Readers Digest advertising tokens

Started by Prosit, May 01, 2011, 11:52:12 PM

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malj1

1980 Datsun skyline? unlisted and not my collection.  ;D
Malcolm
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malj1

Here is a new R.D. variety I haven't come across before:

FREE BOOK TOKEN VALUE £14.97 consimilar brass, 29.3mm

Malcolm
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Figleaf

That answers Dale's question in the first post of this thread. It's not a denomination, but the price of a certain class of RD books. If I remember correctly, RD books are precis of real books. If so, that "value" is quite debatable, but that's beside the point.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

andyg

Quote from: andyg on May 02, 2011, 12:50:09 AM
There is a £12.97 value token as well.
I've an idea that you could exchange this token for a book

Great minds think alike.... ;D
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

FosseWay

Quote from: Figleaf on March 12, 2014, 11:17:24 PM
That answers Dale's question in the first post of this thread. It's not a denomination, but the price of a certain class of RD books. If I remember correctly, RD books are precis of real books. If so, that "value" is quite debatable, but that's beside the point.

Not all RD books are abridged, though they do/did a lot of such fiction. They also do/did reference works (atlases and such) - I have a number of these dating back to the 1960s and some are quite good, both on the level of information and the cartography.

£14,97 is a slightly odd sum but it is three times £4,99 - I had wondered whether this was something to do with a minimum order.

Prosit

It has been a interesting thread and continues on.
Dale

Quote from: Figleaf on March 12, 2014, 11:17:24 PM
That answers Dale's question in the first post of this thread. It's not a denomination, but the price of a certain class of RD books. If I remember correctly, RD books are precis of real books. If so, that "value" is quite debatable, but that's beside the point.

Peter

FosseWay

Here are some tokens from the Swedish equivalent of RD, Förlag Det Bästa. The name is essentially identical to the German branch, Verlag Das Beste.

All are in gold-coloured plastic, and 23 mm, 0,6 g or so (there is a tiny amount of variation in both diameter and weight).

The grot on the 4 kronor and 7,25 kronor pieces is the remains of the glue used to attach the token to a letter. The 5 kronor piece appears to be completely lacking in glue.

I'm unclear too what the significance of the 6 is next to Stockholm.

malj1

Possibly Stockholm 6 is a special mail bag/box due to the quantity of mail they would receive; may even have to pick it up themselves.
Malcolm
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redwine

A long time coming but here it is.
Uniface. But the reverse has the glue.  Hmmmmm! 8)
3.8g
22x38mm
Probably Belgian because that's where I got it.
I have two identical pieces but the glue on the other is less circular ::)
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redwine

Quote from: malj1 on September 05, 2013, 08:32:23 AM
I wonder! another that seems to bear that RD look! although, if so, why don't they say?  ???

555 fr. rev. Y632; Brass, 25mm X 1mm thick. 4g.

Got two of these from Belgium recently.
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malj1

Those 555 fr. are a puzzle as RD rarely miss the chance of adding their name to advertise.


Quote from: redwine on August 06, 2014, 08:42:33 PM
Got two of these from Belgium recently.



Malcolm
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redwine

#161
Indeed  :-\
Here are two more consimilar plastic pieces from France 8)
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malj1

Latest trickery from RD  ::) I shall pass on their offer.  8)
Malcolm
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redwine

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malj1

...Bob the Builder has snapped up struggling Reader's Digest UK for a nominal sum....

From The Yorkshire Post
Malcolm
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