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Started by FosseWay, March 02, 2016, 09:08:02 PM

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FosseWay

PE is presumably Phonographic Equipment, together with its predecessors, successors and subsidiaries a source of many UK tokens in the decades after WW2.

But what is the "Duck Shoot" referred to? I can't envisage how tokens might be used by wealthy gentlemen in tweeds brandishing 12-bores on the moors, so I presume the duck shoot is a virtual one of some kind - clay, er, pigeons or some form of amusement arcade game. Can anyone shed any light?

Brass, 21,1 mm, 5,00 g; rotation approx 45 degrees.

Figleaf

Duck shoot is a fairground game in which wooden ducks are towed across the length of the "tent". Customers shoot at them with (doctored) rifles. When a duck is hit, it falls over, scoring points for the rifleman. This is probably for an automatic version.

A drunken sailor was playing duck shoot by turning around, putting the rifle on his shoulder and shooting blind. He hit three ducks with three shots. The owner of the tent offered him a turtle as a prize. After some time, the drunken sailor came back and did the same thing. This time, he was offered a floor lamp. The sailor reacted that this is of no use on a ship but said he'd be happy with another filled biscuit.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

malj1

Ducky!  ;)

A similar amusement machine game.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

FosseWay

Thank you! Confirms my guess.