Author Topic: Dutch coffee machine tokens - please help complete the picture collection  (Read 9836 times)

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Offline Figleaf

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It feels like a difficult birth, but it is done! On my last trip to the Netherlands, I met with a (passive) WoC member, who sold me a batch of around 100 tokens, about 80% coffee machine tokens. I researched all the issuers, got permissions for a large number of pictures and set up dozens of new pages.

It finally occurred to me why I put all this effort in this project. It is an economic history of my life, without any boring family pictures. It explains where some of the best known brand names of my years of innocence came from and how most of them disappeared. I discovered new stories, heroes and villains. There's a doctor who got tortured and a wildly corrupt taxi boss to add to the already considerable cast of the coffee machine tokens show. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Meanwhile, the picture collection stands at just over 50% only. Please continue to donate pictures. A big thank you for past donors, including WoC members and a number of Dutch historical societies.

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

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lyceum buitenveldert
22.5 mm copper-nickel 4.6 gram

Offline Figleaf

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Thank you! Yet another page without broken links. Only 10 more schools to go ;)

Peter
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Offline jezuss

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automatic holland
22.0mm brass
obverse kb024, reverse kb025

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fountain
19.7 mm aluminium

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douwe egberts
22.5 mm
4.8 gram
looks like nickel plated.

Offline Figleaf

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Owww. Mysterious. The diameter is suitable, the metal odd but acceptable. The logo (no text, no shadow, no light effect) is used by DE, but as far as I can tell not in the Netherlands. The closest I got is Belgium. I am inclined to take this token as non-Dutch.

Peter
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Offline jezuss

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selecta
25.4 mm brass 6.3 gram

the same logo is on the dutch selecta site...  Selecta Nederland | Specialist in Koffiemachines & Vending automaten

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Convincing evidence and it makes perfect sense. Selecta is housed in the building that was used before by Pelican Rouge and Automatic Holland. This probably means that there are still coffee machine tokens being used. Amazing.

Unusual diameter, though.

Peter
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Offline Figleaf

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Just got a fast reply from Pelican Rouge. They carry two tokens. They believe this is part 00592, which would be "for ingredients" (am thinking of soup). There is also a coffee machine token, part 000414.

Peter
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Offline Figleaf

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More information from the horse's mouth. This is not the coffee machine token. The diameter of the coffee machine token (it can also be used for other Selecta machines) is 22.5 mm.

Peter
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Offline jezuss

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i have another one, but this is 24.1mm

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That's unfair :) Seriously, I trust the people at Selecta. They are likely to have a data base and a search would have turned up three tokens if there had been three. Selecta is an international company, so logically, they would have other size tokens for other countries. Rather, ther question is now which of the two tokens you have is Dutch. I gave them the diameter but got no confirmation and you can't expect the Selecta people even to see the difference, apart from size.

My guess is that we'll have to wait until a coffee token turns up and work from there.

Peter
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i have more selecta tokens : Selecta
but only the above tokens have the S logo.

Offline malj1

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I too have eight different Selecta tokens, two of these have the S logo in both 22mm and 25.4mm sizes.

image of 22mm
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.