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Union Bus Service - South Africa?
« on: March 19, 2017, 12:29:21 PM »
We think (that is Art, Mal and myself) that this might be from South Africa - does anyone have any documentation on it?

Mal found a reference to a Union Bus Services in South Africa but that's all we have.
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Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 02:17:09 PM »
My search lead me to Jammu and Kashmir in India and also to Kenya. But to be sure I sent additionally a mail about this piece to Allyn Jacobs.

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Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 10:08:53 PM »
Perhaps we should mention this is the information that I found: (cWW2)

...the United Bus Service (at that stage on the verge of bankcruptcy) which operated between Alexandra and Johannesburg.....
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Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 10:24:07 PM »
Perhaps we should mention this is the information that I found: (cWW2)

...the United Bus Service (at that stage on the verge of bankcruptcy) which operated between Alexandra and Johannesburg.....

I think you mean Union?
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Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 10:35:47 PM »
No,  United,  is what I was pointing out.

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Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 10:46:21 PM »
No,  United,  is what I was pointing out.

token is for "union" though??
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Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 11:01:36 PM »
Yes we were at cross purposes before.

Although Union ties in with the the former Union of South Africa.
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Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2019, 05:41:16 AM »
I now have a ticket of The "UNION" Motorbus Co. 10 Mill.

...possibly this one is from Egypt?
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Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2019, 05:46:14 AM »
The above ticket came with this: Motor Bus Service "Inflexible" 10 Mill

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Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2019, 09:22:29 AM »
It is easy to understand mil in Egypt, but the denomination of the token is 6d. Since "Union" is pretty generic, would these not be two different organisations?

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Re: Union Bus Service - South Africa?
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2019, 11:04:00 PM »
Yes different but I thought I should share 'The "UNION" Motorbus Co.'
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