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Title: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on September 30, 2020, 02:54:26 PM
The wife has been feeding me tokens so I thought I should start a new thread :-)  This one is nice, St. Petersburg Florida but I've not nailed down a date yet.
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on September 30, 2020, 06:47:43 PM
Here's a fun one.  1951 Honolulu transit token :-)
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on September 30, 2020, 08:47:36 PM
A bus token. Found a network map from the period here (https://www.raremaps.com/gallery/detail/32269/transit-map-of-honolulu-honolulu-rapid-transit-company). Have fun.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 01, 2020, 07:27:47 AM
Insomnia :-)  1932 Los Angeles transit token.  https://www.pacificelectric.org/ 
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 01, 2020, 10:59:41 AM
Here's a fun one.  1951 Honolulu transit token :-)
My favorite, Greg. I think I have one somewhere in my stuff.

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 01, 2020, 07:42:43 PM
An interesting history on this place!  Rock Island-Moline, Illinois.  This token was used 1952/3.  https://www.britannica.com/place/Rock-Island
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 02, 2020, 03:46:03 PM
There's a Rock Island city and a Rock Island county. Since Moline is in Rock Island county, I suspect the Rock Island mentioned on the token is the county.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 02, 2020, 04:25:01 PM
Peter, you are probably correct.

Here's an interesting one.  I could not get much information on it yet but I believe it's a 1946/7.  Citizens Rapid Transit, Newport News, VA.  (Sounds rather Bolshevik to me ;-)         
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 02, 2020, 04:27:44 PM
Replace "citizens" with "comrades" and you've got it, Greg. ;D

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 02, 2020, 04:37:41 PM
When I went through SERE training (a long time ago up in Maine) they had what was called "The Peoples' Pond".  There was a big pond that would freeze over every night.  Every morning the instructors/devils would go out with a chainsaw and cut a big hole through the ice so that they could later through us into it.  I didn't much care for SERE School.

Added:  I should have explained that SERE is a military course of instruction that simulates having been taken by a hostile power/enemy.  It stands for Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape.  I would not recommend it for the faint of heart ;-)
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 02, 2020, 04:38:32 PM
Here's something I found on the CRT on Numista. They date it 1961.
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces72598.html

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 02, 2020, 04:41:11 PM
When I went through SERE training (a long time ago up in Maine) they had what was called "The Peoples' Pond".  There was a big pond that would freeze over every night.  Every morning the instructors/devils would go out with a chainsaw and cut a big hole through the ice so that they could later through us into it.  I didn't much care for SERE School.
They must have been into ice fishing...only you were the fish. :)

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 02, 2020, 09:03:18 PM
Citizens Rapid Transit, Newport News, VA.  (Sounds rather Bolshevik to me ;-)       

Better not believe it. As you know, Newport News is the birthplace of many a US navy ship.

Citizen (citoyen) is French revolution, though. Bolshevik is indeed comrade (tovarich) and the modern French equivalent is contribuable (tax payer). ;)

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 02, 2020, 09:16:02 PM
contribuable (tax payer).  I know how that feels!!!  :'(
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 03, 2020, 03:47:50 PM
Nice design, 1930 New Jersey trolley token.  I especially like the signature.  https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces40820.html
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 03, 2020, 10:39:19 PM
Thomas Nesbitt McCarter was the founder and first president of the Public Service Corporation, whose transport branch was Public Service Coordinated Transport, later Transport of New Jersey. The rest of Public Service Corporation was called Public Service Electric and Gas, now Public Service Electric and Gas Company. He held the position from 1903 to 1939. There are later tokens of the same company.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 04, 2020, 09:51:58 AM
I also found the PSCT car on the token. Frustratingly, although it seems to have been common, I haven't found the brand and type. To compensate, I am including the interior of a car of this period.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 04, 2020, 11:21:47 AM
Thomas Nesbitt McCarter was the founder and first president of the Public Service Corporation, whose transport branch was Public Service Coordinated Transport, later Transport of New Jersey. The rest of Public Service Corporation was called Public Service Electric and Gas, now Public Service Electric and Gas Company. He held the position from 1903 to 1939. There are later tokens of the same company.

Peter
An interesting history of the company, one I wasn't aware of. I also didn't know that there was a connection to Transport of New Jersey. Learning is a wonderful result of our hobby...if you're paying attention.

