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Offline Alex Island

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Ascension Island token hard to find
« on: July 22, 2020, 02:14:04 PM »
https://www.icollector.com/ASCENSION-ISLAND-TOKEN-HARD-TO-FIND_i24011875

It seems to me that this token does not apply to the island .. How can this be clarified? What island are we talking about?
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Re: Ascension Island token hard to find
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2020, 03:22:39 PM »
The legend on the token reads "Vale una passagem nos ascensores da Cia Linha Circular". That is Portuguese for "Valid for one trip in the lifts/elevators of the Circle Line Company".

I haven't looked it up so can't be specific, but guess that it is a lift/elevator token for a metro line in a Brazilian city.

The error obviously stems from the word "Ascensores". Even if you speak no Portuguese or no language in which the word for elevator is similar to "ascensor", it is self-evidently not the same word as Ascension as in the island. It is purely wishful thinking on the part of the seller or original collector (i.e. whoever put it in the 2x2). I've come across this before: I have a number of French à consommer tokens that came with a batch of miscellaneous transport tokens I bought from the estate of a well-respected Swedish token collector. The reason they were misfiled? He'd noted the maker's name Bussoz on them and put two and two together to make five by presuming they therefore must have something to do with buses.

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Re: Ascension Island token hard to find
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 04:00:20 PM »
Hello
I have found this ?

https://fr.numista.com/catalogue/pieces62697.html

best regards Gerard

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Re: Ascension Island token hard to find
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2020, 04:19:40 PM »
Hello
I have found this ?

https://fr.numista.com/catalogue/pieces62697.html

best regards Gerard


looks like yes, Gerard

I look at the map - it seems that this is what we are talking about: Elevador Lacerda
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