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Quote from: brandm24 on September 05, 2021, 10:37:55 AMAgreed, it is a bit different than some other elephant and castle images I've seen. I did an internet search but couldn't find a possible explanation. The stamp is clean and professional looking so must be of some importance. An official government stamp maybe?Bruce
Quote from: Figleaf on September 05, 2021, 11:54:07 AMThere was a large inn (today, you'd call it a hotel-restaurant) in London called the elephant and castle that played a role as terminal for stagecoaches. (compare this story. I am aware of other such establishments that issued tokens but I am not sure how they were used. They could have been an advertising and discount coupon for stagecoach passengers, acceptable in the restaurant upon arrival - imagine relatively well-to-do passengers arriving on an empty stomach, every bone in their body thoroughly rattled, in a big, strange city being suggested to have a nice, soothing meal before starting their business.Peter
Quote from: Figleaf on September 25, 2021, 09:45:35 AMI have hammer-struck my own pieces. My experience is that it requires a good amount of muscle control. The hammer needs to land horizontally, the upper die must be held perfectly vertically and the blow must be measured.Peter