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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #345 on: August 12, 2016, 02:44:14 PM »
The Smiths only list it in brass
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #346 on: August 12, 2016, 02:53:32 PM »
There was an addenda to the Smith's book with a few corrections. This was one of them.
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #347 on: August 12, 2016, 03:01:45 PM »
That's good to know.
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #348 on: August 12, 2016, 04:16:19 PM »
The 2004 AVA Supplement to the Smiths 1990 catalogue lists a white metal example (copper-nickel). There is nothing from Accrington in the 2013 AVA Supplement.

No zinc piece has been reported to the best of my knowledge.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #349 on: August 12, 2016, 04:58:01 PM »
If it just says "white metal", that may be zinc.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #350 on: August 13, 2016, 12:43:21 AM »
It is in some kind of white metal  ??? ...and this description covers a multitude of metals but it doesn't necessarily mean cupro-nickel (which it certainly isn't) just that it is not brass or copper.
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #351 on: September 15, 2016, 09:25:29 PM »
Lothian Regional Transport Tokens prob between 1985- 2000 when they had the LRT logo

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #352 on: September 15, 2016, 09:38:17 PM »
Wow, scroggs. Not in WoT. Can we use your pics? What is the size of the awesome foursome? Or do you want to add them yourself?

Mind that there is a period where LRT stood for Lothian Regional Transport (1975-1985) and a period where it meant Lothian Region Transport (1986-2000). Do you have background information that shows what the logo means? The ones we do have are all Regional, rather than Region and one of those has the same logo.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #353 on: September 15, 2016, 11:55:02 PM »
These are all 22mm I think.
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #354 on: September 16, 2016, 01:40:50 AM »
I have the 25p  8) 22.6mm
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #355 on: September 17, 2016, 03:27:10 PM »
please use the photos of the LRT tokens for WoT. I dont know how to upload them.
 they are all 22.6mm dia .
 
as for the logo dating i found this

The Transport Act 1985 deregulated bus services in Great Britain and required that municipal bus operations be run as commercial companies rather than as public service departments. Therefore, on 26 October 1986 the operation became Lothian Region Transport plc, better known by its initials 'LRT', a company wholly owned by Lothian Regional Council.

On 1 April 1996 Lothian Regional Council was abolished. Although the then Conservative government had sought to have the company privatised, this was resisted by local politicians and ownership the company passed to the new City of Edinburgh Council and the three neighbouring councils. The LRT identity remained until January 2000, when the company was renamed Lothian Buses plc, the LRT logo changing to 'Lothian'.
taken from http://uktransport.wikia.com/wiki/History_of_Lothian_Buses

I also have this token from Aberdeen which isnt in WoT either



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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #356 on: September 17, 2016, 03:40:12 PM »
as for the logo dating i found this

5p issued October 1991, 10p May 1990 and 50p was first issued 1st June 1995...

There is an addenda to the Smiths catalogue, which I now have - but have not yet added the tokens to WOC.  I made a start this morning!
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/wiki/Special:RecentChanges
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #357 on: March 09, 2017, 09:53:29 PM »
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #358 on: March 13, 2017, 09:08:03 AM »
Nice one, Antonio. Have you visited World of Tokens (WoT) yet? You'll like the Swedish and UK transport token sections. You're free to start a section yourself or to contribute to existing sections. Let us know if you need help.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #359 on: March 15, 2017, 04:43:55 PM »
Thanks Peter, I am very interested in the Swedish transport tokens but I cannot find the link at the WoT. Antonio