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Offline malj1

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Ferry ticket
« on: July 28, 2012, 07:03:07 AM »
My favourite ferry ticket is this Scottish FIFE AND MIDLOTHIAN FERRIES No. T over 403 in heavy copper with blank reverse approx. 43 X 26mm. with cut corners.

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Re: Ferry ticket
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 02:47:21 PM »
Superb piece, Malcolm. Thanks. Got some ferry tokens, but none remotely as nice.

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Re: Ferry ticket
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 09:23:06 PM »
Beautiful token. Where in Scotland was it used? Is the metal Brass, copper or bronze.

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Re: Ferry ticket
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 10:34:34 PM »
I imagine it refers to the Queensferry ferry, which crossed the Firth of Forth roughly where the Forth Road Bridge now is and stopped operating when that bridge opened in 1964.

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Re: Ferry ticket
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 11:12:36 PM »
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: Ferry ticket
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 11:44:59 PM »
Beautiful token. Where in Scotland was it used? Is the metal Brass, copper or bronze.

It is in copper and quite thick. I have seen it attributed to Queensferry.
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Re: Ferry ticket
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2012, 08:05:15 AM »
this is perhaps a better link ...

Nice plug for a certain other site :)

Yes, that's better. My internet connection was giving me grief last night and I couldn't get any further than the landing page.

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Re: Ferry ticket
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012, 04:38:11 PM »
Smith and Smith (1981) list a similar piece, but round, brass, 29 mm.

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Re: Ferry ticket
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 12:03:13 AM »
Not listed in Davis and Waters Tickets and Passes publ. 1922
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