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Offline DarkSithLord

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Gosport and Portsea Ferry Token? Help?
« on: May 31, 2016, 10:56:17 PM »
Hi Gents.

I recently acquired this and cant seem to find much reference to one anywhere.

I can find a 2 pence token here which appears to be scarce - http://www.ebay.com/itm/GOSPORT-PORTSEA-FERRY-TWO-PENCE-TOKEN-BRASS-MILLED-EDGE-/371476854448

Is the penny also hard to find? 

Any info or advice would be much appreciated



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Re: Gosport and Portsea Ferry Token? Help?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 12:29:51 AM »
Listed in Smith as 2d Gosport # 335 FB
...the 1d is a fraction cheaper # 335 FA

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Gosport tokens were Issued at Gosport Toll House for the ride from Gosport to Portsmouth. Portsmouth tokens were issued at the Portsmouth Toll house for the ride from Portsmouth to Gosport. Some or the Items were useable both ways. The last metal tokens were apparently used about 1912 and paper tickets vote used until this service was discontinued during the bombing In World War II.

I saved the images from eBay.
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Re: Gosport and Portsea Ferry Token? Help?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2016, 11:00:00 AM »
Hi Malcolm. Many thanks for your informative reply. Here are images attached ( apologies for the delay) of my piece. As you can see it is in better grade than the 2 pence that sold on Ebay.

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Re: Gosport and Portsea Ferry Token? Help?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2016, 12:21:54 PM »
Here are all the Gosport ferry items if you wish to pursue this further. Quite a few more to assemble!

GOSPORT & PORTSEA FERRY
FA o   B   27   Sd   Id-.   3.00
FB o   B   27   Sd   2d-.   4.00

FERRY TOKEN
FC o   B   22   Ch   Gosport (incuse)   3.00

GOSPORT 1. (all incuse)
FD o   K   34   Sd   (blank)   3.00

FLOATING BRIDGE COMPANY
FE o   B   27   Sd   Gosport Side   3.00
FF o   B   27   Sd   Gosport Side (stamped   H 6)   3.00

4 4 G 4 4 (all incuse)
FG o   Z   Ov   Sd   (blank)(narrow G on obverse)(45mm by 36mm)   3.00
FH o   Z   Ov   Sd   (blank)(wide G on obverse)(45mm by 33mm)   3.00

GOSPORT 3. (all incuse)
FI o   K   34   Sd   (blank)   3.00

18 G TOLL 1.9 (all incuse)
FJ o   Z   Sq   Sd   (blank) (38mm) (rounded   comers)   3.00

29 G TOLL 1.0 (all incuse)
FK o   Z   Sq   Sd   (blank)(88mm)(rounded   corners)   3.00

33 G TOLL 1.0 (all incuse)
FL o   Z   Sq   Sd   (blank)(38mm)(rounded   corners)   3.00

GOSPORT F BRIDGE (all incuse)
FM o   Z   32   Sd   (blank)   3.00
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