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Offline FosseWay

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Re: Göteborgs Färjetrafik - Gothenburg ferry token
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2013, 05:06:58 PM »
Have just acquired another in this series -- the car token.

Brass, 22.7 mm, 2.59 g

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Re: Göteborgs Färjetrafik - Gothenburg ferry token
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2013, 10:57:28 PM »
Congratulations, Fosseway. This sort of stuf deserves being published.

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Re: Göteborgs Färjetrafik - Gothenburg ferry token
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2013, 09:53:37 PM »
And here's the night fare token - brass, octagonal with utstansat NATT (= night) and a hole above. 26,2 mm, 2,76 g.

This appears to be the most recent in a series of three (I don't have the other two yet). First this was made diamond-shaped (square, essentially). Then the corners were lopped off to produce the octagon - you can see where parts of the text have been removed. Finally the octagonal pieces were holed.


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Re: Göteborgs Färjetrafik - Gothenburg ferry token
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2013, 12:57:35 AM »
That is very distinctive! I guess you could hold it up to the light at night ...natt.
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