 I always thought of P.S.E.& G. as the people who I've "donated" many thousands of dollars to over the years for my electric service. I actually have a high opinion of them as they've done a good job of keeping us up and running through many bouts of bad weather...including a few hurricanes. Kudos to them.

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 04, 2020, 01:03:42 PM
More of their history here (https://www.psegtransmission.com/sites/default/files/file/files/susquehanna-roseland/develop_roseland_bushkill/To%20Develop%20the%20State%20of%20New%20Jersey.pdf), from page 15. This looks like a recent publication. You may still be able to get your hands on it.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 04, 2020, 05:02:38 PM
I also found the PSCT car on the token. Frustratingly, although it seems to have been common, I haven't found the brand and type. To compensate, I am including the interior of a car of this period.

Peter
I remember seeing many similar street cars like this in Camden and Philly when I was younger.

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 05, 2020, 08:06:01 PM
Hey, I'm having fun!  This is therapeutic ;-)   Here's a fun one, United Railways of St Lewis, 1919.  https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces121113.html  That's in nice condition as well.  No rev. lettering on this one, though...head scratcher.
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 06, 2020, 04:09:12 PM
Pre 1920 Buffalo, NY railroad token...  8)  https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1382387
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 06, 2020, 04:18:31 PM
United Railways of St Lewis, 1919.

Salacious history here (https://dynamic.stlouis-mo.gov/history/eventdetail.cfm?Master_ID=467) and background there (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streetcars_in_St._Louis#Fleets).

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 06, 2020, 04:35:51 PM
Buffalo, NY railroad token

See here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Railway_(New_York–Ontario)) and note how the central I (for IRC) has "fallen over" in relation to the rest of the design. Fun to see how opening of the international bridge near the Niagara Fall facilitated a rare international tramway line (it's not a railway, but they did cover the same field (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_and_Niagara_Falls_Railroad). I followed the route by Greyhound bus, but did the international bridge on foot.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 06, 2020, 05:44:24 PM
  No rev. lettering on this one, though...head scratcher.
Can't say as I've seen one like this before. I suppose it would be good for one fare or ride.

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 06, 2020, 09:41:07 PM
I can't get a lot of information on this.  1934 Joliet City Lines, Illinois, school bus token.  Never seen this one :-)
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 06, 2020, 10:24:49 PM
A bus token, obviously. More information here (https://www.chicagorailfan.com/histcjer.html). This allows the token to be dated 1934-1936.

A school bus token serves to allow students (the US equivalent of pupils) to take a bus at a reduced rate, probably on certain conditions, narrowing the concession to transport to and from schools, such as not valid on Sundays and during school holidays. The service apparently still exists as First Student Inc. (https://www.manta.com/c/mmdj7cj/first-student-inc).

The bus looks like it doesn't have any doors on the right, so I suspect it is a fantasy.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 06, 2020, 10:38:24 PM
My wife grew up in Philadelphia and used public transportation to go back and forth to school. PTC sold small plastic bags (10 I think) of tokens for students and chargeed 80 cents. This was probably reduced fare, but she doesn't recall if it were or not.

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 08, 2020, 10:07:58 PM
1979 (not as old as the previous posts but still not overly common) Colorado RTD.  Little history... https://denver.streetsblog.org/2019/03/13/rtd-at-50-the-50-most-fascinating-facts-stats/  It's the same on both sides.
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: FosseWay on October 09, 2020, 07:12:30 AM
Regarding the St Louis token with blank reverse: I have a similar one with the same date, but with the Receiver's signature on the other side. But it still has no explicit mark of value - no "good for one fare" or similar.
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 09, 2020, 07:25:24 AM
I like the signature on your rev.  Makes me wonder about the lack of on mine.  Agree with the lack of denomination/fare as well.  Thanks for posting!  Research is ongoing.
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 09, 2020, 09:33:37 AM
The signature is of the improbably named Rolla Wells (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolla_Wells).

Similar tokens with value indication exist.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 09, 2020, 07:34:49 PM
Here is a 1955 Cincinnati bus/trolley token.  Interesting graphics.  https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces21173.html  Sorry about the first link :-)
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 09, 2020, 10:01:55 PM
Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streetcars_in_Cincinnati#Decline_and_closure) has more information that dates this token 1951-1965, the period that there were trolleybuses in Cincinnati.

