Author Topic: Horsecar Tokens of Karlovasi, Island of Samos  (Read 884 times)

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Offline Kushi

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Horsecar Tokens of Karlovasi, Island of Samos
« on: May 28, 2014, 05:28:07 PM »
Probably the rarest of horsecar pictorial tokens, Karlovasi, Greece, on the Island of Samos. The horsecar line operated 1905-1939, probably one of the last to be opened. Wikipedia: "The island was governed by the semi-autonomous Principality of Samos under Ottoman suzerainty from 1835 until it joined Greece in 1912."

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Re: Horsecar Tokens of Karlovasi, Island of Samos
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 05:41:42 PM »
A contemporary postcard view from Wikipedia.
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Re: Horsecar Tokens of Karlovasi, Island of Samos
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 06:23:57 PM »
The legend is also interesting. Something like "road transport by rails". The English word tram is either unknown or avoided. A Greek purist?

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