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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2012, 11:09:57 AM »
Another of the Pegasus type, the picture tells me its Readers Digest.

So does the text "Verlag Das Beste". ;) See here.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2012, 06:38:34 PM »
Got two more today  ;D

A coat of arms, now that's class :-\
The text below it reads 'Prize Draw Department'

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #62 on: June 30, 2012, 12:36:12 AM »
Here is another - I am unsure what colour your piece is. Cu-Ni or S/S, 28mm
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #63 on: June 30, 2012, 06:53:01 AM »
Top piece is brass.
Scalloped piece is aluminium with plenty of oxidation. No, probably CU-Ni, having looked again at yours again.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #64 on: June 30, 2012, 11:57:05 AM »
I have the lower piece somewhere, but my desk ate it. I seem to remember a nickeled suface, presumably on some base metal. If the base meta is brass, that would explain the two "varieties", unless they are of a very different weight.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #65 on: June 30, 2012, 12:30:54 PM »
7.75g and I think cu-ni now I've woken ;)
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #66 on: June 30, 2012, 12:53:54 PM »
Got at the boots today  ;D
3.27g
35mm
Consimilar
Medal aligned ish
Metal - Aluminium
The same as on the previous page but different colour/weight
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #67 on: June 30, 2012, 01:17:32 PM »
Nice, could be French Liberty or US  :)

7.75g and I think cu-ni now I've woken ;)

My piece above is 8.1g - non-magnetic steel with a nickel plating - I just peeled a tiny bit of plating off the edge.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #68 on: June 30, 2012, 05:29:59 PM »
Originally French but located in the US. That particular style, with the torch and that law tablet, is unique, I think. (Except for the copies of that very statue. ;) )

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #69 on: April 10, 2013, 03:20:04 AM »
Probably. RD was definitely in the "pressure sales-heads I win-tails you lose" camp.

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They are still at it! This was received in my mail this morning. I can't feel any tokens inside so I shall place it in the WPB and I shall then save more than $25.  ::)
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #70 on: August 05, 2013, 06:34:03 PM »
Our friends on the French forum are very fond of these pieces.
http://www.numismatique.com/forum/bibliotheque/domine-spes-mea-1752-franc-valeur-identification-t55652.html

I got VERY excited over this because I found out there was a 'no date' variety!!
And why don't we have one here.  I don't know, but now solved!! Not one but TWO ;D

Anyone else know of any other varietals.  No wild goose chases please, I haven't recovered from the button yet. 
Unfortunately, I only have 62 of these pieces.  Of these, 3 are the 'no date' type, two of which have original glue.  8)

2.40g (Note the gilt coming off, that would never happen to an RD employee) 20.21mm 1.34mm
(no date) 2.45g  20.12mm 1.12mm

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #71 on: August 05, 2013, 10:10:40 PM »
WITH ORIGINAL GLUE? Wow. That's just too rare. Smash all records on eBay and make sure to say you found it in an old box that belonged to your grandfather ;)

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #72 on: August 05, 2013, 11:00:03 PM »
Oh yes!  ;D

And funny you should say that because I met someone in a pub once who knew someone who was related to a cleaner that worked in the RD main office who said that he knew someone in the marketing department who's secretary said that he was responsible for this campaign and that due to the negative publicity they glued on some real ducats just to confuse the issue. 

And no I have never sniffed glue :P
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #73 on: August 05, 2013, 11:56:42 PM »
We do get mention of 'found in a box of belongings from my Danish Grandmother's house'  here.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #74 on: August 06, 2013, 12:35:48 PM »
I'm pretty sure these are RD too.  No proof as yet............
Well, one of them has some nice glue on the back  8)
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