There is a funny disconnect between the bus and the trolley. The trolley is obviously longer than the bus, but the two are designed to look like they are of equal length on the token.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 09, 2020, 10:17:41 PM
Peter, that is what I was seeing in the graphics.   As a bit of an artist I found it different.
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 11, 2020, 12:32:56 AM
I'm having a hard time finding information on this one.  Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.  I think 1930s to 1940s but I'm not really sure yet.  Fun token!

Update...the wife thinks it is 1990ish.  I was looking in the wong place again ?
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Kushi on October 11, 2020, 09:30:14 AM
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. Issued 1990.
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 11, 2020, 11:43:04 AM
For a little more information, including an explanation of EAST BANK see here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Transit_(Louisiana)). The company web site is here (https://jeffersontransit.org). The tokens are still sold in rolls of 10 for $15. This price is the same as a full base fare without transfer. The company suggests that they would be of use for companies wishing to subsidise travel to and from work. Pupils would probably be better off with a monthly pass and passengers eligible for concessions (those whose age is above age 65 and disabled persons) cannot use them.

I have been unable to identify the minibus on the token. It may be a fantasy.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 11, 2020, 05:51:50 PM
After researching this one it turns out that it's pretty scarce...1977 Syracuse, NY, student Centro Inc. transit token.  Numista puts at a 95 (scale is 0-100).
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 11, 2020, 07:46:37 PM
Here is a fun one...Topeka, Kansas, bus token.  Had a hard time nailing down a date but I believe it's 1950.  https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces65088.html
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 12, 2020, 01:00:44 AM
McToken...sold through McDonald's it seems. Five tokens for the purchase of a Happy Meal?  ;D

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 12, 2020, 06:04:36 AM
Dosn't look like McDonald to me but you might be right :-)
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 12, 2020, 09:32:56 AM
This source (https://books.google.com/books?id=P0AhAQAAIAAJ&pg=RA1-PA453&lpg=RA1-PA453&dq=%22Handy+McToken%22+-Topeka&source=bl&ots=K7yjZ_8wcj&sig=ACfU3U0ZML52S0EoN2zQSa8ldLSg8TaVlw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiRp-b1wq7sAhXh6OAKHbT9DCIQ6AEwAXoECAEQAg#v=onepage&q=%22Handy%20McToken%22%20-Topeka&f=false) says that Perce Harvey claimed copyright (see © at 9 o'clock) for Handy McToken as an advertising device on 15th May 1948. That excludes McDonald, I think.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 12, 2020, 11:38:51 AM
I was just having some fun with the McDonalds thing. So many of their products are named Mc this and Mc that...McChicken sandwich for an example. :) McDonals didn't come along until a bit later.

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 12, 2020, 01:50:38 PM
You will be amused to know that in French, mac is a colloquial (teenager) word for a young man. France harbours more macs than Scotland or the US :) In case you were wondering, the female counterpart of mac is nana.

Also, Perce Harvey claimed his copyright while living in NY. However, he later moved to Topeka. The token must have been a pretty important event in his life.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 12, 2020, 02:22:45 PM
In case you were wondering, the female counterpart of mac is nana.

Peter

Nana is also used over here sometimes to describe your grandmother.

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 12, 2020, 08:49:28 PM
Another not so common one...Scranton, Pennsylvania, Railway token.  I've not found a lot of information but I believe it dates anywhere from 1934 to 1954.  Numista rates it's rarity at 97.
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 12, 2020, 09:19:09 PM
I like this one, Greg. I wonder if the reduced fare is meant for seniors or students.

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 13, 2020, 05:36:05 AM
You all in trouble now :-)  My drug dealer struck again.

I'm just starting to go through this bag...madness!  This might take a while.  Love it!
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 13, 2020, 07:11:57 AM
The best drug I can think of. Take your time, Greg.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 13, 2020, 10:56:40 AM
You all in trouble now :-)  My drug dealer struck again.

I'm just starting to go through this bag...madness!  This might take a while.  Love it!

