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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #195 on: February 29, 2016, 10:07:42 AM »
Another Readers Digest book token showing how inflation has caused a price rise to £17.99 ...Free! Book token

Consimilar nickel plated steel 29.7mm and liberally coated with RD glue on the reverse.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #196 on: February 29, 2016, 10:16:27 AM »
As an afterthought I should perhaps show another from the same batch, this one has a Value £14.97

Consimilar brass 29.1mm
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #197 on: February 29, 2016, 11:06:31 PM »
I have nickel coloured VALUE £15.95 THANK YOU TOKEN of a similar style to the other multi-sided pieces...  I also have this piece which still glued to the thing they glued it to decades ago... I do not have the letter as mentioned.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #198 on: February 29, 2016, 11:10:53 PM »
Useful confirmation of the source of these replicas.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #199 on: March 01, 2016, 07:31:15 AM »
You lucky man!  8)
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #200 on: June 29, 2016, 02:13:55 PM »
Talking of luck I have three different four leaf clover pieces two of the normal size 18.1mm we listed before and another larger at 21mm.  :o
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #201 on: August 30, 2016, 03:06:00 PM »
A new type added from redwine.

50mm
50.27g
Medal aligned

I now have the official case  8)
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #202 on: August 31, 2016, 12:07:11 AM »
That is very interesting. I wonder if this is a one off or whether there is a series of similar objects.  ???
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #203 on: August 31, 2016, 10:34:01 AM »
It's the only type I've seen but I'm still looking.................  ;D
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #204 on: August 31, 2016, 10:55:49 AM »
25.4 x 10.4mm
READERS DIGEST / No 24.744
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #205 on: August 31, 2016, 10:57:17 AM »
Car, probably RD  ???
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #206 on: August 31, 2016, 12:54:05 PM »
There is another very similar at Reply #149 but single sided.

Maybe it represents a Datsun bluebird from about 1980.  ??? I wonder if they gave one away? I have seen RD keys too! :-\
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #207 on: August 31, 2016, 01:09:01 PM »
I found some postcards.  8) ...perhaps the car is a Granada ???

S05207 Readers Digest Publicity Postcard Ford Granada is the prize

S05208 READERS DIGEST LUCKY NUMBER POSTCARD - 1960s FORD ZODIAC EXECUTIVE

S05209 Readers Digest Publicity Postcard Austin Mk 2 Mini is the prize
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #208 on: August 31, 2016, 01:18:54 PM »
Nice ones  8)  I don't remember them  ???
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #209 on: August 31, 2016, 03:03:05 PM »
Like the way the Mini is (a) parked halfway across an entrance and (b) on a yellow line. No wonder the guy seems to be removing a parking ticket from the windscreen!  :D

As to redwine's Agamemnon piece - I would bet my very-important-guaranteed-entry-in-prize-draw RD token that it is part of a series. It would seem odd otherwise to add "Mythologie grecque". I suspect that out there waiting to be discovered are some that talk of Alexander, some of Hercules, of Hector and Lysander and such great names as these... Unless, of course, the Agamemnon one was the first in a series that turned out to be a flop, though RD are quite enthusiastic when it comes to flogging dead horses.