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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #285 on: November 15, 2014, 10:24:44 PM »
It looks like an early (first world war?) tram token, but I can't find it. Judging from the oxidation, it is iron. What looks white on the scan is actually shiny: recent scratch. Bracteate strike, i.e. the reverse is the same, incuse and in mirror image; flan is extremely thin. About 32 mm.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #286 on: November 15, 2014, 11:11:11 PM »
See Reply #230 for a very similar 1d FARE token for a toy conductors play set.

A different '1d' in the penny denomination otherwise almost identical, including size.
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #287 on: November 25, 2014, 01:31:23 PM »
Here is the complete run of Wallasey Corporation Motor Bus tokens.

Notice the various dies, such as the gap between MOTOR and BUSES, as well as the different colours; some of the blue 2d and the red 4d have been highlighted with paint, perhaps some of the drivers couldn't read these in poor light.
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #288 on: December 16, 2014, 05:41:32 AM »
Shipley & District Tramways / Joseph Speight Proprietor 1d brass 25.8mm

See WoT
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #289 on: December 16, 2014, 10:44:34 AM »
Very nice - our first entry in the earlier sections.

But I expect to get a few more sorted before Christmas.
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #290 on: December 25, 2014, 06:17:59 PM »
A couple of concessionaries for you - 3p
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #291 on: December 25, 2014, 07:08:14 PM »
Why not write them up in the Wiki, redwine?

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #292 on: December 25, 2014, 07:35:29 PM »
Why not write them up in the Wiki, redwine?

Not my thing Peter.
But if I owe anyone (particularly Andy  :-[) and if they want them they are welcome  ;D
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #293 on: December 25, 2014, 07:48:23 PM »
Which reminds me, is there a UK transport token hub I can send unwanted UK transport tokens to as i don't collect them?
Likewise, perhaps there should be other hubs to enable people to send unwanted tokens on to other collectors in their spheres.
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #294 on: December 26, 2014, 12:42:29 AM »
Which reminds me, is there a UK transport token hub I can send unwanted UK transport tokens to as i don't collect them?

Probably me - although I don't actually collect them myself......
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #295 on: December 26, 2014, 01:42:04 PM »
The Transport Ticket Society of the UK includes a Ticket Distributions program that has a separate token section.

http://www.transport-ticket.org.uk/


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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #296 on: December 26, 2014, 03:14:16 PM »
Thanks for that  ;D but I'll think I'll pass them on to Andy when I find something he wants/needs.......
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #297 on: January 24, 2015, 01:32:34 AM »
Another N.C.B. bus pass added to WoT similar to that in Reply #279 but this time in pale blue.
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #298 on: January 24, 2015, 10:37:09 AM »
The Transport Ticket Society of the UK includes a Ticket Distributions program that has a separate token section.

Thank you. I contacted them.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #299 on: March 08, 2015, 02:32:32 PM »
A recent addition is this token. The reverse looks just like the Glasgow Tramways 1/2d token but the obverse has G.C.L.R. about which I can find nothing. I thought that L.R. might be Light Railway but no record of such a thing in Glasgow, the only similar reference was to Gloucester Corporation Light Railways, which did exist but I cannot find any reference to tokens.