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Brothel Token

Item: 000511

$2.95


A reproduction period chit promising a night of pleasure and escape. Order several, and use them for stakes in an upcoming poker game, or give them to a deserving comrade. Token measures approximately 2 inches across.

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Average Rating: 4.67/5.00 stars from 21 reviews

Yesteryear Revived
Great fun and a revival of real history.
Jul 20, 2017
Old Timer
fl
US
Poorly executed novelty item
Crudely stamped. Still fun to show off, but could be better.
Jun 22, 2017
Tom
French Lick In
US
Interesting costume detail
I wanted one to hand to judges at SASS costume contests. The one I got was from "Blair House" So I had to look it up. The token purports to be from a Silverton bordello called “The Blair House,” which was operated by a madam named “Jew Fanny.” The token is believed to be a hoax, minted in the 1950s or 1960s. There was no “Blair House” in Silverton, and a real brothel token wouldn’t have used words such as this one. But Jew Fanny did exist. Her real name was Fanny Wright, and she ran a small house of prostitution in Silverton into the 1940s. She was one of many prostitutes in Colorado who acted as a nurse during the horrible flu epidemic of 1918. Fanny was born in Pennsylvania, and after arriving in Silverton early in the 19th century, she worked first in a small house in the notorious Blair Street district, according to Allan G. Bird’s book, “Bordellos of Blair Street.” No photos of Fanny are known to exist, but a woman who served as her hairdresser described her: “Fanny was a short plumpish woman with a very pretty face,” the hairdresser told Bird. “She had a pimp named Hans Pavelich, a gambler … Fanny kept him in the finest clothes. After she left Silverton (in 1948), she married Hans.” Fanny died in Salida not long afterward. She was probably in her late 50s or early 60s. Now you know.
Dec 29, 2016
Capt. Baylor
Phoenix Ar
US
Fun
I bought a pair of these on a whim but now I think I want the full set. They look great and are made of real metal not that pot metal crap. They are large coins about the size of a half-dollar or so. I like them.
Mar 25, 2016
Dorado

Funny Gift
Gave these out as a joke gift to some friends, and currently use one as a dealer chip when playing cards.
Dec 3, 2015
J Henry
Watsonville CA
US
Brothel Coins
I have had these coins for a week. I have had so much FUN with them. Even let one of my Brother in Laws talk me out of 2 of them. Cannot wait to start my Christmas shopping with your Company. My fiance is an AVID coin collector. When I told him I had obtained some Civil War Coins he was excited. We had a great laugh over them.
Oct 24, 2014
Kathy Stump
Pantego No
US
The picture got me...
People don't read, they look. I saw token(s) because of the picture. Now that I go back and re-read, I see where it says price per token. that, might need to be bolded and in red. Nice quality token, the price was good, but I thought I was getting a half dozen or so to pass out to party-goers. Not mad, my fault (mostly) just let down. Do like Historical Emporium, and there is a 100% chance I will use them again.
Jan 2, 2014
Anonymous

US
Amazing!
Now where can I redeem these tokens??? ;-)
Jul 16, 2013
Matt
Temecula CA
US
MUST HAVE!!
JUST AWESOME!! I am going to have to get more. These work great as a gift for any occasion. Just as long as the recipient has a sense of humor.
Jun 28, 2013
Big Jim
Ogden Ut
US
Magic Mike
Very Cool item. These things look very authentic and will make a great party favor. I really expcted cheap plastic tokens, but these are real metal, and very intersting. Will get a lot of laughs out of them.
Apr 17, 2013
Magic Mike
Ellensburg WA
US
Great Store
Loved the quality of clothing and the speed in which my orders arrived. I had to return a few orders due to size problems but the return process was easy and the new orders came quickly. I feel the clothing runs large. I will purchase from them again. Bonnie, So Ca
Feb 15, 2013
Bonnie Staples
Norco Ca
US
rossman
these tokens are awesome... the look and quality are top notch!
Oct 25, 2012
Anonymous

Great Gifts and Historical
I'm not sure where the patterns for these tokens came from, but several have references to rather famous and historically accurate brothels. It was a nice surprise. I believe that I have purchased all of the variations.
Sep 13, 2012
DJ Kinney
Boston Ma
US
Brothel Tokens
I had a lot of laughs with these tokens and even cashed one in with my wife. :)
Jan 17, 2012
Joe
Ottawa ON
Cute idea
Bought a couple of these to give to my husband as keyring fobs. He thinks they're great. We do keep one on the nightstand, just for smiles!Wish they were a little cheaper, but they are heavy weight quality.
Jan 9, 2012
shopgirl

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