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Re: VICTORIA FERRY crudely stamped token
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2012, 12:06:13 PM »
Searching for information about a crudely stamped token VICTORIA FERRY / V H. The reverse is blank. How and where was it used? Found in Australia.

I should point out the suggested reference to Victoria Harbour for the initials V H may of course be a red herring.
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Re: VICTORIA FERRY crudely stamped token
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2012, 12:37:05 PM »
Yes, I realize that. Am also trying to check if there ever was a Victoria Ferry in Victoria Harbour, Victoria, British Columbia.

In any case the forum discussion has led me to eight unlisted, modern, plastic Star Ferry tokens from Hong Kong. TKS.

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Re: Australian Ferry Tokens
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2012, 02:38:56 PM »
These have only been a side interest for me, accumulated rather than collected.

As for the passes, I look at the passes listed in Smith and think where do you start? You would need a job lot of two hundred or so before you could even consider it today; or have been a commuter! They are not even seen in Victoria, perhaps different in Sydney.
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Re: Australian Ferry Tokens
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2014, 12:47:36 PM »
Have located a token in a batch that I purchased and it is marked (uniface) VICTORIA FERRY  V H

I cannot locate in Smith or any other Australian Token book.  Has anyone any information about this token?


Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Australian Ferry Tokens
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2014, 01:08:49 PM »
We discussed this token about a couple years back, see VICTORIA FERRY crudely stamped token

No firm conclusion as yet. Kushi may come in with more. I feel its Canadian.
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Re: Australian Ferry Tokens
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2014, 06:34:10 AM »

Yes that is one possibility but need to be sure.  The lot I purchased was all supposed to be Australian.  All other ferry tokens were from Sydney and Newcastle.   This one was describes as VIC 1 from Victoria (Very Rare) but I am not sure.

So Hong Kong or Canada is possible but cannot find anything on it.
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Victoria Ferry incuse V H token
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2014, 02:13:41 PM »
The late Frank Seckold mentions this token on pages 115-6 of his book A Catalogue of Australian Ferry Tokens, Passes and Other Small Ferry Collectables, first supplement 1994. The token is also illustrated.

He cites two "Victoria" ferries, both in Sydney harbour. One operated 1856 to 1860, while the second was from the 1880's. Seckold believed the V and H stood for vehicles and horses.

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Re: Australian Ferry Tokens
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2014, 12:19:59 AM »
I have both Frank Seckold's catalogues from 1991 - it seems I need the supplement.  ::)

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Re: Victoria Ferry incuse V H token
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2014, 06:45:34 AM »
The late Frank Seckold mentions this token on pages 115-6 of his book A Catalogue of Australian Ferry Tokens, Passes and Other Small Ferry Collectables, first supplement 1994. The token is also illustrated.

He cites two "Victoria" ferries, both in Sydney harbour. One operated 1856 to 1860, while the second was from the 1880's. Seckold believed the V and H stood for vehicles and horses.

Kushi


I have the original and the second supplement but not the first.

Are you able to scan the relevant pages and email them to me, thanks.

Have not been able to locate one for sale anywhere.


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Re: Australian Ferry Tokens
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2014, 01:29:06 AM »
Thanks to Kushi have found out about this token. 



So now the answer is known.

Many thanks Kushi
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Re: Australian Ferry Tokens
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2014, 02:26:53 AM »
Pleasing to see this attributed to the ferry 'Victoria"which was no doubt named after the contemporary Queen and was plying its trade on Sydney harbour, NSW.,  and thus has nothing to do with the 'State of Victoria'.

The counter-marked V H leaves open the possibility of other varieties; both counter-marked and un-counter-marked.
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Re: Australian Ferry Tokens
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2019, 10:54:27 AM »
Bronze, 23 millimetres.
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Re: Australian Ferry Tokens
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2019, 11:03:58 AM »
This is clear evidence that the tokens were delivered to the ferry owner without the VH and these letters were punched in later (note that they are not well aligned, while the word FERRY is).

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Re: Australian Ferry Tokens
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2019, 09:36:15 AM »
Bump...  :wicked: I thought we had it sorted? ???
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Re: Australian Ferry Tokens
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2019, 10:51:49 AM »

Still looking for any additional information on this token.

Have not been able to get a copy of A Catalogue of Australian Ferry Tokens, Passes and Other Small Ferry Collectables Suppliment 1.

If any one has pages connected to this token would appreciate a copy of page by email.
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