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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Mysterious casino token
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2017, 05:15:51 PM »
Great research, Overlord. That dates it 1978-1996.

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Re: Mysterious casino token
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2017, 05:31:29 PM »
Again, I don't know French but there appears to be a mention of "Piastre" as the club's currency:

http://lexpansion.lexpress.fr/actualite-economique/le-palace_1406302.html

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Re: Mysterious casino token
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2017, 06:50:02 PM »
May be this club is the solution. My thoughts led into another direction.

If I remember it correct 19 Piastres once were one Spanish Dollar in Egypt. There was a Palace Casino at Port Said. The symbol could well stand for the Suez Canal (desert - canal - desert and at top the ribbon loop for Port Said). The type of jetons is older than mentioned by Peter. An example of the fifties is shown below:

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Re: Mysterious casino token
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2017, 07:18:25 PM »
@afrasi: please click on the upper link in reply #14 and scroll down.

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Re: Mysterious casino token
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2017, 07:23:42 PM »
Again, I don't know French but there appears to be a mention of "Piastre" as the club's currency

Correct: New York avait son Studio 54. Paris avait son Palace, avec un magazine portant son nom et sa propre monnaie (la piastre).

New York had its Studio 54. Paris had its Palace, with a magazine of the same name and its own currency (the piastre)

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Re: Mysterious casino token
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2017, 08:45:59 PM »
My congratulations , Overlord i
You have probably found the best answer to my search which lasts since several years
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Re: Mysterious casino token
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2017, 09:12:45 PM »
This is how the place looks now. Shuttered, but ready to be re-cycled.

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Re: Mysterious casino token
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2017, 12:19:32 AM »
@afrasi: please click on the upper link in reply #14 and scroll down.

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« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2017, 04:12:58 AM »
Any links that include free.fr do not work in Australia and no doubt elsewhere.  ???

So if you could add the relevant items here it would be most appreciated.







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Re: Mysterious casino token
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2017, 07:46:27 AM »
Thank you very much that is most interesting and explains everything nicely. 

Odd that those links never work here.  ???
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Re: Mysterious casino token
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2017, 08:49:07 AM »
Looks good to me ;D
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