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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #75 on: August 06, 2013, 02:51:47 PM »
We have discussed these before, can't find the thread at the moment, but I think someone remembered one as being attached to a RD letter. I have a couple similar but no stalk. From memory in Stainless steel. + glue!

Lucky 7 also thought to be RD; needs confirmation here.  ::)

Both same both sides.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #76 on: August 06, 2013, 04:07:08 PM »
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #77 on: August 06, 2013, 08:46:18 PM »
I think the one on the right is shown here.
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9716.0.html

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #78 on: August 06, 2013, 08:58:17 PM »
Sadly not
See glue below  8)
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #79 on: August 06, 2013, 11:25:05 PM »
So yours is the Dutch good luck token ... While my piece is the RD one, here. along with the Lucky 7

I removed the glue from my piece quite easily, it is a rubbery type that rolls off using your finger; although if it is from a machine at the Stedelijk Museum, why has it got glue on it?
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #80 on: August 07, 2013, 10:07:28 PM »
I don't know but I remember when I was very young, gluing coins to poster boards so I could hang them up in my room. I have examined some souvinir Boards with glued coins from Vetrans. Many ways to get glue on them I bet.
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I removed the glue from my piece quite easily, it is a rubbery type that rolls off using your finger; although if it is from a machine at the Stedelijk Museum, why has it got glue on it?

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #81 on: August 07, 2013, 11:20:43 PM »

I removed the glue from my piece quite easily, it is a rubbery type that rolls off using your finger; although if it is from a machine at the Stedelijk Museum, why has it got glue on it?

Upthread is a silver clover leaf lucky token - which I am not sure where it came from,  Mal's and Redwines brass clover leaf token I'm reasonably sure were given out (in the UK at least) by the readers digest.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #82 on: August 27, 2013, 07:49:47 PM »
Have just acquired a replica MTT (not a "genuine" full-size silver replica such as have been struck on and off since 1780 but a smaller brass jobbie - 32,7 mm and a suspiciously precise 10,00 g). Apart from size, weight and composition it is a reasonable imitation. It has the same general feel as the Tu Domine Spes Mea tokens which we now have definitively traced to the Readers' Digest.

Did the RD ever make MTTs? ISTR having read somewhere that they did, but can't now find where.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #83 on: August 27, 2013, 08:00:25 PM »
Had a similar one a long time ago. Brass, too small, not the 1780 type but a younger head. It had an eye (one part with the medal), so I decided it was meant to be silvered and used as fake jewellery. It had some black spots on it and decided it was silver oxide. ;)

Does yours have (traces of) an eye?

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #84 on: August 27, 2013, 08:46:53 PM »
Piccy please  ;)
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #85 on: August 27, 2013, 08:47:52 PM »
Gave it away a long time ago. Biological memory only, but the long term kind that keeps working.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #86 on: August 27, 2013, 08:50:39 PM »
I was talking to Fosse.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #87 on: August 27, 2013, 10:16:18 PM »
I'm sorting through a batch of tokens I just received and haven't scanned them all yet. Will post when I have. :-)

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #88 on: August 28, 2013, 12:40:13 AM »
Just a couple of days ago I posted  this; see lower down in the image for the MTT coin imitation. I doubt any RD involvement here.

I speculate that this is in fact a Decorative sequin as described by Rogers in Toy Coins.

I quote...
Section 797 Decorative Sequins and bead accessories.
There are many thin brass copies of coins of Turkish style. Most of these are less than 0.3 mm thick and about 10 to 20 mm in diameter. These often copy the Venetian gold coin the zecchino, which was extensively copied and the name has been corrupted in English to sequin. It was the custom, in many parts of the near and middle east, for brides to wear their dowry as gold coins and these brass sequins were cheap replacements. There are almost as many without a suspension hole provided as those which have. As a result there are many that have been crudely pieced to enable them to be sewn on to the clothes. No detailed study has been made of the range of types, though some are closer to coinage types of the area than others. There are also a few tokens that can be confused with the better types.


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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #89 on: August 28, 2013, 02:32:54 AM »
I believe this to be the RD version as whenever there's a dubious job lot on ebay, one of these will always be sticking out of the pile. Suspension loop accidentally hidden. There must be thousands of these out there.