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*Gävle [[Birgers Tivoli]]  
*Gävle [[Birgers Tivoli]]  
*Gävle [[Furuviksparken]]
*Gävle [[Furuviksparken]]
*Gävle [[Lindströms Tivoli]]
*Gävle [[Nöjesfältet Gefle]]
*Gävle [[Nöjesfältet Gefle]]
*Gävle [[Olsson, Axel W.]]
*Gävle [[Olsson, Axel W.]]
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*Helsingborg [[Kronvalls tivoli]]
*Helsingborg [[Kronvalls tivoli]]
*Götheborg [[Edvards]]
*Götheborg [[Edvards]]
*Götheborg [[Expo]]
*Götheborg [[Jarestens]]
*Götheborg [[Liseberg]]
*Götheborg [[Liseberg]]
*Götheborg [[Skandinaviska Spel]]
*Götheborg [[Skandinaviska Spel]]
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*Halmstad [[Nöjeshallen Halmstad]]
*Halmstad [[Nöjeshallen Halmstad]]
*Hässleholm [[Hassans Tivoli]]
*Hässleholm [[Hassans Tivoli]]
*Höganäs [[Sebåms Tivoli]]
*Höllviken [[Nöjesfältet Caravellen]]
*Jönköping [[Hallbergs Tivoli]]
*Jönköping [[Hallbergs Tivoli]]
*Korsnäs [[Sahlins Tivoli]]  
*Korsnäs [[Sahlins Tivoli]]
*Kävlinge [[Cederholms Tivoli]]
*Laholm (Altona) [[Jacobis Tivoli (Laholm)]]
*Laholm (Altona) [[Jacobis Tivoli (Laholm)]]
*Malmö [[Arnholdt-Olsson]]
*Malmö [[Arnholdt-Olsson]]
*Malmö [[Anderssons Tivoli]] includes [[Göran Andersson]]  
*Malmö [[Anderssons Tivoli]] includes [[Göran Andersson]]
*Malmö [[Cirkus Tältstaden]]  
*Malmö [[Månssons Tivoli]] includes[[Anders Månsson]]
*Malmö [[Månssons Tivoli]] includes[[Anders Månsson]]
*Malmö [[Bröderna Idof och Arnholdt Olsson]]
*Malmö [[Bröderna Idof och Arnholdt Olsson]]
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*Sala [[Skogh]]
*Sala [[Skogh]]
*Skövde [[Sandbergs tivoli]] Includes [[Oskar Sandberg]]
*Skövde [[Sandbergs tivoli]] Includes [[Oskar Sandberg]]
*Stockholm (Haninge), Tärnsjö [[Berglunds tivoli]]
*Stockholm [[Birger Eriksson]]
*Stockholm [[Birger Eriksson]]
*Stockholm [[Dolway]]
*Stockholm [[Dolway]]
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*Stockholm [[Jensens Tivoli]]
*Stockholm [[Jensens Tivoli]]
*Stockholm [[L.E.R.]]
*Stockholm [[L.E.R.]]
*Stockholm (Bromma) [[Lillsjönäs Festplats]]
*Stockholm [[Nöjesfältet Stockholm]]
*Stockholm [[Nöjesfältet Stockholm]]
*Stockholm (Sundbyberg) [[Widholms Tivoli]]
*Stockholm (Sundbyberg) [[Widholms Tivoli]]
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*[[AB Interplay]]
*[[AB Interplay]]
*[[Affärs Automater]]
*[[Affärs Automater]]
*[[A N Sweden Amusement Tokens|A N]]
*[[Arcadia]]
*[[Arcadia]]
*[[Aristocrat]]
*[[Aristocrat]]
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*[[Bell Fruit]]
*[[Bell Fruit]]
*[[Björex]]
*[[Björex]]
*[[C - Sweden Amusement Tokens|C]]
*[[Endast För Förstöelse (flower)]]
*[[Endast För Förstöelse (flower)]]
*[[EVH - Sweden Amusement Tokens|EVH]]
*[[F - Sweden Amusement Tokens|F]]
*[[F - Sweden Amusement Tokens|F]]
*[[FE - Sweden Amusement Tokens|FE]]
*[[G - Sweden Amusement Tokens|G]]
*[[G - Sweden Amusement Tokens|G]]
*[[H X]]  
*[[H Värdemarke- Sweden Amusement Tokens|H Värdemarke]]
*[[H X Värdemarke- Sweden Amusement Tokens|H X Värdemarke]]  
*[[Hansa Myntautomater]]
*[[Hansa Myntautomater]]
*[[Jensigame]]
*[[Jensigame]]
*[[J&M]]
*[[J&M]]
*[[Kapitalkonsult AB]]
*[[Kapitalkonsult AB]]
*[[LM Sweden Amusement Tokens|LM]]
*[[Majestic]]
*[[Majestic]]
*[[MB]]
*[[MB]]
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*[[Sweden Amusement Token S|S]]
*[[Sweden Amusement Token S|S]]
*[[Si]]
*[[Si]]
*[[SL Sweden Amusement Tokens|SL]]
*[[SM]]
*[[SM]]
*[[Spelpollett (Ant)]]
*[[Spelpollett (Ant)]]
*[[Spelpollett (Floral Scroll)]]
*[[Spelpollett (Floral Scroll)]]
*[[Spelpollett (generic)]]
*[[Toreco AB]]
*[[Toreco AB]]
*[[Vinstpollett (25)]]
*[[Vinstpollett (25)]]
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*[[Knutsson Casino]]
*[[Knutsson Casino]]