Go for it, Greg! I have a phone number for a drug rehab on my desk just in case I need it. ;D

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 13, 2020, 06:02:50 PM
OK, deep breath ;-)  Here is a very nice 1948 Portsmouth, Virginia, transit token.  https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces160427.html
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 14, 2020, 05:12:40 PM
Philadelphia, PA, to Camden, NJ, bridge token.  I believe this design was issued in the 1940s.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Philadelphia_Transportation_Company_(PTC)_Bridge_Line_&_Fare_Tokens.jpg
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 14, 2020, 08:38:44 PM
Once you know what the legends mean, the next thing to do would be to give the tokens a date range. The exact name of the company or agency, including such niceties as "inc." or "co." of the token will be an important clue. Names change relatively often. A date range will lead to a denomination if you can find tariffs. In that way, your token will look more and more like a coin. The advanced stage would be to find the company logo of the time of the token and photos of trams, trolleys and busses pictured on the tokens as well as an explanation of other stuff pictured on the token, such as signatures or even not on the token, such as the livery colours (the colour scheme of the fleet). You can't find everything about all of the token, but as you get better at the research, you can get more than you think.

The best start of research is Wikipedia. Below the general information may be footnotes and links. Think of noting the predecessor and successor company names as keywords for more searches. As you do generic searches with the keywords you found, you will find sites of rail transport enthusiasts. These can be useful to bookmark.

It is useful to start a data base of the tokens and your findings. I would suggest using Excel. As columns, I would use:

These are my personal preferences. I don't care who I bought it from, what I paid for it or what grade it is in. Your mileage may differ. You can use such a data base to apply filters. That will lead to more research possibilities, e.g. getting a picture of what metals were (not) used during world wars or what the turnstiles checked on (weight? dianmeter? magnetism?) or even getting an idea of how to recognise the work of certain manufacturers, which could lead to archive research to retrieve mintages, though that's pie-in-the-sky thinking.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 15, 2020, 04:37:19 AM
Peter, that sounds like a bit of work!  I photo,  save, and  post, then put them in coin containers and library  'em with all the available information.  I like your idea about hunting down the company.  I'll work on that.  The most time consuming recearch is figuring dates!  Thanks for the tips (again!)
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 15, 2020, 10:30:51 AM
It's zero work. It's a way to spend your time agreeably and when you want to spend it, without a boss or an officer telling you what to do and checking if you have done it. It's your decision, of course, but remember that the longer you wait, the more of an effort it will be just starting it up.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 15, 2020, 02:37:46 PM
Not to mention it's a ton of fun, Greg. ;D

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 15, 2020, 04:37:52 PM
Good points, all.  I've already started but this will take some time :-)  In the interim here is a kind of fun one...Alameda-Contra Costa, California, 1961 transit token.  http://numismatics.org/collection/1962.171.5
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 15, 2020, 05:11:04 PM
Gotta love the dated ones. It helps a lot in researching the token.

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 15, 2020, 06:53:08 PM
More information here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_Transit). Company site there (http://www.actransit.org). Research on the logo colours needed.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 15, 2020, 08:28:00 PM
More information here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_Transit). Company site there (http://www.actransit.org). Research on the logo colours needed.

Peter
According to the system history the logo and colors (orange / turquoise) were adopted in 1960 and are "characteristic of the 1960s era" No rocket science there apparently. :)

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 15, 2020, 08:53:32 PM
I knew the 1960s logo colors reminded me of something. Same as the Miami Dolphind football team. The team was founded in 1966 so maybe the colors orange and turquoise were a 1960s thing.

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 15, 2020, 10:31:31 PM
 :applause: :applause: :applause:
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 16, 2020, 04:39:19 PM
Staying with the motif...1970 Miami Broad Causeway Bridge token :-)  https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces62659.html  Same on both side, no mint mark. 
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 16, 2020, 07:21:37 PM
Going through this bag, these two made me laugh :-)  Twins separated at birth?  Must have came from the same mint.  I've not got a date for either yet but I'm guessing 1950s-60s.
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 16, 2020, 10:20:43 PM
This is a good example of how you can "connect the dots". Yes, the two are obviously produced by the same enterprise, so if you find who made one, you have pretty good info on who produced the other. Incidentally, I have seen that bus with three front windows before in this thread. Mind the date range of the third token. Another clue that can be applied to the two above.

