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Offline jsalgado

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help identify this arch please
« on: February 01, 2014, 12:49:15 PM »
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Re: help identify this arch please
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 02:00:45 PM »
I have one of these and don't know what it is either.

From the context in which I acquired it - a batch of otherwise identifiable British tokens, bought in Britain - I have presumed it is British, but may well be wrong.

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Re: help identify this arch please
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 02:10:51 AM »
Two vaieties are listed in the miscellaneous section of British Machine Tokens where its use is unknown.

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Re: help identify this arch please
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014, 09:12:03 AM »
Thanks Malcolm! That's a bit more info on something that otherwise was a total mystery! And another variety to look out for, which I otherwise wouldn't have spotted...

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Re: help identify this arch please
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2014, 10:08:38 AM »
One possible solution, could it be an entrance to a Luna Park? Although it does not look very jolly and gay!

Here is the entrance to Melbourne's Luna Park taken just recently.

 

Below is a ride token from a very similar Luna Park in Sydney, this too is anonymous and just bears the common NO CASH VALUE  on the reverse.

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Re: help identify this arch please
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2014, 10:22:54 AM »
I hadn't realised that Luna Park was the name of a chain. I have three Luna Park tokens, two of which are explicitly linked to Scarborough, but the third has no stated location. From a Google search on Tuby's Luna Park it would seem that this one too is from Scarborough.

3218 is brass, 26,0 mm, 7,00 g; I have another identical one except that it is thicker and weighs 10 g

3219 is also brass, 26 mm, 7 g.

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Re: help identify this arch please
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2014, 10:41:43 AM »
I think they share a common name but not what could be called a chain.

BTW Melbourne's Luna Park celebrated its centenary in 2012.

Tuby's was discussed here some time ago Whilst I live, I’ll crow, not that it takes us any forrarder::)  :D

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Re: help identify this arch please
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 02:20:08 AM »
A similar entrance gateway, a Swedish piece, GRONA LUND STOCKHOLM rev. VINST POLLET brass 23.2mm [badly stored for many years]

Tivoli Gröna Lund or Grönan is an amusement park in Stockholm, Sweden. It is located on the seaward side of the Djurgården island and is relatively small compared to other amusement parks, mainly due to its central location, which limits expansion. Wikipedia

  Gröna Lund - see you in the spring!
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Re: help identify this arch please
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 10:00:14 AM »
Gröna Lund tokens can give Bell Fruit a run for their money in terms of varieties and quantity... I have 12 different GL tokens, including the one above.

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Re: help identify this arch please
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2015, 10:19:58 PM »
Disappointing to see the image at the first post has disappeared, no doubt due to imageshack's new policy of wanting paid accounts only.

I have just acquired the variety of this - that with the broken vertical line at left. uniface brass 22.5mm

[I shall dig out the other type soon and post]
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Re: help identify this arch please
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2015, 05:55:48 AM »
Here is the correct version in a sad state.

 uniface brass 22.5mm
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token with a building, no text
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2018, 04:30:40 PM »
anyone who recognizes the building on this token ?

22.5 mm brass 5.1 gram


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Re: token with a building, no text
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2018, 05:18:27 PM »
I recognise the token, but not the building. Have spent hours looking for it. Maybe it doesn't exist. The high and wide entrance makes it a gate or arch. That's about as far as I got.

It's not a coffee vending token either. The diameter is correct, but it's too thick. That may mean it's British; 22.5mm is close to 9/10th inch, a popular token size in the UK. Your best hope is that malj1 or redwine knows.

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Re: token with a building, no text
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2018, 10:04:16 PM »
This has come up before on here but I can't remember the context in order to do a meaningful search. If I remember right, Mal identified it, or at least pointed to mentions of it in Hayes or elsewhere. I also seem to remember that there are some variants regarding the verticals in the two sides of the arch.

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Re: token with a building, no text
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2018, 12:43:10 AM »
Yes it is a slot machine token probably a prize to be replayed back into the machine but the game is unknown It is listed as Hayes # 394.9





This further variety Hayes # 394.10 has a broken column at left.


See above. It doesn't help that the first image has gone now that imageshack want money.
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