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Offline malj1

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #45 on: August 22, 2011, 06:28:09 AM »
You don't return anything to RD unless you want to be bombarded with spam [snail] mail!

'Chance to win' is a sprat to catch a mackerel; you are most unlikely to win anything other than more offers designed to part you from your money.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2011, 06:38:40 AM »
I'm talking 30 years ago when both my mother and I believed we may win  ;D
Besides we bought most of their books ::)
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #47 on: August 22, 2011, 09:37:24 AM »
Here, they issued paper "lottery tickets". The Dutch consumer organisation published a list of (less than ten) numbers and asked people to come forward if they had received another number or won a prize. No one had, of course. That stopped them in their tracks. I think they even folded their tents and left.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2011, 01:40:43 PM »
Here, they issued paper "lottery tickets". The Dutch consumer organisation published a list of (less than ten) numbers and asked people to come forward if they had received another number or won a prize. No one had, of course. That stopped them in their tracks. I think they even folded their tents and left.

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Talking of numbers I find I have that same number 1-06311 as shown on the tokens in replies 22 and 25 ! ...Yet another scam?
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2011, 01:52:50 PM »
Probably. RD was definitely in the "pressure sales-heads I win-tails you lose" camp.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2011, 07:08:45 AM »
Hello,

I found this token in South Africa.

Aluminium,  34,2 mm. It is even mentioned in Hern`s Handbook on South African Tokens 2009
under 1220b, page 218 !

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« Reply #51 on: October 17, 2011, 11:24:25 AM »
I suspect all the ones with LIMITED as part of the company's name are British (or Irish), as AFAIK this description is not used in the US (where Inc. is preferred) or Australia/NZ (where Pty. is used). Not sure about Canadian usage though.

Pty isn't used in NZ - I think it's uniquely Australian.

There are also the "1752 ducats" with the TU DOMINE SPES MEA legends that appear to be gilt aluminium (or other brassy coating on a lightweight substrate) that turn up regularly, which are also attributed to RD, though there is nothing on them that makes the link obvious.


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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #52 on: October 17, 2011, 12:19:51 PM »
Talking of numbers I find I have that same number 1-06311 as shown on the tokens in replies 22 and 25 ! ...Yet another scam?

I have two gold-coloured ones with those same numbers as well, but also a silver-coloured one with different numbers and some letters added below the main design. Both sides are the same.


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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2012, 05:58:07 PM »
Plastic 280 Francs, France I think.  Same both sides  ;D
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #54 on: February 14, 2012, 01:17:11 PM »
280 French francs was a fair bit of money -- around £28 or €43 in 2002. Could it be Belgian? (Can't remember the exchange rate for the Belgian franc offhand but I think it was 60 or 70 to the pound.)

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2012, 01:48:58 PM »
Sounds good. :) Just checked; €1 is roughly 40 Belgian francs, so the amount on this token would be about €7 ...

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2012, 03:55:51 PM »
I think most of these were lottery tokens and the amounts were prizes. Of course, the lottery numbers were all the same. You don't want anyone to actually win sich a prize now, do you?

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2012, 04:00:48 PM »
No, I'm going to disagree with everyone.  i believe it to be French Francs and was returned for that discount value on books ordered.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #58 on: March 08, 2012, 09:50:43 AM »
3.17g
35mm
Consimilar
Medal aligned
Metal - no idea ::)
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #59 on: May 15, 2012, 03:55:04 AM »
Another of the Pegasus type, the picture tells me its Readers Digest. Image from eBay.
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