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Later Hacienda Tokens


The token were mainly produced in brass or aluminum, followed in number by those of cupronickel and copper. Some have a very rudimentary finish and will have been made locally, but most are were produced by professional firms, especially some in San Francisco, California. The following names are engraved on some tokens: C.A. Klinkner & Co. S.F., L.H. Moise, S.F., Moise K-Co. and Patrick & Co. S.F.

C.A. Klinkner & Co. S.F

Charles Alexander Klinker, of C. A. Klinkner & Co, of 320, Sansome Street, was a mass producer of trade tokens beginning in 1889. Although he died in 1893 production continued until 1897 when all assets were bought out by a former employee named L. H. Moise. He re-branded the company as the Moise, Klinkner Co. and continued manufacturing until 1930 when it was bought out by Patrick & Co. At that time it became the Patrick & Moise-Klinkner Co. After the purchase of the firm from Klinkner's heirs in 1897, Moise continued using Klinkner's old dies and struck many thousands of tokens with them.

KlinkerCharles Klinkner sitting in one of his delivery wagons

L. H. Moise, S. F.

L. A. Rubber Stamp Co.

Anillo Industries

In 1967 Anillo Industries, Inc., of Orange, California, bought at auction, 3,492 token dies belonging to the L. A. Rubber Stamp Co., which had gone out of business. Anillo attempted to go into the token striking business and, using the token dies, struck twenty five sets of aluminum manufacturer’s sample tokens. The reverses are blank and are flat since they were designed to be mounted in salesmen’s sample catalogs. It is believed that twenty-two complete sets and three partial sets of these tokens exist

N. Stafford Co.


Grove 1934
Obverse: N. STAFFORD CO. / 67 / 67 FULTON ST. NEW YORK.

Heidemann Manufacturing Company

The Heidemann Manufacturing Company was a well-known San Antonio die sinking firm that was responsible for many of the attractive Texas saloon tokens issued during the late nineteenth century.

San Antonio has long been noted for both the number and quality of the tokens produced there. Its best known maker, the Heidemann Manufacturing Company, produced tokens of high quality and excellent workmanship including many of the city’s beautiful pictorials. It apparently operated only three or four years but made numerous tokens during that time.

The company probably began business in late 1888 or early 1889. It was a partnership between M. Heidemann and Selig Deutschman and seems to have reached its height in 1891 when it advertised in the City Directory as “Makers of Rubber and Steel Stamps, Badges, seals, bar checks, (tokens) stencils, etc.” The ad was illustrated with the reverse of a token reading “Good for 5 in merchandise.”

The 1892 City Directory lists Deutschman at a new address as a rubber stamp manufacturer, but does not include Heideman. The name of the company is not in the alphabetical listing but appears in the business section under “Engravers and Die Sinkers” at the same address as Edward F. Brotze, proprietor of the “Texas Engraving Company.” It may have been out of business soon afterwardTAMS Journal, Vol. 26, No. 3. June 1986.