Finland Telephone Tokens

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National Tokens

National test tokens
FTS-NAT1.jpg
Filename FTS-NAT1
Side 1 Puhelinlaaitos (Can have a number stamped on obverse)
Side 2 Stylised handset and dial
Manufacture Copper
Size (mm) 22.3
Weight (grams)
Notes 20 pennia, Numbers recorded 12,24,31 & 52 stamped on obverse,

Reeded edge

Source Groenendijk
FTS-NAT2.jpg
Filename FTS-NAT2
Side 1 Puhelinlaaitos (Can have a number stamped on obverse)
Side 2 Stylised handset and dial
Manufacture Copper
Size (mm) 24.8
Weight (grams)
Notes 50 pennia, Numbers recorded 10,38,64 & 73 stamped on obverse
Source Groenendijk
FTS-NAT3.jpg
Filename FTS-NAT3
Side 1 Puhelinlaaitos (Can have a number stamped on obverse)
Side 2 Stylised handset and dial
Manufacture Copper
Size (mm) 23.9
Weight (grams)
Notes 1 Marka, Numbers recorded 31,52 & 61 stamped on obverse
Source Groenendijk

Post Office

Post Office[1](Fin)

Posti-Ja Lennätinlaitos - Post Office
File:FTS-PO1.jpg
Filename FTS-PO1
Side 1 Posti-Ja Lennätinlaitos (Sheild)/(Rectangle with stamped number)/ -20-
Side 2 Posti-Ja Lennätinlaitos (Sheild)/(Rectangle)/ -20-
Manufacture Copper
Size (mm) 22.5
Weight (grams) 4.9
Notes round, 20 pennia, 3 Number Serial Number on obverse

Reeded edge

Source
FTS-PO2.jpg
Filename FTS-PO2
Side 1 Posti-Ja Lennätinlaitos (Sheild)/(Rectangle with stamped number)/ -50-
Side 2 Posti-Ja Lennätinlaitos (Sheild)/(Rectangle)/ -50-
Manufacture Copper
Size (mm) 24.9
Weight (grams) 5.84
Notes 50 pennia, 3 Number Serial Number on obverse,

Reeded edge

Source Groenendijk
FTS-PO3.jpg
Filename FTS-PO3
Side 1 Posti-Ja Lennätinlaitos (Sheild)/(Rectangle with stamped number)/ -1-
Side 2 Posti-Ja Lennätinlaitos (Sheild)/(Rectangle)/ -1-
Manufacture Copper
Size (mm) 23.9
Weight (grams) 6.1
Notes 1 Marka, 3 Number Serial Number on obverse,

smooth edge

Source

Helsinki

Helsinki wikipedia[2]

Helsingin Puhelin Wikipedia[3]


Helsingin Puhelinlyhdistys - Helsinki Telephone Association
FTS-HEL1.jpg
Filename FTS-HEL1
Side 1 Helsingin / (coat of arms on headset) Puhelinlyhdistys
Side 2 Helsingfors / (coat of arms on headset) Telefonförening
Manufacture cupronickel
Size (mm) 22.4
Weight (grams) 4.9
Notes 20 pennia, reeded edge
Source Groenendijk
File:FTS-HEL1A.jpg
Filename FTS-HEL1A
Side 1 Helsingin / (coat of arms on headset) Puhelinlyhdistys
Side 2 Helsingfors / (coat of arms on headset) Telefonförening
Manufacture nickel plated aluminium brass
Size (mm) 22.4
Weight (grams) 4.5
Notes 20 pennia, reeded edge
Source Groenendijk
FTS-HEL2.jpg
Filename FTS-HEL2
Side 1 Helsingin / (coat of arms on headset) Puhelinlyhdistys
Side 2 Helsingfors / (coat of arms on headset) Telefonförening
Manufacture copper
Size (mm) 24.9
Weight (grams) 6
Notes 50 pennia,(Can have a number stamped on both sides)numbers Recorded 0 - 9