*[[Bingo Salongen Enköping - Bingo Tokens|Bingo Salongen Enköping]]
*[[Multi-Bingo]]
*[[Multi-Bingo]]
*[[Knalle Bingo - Bingo Tokens|Knalle Bingo]]
*[[SBGS Bingo - Bingo Tokens|SBGS Bingo]]
*[[Skellefteå Barnens Dag Bingo - Bingo Tokens|Skellefteå Barnens Dag Bingo]]


===Municipal park tokens===
===Folkets Park and Municipal park tokens===
 
*Folk Park Wikipedia (SW)[https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folkpark] (EN)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folkpark]
*[[Generic Folkets park]] tokens


*Arboga [[Arboga Folkets Park]]
*Arboga [[Arboga Folkets Park]]
*Bergsäter Tvååker [[Bergsäter Tvååker Folkets park]]
*Bergsäter Tvååker [[Bergsäter Tvååker Folkets park]]
*Blomstermåla [[Blomstermåla Folkparken]]
*Bolnäs [[Folkets park Bollnäs]]
*Bolnäs [[Folkets park Bollnäs]]
*Borlänge [[Folkets Park Borlänge]]
*Borlänge [[Folkets Park Borlänge]]
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*Bredaryd [[Bredaryd Folkets Park]]
*Bredaryd [[Bredaryd Folkets Park]]
*Bångbro [[Bångbro Folkets Park]]
*Bångbro [[Bångbro Folkets Park]]
*Deje [[Deje Folkets Park]]
*Eksjö [[Eksjö Folkets Park]]  
*Eksjö [[Eksjö Folkets Park]]  
*Ellös [[Folkets Park Ellös]] [[File:men_at_work.gif|25px]]
*Ellös [[Folkets Park Ellös]] [[File:men_at_work.gif|25px]]
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*Falun [[Falun Folkets Park]]
*Falun [[Falun Folkets Park]]
*Gamleby [[Gamleby Folkpark]]
*Gamleby [[Gamleby Folkpark]]
*Glimråka [[Glimråka Folkets Park]]
*Glimåkra [[Glimåkra Folkets Park]]
*Gävle [[Gävle FolkParken]]
*Gävle [[Gävle FolkParken]]
*Hagfors [[Hagfors Folkets Park]]
*Hagfors [[Hagfors Folkets Park]]
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*Hunnebo [[Hunnebo Folk Park]]
*Hunnebo [[Hunnebo Folk Park]]
*Huskvarna [[Huskvarna Folkets Park]]
*Huskvarna [[Huskvarna Folkets Park]]
*Hälsingborg [[Hälsingborg FolkParken]]
*Hälsingborg [[Hälsingborg Folkets Park]]
*Härnösand [[Härnosands Folkets Park]]
*Härnösand [[Härnosands Folkets Park]]
*Jakobsberg [[Jakobsberg Folkpark]]
*Jakobsberg [[Jakobsberg Folkpark]]
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*Karlskrona [[Vämöparken]]
*Karlskrona [[Vämöparken]]
*Karlskoga [[Karlskoga Folkets Park]]
*Karlskoga [[Karlskoga Folkets Park]]
*Karlstad [[Mariebergsskogen]]
*Katrineholm [[Katrineholm Folkets Park]]
*Katrineholm [[Katrineholm Folkets Park]]
*Kiruna [[Kiruna Folkets Park]]
*Kiruna [[Kiruna Folkets Park]]
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*Katrineholm [[Katrineholm Folkets Park]]
*Katrineholm [[Katrineholm Folkets Park]]
*Kumla [[Kumla Folkets Park]]
*Kumla [[Kumla Folkets Park]]
*Kågeröd [[Kågerödslund]]
*Köping [[Köping Folkets Park]]
*Köping [[Köping Folkets Park]]
*Lesjöfors [[Lesjöfors Folkets Park]]
*Lesjöfors [[Lesjöfors Folkets Park]]
*Ljusdal [[Ljusdals Folkpark]]
*Ljusdal [[Ljusdals Folkpark]]
*Lund [[Lunds Folkets park]]
*Långhyttan [[Långhyttan Folkets Park]]
*Lönsboda [[Lönsboda Folkets Park]]
*Lönsboda [[Lönsboda Folkets Park]]
*Motala [[Motala Folkets Park]]
*Motala [[Motala Folkets Park]]
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*Stockholm [[Skansen]]
*Stockholm [[Skansen]]
*Säterdalen [[Säterdalen]]
*Säterdalen [[Säterdalen]]
*Trelleborg [[Trelleborg Folkets Park]]
*Valla [[Valla Folkets Park]]
*Valla [[Valla Folkets Park]]
*Varborg [[Nöjesparken]]
*Vetlanda [[Vetlanda Folkets Park]]
*Vislanda [[Vislanda FolkPark]]
*Vislanda [[Vislanda FolkPark]]
*Vänersborg [[Vänersborg Folkets Park]]
*Vänersborg [[Vänersborg Folkets Park]]
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*Växjö [[Växjö Folkets Park]]
*Växjö [[Växjö Folkets Park]]
*Ystad [[Surbrunn Folkets Park]]
*Ystad [[Surbrunn Folkets Park]]
*Åmål [[Åmål, Furuhall Folkets Park]]
*Älmhult [[Älmhult Bokehills Sommarpaviljong]] (also spelled as Elmhult)
*Älmhult [[Älmhult Bokehills Sommarpaviljong]] (also spelled as Elmhult)
*Örebro [[Folk parken Örebro / Brunnsparken]]
*Örebro [[Folk parken Örebro / Brunnsparken]]
*Örnsköldsvik [[Örnsköldsvik Folkets Park]]


