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Re: Makers marks on French tokens
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2016, 05:19:39 PM »
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Re: Makers marks on French tokens
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2016, 12:47:07 AM »
I think its a card game ...or maker of card games.

I found this mention:
....Arnetta Lee reports that she purchased a 61 card deck of "BIJOU" playing-cards made by the US Playing Card Co. Cincinnati, U.S.A, including a joker and 11-spot and 12-spot cards in all suits, and bearing a patent from June 30, 1896. She was advised by the US Playing-card Museum that the 61-card deck was first patented in 1881......
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Re: Makers marks on French tokens
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2016, 06:03:22 AM »
A bit from left field, but could it be a token for a French Jewelry maker's holder for a gold victoria sovereign(Q),  bijoux porte or can be translated as Jewelry holder gold and perhaps Q was used as shorthand for the Queen of England(pictured on the obverse) = Jewelry holder for the gold(sovereign) of the British Queen, Victoria? 


This is described

"Offered for sale is this gorgeous Art Nouveau silver sovereign holder with a yellow gold vermeil interior and wasp decorated exterior. This would have originally hung on a chatelaine but would look stunning on a long guard chain. These are sought after and hard to find. To open the sovereign holder, you depress the button at the top and it pops open.

This is in excellent condition, with the spring for the coins still working, and is free from dents, etc.

There is the French silver mark of the boars head indicating a silver content of between 800 and 900, slightly below sterling 925. It measures approx 1 3/4 inches overall by 1 1/8th inch wide."


and some English made sovereign cases have the French patent "Brevete S.G.D.G" as well as the English silvermarks etc.
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Re: Makers marks on French tokens
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2016, 06:42:29 AM »
Perhaps to take that a stage further: A container to hold card counters or imitation sovereigns.

This 'to Hanover' card counter bears the identical obverse. I have had this for around seventy years it was given to me by my grandmother, the spelling of 'Quen' and incorrect date says it all.  ;D

Unsigned but very similar to the Allen & Moore types.
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Re: Makers marks on French tokens
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2016, 09:55:56 AM »
http://collectionneurs-bergeracois.fr/?p=228      This site gives a brief history and states that porte or was used before porte Louis d'or.  So does seem to be a patented token or Sovereign holder jetons.

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Re: Makers marks on French tokens
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2016, 12:27:33 PM »
Two excellent lines of enquiry. Many thanks Mal & Pat! ;D
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Re: Makers marks on French tokens
« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2016, 06:04:00 PM »
The same info, but many more images and a contact button at the bottom of the page, it might be worth asking them.

http://www.monnaiesroyales.org/pages/portelouis.htm 

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Re: Makers marks on French tokens
« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2016, 06:14:28 PM »
Many thanks.  ;D Will do Pat!
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Re: Makers marks on French tokens
« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2017, 07:53:21 AM »
L. D'ERRICO on French medallion
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Re: Makers marks on French tokens
« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2017, 02:26:16 PM »
C.TROTIN on a medal - Argyrine metal de paris
There's even a book about the guy  8)
Un graveur de Médailles : C.TROTIN by P. GODE, 1999
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Re: Makers marks on French tokens
« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2017, 01:01:07 AM »
Great addition.
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