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Offline Figleaf

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Thanks for the warning. This is indeed unlisted.

The first picture is of course made with a die for Automatic Holland (Dordrecht). They were obviously middle men, as their main business was vending machines and canteen kitchen equipment. I think their generic tokens were made at the (nearby) Utrecht mint. One of our members is currently going through their files, so we may yet know what's going on here.

The only obvious candidate for S. J. I can think of is Stork Jaffa.

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i have a token S.J. as on your picture, but with blank reverse.
and it is 26.8 mm

maybe the pictures are from different tokens...

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I did consider that could be the case, had already contacted the seller to ask about it and the ad has just now been deleted. :like:
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Re: Dutch coffee machine tokens - please help complete the picture collection
« Reply #168 on: August 23, 2020, 01:41:56 AM »
i have a token S.J. as on your picture, but with blank reverse.
and it is 26.8 mm

maybe the pictures are from different tokens...

I also have two S.J. with blank reverse. 26.8mm
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Re: Dutch coffee machine tokens - please help complete the picture collection
« Reply #169 on: September 04, 2021, 01:14:55 PM »
It' has been a Herculean job, but the Dutch coffee machine token section on WoT has - owing in part to COVID-19 locking me up at home - reached a milestone. All pages have been made. They contain at a minimum a table with the vital statistics of the tokens. Where necessary, search key words are added. This means that at a minimum, all information in Kooij, except on intermediaries (tokens  ordered from a third party sold by coffee machine sellers) is now online and searchable.

I don't intend to stop there. I want to identify as many issuers as possible, add a short history of the issuer as well as a picture, preferably of the premises where the token was likely used. I have already made a large number of these introductions, but too many are still missing. Now that new archived data has become available online, I expect to find more on the family businesses that have disappeared long ago. Keep coming back. to see if more intros are added.

Since WoT is Wikipedia software, everyone can help and help would be highly appreciated. However, archived documents are practically all in Dutch and many are not machine readable (they are pictures, rather than texts), so you need to be a Dutch speaker to help.

It is much easier to help complete the picture collection. Just make sure the picture is either rights free or you have obtained permission. I have not yet been refused permission and at maximum, people will want you to give a source, which is no problem.

Unfortunately, I have no complete list of missing pictures. This is a future project. However, if you go to the section's portal, you will find four indexes. Each of them uses a yellow traffic sign with a camera to indicate that there are no pictures of tokens on that page. I need help with the pictures to free time to handle the documentary resources. All it takes is being handy with a computer. You need to know nothing about the tokens. Any volunteers?

Peter
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