Varieties reeded edge

Source Groenendijk
FTS-HEL3.jpg
Filename FTS-HEL3
Side 1 Helsingin / (coat of arms on headset) Puhelinlyhdistys
Side 2 Helsingfors / (coat of arms on headset) Telefonförening
Manufacture cupronickel
Size (mm) 25
Weight (grams) 6
Notes 50 pennia, reeded edge, (Can have the number 0 stamped on both sides)
Source
File:FTS-HEL3A.jpg
Filename FTS-HEL3A
Side 1 Helsingin / (coat of arms on headset) Puhelinlyhdistys
Side 2 Helsingfors / (coat of arms on headset) Telefonförening
Manufacture nickle coated Aluminium brass
Size (mm) 25
Weight (grams) 5.5
Notes 50 pennia, reeded edge, (Can have the number 0 stamped on both sides)
Source
FTS-HEL4.jpg
Filename FTS-HEL4
Side 1 Helsingin / (coat of arms on headset) Puhelinlyhdistys
Side 2 Helsingfors / (coat of arms on headset) Telefonförening
Manufacture copper
Size (mm) 23.9
Weight (grams) 6.1
Notes 1 marka,(Can have a number stamped on both sides)numbers Recorded 0 - 9

smooth edge

Source Groenendijk
FTS-HEL5.jpg
Filename FTS-HEL5
Side 1 Helsingin / (headset beteen 2 circles) Puhelinlyhdistys
Side 2 Blank
Manufacture Dark metal coated brass
Size (mm) 24
Weight (grams) 5.8
Notes 1 Marka, smooth edge
Source
FTS-HEL6.jpg
Filename FTS-HEL6
Side 1 Helsingin / (headset beteen 2 circles) Puhelinlyhdistys
Side 2 Blank
Manufacture Dark metal coated brass
Size (mm) 26
Weight (grams) 8.8
Notes 5 Marka, smooth edge
Source

Hämeenlinna

HÄMEENLINNAN PUHELIN OY 1919-1969 [4] (FIN)

Hämeenlinna wikipedia [5] (ENG)


Hämeenlinnan Puhelin OY - Hämeenlinnan Telephone Company
FTS-HML1.jpg
Filename FTS-HML1
Side 1 HÄMEENLINNAN PUHELIN OY (Stylised lion head/telephone with headset over ears)
Side 2 HÄMEENLINNAN PUHELIN OY (Stylised lion head/telephone with headset over ears)
Manufacture Nickle coated aluminium bronze
Size (mm) 22.5
Weight (grams) 4.5
Notes 20 Pennia, reeded edge , with or without stamped number, number known 4
Source
FTS-HML2.jpg
Filename FTS-HML2
Side 1 HÄMEENLINNAN PUHELIN OY (Stylised lion head/telephone with headset over ears)
Side 2 HÄMEENLINNAN PUHELIN OY (Stylised lion head/telephone with headset over ears)
Manufacture copper
Size (mm) 25
Weight (grams) 6.1
Notes 50 Pennia, reeded edge
Source
File:FTS-HML3.jpg
Filename FTS-HML3
Side 1 HÄMEENLINNAN PUHELIN OY (Stylised lion head/telephone with headset over ears)
Side 2 HÄMEENLINNAN PUHELIN OY (Stylised lion head/telephone with headset over ears)
Manufacture copper
Size (mm) 24
Weight (grams) 6.1
Notes 1 Markka, smooth edge
Source

Kotka

Kotka wikipedia [6]


Kotkan Puhelinyhdistys - Kotka Telephone Association
File:FTS-KOT1.jpg
Filename FTS-KOT1
Side 1 KP
Side 2 blank
Manufacture nickle plated brass
Size (mm) 20
Weight (grams) 4.3
Notes 10 Pennia, centre hole 6mm
Source
FTS-KOT2.jpg
Filename FTS-KOT2
Side 1 KP inside circle
Side 2 blank
Manufacture Aluminium brass
Size (mm) 22,5
Weight (grams) 4.5
Notes 20 Pennia, centre hole 3mm
Source

Lahti

PHP Liiketoiminta [7] (Fin)

Lahti wikipedia [8]

