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Offline artsmith

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Montevideo, Uruguay counterstamped token
« on: June 19, 2017, 02:12:42 AM »
I have a Tram-Via del Este transport token that is counterstamped SC. I wonder if this was done by the company. I have seen examples of this token with other letters counterstamped. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.


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Re: Montevideo, Uruguay counterstamped token
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 09:10:04 AM »
SC stands for Sociedad Comercial (de Montevideo), the owner of Tranvia del Este after 1897. Tranvia del Este was a private company, exploiting horse-drawn trams. When the time had come to electrify its lines, it was taken over by the city, through the Sociedad Comercial de Montevideo. The counterstamps were most likely applied in a transitional period, so that tickets could continue to be sold by the new owners.

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Re: Montevideo, Uruguay counterstamped token
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 09:43:51 AM »
Thanks Peter for the information. I think I have also seen one stamped with ES.

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Re: Montevideo, Uruguay counterstamped token
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 09:48:38 AM »
Don't know that one, Art, but I think it has something to do with the fact that the most outlying station to be electrified was the Estación del Este (East station).

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Re: Montevideo, Uruguay counterstamped token
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 09:53:46 AM »
Thanks again Peter. I should have gotten it when I saw it.

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Re: Montevideo, Uruguay counterstamped token
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 01:33:53 PM »
I did save an image of one counter-marked PASAGE
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