Wine related tokens

Started by redwine, February 08, 2012, 09:22:16 AM

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redwine

That ad got on my nerves straight away!  ;D

It seems like a very small timeframe for said piece?
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bagerap

Can't lay hands on it at the moment, but there's also a Deinhard Wine Florin in exactly the same format.

redwine

Quote from: bagerap on December 23, 2013, 07:15:48 PM
Can't lay hands on it at the moment, but there's also a Deinhard Wine Florin in exactly the same format.

Looking forward to seeing a piccy 8)
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redwine

Koto vin puissant - apéritif rouge ou blanc  8)
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redwine

Latest acquisition  8)

Copper
21.95mm
3.22g

O: VILLE DE BOURG . AIN . / 1855
R: ASSOCIATION ALIMENTAIRE / VIN
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Figleaf

Bourg-en-Bresse is not just the capital of the very nice Côtes de Bourg redwine, but also of the Poulet de Bresse, a chicken that actually tastes like chicken. The two are a fine combination with a strong sauce of redwine and lardons.

Curiously, the series is not in Elie.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

redwine

I like Côtes de Bourg 8) And lardons - fatty bacon.  Hmmm ;D
Remember Peter, Elie generally only lists tokens with monetary values.
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redwine

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My sort of wine token!  ;D
Apparently in Saint-Etienne  8)

23.85mm
2.9g
Brass

O: * CAFE J.SEYVE FILS AINE * / VINS / EN GROS / A BERARD
R: BON POUR / 12½ C. / EN CONSOMMATION

Added: Elie Saint-Etienne 152.1 NB shown as 27mm but that is measured diagonally! :-\ And it's actually 27.5mm  :P
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Figleaf

A nice example of a denomination that didn't circulate in official coin. At the time, the lowest available denomination was 5 centimes. I suppose it was a commercial trick: buy 2 tokens for 25 cents and get your drinks for 12-½ centimes instead of 15 centimes.

Saint-Etiennes is South-West of Lyon. Just over 200 km to the South is Bédarrides, where Bérard Père et Fils are grossistes en vins.

Peter
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redwine

Just had a look for Bédarrides in Elie, not listed.  But strangely I spotted another 12½c bon pour consommation in the Cafe Pontvianne, Beauzac.  Doesn't mention wine though :'(
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Figleaf

I wasn't claiming the tokens belong to the Bédarrides enterprise, rather that the family and their business seem to have moved there. There are more 12-½ centimes denominated tokens and I believe that shape is popular among them. Maybe their geographical locations (Beauzac is close to Sant-Etienne) are concentrated? Commercially, it seems like a good idea. Give a 16-⅔% discount and take seigniorage and loyalty advantages. As for the Café Pontvianne, I would be mightily surprised if the consommation in question were Coca Cola or Whiskey...

Peter
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redwine

Understood Peter.  I looked for the town of Bédarrides in Elie :P  No tokens listed for the town  :'(
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redwine

3g
23.7mm
Octagonal
Brass

Thanks to another piece on the net I was able to see what the words on the token should be.  I hope to get a better piece in the future.....

O: HENRY WESTRON / WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANT / 23 HIGH ST / WHITECHAPEL / LONDON
R: 23 HIGH STREET WHITECHAPEL  / (elephant) / LONDON
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malj1

I think I can help with this! I shall seek it later today, I am fairly sure I have it.
Malcolm
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redwine

Excellent!  Many thanks Mal  ;D
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