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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #45 on: August 20, 2013, 10:53:45 AM »
Makes perfect sense now, even if the English made me chortle. 

Keep in mind that, for most people in this world, English is merely a tool or bridge language. ;) The author's Russian will surely be better than his English, but the point is to get the message across - and that works fine. Actually Andrey, the "creator" of this Time Machine, is a member here, and I find his many date conversion tools and tips to be amazing. End of commercial break. Nah, I really mean it.

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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2013, 01:37:54 PM »
No criticism intended for a wonderful resource.  8)  I am in awe of people writing in a foreign language. 

Sometimes I wonder if Monty Python actually did produce that dictionary  ;)
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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2013, 06:49:47 PM »
even if the English made me chortle. 
For example "One who wants to manually convert the Hebrew number to arable numerals should firstly define the numerical value of every letter and then summarize them all." 

Dear redwine, that's correct, some of my phrases look funny for native speakers  ;)

I'd be very grateful if you could paraphrase the above mentioned sentence (as well as others that do not look good enough) to make it better :) I've actucally been translating most of the content from my Russian version (which is due to obvious reasons far more verbose), it happened in 2010, if I'm not mistaken.

My aim is to make everything in the app as good as possible, so I'd love to hear about all the sentences and phrases that look sort of weird for an English-speaking person. If you provide me with better ones, I'll definitely replace old with new ones.  ::)
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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2013, 07:07:47 PM »
I'm available!  ;D
I'm on it!! Tomorrow  ::)
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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #49 on: October 22, 2013, 07:26:37 PM »
Sure thing! I'll wait for them  ;)
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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #50 on: October 22, 2013, 08:18:41 PM »
It's lucky I never threw it out  ;D
I've had this one for 20 years or so, Always thought it common ???

I have another one in Zinc - bought for fifty pence in the summer.



even better than this one,
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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #51 on: October 22, 2013, 11:27:50 PM »
I have another one in Zinc - bought for fifty pence in the summer.

That looks very nice.

I just obtained a German zinc one, Deutsche Poste, 21mm. even a bit of zinc disease included.

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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #52 on: October 23, 2013, 06:29:45 AM »
Sure thing! I'll wait for them  ;)

I've started............
And I've just realised I now have to understand every dating system known to man :o
I may be some time............ ;D
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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #53 on: October 23, 2013, 09:08:42 AM »
I just obtained a German zinc one, Deutsche Poste, 21mm. even a bit of zinc disease included.

Apparently those were used during the alllied post-WW2 occupation (the name "Deutsche Post" was in use then*), see this file:

http://www.numismatik-cafe.at/download/file.php?id=9557
(PDF, about 500K - in German, with some images)

* In the GDR (East G. 1949-1990) it was used too, but apparently they did not have such tokens. And the current Deutsche Post is not in the telephony business. :)

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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #54 on: October 23, 2013, 11:04:41 AM »
From what I could translate from there I see that:

After the currency reform on 21.06.1948 a telephone tokens for 10 Pf was needed because a suitable coin for calling was missing, because the old 10 Rpf coins were only worth 1 Pf.
The "Deutsche Post" tokens were made of zinc sheet. They had the size of the previous 10 Rpf pieces and approximate thickness.

The tokens appear manufactured in two different places; varieties and are known without border staff and known flat side parts. [not sure what is meant by this description of the varieties]
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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2013, 04:49:41 AM »
A telephone token from Hungary MAGYAR POSTA rev. TELEFON ERME maker S [or B] FARKAS Cu-Ni, 20.9mm.

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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #56 on: November 11, 2013, 03:00:13 PM »
Now that is one even I have :) I like Hungarian tokens.
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A telephone token from Hungary MAGYAR POSTA rev. TELEFON ERME maker S [or B] FARKAS Cu-Ni, 20.9mm.

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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #57 on: November 24, 2013, 10:14:27 AM »
I've just discovered another variant of the French PTT 1937.
The most common type of Copper Nickel has either L.BAZOR (maybe it's without the stop - my eyes aren't up to this) or just BAZOR on the obverse!
The less common type of Copper Nickel (different alignment) has L.BAZOR (I have 7 pieces) but there may well be another variant with just BAZOR?
And from Andy's picture above (L. BAZOR) it appears that the Zinc is the same. I have only 3 pieces with just BAZOR.

Copper Nickel common L.BAZOR (69)
Copper Nickel common BAZOR (15)
Copper Nickel uncommon L.BAZOR (7)
Zinc BAZOR (3)

(bracketed figures are the number I have in my possession)

Pictured below are common type of Copper Nickel & Zinc
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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #58 on: November 24, 2013, 10:58:33 AM »
Or perhaps there is an L.BAZOR & an L BAZOR?
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Re: telephone tokens
« Reply #59 on: November 24, 2013, 11:45:46 AM »
Zinc BAZOR (3)

Both Zinc pieces I have are L BAZOR (w/o stop)
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