• Image of Medal Promoting Tea & Cigars from a Fair Concession

Medal Promoting Tea & Cigars from a Fair Concession

$85.00

This store card is from Turner & Frazer Mercantile in St. Joseph, Missouri. The actual wording on the medal is "Fine Teas and Cigars." Columbus adorns the obverse of the medal. It is, as always, interesting to see not only what a vendor is selling but how he chooses to do so. Handing these out at the fair would be almost useless unless the company could differentiate Missouri residents from others. It's quite possible that numerous Missouri businesses were allowed to sell from a location in the state building. The medal does not show any wear but is hairlined which could be indictive of a cleaning. The store card is quite scarce.