===Dance tokens===
===Dance tokens===
*[[Generic Dance]]
*[[Dansa Strandbadet Dance tokens|Dansa Strandbadet]]
*[[Dansbanan Elba - Dance tokens|Dansbanan Elba]]
*[[Dansut - Dance tokens|Dansut]]
*[[Folkets Hus Nyhammar - Dance tokens|Folkets Hus Nyhammar]]
*[[Idrottsföreningen Viking - Dance tokens|Idrottsföreningen Viking]]
*[[Ramnäs Idrottsförening - Dance tokens|Ramnäs Idrottsförening]]
*[[Riddarhytte bruks Dansbana - Dance tokens|Riddarhytte bruks Dansbana]]
*[[S.K.Elvan Sparrsätra - Dance tokens|S.K.Elvan Sparrsätra]]
*[[S.V.Furet Dance tokens|S.V.Furet]]
*[[Stugan Dans Jönköping - Dance tokens|Stugan Dans Jönköping]]
*[[Årsunda Idrottsförening - Dance tokens|Årsunda Idrottsförening]]


==Generic issues==
==Generic issues==
See also the list of [[Swedish Transport Token Manufacturers and Stamps]]
See also the list of [[Swedish Transport Token Manufacturers and Stamps]]
*[[Generic Folkets park]]
 
*[[Sigma]]
*[[Sigma]]
*[[Sporrong]]
*[[Sporrong]]
*[[Generic Dance]]
*[[Generic Dance]]
*[[Generic Folkets park]]


=References=
=References=

Latest revision as of 22:31, 19 November 2022

This section is under construction. As a first step, we will add pages for some of the most encountered tokens by issuer. You are very welcome to add more pages or contribute to existing pages. If you wish, you can make requests for the addition of issuers on the discussion page.

Introduction

The social and political role of amusement parks

This section owes much to Dansen och makten by Mattias Svenson, January 2013.

