty cents for an automobile with driver (plus five cents additional per extra passenger) and weight- and passenger-based charges for carriages and carts.

These tokens were issued by the Camiones Puebte Viejo with 50c for a return journey. There is an advert for the Casa de Cambio Cardenas on the back.

Brownsville Matamoros reverseBrownsville Matamoros

Obverse: CAMIONES PUENTE VIEJO / VIAJE / 50 / REDONDO / BROWNSVILLE Y MATAMOROS
Reverse: CASA DE CAMBIO CARDENAS / OIGA / MIS / RADIOS / CAMBIE ALLI

Elena

ElenaElena revese

Obverse: ELENO No I / H. MATAMOROS, TAMPS.
Reverse: BUENA / POR / UNA / SELECCION / SOLO / PARA / SINFONOLA

Gold Palace Bar

The Gold Palace was, apparently, a true brothel, located in the Zona Roja, Matamoros’ red-light district, with as many as forty prostitutes. It was established by Enrique de Nava, one of the zone’s most respected and prosperous businessmen, and later run by his widow.

Gold PalaceGold Palace reverse

Obverse: GOLD PALACE / BAR / H. MATAMOROS, TAMPS.
Reverse: VALOR / $100

Bar El Golpe

El GolpeEl Golpe reverse

Obverse: BAR / El Golpe / MATAMOROS, TAMPS.
Reverse: pair of boxing gloves

MLJ

MLJMLJ reverse

Obverse: MLJ / H. MATAMOROS, TAMPS.
Reverse: VALE POR / 0.20 / CENTAVOS

Noche de Ronda

Noche de RondaNoche de Ronda reverse

Obverse: NOCHE DE RONDA / Bar / H. MATAMOROS / TAMPS.
Reverse: DIVIERTASE / VISITANDONOS

Noche de Ronda reverseNoche de Ronda

Obverse: NOCHE / DE RONDA / CABARET / H. MATAMOROS, TAMPS.
Reverse: BUENA / POR / UNA / SELECCION / SOLO / PARA / SINFONOLA

El Nuevo Jardín

Nuevo JardinNuevo Jardin reverse

Obverse: EL NUEVO JARDIN / Cabaret /  MATAMOROS / TAMPS.
Reverse: DIVIERTASE / GRACIA / VISITANDONOS

Salon La Pajarera

La PajareraLa Pajarera reverse

Obverse: SALON / LA PAJARERA / PROP. / ANA MA JUAREZ / H. MATAMOROS / TAMPS.
Reverse: BUENA / POR / UNA / SELECCION / SOLO / PARA / SINFONOLA

Tio Sam

Tio SamTio Sam reverse

Obverse:  CABARET / TIO / SAM / H. MATAMOROS, TAMPS.
Reverse: BUENA / POR / UNA / SELECCION / SOLO / PARA / SINFONOLA

Salon El Trevol

El TrevolEl Trevol reverse

Obverse: SALON . EL TREVOL / MAR ARTICO, No 18 / H. MATAMOROS, TAMPS.
Reverse: COPE / 1 - Pesos
22mm. aluminum

Waikiki Club

Waikiki MatamorosWaikiki Matamoros reverse

Obverse: WAIKIKI / Clu / H. MATAMOROS / TAMPS.
Reverse: DIVIERTASE / $1.00 / VISITANDONOS

Bar XX

XX Bar

Obverse: BAR / XX / MATAMOROS

Nuevo Laredo

Bar 1-2-3

1147 Bar 1 2 3

Grove 1147
Obverse: BAR / 1-2-3 / PROP / ROGELIO GARZA
Reverse: CANALES 613 / 1-2-3 / TEL 790 / NUEVO LAREDO
25 mm. white metal

1147x Bar 1 2 31147x Bar 1 2 3 reverse

Obverse: BAR / 1-2-3 / PROP / ROGELIO GARZA
Reverse: CANALES 613 / 1-2-3 / TEL 790 / NUEVO LAREDO

Salon Estrella

Salon EstrellaSalon Estrella reverse

Obverse: SALON ESTRELLA / NUEVO LAREDO
Reverse: ROGELIO GARZA / TEL. 2016 ERIC

Fina's Bar

Finas Bar 1Finas Bar 1 reverse

Grove 1148
Obverse: around a horse shoe and four-leaf clover FINA'S BAR / N. LAREDO TAMPS.
Reverse: DIVIERTASE / PROP. / JOSEFINA / FELIU / VISITANDONOS
21 mm.

San Luis Bar

Grove 1151
Obverse: NUEVO LAREDO / SAN / LUIS / BAR / TAMPS.
Reverse: around a four-leaf clover BUENA SUERTE / $1.00 / BIEN VENIDOS
25 mm. akuminum

Celia's Club

Grove 1272
Obverse: CELIA'S/ CANALES / 1934 / N. LAREDO. TAMPS.
Reverse: around a nude woman holding a wine glass DIVIERTASE VISITANDONOS
25 mm. aluminum

Club Marabu

1280xx Club Marabu1280xx Club Marabu reverse

Grove 1280
Obverse: CLUB / "MARABU" / TEL 2·22·22 / N. LAREDO. TAMPS.
Reverse: around a horseshoe WELCOME / $200 / BIEN VENIDOS
21 mm. aluminum

1280x Club Marabu
Obverse: CLUB / "MARABU" / TEL 4·04·89 / N. LAREDO. TAMPS.
Reverse: around a horseshoe WELCOME / / BIENVENIDOS

Conchita's Club

1274 Conchitas Club1274 Conchitas Club reverse

Grove 1274
Obverse: CONCHITA'S / CLUB / CHIHUAHUA / & / TIXTLA / N. LAREDO. TAMPS.
Reverse: CONCHITA'S / CLUB / TELEFONO / 25 - 76 / N. LAREDO. TAMPS.
22 mm. brass

Conchitas Club 50cConchitas Club 50c reverse

Obverse: CONCHITA'S / CLUB / $0.50 / N. LAREDO. TAMPS.
Reverse: CHIHUAHUA Y TITXLA ST. / PHONE /  25 - 76

Ofelia's Place

Ofelias PlaceOfelias Place reverse

Obverse: OFELIA'S / PLACE / NUEVO LAREDO, TAMPS.
Reverse: OFELIA'S / PLACE / TEL.2329 / 709 CALLE MINA

Reynosa

Lino's Bar

LinosLinos reverse

Obverse: LINO'S / REYNOSA / TAMPS. / BAR
Reverse: GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE
22 mm. brass

Tampico

Lola's Place

Lolas Place

Obverse: LOLA'S / PLACE / 050 / AMARGURA / 602 NTE. / TAMPICO, TAMPS.
Reverse: