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Offline capnbirdseye

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telephone tokens
« on: December 03, 2011, 02:32:18 PM »
I've photographed them side by side, in both photo's the one on the left is Israel & the other France.

both seem to be very similar apart from weight, the Israeli one is 5.10g & French one 4.20g so presumably would not work in both countries even thought the size & slot is identical
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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011, 03:05:49 PM »
There are also some years between them. In 1937 of the French token there was no state Israel. The token from Israel is dated 1966. But I bet there were people trying to use the old French tokens in Israel. ;)

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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 03:27:09 PM »
I have the 1937 token in Zinc - so I presume they were issued with a frozen date...
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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2011, 04:02:36 PM »
You have that token in Zinc?  :o :o :o  I look all the years to find it and never succeeded ...
It is very rare. Actually I cannot find my Groenenberg, but if I remember right it is from Algeria.

Yes, I think they were made several years with frozen date, but not after WW II.

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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2011, 04:41:18 PM »
It's lucky I never threw it out  ;D
I've had this one for 20 years or so, Always thought it common ???
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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2011, 05:00:51 PM »
May be I'm wrong and the Algerian one has to be without PTT ...  :-X
Still looking for the Groenenberg catalogue ...  :-[ Perhaps can anyone else look for this token, please?

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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2012, 12:35:22 PM »
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Telephone Tokens
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 03:31:46 PM »
I saw this interesting telephone token [ (1980) from Pakistan] on eBay couple of weeks back. Posting image here, does anyone know more about it? Since this is not my token, I don't know its weight/diameter.



(Click on the picture to see high resolution image)

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« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 02:53:10 AM by malj1 »
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Re: Telephone Token (1980) from Pakistan
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 04:37:23 PM »
TFP, Aditya. Excellent fun piece. Dated 1980, and yet, my granddaughter would not recognize that as a telephone...

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Telephone Token (1980) from Pakistan
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 04:43:55 PM »
T&T stands for (Pakistan) Telephone And Telegraph (Department). See also:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan_Telecommunication_Company_Ltd

And history of PT&T:

http://earnup.hubpages.com/hub/historyof_ptcl

Also, has anyone noticed spelling of telegraph? (Telegrafm)

I wonder how many people actually used this token in 80's...A telephone was a luxury then. :)
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Re: Telephone Token (1980) from Pakistan
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2013, 04:55:19 PM »
I read "telegraph"...

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Telephone Token (1980) from Pakistan
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2013, 04:58:29 PM »
Aah, it's indeed telegraph. :D The letters are so closely placed that I was confused. Well done, Peter! You should now stop criticizing your bad eyesight. ;D

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Telephone Token (1980) from Pakistan
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2013, 05:07:43 PM »
Found a similar telephone token from Taiwan: It's from 1970 and denomination is 1 Yuan.

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Re: Telephone Token (1980) from Pakistan
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2013, 09:36:21 PM »
I have an Indian test token that from memory I thought the same until I got it out, I find a different type of scalloped edge, brass 22.9mm. I.P. & T. for Indian Posts And Telegraphs Department. A title that perhaps is out of date?

Test tokens were used by technicians for testing public telephones when repairs were made.
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Re: Telephone Token (1980) from Pakistan
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2013, 12:57:49 AM »
Since this is not my token, I don't know its weight/diameter.

22.0 mm
5,0 g
Groenendijk # 1.80