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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #75 on: July 06, 2019, 09:38:28 AM »
A short stay at Verona learned that this venerable ancient Italian city is a real treasure trove of manhole cover varieties. Here are a few.
I didn't have time to look at the ground all the time, though. It was the start of the opera season and giant Aida requisites were scattered throughout.

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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #76 on: July 06, 2019, 10:59:04 AM »
The manhole in the first image is marked "Made in Italy" if it really was, then why not use Italian? ???
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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #77 on: July 06, 2019, 12:59:16 PM »
The "made in ..." label is a British invention that was supposed to hinder imports. It is in principle not meant for the home country, but for exports, so it makes sense for an Italian product to be labelled in a trading language.

The "made in ..." label turned out be be a nice quality indicator if the image of the exporter is relatively good. Making manhole covers (basically a cast iron product) is a cheap labour industry, unsuitable for a developed country like Italy, so they are evidently trying to compete on quality, not price.

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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #78 on: September 02, 2019, 07:18:07 PM »
Here is a neat one from Seattle (WA, US). A man hole cover (source) with a built-in city map or street grid. :)

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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #79 on: December 11, 2019, 10:51:26 AM »
One from Freiburg (BW, DE) ... since I was there a few days ago, with the Christmas markets etc. being in full swing, I first thought, neat, two Santas. ;D Nah, they do not have seasonal manhole covers - this is the city seal, featuring two guards blowing their horns.

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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #80 on: December 30, 2019, 02:17:49 PM »
Just as mints issue lots of collector coins these days, the city of Krefeld (NW, DE) replaced some its regular manhole covers in the historic suburb of Linn with ... nah, people are not supposed to grab and collect these. ;D But a local initiative (that also organizes a "medieval market" around Linn castle) suggested using historic seals for the covers.

So earlier this year, for different seals were picked, and 60 man holes got new covers (press release in German). The oldest seal used is from the early 14th century; it shows a lion and (half of) the Kleve/Cleves CoA. The four seals were also used for a fountain in Linn, see the depictions here (roughly in the middle of the page). A few days ago I was there and took photos of three manhole covers ...

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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #81 on: December 30, 2019, 02:20:30 PM »
Two more. Thank you for not asking where number four is. ;) But you get the idea ...

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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #82 on: December 30, 2019, 10:54:27 PM »
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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #83 on: May 15, 2020, 07:21:27 PM »
Once I searched for all the coins and tokens from each of the islands in Japan.
That's when I met the "collectors of hatches." Photos of this kind I have preserved specifically for Japan, on my topic of collecting geographical islands ..
Moreover, they even produce souvenir especially for such collectors.
Exhibitions...

Now I’ll see what I have saved on this topic from Japan, it’s fun

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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #84 on: May 15, 2020, 07:22:37 PM »
Dejima Island :
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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #85 on: May 15, 2020, 07:23:19 PM »
Hakata Island :
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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #86 on: May 18, 2020, 06:27:42 PM »
Just spotted these Japanese covers on social media: