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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2013, 09:23:20 PM »
I questioned an expert on such things and he thinks that it was separately attached.
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2013, 09:38:14 PM »
A fascinating site indeed!  8) No tokens though as far as I could see.  :o
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2013, 06:38:42 AM »
According to the author of Wine Antiques & Collectibles, he also runs that site, there's a chapter on Exonumia showing examples of wine tokens (33 images) 8) http://www.bullworks.net/books/wineantiques.htm
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2013, 01:51:01 PM »
Fribourg/Freiburg: I find that it is "on the cultural border between German and French Switzerland" Source.

Could also be the one in BW, DE: Freiburg im Breisgau. The tokens in #32 and #41 both say "i.B." after all ...

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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2013, 03:23:30 PM »
Yes I think you're right Christian  8)

I've been trying to decipher the abbreviations on the champagne tokens:

BREVETE (patented) S.G.D.G. sans garantie du gouvernement (without guarantee of the state)

but SYSTEME C.B.F. DEPOSE I have got nowhere.  Well that's not quite true, I've been to plenty of interesting places.  Sidetracked again!

And incidentally I found mention of Bel Oiseau.  In Sydney & Brisbane!  Newspapers from 1879-1880 say "CHAMPAGNE-Bel Oiseau, in quarts and pints."  Class!  8)
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2013, 03:25:37 PM »
A fascinating site indeed!  8) No tokens though as far as I could see.  :o

There is one hidden here http://www.bullworks.net/virtual/newstuff/token.htm
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #51 on: November 22, 2013, 10:23:00 PM »
what a corker!

...a look on eBay found a nice one for sale.
Circa 1860 Callao Peru Token Cal 27. Bottle with two glasses and corkscrew image on obverse. Schmidt's Saloon 1 Real Callao on reverse.
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #52 on: November 25, 2013, 07:49:25 AM »
I see the Winning bid was US $55.00 Plus P&P  :(
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #53 on: November 25, 2013, 07:50:26 AM »
Hmmm, I think someone has a corkscrew loose  ;D
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #54 on: December 20, 2013, 02:21:56 PM »
Santa came early this year, no idea how he got hold of my list?
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #55 on: December 20, 2013, 02:23:26 PM »
21mm
Brass
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #56 on: December 20, 2013, 02:26:36 PM »
Brass
12.63g
32g
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #57 on: December 20, 2013, 03:04:01 PM »
I was intrigued by the English on the spinner. Found the restaurant in Koblenz, on Deinhardplatz 3. From the comments, it seems to be an upmarket wine bar, specialised in Alsatian and German white wines, rather than a midmarket restaurant and it's close to the Rhine. I guess that is an attractive combination for US servicemen stationed in Frankfurt/Main? The menu is in German and English.

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« Reply #58 on: December 20, 2013, 03:24:07 PM »
Fascinating, thanks Peter 8)
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Re: Wine related tokens
« Reply #59 on: December 20, 2013, 03:48:13 PM »
Ah, Deinhard. The brand has its site here by the way, but that spinner would indeed be used at the restaurant. (Although ... it opened in 2007? Hmm.) Guess that, at the time when the piece was issued and used, there was indeed still American military in Frankfurt. Oh, and ... quite a few people around here will still know this Deinhard commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yeqAc7rJWI  Found it fun initially, despite the bad dubbing job, but as with many other things in advertising, after a while it gets on people's nerves. :)

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