Peter

Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 16, 2020, 11:19:26 PM
Peter, you are correct...1934 Juliet line token.  Triplets ?  Makes me modify my dates and helps with the research.
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 17, 2020, 06:20:35 AM
Scouill made millions of tokens all across the country.  Makes sense.
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 17, 2020, 08:22:02 AM
 :applause: :applause: :applause: You found a major manufacturer. By Googling Scovill with other keywords you can already extract good information.

I suggest you head here (https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/). If you do a search on Scovill you get lots of juicy hits, all of prime quality, since the source is a university worthy of the name. Here's a fun illustration from their files.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 17, 2020, 11:26:33 AM
Scovill certainly was a major manufacturer of tokens and, surprisingly, buttons, especially military buttons. A great company to research with a long well documented history. I've done so many times.

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 17, 2020, 01:49:43 PM
Makes sense.

They also made cents, that is the blanks for them ;)

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 17, 2020, 05:13:02 PM
This railway has an interesting history and I suspect the token was made by the same company.  Gary Railways Inc.  1950, Indiana.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Railway
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 17, 2020, 05:54:58 PM
Good link and fun suspicion. Still, a suspicion should have a question mark in your files until it becomes a near-certainty. For the sake of completeness, there is a paragraph on the "history" (https://www.gptcbus.com/about/) of the system, starting in 1974 on the site of the agency.

Wikipedia does a better job, but the lemma still reads like a come-on for the site of the agency. The lists of routes are of interest to locals only. The history part is quite weak, with few dates, the name on the token isn't even mentioned, there is no list of bus and other equipment types used in the past or even now and nothing on historical logos and liveries.

I used a similar text as the above para on the talk page of the lemma. I hope that helps.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 17, 2020, 06:32:19 PM
They also made cents, that is the blanks for them ;)

Peter
And zippers :-)
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 17, 2020, 10:03:14 PM
This one got eaten by my robo-vac...the wife found it and it's really kind of neat.  1920-1929 Minneapolis transit token.  Re-found it, had to post it :-)  https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces41319.html  Interesting design. (I blame the cat)
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 17, 2020, 11:25:26 PM
This one should be fun to research. The basic data are here (http://collections.mnhs.org/cms/display.php?irn=10077914), but I found nothing on E. O. Crosby, whose signature is on the token. I did find a ship by the name E.O. Crosby owned by the Wisconsin and Michigan Transportation Company in a 1925 FCC document, but I am not sure if the ship is named after the same person. It looks more like there is a difference of one generation.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 18, 2020, 12:31:32 PM
This one got eaten by my robo-vac...the wife found it and it's really kind of neat.  1920-1929 Minneapolis transit token.  Re-found it, had to post it :-)  https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces41319.html  Interesting design. (I blame the cat)
BUSTED!!  Your cats by chance?  ;D

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 18, 2020, 10:54:57 PM
The second cat is more like mine :-)  Little turd.  She's fun, though.
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 19, 2020, 06:56:59 AM
My drug dealer struck a gain...might have to start a new thread.
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 19, 2020, 10:14:15 AM
My drug dealer struck a gain...might have to start a new thread.
While you're lining up a drug rehab, please do start a new thread.

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: Figleaf on October 19, 2020, 10:23:17 AM
Why not divide this thread among logical lines, e.g. by state (alphabetically or by large region) or by use (bus and trolley, tram, underground, to be identified) or something else again? That way, you can add older threads on US transport tokens also.

Peter
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 19, 2020, 11:50:18 PM
I've been think about that.  I think school/student tokens could be their own thread.  Could bust up trolleys/bus and have train/rapid transit on their own.  Just thinking :-)  OBTW, New bag is pretty much a bust...mostly newish carnival stuff.  A couple interesting ones.
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: brandm24 on October 20, 2020, 10:16:38 AM
   OBTW, New bag is pretty much a bust...mostly newish carnival stuff.  A couple interesting ones.
By carnival stuff do you mean Mardi Gras tokens?

Bruce
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 21, 2020, 10:48:33 PM
I wish!  No, only modern stuff.  Some batches are interesting, some not so much.
Title: Re: Not so small collection
Post by: gpimper on October 22, 2020, 02:01:07 AM
Drug dealer felt bad about the last batch so I have a new bag :-)  This might take a few.  I'll start a new thread.