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Cony Island, "good luck" tokens
« on: September 30, 2020, 10:02:49 AM »
I found three different tokens with the words "Cony Island". It should be a Coney Island, but for some unknown reason the letter e was lost. On one of them, the first letter is replaced with a strange sign:
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Re: Cony Island, "good luck" tokens
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 10:05:17 AM »
The second option "Cony IslBnd" looks like this:
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Re: Cony Island, "good luck" tokens
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 10:15:00 AM »
The third option "Cony Island" looks like this:
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Re: Cony Island, "good luck" tokens
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2020, 10:22:08 AM »
 8) I'm just wondering what all these "spelling mistakes" mean? What is the reason for these errors?  ???
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Re: Cony Island, "good luck" tokens
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2020, 12:38:22 PM »
I find the first picture in reply #1 of most interest. You can see how the text on the ring was divided in segments and that the segments on the ring are in the wrong order, e.g. the D of ISLAND is likely at 5 o'clock.

The missing E in CONEY is not significant. Google "CONY ISLAND" (with the quotes) and insist you don't want CONEY and you get enough hits to convince you that in the 1920s and 1930s at the minimum, CONY was an accepted spelling.

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Re: Cony Island, "good luck" tokens
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2020, 01:19:57 PM »
the D of ISLAND is likely at 5 o'clock.
.., CONY was an accepted spelling.

IslBnd - also an interesting "error"
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Re: Cony Island, "good luck" tokens
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2020, 02:51:49 PM »
And by the way, what is this sign? :

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Re: Cony Island, "good luck" tokens
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2020, 04:35:29 PM »
I think that indicates an abbreviation of the word, Alex, as in a letter being omitted. The city of Philadelphia was often abbreviated as Philad, the "D" being lower case and underscored.

As far as the spelling, Peter's right. In times past correct spelling was of minor importance. Chestnut St in Philadelphia was commonly spelled "Chesnut."

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Re: Cony Island, "good luck" tokens
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2020, 09:06:14 PM »
i think these tokens have been made at some theme park.
you can type your name and get a good luck token with that name.
when you make a typo, the token gets that typo...

this one has a dutch name on it.

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Re: Cony Island, "good luck" tokens
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2020, 10:35:42 PM »
Good call, jezuss. I think you might be right about them being self-made. That way the person can customixe a token to his own liking...even it's just gibberish.

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Re: Cony Island, "good luck" tokens
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2020, 12:57:35 AM »
These are all souvenirs made on a metal-typer machine, the spelling the shows the general ignorance of a part of the population.

See my web-page here giving some details of the machines.
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Re: Cony Island, "good luck" tokens
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2020, 03:37:03 AM »
They used to have one of those aluminum token machines at San Francisco's "Playland at the Beach" amusement park.

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Re: Cony Island, "good luck" tokens
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2020, 04:07:04 AM »
I have a couple of paper tickets from Playland at the Beach, SF
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Re: Cony Island, "good luck" tokens
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2020, 03:25:39 PM »
I don't know that all of them are customizable but I have made some at traveling carnivals.
That was 45 years ago.

Be on the look out for off colored sayings or downright raunchy sayings  ;D

Like bathroom graffiti.  ;)

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Re: Cony Island, "good luck" tokens
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2020, 03:34:04 PM »
i think these tokens have been made at some theme park.
you can type your name and get a good luck token with that name.
when you make a typo, the token gets that typo...

this one has a dutch name on it.

Just in case, there is no typo on this token. It's a valid address:

S. Jonker
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