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Other tokens and medals => Transportation tokens => Topic started by: Kushi on May 28, 2014, 05:28:07 PM

Title: Horsecar Tokens of Karlovasi, Island of Samos
Post by: Kushi on May 28, 2014, 05:28:07 PM
Probably the rarest of horsecar pictorial tokens, Karlovasi, Greece, on the Island of Samos. The horsecar line operated 1905-1939, probably one of the last to be opened. Wikipedia: "The island was governed by the semi-autonomous Principality of Samos under Ottoman suzerainty from 1835 until it joined Greece in 1912."
Title: Re: Horsecar Tokens of Karlovasi, Island of Samos
Post by: Kushi on May 28, 2014, 05:41:42 PM
A contemporary postcard view from Wikipedia.
Title: Re: Horsecar Tokens of Karlovasi, Island of Samos
Post by: Figleaf on May 30, 2014, 06:23:57 PM
The legend is also interesting. Something like "road transport by rails". The English word tram is either unknown or avoided. A Greek purist?

Peter