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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #225 on: April 11, 2014, 09:26:42 PM »
We already have a post on Glasgow tokens in decimal pence here, but this one deserves a place of its own, if only because it is unlisted in Voice. Both sides are the same. First Glasgow serves the Greater Glasgow area. You are looking at an impressive 30 mm token.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #226 on: April 11, 2014, 09:43:40 PM »
Grampian (better known as Roinn a' Mhonaidh ;)) was a local government region from 1975 to 1996.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #227 on: April 11, 2014, 09:52:51 PM »
Is the thistle a clue as to whether the token was used in the privatised or pre-privatised days?

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #228 on: April 11, 2014, 10:29:25 PM »
According to this page - https://www.flickr.com/groups/1096314@N21/discuss/72157626082973972/

The logo came with the green and cream livery introduced in 1986- none of the older buses have the thistle, but all of the later ones do.  In 1996 this was switched to the first bus "f".
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #229 on: April 12, 2014, 11:18:55 AM »
Much appreciated, andyg. This is now one of the best dated tokens.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #230 on: April 12, 2014, 12:10:51 PM »
David Voice lists under Toy Tram/bus token a d FARE token for a toy conductors play set.

Here is the companion 1d FARE bracteate iron, 31.9mm.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #231 on: April 12, 2014, 02:21:52 PM »
Fine discovery token, Malcolm! Thank you. Voice says the halfpenny is tin.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #232 on: April 12, 2014, 02:28:56 PM »
We have seen a few Urban District Council tokens, but here is one of a Rural District Council, its complement. It is fittingly functional and austere.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #233 on: April 12, 2014, 02:36:05 PM »
Fine discovery token, Malcolm! Thank you. Voice says the halfpenny is tin.

Peter

Much heavier than tin at 6.4g and measures 1.2mm thick.
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #234 on: April 13, 2014, 09:54:15 AM »
Newbury is halfway between London and Bristol, but its bus network depended largely on nearby Reading.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #235 on: April 13, 2014, 10:54:21 AM »
Rugeley may be a picturesque old town, it still needs busses and tokens for "assisted travel", bureaucratese for having someone put your wheelchair on and off the bus.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #236 on: April 13, 2014, 01:14:06 PM »
A Stafford Borough Council issue. Not in Voice.

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« Reply #237 on: April 13, 2014, 04:19:11 PM »
Tayside was another region that existed only between 1975 and 1996. Its coat of arms is hard to find in colour.

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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #238 on: April 14, 2014, 11:10:49 AM »
Tewkesbury has more history in its abbey alone than other towns of its size in all their buildings. The tokens are modern and functional, though.

Added 20p green.

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Orange issue added, 24.8mm; we must find how they dated these. The orange is listed in Smith # 782BC putting it to pre-1990 - also in Voice
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Re: UK local transportation tokens
« Reply #239 on: April 16, 2014, 05:27:46 AM »
Glasgow Corporation Transport has issued two varieties of the 2d black token, the normal type with the small CoA and another with a larger shield to the CoA and a much wider spaced legend. It is in fact a different CoA.

The reverse of the second piece has a slightly smaller 2d denomination. They measure 22.2mm and 22mm respectively.

I would imagine the possibility exists to find similar varieties in other values from Glasgow.

Added penny blue-green, 1- d yellow, 3 d red and 4 d pink. The threppence looks like it was produced with a different technology. The D has no full stop. Figleaf
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