Welcome to the book section of my website. Here I am offering several reference works on South Carolina tokens that I have completed in the past few years. Also offered is my recent book featuring images from Lowcountry stereoviews, as well as a book on the Charleston Exposition. These last two works are not reference books, but more "pleasure" reads. Used books may be offered from time to time. Check out the more complete descriptions below.
South Carolina Tokens by Tony Chibbaro - The standard reference in its field, published by the Token and Medal Society in 1990. Hardback, large size (8x11), 262 pages on acid-free paper, the reference lists some 1800 trade and merchant tokens issued in the state of South Carolina from the early 1800s to modern times. Includes a nice introduction, a short history of token use in South Carolina, and also an index of all token issuers (not just maverick tokens). Approximately 750 tokens are pictured (1500+ individual b&w photos), along with many photographs showing town scenes and the business which issued the tokens. Historical information is included on almost every issuer along with a rarity rating for every token. All in all a fine quality reference work. Received a silver Mishler Cataloging Medal in 1990 awarded by the Token and Medal Society. Click here for photo of book or sample page. Price: $50.00 postpaid.
Supplement to South Carolina Tokens by Tony Chibbaro - Designed to be a companion reference to the book above, this supplement lists some 200 tokens discovered from 1990 (when South Carolina Tokens was written) to September 1994. Softbound, large size (8x11), 24 pages, self-published. Approximately 90 of the 200 tokens are illustrated by quality rubbings. Historical information and rarity ratings are provided in the same format as the original work. Click here for photo of the cover. Price: $6.00 postpaid.
Second Supplement to South Carolina Tokens by Tony Chibbaro - The passage of time brings forth many new tokens, and these need to be cataloged also. The second supplement lists another 200 tokens, discovered since the fall of 1994. Brand new, softbound, large size (8X11), 31 pages, self-published. Approximately 110 tokens are illustrated by quality rubbings. Historical information and rarity ratings are again provided. Click here for photo of the cover. Price: $7.00 postpaid.
Third Supplement to South Carolina Tokens by Tony Chibbaro - Published in February of 2004, this work lists all new tokens discovered since the printing of the Second Supplement. Includes approximately 250 new listings (140 of which are illustrated), historical information, and rarity ratings. 36 pages, large size (8x11), softbound. Click here for photo of the cover. Price: $8.00 postpaid.
The South Carolina Token Collector's Checklist and Rarity Guide by Tony Chibbaro - A handy pocket-sized checklist, ideal for keeping track of your collection and carrying around to shows. No pictures or historical information, but each token listed along with rarity information. Softbound, 60 pages. Click here for photo of the cover. Price: $9.00 postpaid.
South Carolina's Lowcountry by Anthony Chibbaro - Now out of print (originally published by Arcadia Publishing Company), the book is entirely composed of images taken from stereoviews of South Carolina subjects. It is not a reference work on the subject, but offers a wide variety of images of the Lowcountry. Included in Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series, South Carolina's Lowcountry is written in the same "Images" format - lots of captivating photos accompanied by interesting and informative captions. Below is an excerpt from the back cover:
The Charleston Exposition by Anthony Chibbaro - Written and published for the 100th anniversary of South Carolina's only World's Fair, this book is also part of Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series. As the only work written on the subject, it has been hailed as indispensable to the serious scholar of twentieth century South Carolina history. Besides giving a written history of the expo from beginning to end, the book also contains over 150 photos of the exposition, its buildings, exhibits, and those responsible for setting up the landmark exhibition in Charleston. Below is an excerpt from the back cover:
4 Successive Issues of TAMS Journals, 1977, comprising issues of April, June, August, and October 1977. In the early 1970s, a collector named Randy Chambers compiled the first listing of South Carolina Tokens. In 1977 his list was published in serial form by the Token and Medal Society in its bimonthly journals. Offered here is the complete set of the four issues. Some of the historical information about South Carolina tokens in these articles is not included in the references offered above. Set of four issues, all vf copies. Price: $22.00 postpaid.
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