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Offline johnkooij

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Sweden: Gothenburg: C.W. Hellström, bottle deposit token
« on: May 10, 2019, 05:53:30 PM »
This is a 32 mm brass bracteat token, value 1. Who knows more about this token?
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Re: Unidentified token CWH
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 06:11:33 PM »
Sweden: Gothenburg, C.W. Hellströms handelsbod (i.e. kiosk). There is another one with the figure 2, and a variant where the 2 is punched over the H.

Carl Wilhelm Hellström has his kiosk in 1864 at the "old Masthugget tollbar" (förra Masthuggstullen in Swedish). This is known from the newspaper Göteborgs-Posten, 1864-12-17, but it is not known what he sold there and I'm not entirely certain where the tollbar in question was, though somewhere between Järntorget and Klippan would be my guess, on the main road there.

References:
Göteborgspolletter 1.A.16.1 (for the token with 1), 1.A.16.2 (with 2), 1.A.16.3 (2 stamped over H).
Stiernstedt 1872 pages 121-122

An example of the 2 denomination sold at a Swedish Token Society auction in May 2017 for 100 SEK.

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Re: Unidentified token CWH
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 06:50:31 PM »
Now that I have unearthed my copy of Stiernstedt I see that I misinterpreted the reference above - it is not pages 121-122 but token numbers 121 and 122 (for the 1 and 2 respectively; the overstamped one was not known to Stiernstedt). They are on page 212 of the 1872 edition.

Stiernstedt also gives a bit more info on their use (albeit in 19th-century archaic language):

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Handlanden C.W. Hellström begagnade under åren 1866 och 1867 följande två polletter, som lemnades jemte de i butelj köpta varorna, för att vid tombuteljernas återlemnande inlösas. Bokstäfver och siffror äro instämplade. N:o 1 afser en och N:o 2 två buteljer.

During the years 1866 and 1867 the merchant C.W. Hellström used the following two tokens, which were handed over together with goods purchased in bottles, to then be redeemed on the bottles' return. Letters and numbers are stamped on them. No. 1 refers to one bottle; No. 2 to two.

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Re: Unidentified token CWH
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 08:19:52 PM »
This is a very good help!
John

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Re: Sweden: Gothenburg: C.W. Hellström, bottle deposit token
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 10:12:51 PM »
Glad to be of assistance  :)

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