Lahden Keskinäinen Puhelinyhdistys - Lahden Keskinäinen Telephone Association 1970-1999
FTS-LHT1.jpg
Filename FTS-LHT1
Side 1 LAHDEN KESKINÄINEN / (Coat of arms on headset) PUHELINYHDISTYS
Side 2 LAHDEN KESKINÄINEN / (Coat of arms on headset) PUHELINYHDISTYS
Manufacture Nickle coated brass
Size (mm) 22.4
Weight (grams) 4.5
Notes 20 Pennia, reeded edge
Source Groenendijk
File:FTS-LHT1A.jpg
Filename FTS-LHT1A
Side 1 LAHDEN KESKINÄINEN / (Coat of arms on headset) PUHELINYHDISTYS
Side 2 LAHDEN KESKINÄINEN / (Coat of arms on headset) PUHELINYHDISTYS
Manufacture cupronickle
Size (mm) 22.4
Weight (grams) 4.9
Notes 20 Pennia, reeded edge
Source Groenendijk
FTS-LHT2.jpg
Filename FTS-LHT2
Side 1 LAHDEN KESKINÄINEN / (Stylised telephone) PUHELINYHDISTYS
Side 2 LAHDEN KESKINÄINEN / (Stylised telephone) PUHELINYHDISTYS
Manufacture White Metal
Size (mm) 24.8
Weight (grams) 5.9
Notes 50 Pennia, reeded edge
Source Groenendijk
File:FTS-LHT3.jpg
Filename FTS-LHT3
Side 1 LAHDEN KESKINÄINEN / (Stylised telephone) PUHELINYHDISTYS
Side 2 LAHDEN KESKINÄINEN / (Stylised telephone) PUHELINYHDISTYS
Manufacture Copper
Size (mm) 24.8
Weight (grams) 6
Notes 50 Pennia, reeded edge
Source Groenendijk
FTS-LHT5.jpg
Filename FTS-LHT5
Side 1 LAHDEN KESKINÄINEN / (Stylised telephone) PUHELINYHDISTYS
Side 2 LAHDEN KESKINÄINEN / (Stylised telephone) PUHELINYHDISTYS
Manufacture Copper
Size (mm) 23.9
Weight (grams) 6.3
Notes 1 marka, smooth edge
Source Groenendijk
Päijat-Hämeen Puhelinyhdistys - Päijat-Hämeen Telephone Association 1999-2007
FTS-PHP1.jpg
Filename FTS-PHP1
Side 1 PÄIJÄT-HÄMEEN PUHELINYHDISTYS ( 2 circles with a phone handset in between)
Side 2 Blank
Manufacture Dark Metal Coated brass
Size (mm) 24
Weight (grams) 5.9
Notes 1 Marka, smooth edge
Source
File:FTS-PHP2.jpg
Filename FTS-PHP2
Side 1 PÄIJÄT-HÄMEEN PUHELINYHDISTYS ( 2 circles with a phone handset in between)
Side 2 Blank
Manufacture Dark Metal Coated brass
Size (mm) 26.3
Weight (grams) 8.8
Notes 5 Marka, smooth edge
Source

Oulu

Oulo Wikipedia[9]

Oulun Puhelin Wikipedia[10](FIN)


Oulu
File:FTS-OLU1.jpg
Filename FTS-OLU1
Side 1 OULUN PUHELIN OSAKEYHTIÖ
Side 2 Blank
Manufacture cupronickle
Size (mm) 22.5
Weight (grams) 4.8
Notes round, 20 Pennia, reeded edge
Source vuori/Mäkinen
FTS-OLU2.jpg
Filename FTS-OLU2
Side 1 OULUN PUHELIN OSAKEYHTIÖ
Side 2 Blank
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 24
Weight (grams) 5.6
Notes round, 1 Marka, smooth edge
Source vuori/Mäkinen
File:FTS-OLU3.jpg
Filename FTS-OLU3
Side 1 OULUN PUHELIN OSAKEYHTIÖ
Side 2 Blank
Manufacture copper
Size (mm) 26
Weight (grams) 8.4
Notes round, 5 Marka, smooth edge
Source vuori/Mäkinen

Rauma

Rauma Wikipedia [11]


Rauman Seudun Puhelin Oy - Rauman Seudun Telephone Company
File:FTS-RSP1.jpg
Filename FTS-RSP1
Side 1 RAUMAN SEUDUN PUHELIN OY ( City arms on sheild in the centre)
Side 2 RAUMAN SEUDUN PUHELIN OY ( City arms on sheild in the centre)
Manufacture Dark Metal Coated brass
Size (mm) 26
Weight (grams) 8.8
Notes round, 5 Marka, smooth edge
Source vuori/Mäkinen

