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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #150 on: February 15, 2014, 09:18:28 PM »
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #151 on: March 12, 2014, 06:44:02 AM »
Here is a new R.D. variety I haven't come across before:

FREE BOOK TOKEN VALUE £14.97 consimilar brass, 29.3mm

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #152 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.

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Re: High value
« Reply #153 on: March 13, 2014, 12:14:14 AM »
There is a £12.97 value token as well.
I've an idea that you could exchange this token for a book

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #154 on: March 13, 2014, 06:42:55 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.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #155 on: March 13, 2014, 09:25:58 PM »
It has been a interesting thread and continues on.
Dale

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.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #156 on: April 06, 2014, 05:35:29 PM »
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.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #157 on: April 06, 2014, 11:23:02 PM »
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.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #158 on: August 06, 2014, 08:38:51 PM »
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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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #159 on: August 06, 2014, 08:42:33 PM »
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.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #160 on: August 06, 2014, 11:24:13 PM »
Those 555 fr. are a puzzle as RD rarely miss the chance of adding their name to advertise.


Got two of these from Belgium recently.



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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #161 on: August 11, 2014, 05:56:32 PM »
Indeed  :-\
Here are two more consimilar plastic pieces from France 8)
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #162 on: September 15, 2014, 12:45:39 PM »
Latest trickery from RD  ::) I shall pass on their offer.  8)
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #163 on: September 15, 2014, 06:13:30 PM »
Who to?  ;D
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #164 on: October 22, 2014, 03:21:35 AM »
...Bob the Builder has snapped up struggling Reader’s Digest UK for a nominal sum....

From The Yorkshire Post
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