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    New Orleans, LA- Jewel of the South (Joseph Santini)
    Joseph Santini was a native of Trieste, Italy who made his way to New Orleans, where he owned and operated the Jewell of the South Saloon. Established around 1850, he proved to be a most adept bartender, and is credited with inventing the "Brandy Crusta," one of the first cocktails served in America. His fame was so widespread that Jerry Thomas, who published an 1862 book entitled Bar Tender's Guide included three of his recipes, an honor he extended to no other bartender. The Santini establishment was located on Gravier Street and operated until his retirement in 1869. He died in France five years later. This 5¢ cardboard chit is the only example from the Santini establishment we have ever seen or heard of, and bears Mr. Santini's penned signature on the reverse. PCGS Very Fine 30.

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