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Other tokens and medals => Transportation tokens => Ferry, toll road and bridge tokens. => Topic started by: malj1 on July 28, 2012, 07:03:07 AM

Title: Ferry ticket
Post by: malj1 on July 28, 2012, 07:03:07 AM
My favourite ferry ticket is this Scottish FIFE AND MIDLOTHIAN FERRIES No. T over 403 in heavy copper with blank reverse approx. 43 X 26mm. with cut corners.

Title: Re: Ferry ticket
Post by: Figleaf on July 28, 2012, 02:47:21 PM
Superb piece, Malcolm. Thanks. Got some ferry tokens, but none remotely as nice.

Peter
Title: Re: Ferry ticket
Post by: Kushi on August 14, 2012, 09:23:06 PM
Beautiful token. Where in Scotland was it used? Is the metal Brass, copper or bronze.
Title: Re: Ferry ticket
Post by: FosseWay on August 14, 2012, 10:34:34 PM
I imagine it refers to the Queensferry ferry, which crossed the Firth of Forth roughly where the Forth Road Bridge now is (http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/maps/index.php?view=56.01897,-3.43668&map=OSMMap&zoom=7&layer=0&markers=56.19717,-3.28441,) and stopped operating when that bridge opened in 1964.
Title: Re: Ferry ticket
Post by: andyg on August 14, 2012, 11:12:36 PM
this is perhaps a better link

http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/maps/index.php?view=56.01897,-3.43668&map=NPEMap&zoom=7&layer=4&markers=56.19717,-3.28441, (http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/maps/index.php?view=56.01897,-3.43668&map=NPEMap&zoom=7&layer=4&markers=56.19717,-3.28441,)

Nice plug for a certain other site :)
Title: Re: Ferry ticket
Post by: malj1 on August 14, 2012, 11:44:59 PM
Beautiful token. Where in Scotland was it used? Is the metal Brass, copper or bronze.

It is in copper and quite thick. I have seen it attributed to Queensferry.
Title: Re: Ferry ticket
Post by: FosseWay on August 15, 2012, 08:05:15 AM
this is perhaps a better link ...

Nice plug for a certain other site :)

Yes, that's better. My internet connection was giving me grief last night and I couldn't get any further than the landing page.
Title: Re: Ferry ticket
Post by: Kushi on August 15, 2012, 04:38:11 PM
Smith and Smith (1981) list a similar piece, but round, brass, 29 mm.
Title: Re: Ferry ticket
Post by: malj1 on August 16, 2012, 12:03:13 AM
Not listed in Davis and Waters Tickets and Passes publ. 1922