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Offline gpimper

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Not so small collection
« on: September 30, 2020, 02:54:26 PM »
The wife has been feeding me tokens so I thought I should start a new thread :-)  This one is nice, St. Petersburg Florida but I've not nailed down a date yet.
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Re: Not so small collection
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 06:47:43 PM »
Here's a fun one.  1951 Honolulu transit token :-)
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Re: Not so small collection
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 08:47:36 PM »
A bus token. Found a network map from the period here. Have fun.

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Re: Not so small collection
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2020, 07:27:47 AM »
Insomnia :-)  1932 Los Angeles transit token.  https://www.pacificelectric.org/ 
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Re: Not so small collection
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2020, 10:59:41 AM »
Here's a fun one.  1951 Honolulu transit token :-)
My favorite, Greg. I think I have one somewhere in my stuff.

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Re: Not so small collection
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2020, 07:42:43 PM »
An interesting history on this place!  Rock Island-Moline, Illinois.  This token was used 1952/3.  https://www.britannica.com/place/Rock-Island
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Re: Not so small collection
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2020, 03:46:03 PM »
There's a Rock Island city and a Rock Island county. Since Moline is in Rock Island county, I suspect the Rock Island mentioned on the token is the county.

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Re: Not so small collection
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2020, 04:25:01 PM »
Peter, you are probably correct.

Here's an interesting one.  I could not get much information on it yet but I believe it's a 1946/7.  Citizens Rapid Transit, Newport News, VA.  (Sounds rather Bolshevik to me ;-)         
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Re: Not so small collection
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2020, 04:27:44 PM »
Replace "citizens" with "comrades" and you've got it, Greg. ;D

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Re: Not so small collection
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2020, 04:37:41 PM »
When I went through SERE training (a long time ago up in Maine) they had what was called "The Peoples' Pond".  There was a big pond that would freeze over every night.  Every morning the instructors/devils would go out with a chainsaw and cut a big hole through the ice so that they could later through us into it.  I didn't much care for SERE School.

Added:  I should have explained that SERE is a military course of instruction that simulates having been taken by a hostile power/enemy.  It stands for Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape.  I would not recommend it for the faint of heart ;-)
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Re: Not so small collection
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2020, 04:38:32 PM »
Here's something I found on the CRT on Numista. They date it 1961.
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces72598.html

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Re: Not so small collection
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2020, 04:41:11 PM »
When I went through SERE training (a long time ago up in Maine) they had what was called "The Peoples' Pond".  There was a big pond that would freeze over every night.  Every morning the instructors/devils would go out with a chainsaw and cut a big hole through the ice so that they could later through us into it.  I didn't much care for SERE School.
They must have been into ice fishing...only you were the fish. :)

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Re: Not so small collection
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2020, 09:03:18 PM »
Citizens Rapid Transit, Newport News, VA.  (Sounds rather Bolshevik to me ;-)       

Better not believe it. As you know, Newport News is the birthplace of many a US navy ship.

Citizen (citoyen) is French revolution, though. Bolshevik is indeed comrade (tovarich) and the modern French equivalent is contribuable (tax payer). ;)

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Re: Not so small collection
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2020, 09:16:02 PM »
contribuable (tax payer).  I know how that feels!!!  :'(
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Re: Not so small collection
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2020, 03:47:50 PM »
Nice design, 1930 New Jersey trolley token.  I especially like the signature.  https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces40820.html
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