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Offline redwine

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Wine related tokens
« on: February 08, 2012, 09:22:16 AM »
OK, I've decided to collect wine and Wales related tokens too!  A token featuring both would be super!!
Any offers?  ;D
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 12:37:18 AM »
I don't know how you would use a token in the wine trade, except for empty bottles, maybe. There are plenty of Welsh tokens around, though, starting with the druid, a nasty person who liked blood offerings and making magical walls with heads or skulls...

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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 07:37:09 AM »
" starting with the druid, a nasty person who liked blood offerings and making magical walls with heads or skulls..."

They still do in Pontypridd ;D

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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 07:58:34 AM »
" starting with the druid, a nasty person who liked blood offerings and making magical walls with heads or skulls..."

They still do in Pontypridd ;D

Ah, the home of the legendary front row  8)
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 08:02:23 AM »
So far, looking around I've found wine merchants, good for a glass of wine and some plain Vin ones - all very interesting 8)

As for Wales, I all ready have a druid.  Now, where's my golden sickel????  :P
And I've spotted some nice farthings................
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 11:24:51 AM »
Right! I restricted my thinking to wine production. I have a company restaurant token good for a glass of wine somewhere...

But that becomes a "mer boire"! What we usually call beer tokens could just as well be used for wine. The amount of beer tokens is unimaginably large.

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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012, 05:02:50 PM »
Ah, the home of the legendary front row  8)

I'm mixing up my Max Boyce.
The true legends are of course Pontypool.   ::) :-[
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 05:04:14 PM »
Right! I restricted my thinking to wine production. I have a company restaurant token good for a glass of wine somewhere...

But that becomes a "mer boire"! What we usually call beer tokens could just as well be used for wine. The amount of beer tokens is unimaginably large.

Peter

Good for a glass of wine.
I'd prefer Good for a glass of fine wine. ;) ;D
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2012, 11:39:51 PM »
I believe there are a few wine merchants in the Australian 19th century series of tradesman tokens; this one springs to mind. [although not in very nice condition]
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2012, 06:34:28 AM »
I believe there are a few wine merchants in the Australian 19th century series of tradesman tokens; this one springs to mind. [although not in very nice condition]

I like it, thanks for sharing Malcolm  ;D
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2012, 08:34:50 PM »
Some producers of vodka in Russia, to increase the demand (which has recently begun to fall), put silver tokens in their bottles. The largest number of these tokens comes from "Standard" vodka.

Here's the online catalog

Also there were several beer tokens. But no wine.

(By the way, the official name of vodka in Russia in XIX century was "table wine #21".)
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2012, 11:09:30 PM »
You can have the one above if you would like it. I think I have a South Africa too, E. K. Green and Company wine merchant Cape Town; must check!

Found this expensive Welsh Wine token here...  [blank reverse]

http://www.rarecoinsandtokens.co.uk/abergavenny-wines-and-spirits-merchant-token-p-671.html

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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2012, 01:13:54 AM »
Other than good for a glass of wine, I have seen a few from actual wine makers. I draw a distinction between wine sellers/distributers/merchants and wine makers.  I find the later more interesting although I do not have any duplicates and darn few in my collection at all.

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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2012, 10:35:51 AM »
You can have the one above if you would like it. I think I have a South Africa too, E. K. Green and Company wine merchant Cape Town; must check!

Found this expensive Welsh Wine token here...  [blank reverse]

http://www.rarecoinsandtokens.co.uk/abergavenny-wines-and-spirits-merchant-token-p-671.html

Sorry, missed this.
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And crikey that is expensive but rather lovely :)
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2012, 11:52:24 AM »
Its yours! I don't have the other - E. K. Green and Company, wine merchant, Cape Town unfortunately.
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