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Wooden Numismatic Items
« on: October 29, 2011, 12:56:17 AM »
Is "wooden" a theme?  Doesn't seem like it but not sure.

This is a new token, made of wood (appears to be soft pine), appears to be "quarter sawn" is 38mm in diameter and 3.5mm thick and is good for an ice cream cone at participating stores.

Should I use it or keep it? What a huge dilemma  ;D

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Re: Wooden Numismatic Items
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2011, 01:01:40 AM »
Chinese bamboo tally sticks make for an interesting collection theme.

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Re: Wooden Numismatic Items
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2011, 01:10:54 AM »
This one is approximately the same size.
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Re: Wooden Numismatic Items
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2011, 01:11:29 AM »
Never seen one...would like to.
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Chinese bamboo tally sticks make for an interesting collection theme.

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Re: Wooden Numismatic Items
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2011, 01:27:44 AM »
Seems to be mostly a North American thing - wooden nickels and all that. Personally, I like the ones with some kind of value and avoid those that are merely advertising tokens. The former are not different in character from German beer tokens or Dutch plastic consumption tokens. The consumption tokens have already been forged in China ::)

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Re: Wooden Numismatic Items
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2011, 05:44:11 AM »
The only plastic tokens I have (that I can think of at the moment) are
austrian casino chips.  Come to think of it, I only assumed they are plastic...could be clay/ceramic.
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...... or Dutch plastic consumption tokens...
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Re: Wooden Numismatic Items
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2011, 05:46:41 AM »
US wooden tokens are easy to collect.  As usual they have thir afficinados and some can be pricey but a huge number can be amassed for little of nothing.

I never collected them on purpose but never turned down an example either  :)
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Re: Wooden Numismatic Items
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2011, 05:49:04 AM »
There seems to be a Walkerton Indiana and a Walkerton Ontario....any idea which one this came from?
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Seems to be mostly a North American thing - wooden nickels and all that. Personally, I like the ones with some kind of value and avoid those that are merely advertising tokens. The former are not different in character from German beer tokens or Dutch plastic consumption tokens. The consumption tokens have already been forged in China ::)

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Re: Wooden Numismatic Items
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2011, 10:34:02 AM »
My dear wife bought it in a flea market in Delft with a second one with a red obverse. (AHHHH!!! A blue and a red one!!! :'() In view of the chicken's "Western" dress, I'd say Indiana.

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Re: Wooden Numismatic Items
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2011, 03:54:42 PM »
I ave some of these extra from another coin forum.

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Re: Wooden Numismatic Items
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2011, 09:19:00 PM »
here I also have something nice
always front and back:

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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2011, 09:39:06 PM »
A few "wooden commemorative medals" were produced in NZ by a local dealer in the 1980s/early 90s and got their own small catalogue (produced by the same dealer); we included them as an annex in the catalogue of post-1940 NZ commemorative medals a couple of years ago.  I don't think they ever really caught on here to the same extent as they have in the US.


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Re: Wooden Numismatic Items
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2011, 11:47:05 PM »
I need to add this here.  A tally stick ca 1900
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Re: Wooden Numismatic Items
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2013, 08:45:35 PM »
The tally stick is certainly not from ca. 1900.
It is a watertoken from Xietang, near Suzhou, Jiangsu
In the kitchen you could get 10 units (cups?) of (hot) water for tea.
1960-1980
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Re: Wooden Numismatic Items
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2013, 11:32:13 PM »
I was in China in this period. Tea would come in 12 cm high large mugs with a separate lid, always decorated with chips and cracks, even when new. There would be a thick layer of tea leaves at the bottom, enough for half a day.

Tea water would be kept in a large thermos in the most hideous pastel colours and (of course!) bright red. Everybody had one. Drivers would throw out the fire extinguisher from their car and use the holder for their thermos. Makes sense. After drinking so much tea, they could beat a fire extinguisher quite easily. :D One driver told me one should pee only clear water in the afternoon.

Ten portions may have been the contents of a large thermos.

Peter
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