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Other tokens and medals => Transportation tokens => Topic started by: andyg on March 19, 2017, 12:29:21 PM

Title: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
Post by: andyg on March 19, 2017, 12:29:21 PM
We think (that is Art, Mal and myself) that this might be from South Africa - does anyone have any documentation on it?

Mal found a reference to a Union Bus Services in South Africa but that's all we have.
Title: Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
Post by: Afrasi on March 19, 2017, 02:17:09 PM
My search lead me to Jammu and Kashmir in India and also to Kenya. But to be sure I sent additionally a mail about this piece to Allyn Jacobs.
Title: Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
Post by: malj1 on March 19, 2017, 10:08:53 PM
Perhaps we should mention this is the information that I found: (cWW2)

...the United Bus Service (at that stage on the verge of bankcruptcy) which operated between Alexandra and Johannesburg.....
Title: Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
Post by: andyg on March 19, 2017, 10:24:07 PM
Perhaps we should mention this is the information that I found: (cWW2)

...the United Bus Service (at that stage on the verge of bankcruptcy) which operated between Alexandra and Johannesburg.....

I think you mean Union?
Title: Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
Post by: malj1 on March 19, 2017, 10:35:47 PM
No,  United,  is what I was pointing out.

Title: Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
Post by: andyg on March 19, 2017, 10:46:21 PM
No,  United,  is what I was pointing out.

token is for "union" though??
Title: Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
Post by: malj1 on March 19, 2017, 11:01:36 PM
Yes we were at cross purposes before.

Although Union ties in with the the former Union of South Africa.
Title: Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
Post by: malj1 on February 06, 2019, 05:41:16 AM
I now have a ticket of The "UNION" Motorbus Co. 10 Mill.

...possibly this one is from Egypt?
Title: Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
Post by: malj1 on February 06, 2019, 05:46:14 AM
The above ticket came with this: Motor Bus Service "Inflexible" 10 Mill

The Egyptian Army Barracks at Abbassia (on the outskirts of Cairo) were used as an Australian hospital from August 1915 until 1919.
Title: Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
Post by: Figleaf on February 06, 2019, 09:22:29 AM
It is easy to understand mil in Egypt, but the denomination of the token is 6d. Since "Union" is pretty generic, would these not be two different organisations?

Peter
Title: Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
Post by: malj1 on February 06, 2019, 11:04:00 PM
Yes different but I thought I should share 'The "UNION" Motorbus Co.'
Title: Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
Post by: malj1 on August 22, 2020, 12:16:57 AM
Apparently these Union Bus Service are from Stanley Co Durham. I suggest the initials probably denote a colliery.

There are for sale in an upcoming auction by DNW I have saved the images.
Title: Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
Post by: artsmith on August 22, 2020, 07:12:23 AM
I saw that upcoming auction. I plan on bidding. Hopefully they can supply some documentation as to Stanley.


Art
Title: Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
Post by: Figleaf on August 22, 2020, 08:22:41 AM
See also the first post of this thread. It looks like the 4d and 6d pieces were used at the same time. A discount ticket, I suppose, but for who or what? Invalids and school children don't work in mines. Maybe the 6d was for longer rides?

Peter