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Weekly Telegraph 100 token
« on: September 13, 2011, 07:01:20 PM »
Because google has made searching so much easier, I become intrigued/frustated when a search reveals nothing. The only Weekly Telegraph I can find is the expat version of the London Daily Telegraph, and this most certainly predates that. Any ideas?
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Re: Weekly Telegraph 100 token
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011, 07:48:33 PM »
Are you sure it is a 100 and maybe not a 1.00 ?  That is a lot of money!
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Re: Weekly Telegraph 100 token
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011, 07:50:43 PM »
Yes, 100. Which may place it around the 1920s when they had circulation wars.

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Re: Weekly Telegraph 100 token
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011, 07:51:47 PM »
In the 1920's that was a lot more money  :)  Must have been a sweepstakes.
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Yes, 100. Which may place it around the 1920s when they had circulation wars.

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Re: Weekly Telegraph 100 token
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011, 08:30:58 PM »
Advertising token. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Weekly Telegraph 100 token
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2011, 09:11:23 PM »
Long link....

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%22medal+scheme%22%2Btelegraph&hl=en&prmdo=1&tbas=0&tbm=bks&prmd=ivns&tbas=0&source=lnt&sa=X&ei=capvTtiKH4OhOsOwkZoJ&ved=0CA0QpwUoAA

Or try something of "Weekly Telegraph Medal Scheme".....

British - unauthorised lottery many many years ago....

Most of the very few results relate to books with record of the related legal case.

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Re: Weekly Telegraph 100 token
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2011, 09:14:36 PM »
Thank you Mr Baker.
Reading that lot should keep me busy this winter.
Bob

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Re: Weekly Telegraph 100 token
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2011, 12:43:22 AM »
Here is the advertisement concerned from the Weekly Telegraph 2/9/1905.

 

The newspaper started life as the Sheffield Weekly Telegraph from 1884 to 1887 becoming Weekly Telegraph in 1887 and finishing in 1951.

From an article in the TCS Bulletin of Sept. 2005.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2015, 11:09:21 AM by Niels »
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Re: Weekly Telegraph 100 token
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2011, 10:24:59 PM »
I believe I have a piece like the one shown at the start of this thread.

I recently got another of this sort of thing...

KEEP THIS IT MAY BE WORTH 50 - M 7409 SEE THE BIRMINGHAM WEEKLY MERCURY

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« Last Edit: October 02, 2011, 10:34:36 PM by africancoins »

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Re: Weekly Telegraph 100 token
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2017, 08:09:21 PM »
Good evening!
Please, help identify this token.
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Re: Weekly Telegraph 100 token
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2017, 09:25:58 PM »
It was a "ticket" for what was in fact an illegal lottery designed as a circulation booster:

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Re: Weekly Telegraph 100 token
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2017, 10:30:02 PM »
See above now for further information.
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Re: Weekly Telegraph 100 token
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2017, 09:26:49 PM »
I don't know how many of these I've seen of these over the years but I only noticed today that the codes are different - we have B1 F1 L1 P1 and U - has anyone worked out what the codes mean?
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Re: Weekly Telegraph 100 token
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2017, 10:05:54 PM »
Circulation areas within London, maybe? Like B = Bayswater, F = Finsbury, U is Underground stations?

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Re: Weekly Telegraph 100 token
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2017, 11:55:01 PM »
This is the token I have sat on my desk - it's a L1 - but Bagerap's piece above is L1.
Guess there must be quite a number of varieties.
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