Swedish amusement parks are the sedentary version of mobile fun fairs that preceded them, supplemented with facilities for other forms of public entertainment. They are generally a mix of one or more dance floors, restaurants and a fun fair. They may also offer services, such as a theatre or function rooms. From the beginning, they (and restaurants offering an opportunity to dance) were a political issue. In 1928, member of the Riksdag Per Albin Hansson said in a speech that restrictive measures on music and dancing in public were inappropriate because of "a general feeling that society benefits from a certain degree of freedom." His stance was popular among the general public. However, the clergy and large segments of politicians, doctors, teachers and academics (the "bourgeoisie") offered stiff resistance. In 1932, Social Democrat Åkerman asked in the same venue "Can nothing be done to stop the dance?"

The bourgeoisie saw public entertainment as immoral and wanted to act against "entertaining film, public dance, especially in conjunction with the serving of intoxicants and the criminally stressed and pornographic literature that reaches young people already in school age and in secret ways.” John Björk, of the People's party added that "in the countryside, dance floors are often moral hotbeds". The church demanded legal measures, notably in a letter to the government from bishop Yngve Brilioth, proposing a government inquiry into what interventions were necessary to halt a continuing moral decline due to public entertainment.

Due to the outbreak of the second world war, not much happened on the political front, but the bourgeoisie expanded its influence. Preacher John Hedlund put it like this in 1946: "A wave of unbridled sexuality has swept the world. The most primitive forms of entertainment have seen the light of day. One such is modern dance. It is a manifestation of spiritual poverty and moral rot.” Probably, the rise of jazz ("negroid so-called music") and sexually charged singers like Elvis Presley contributed to this outburst.

In spite of these opinions, young people kept flocking to the dance halls. Modern music became widely accepted. The bourgeoisie therefore changed tack from sex to alcohol. "What does the presence of one or another slightly intoxicated person mean in this respect in comparison with the dance music, whose character includes, among other things, the physical and mental attitude of a lulling and raging drunkard?" wrote, for example, elementary school teacher Erik Walles in his book Jazz attacks. This fit in with the increase in the drinking age to 20 and a high tax on alcoholic drinks.

An increasing number of academic studies showed that neither the sex argument nor the alcohol argument were true. As one stated: "It was the boredom in the municipal society that created dissatisfaction. The commercial entertainment made the summer evenings sparkle a little extra." Once, during the great economic crisis of the 1930s, the amusement parks were the last forms of popular public entertainment that were still open when many restaurants and theatres closed. Now, it is generally recognised that the parks fulfilled an important social function in a country with long winters. Ironically, once the political and religious resistance subsided, the amusement parks went into decline, under pressure from home entertainment. The number of remaining parks is in a steady decline. Some parks were modernised, but a number of those still operating need rejuvenation.

Amusement park tokens

The tokens are still available in quantity, making it likely that they were not used as entry tickets, but for amusement and vending machines. They were probably not sold individually and may not have been redeemable, so leftover tokens would explain their availability today. Also, tokens had to be changed from time to time in view of inflation and to clean up contingent liabilities. Such operations would make forgotten tokens worthless.

There are a large number of municipal park tokens. These parks are tilted more towards (popular) culture, ranging from theatre to cinema and dance. Since the tokens are not well catalogued, all listings should be considered as provisional, including generic tokens meant for municipal parks.

Generic token makers would also compete to make specific tokens listed below. The generic tokens are fit for use outside the amusement sector. However, since they seem to have been used mostly for amusement machines, they are listed here.

Amusement token issuers

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Specific issues

Amusement park and fairground tokens used in one location

Slot Machine Tokens

Casino, Bingo and other amusement tokens


Folkets Park and Municipal park tokens

Dance tokens

Generic issues

See also the list of Swedish Transport Token Manufacturers and Stamps

References

Bernt Thelin & Jan Hildemar, Svenska polletter från nöjesfält och tivoli. Svenska Pollettföreningens Småskrifter Nr 5, 2021

Bo Gustavsson, Göteborgpolletter: Polletter för krogar, nöjen och sjöfart från början fram till i dag. (sv) [Tokens for restaurants, entertainment and shipping from the beginning to the present] 2018

Bernt Thelin and Magnus Wijk, Skånepolletter: Skånska polletter och deras utgivare från äldre tider fram till nutid (sv) [Skåne tokens and their issuers from older times to the present day] 2016

Monica Golabiewski Lannby & Ian Wiséhn, Stockholms polletter (sv) [Tokens from Stockholm] 2010

Erik Stolberg Opslagsværk over Danske Spille-Og Automatmærker (Dan), Reference work on Danish Gaming and Slot Machines 1986