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Norwegian Transport Token Book
« on: November 27, 2016, 12:52:46 AM »
Norges Transportpoletter (Norways Transport Tokens) Erik Schibbye and Gunnar Thesen , Norsk Numismatisk Forlag , Oslo 1987, 23 pages
145mmx210mm, doesn't seem to be an ISBN Number.

Its a basic Transport token catalogue covering mainly steamship, ferry and tram with some bus and bridge tokens .
The layout is alphabetical by place ,then companies and municipalities. There is a few lines of text after each place giving details about the tokens. It lists 83 Tokens .
They are listed by material , shape , any variants  and usually with a picture. There's no weights given and a 1987 price list in Norwegian Kronor.
There are a couple of toll tokens from 1689  , but the rest are from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Text is in Norwegian but there's not much and once you have translated a few basic words they tend to repeat through the book You can get by and theres always google translate.
 
I found it very handy to identify with . It was a bit difficult to track down i found mine in the Netherlands for 10 euros.