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Offline scroggs

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Danish tram and bus token book
« on: November 07, 2016, 10:04:52 PM »
I have found this book quite useful in identifying Danish transport tokens

Busmaerker & Sporvognspoletter i Danmark 1863-1972     (Bus brands & Tram Tokens in Denmark 1863-1972)

Jorgan Somod  , Siegs Forlag ,Roslev 1972 , 41pages   Lots of photos tokens and numerous varients over 400.

This link is also quite useful for tokens from aarhus/Århus http://sporvejsdrift.dk/onewebmedia/POLETKATALOG-2-10-2015.pdf

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Re: Danish tram and bus token book
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2016, 04:04:28 PM »
Thanks, scroggs. Do you have an ISBN for this book? Can you do a small review or post an example page? Is the book accessible for those who do not speak Danish?

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

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Re: Danish tram and bus token book
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2016, 09:29:03 PM »
I'm trying to get hold of this book, along with Sømod's other works on Danish tokens. A friend of mine knows a guy who is supposedly acquainted with Jørgen Sømod's daughter and heir (he died several years ago) and I am trying to find out if she has the remainder of the publication run for any/all of his books. It's all a bit tenuous though, so don't hold your breath!

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Re: Danish tram and bus token book
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 09:32:22 PM »
I will do a little review of the booklet with details when i come back off holiday.
Need to escape the cold and dark.  :)

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Re: Danish tram and bus token book
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2016, 11:19:37 PM »
Busmærker og sporvognspoletter i Danmark 1863-1972  Jorgan Somod  , Siegs Forlag ,Roslev 1972 , 41pages ISBN 9788785121172
110mmx205mm

It is a catalogue of Danish bus and tram tokens in alphabetical order by place and then by municipality or company. 
It describes the tokens by material , size , punched holes and the major varieties are listed and for most tokens there is a photo . There is 411 tokens and varients listed.
The book is in Danish with a short English glossary and a small section of notes in the back .
It was fairly hard to track down , i got my copy from an antiquarian book shop in Norway.

There are 2 supplements
Busmærker og sporvognspoletter i Danmark 1863-1972 : tillæggskatalog nr 1, 1863-1975    9pages 1975
Busmærker og sporvognspoletter Nr 2 : Danmark 1863-1972 : Danmark 1863-1978 ISBN:9788785103185  21pages 1978
These i haven't managed to get , but i have found them in the central library here in Stockholm , so a little trip to the library is in order.


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Re: Danish tram and bus token book
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2016, 11:55:05 PM »
Couple more things
It is a basic book just a short catalogue but very easy to use and very handy to Identify tokens , although it doesnt give any weights.
It has a 45 yr old price list in Danish krornor which is slighty out of date now. I bought mine for about 20 euros .