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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #210 on: December 01, 2013, 09:17:16 AM »
Seems one size fits all! cheapskates.  ::)
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #211 on: December 10, 2013, 11:43:29 PM »
Evidence that plastic bus tokens are still with us: a Portsmouth pound with an expiry date in 2013! Too recent to be listed in Voice.

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See here - http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/portsmouth-council-criticised-for-scrapping-bus-tokens-for-disabled-passengers-1-5707780
So the end of the Portsmouth ones.

The other recent issues in this thread -

Wokingham - ceased when funding was switched to mid tier local authorities in 2011.
http://wokinghamlibdems.org.uk/en/article/2011/480256/outrage-at-way-wokingham-travel-tokens-axed

Basingstoke too it seems -
http://bdover55sforum.btck.co.uk/Campaigns/TravelConcessions

I think that might just be it (for the moment at least)
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #212 on: December 24, 2013, 04:25:50 AM »
Now we go back to the early 20th century, before WW1 for this 32mm, bone brown printed token.

AVAILABLE ON METROPOLITAN ELECTRIC TRAMWAYS 1D; the reverse has an advertisement: SHOP HERE AND SAVE MONEY EDMONDS BROS., WOOD GREEN. with a view of a large building.

Smith 475AD describes it as white Celluloid but this is incorrect as it is definitely bone. the size too is 32 not 35mm.

He also includes the remarks "No. 9C Reed" no idea where this comes from! ...possibly its another collectors reference?  ???
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #213 on: December 24, 2013, 09:58:18 PM »
I humbly believe the the Smiths listed a different token. Their piece must have had the No. 9C REED inscription and been 35 mm. I would seem unlikely that he made an error on both items.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #214 on: December 24, 2013, 10:10:57 PM »
It is quite possible that the token quoted was 35mm as the size of the bone tokens does vary somewhat. These type of pieces are often mis-described as celluloid, plastic, ivory, etc.

 
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....the reverse has an advertisement: SHOP HERE AND SAVE MONEY EDMONDS BROS., WOOD GREEN. with a view of a large building.

Edmonds Brothers Drapers were established at 102-112 High Road, Wood Green c. 1897. It later acquired Denham & Goyder who were located next door at 114-120 High Road to form Edmonds Denham & Goyder Ltd.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #215 on: February 10, 2014, 01:40:19 AM »
Two tokens from Booth & Fisher; a bus company, based in Eckington, that specialised in transporting miners.

BOOTH & FISHER K. P. Uniface, yellow plastic, 25.5mm. K. P. Kiveton Park Colliery was a coal mine in the village of Kiveton Park, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, closed 1994.

BOOTH & FISHER R P K consimilar, yellow plastic, 22.2mm. R P K is from Renishaw Park Colliery. Closed 1989.  see Reply #198 and 199 for a history of the company.

See also  Reply #192

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #216 on: April 10, 2014, 07:00:41 PM »
It doesn't happen very often any more that we get to add a first token of a city, but Bradford wasn't in the data base yet. City seal and denomination are boringly standard. However, I like the motto on the ribbon below the armes that has a liberal (progress), conservative (industry) and socialist (humanity) part :)

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #217 on: April 10, 2014, 07:25:20 PM »
For my "punishment", here's another newcomer. In case you were wondering, the asclepius refers to the thermal sources of Buxton, used since Roman times by well developed Roman ladies, who gave the town its name. ;)

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #218 on: April 11, 2014, 01:26:43 AM »
Bradford Tramways penny fare. Black Fibre. The arms at top vary a little to the arms shown perhaps an earlier design. see Reply #238
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #219 on: April 11, 2014, 01:35:41 AM »
Bradford Corporation Passenger Transport halfpenny and penny, The arms at top vary a little to the arms shown perhaps an earlier design, while the penny is different again?.


These two may have been shown before.
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #220 on: April 11, 2014, 12:05:13 PM »
Aberdeen Corporation Transport 1d light blue; 3d yellow; 4d brown. all 22mm.

Added 6d dark green. Peter
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #221 on: April 11, 2014, 01:02:35 PM »
The South Wales Transport Co. Ltd. 1d rev. County Borough of Swansea Police Brass, 29.5mm, 8.2g.
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #222 on: April 11, 2014, 05:23:05 PM »
Wow Mal

Great images. I have always found these very difficult to scan or photograph.

Keep up the great work.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #223 on: April 11, 2014, 08:02:20 PM »
Grampian (better known as Roinn a' Mhonaidh ;)) was a local government region from 1975 to 1996. The logo with thistle was in use 1986-1996 (see discussion below).

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #224 on: April 11, 2014, 08:51:59 PM »
Both sides are the same. I think the C stands for concessionary rate. Darwen was subsumed in Blackburn in 1974.

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