Tampere

Tampere Wikipedia[12]

Tampere
FTS-TAM1.jpg
Filename FTS-TAM1
Side 1 TAMPEREEN PUHELINOSUUSKUNTA (headset beteen 2 circles)
Side 2 Blank
Manufacture Dark metal coated brass
Size (mm) 24
Weight (grams) 5.9
Notes 1 Marka
Source
File:FTS-TAM2.jpg
Filename FTS-TAM2
Side 1 TAMPEREEN PUHELINOSUUSKUNTA (headset beteen 2 circles)
Side 2 Blank
Manufacture Dark metal coated brass
Size (mm) 26
Weight (grams) 8.8
Notes 5 Marka
Source vuori/Mäkinen
File:FTS-TAM3.jpg
Filename FTS-TAM3
Side 1 TAMPEREEN PUHELINOSUUSKUNTA (Stylised dial and TPO)
Side 2 TAMPEREEN PUHELINOSUUSKUNTA (Stylised dial and TPO)
Manufacture Nickle plated aluminium brass
Size (mm) 22.5
Weight (grams) 4.5
Notes round, 20 pennia
Source vuori/Mäkinen
File:FTS-TAM4.jpg
Filename FTS-TAM4
Side 1 TAMPEREEN PUHELINOSUUSKUNTA (Stylised dial and TPO)
Side 2 TAMPEREEN PUHELINOSUUSKUNTA (Stylised dial and TPO)
Manufacture cupronickle
Size (mm) 22.5
Weight (grams) 4.9
Notes round, 20 pennia
Source vuori/Mäkinen
File:FTS-TAM5.jpg
Filename FTS-TAM5
Side 1 TAMPEREEN PUHELINOSUUSKUNTA (Stylised dial and TPO)
Side 2 TAMPEREEN PUHELINOSUUSKUNTA (Stylised dial and TPO)
Manufacture copper
Size (mm) 25
Weight (grams) 5.9
Notes round, 50 pennia
Source vuori/Mäkinen
File:FTS-TAM6.jpg
Filename FTS-TAM6
Side 1 TAMPEREEN PUHELINOSUUSKUNTA (Stylised dial and TPO)
Side 2 TAMPEREEN PUHELINOSUUSKUNTA (Stylised dial and TPO)
Manufacture copper
Size (mm) 24
Weight (grams) 6.1
Notes round, 1 markka
Source vuori/Mäkinen

Turku

Turku
FTS-TKU2.jpg
Filename FTS-TKU2
Side 1 TURUN KAUPUNGIN PUHELINLAITOS
Side 2 TURUN KAUPUNGIN PUHELINLAITOS
Manufacture cupronickle
Size (mm) 22.4
Weight (grams) 4.9
Notes 20 Pennia, reeded edge
Source Groenendijk
File:FTS-TKU2A.jpg
Filename FTS-TKU2A
Side 1 TURUN KAUPUNGIN PUHELINLAITOS
Side 2 TURUN KAUPUNGIN PUHELINLAITOS
Manufacture nickle coated Aluminium brass
Size (mm) 22
Weight (grams) 4.5
Notes 20 Pennia, reeded edge
Source Antti Vuori
FTS-TKU1.jpg
Filename FTS-TKU1
Side 1 TURUN KAUPUNGIN PUHELINLAITOS
Side 2 TURUN KAUPUNGIN PUHELINLAITOS
Manufacture cupronickle
Size (mm) 24.9
Weight (grams) 5.9
Notes 50 Pennia, reeded edge
Source Groenendijk
File:FTS-TKU3.jpg
Filename FTS-TKU3
Side 1 TURUN KAUPUNGIN PUHELINLAITOS
Side 2 TURUN KAUPUNGIN PUHELINLAITOS
Manufacture copper
Size (mm) 23.9
Weight (grams) 6.3
Notes 1 Marka, smooth edge
Source Groenendijk
File:FTS-TKU4.jpg
Filename FTS-TKU4
Side 1 TURUN KAUPUNGIN PUHELINLAITOS (with city arms on shield in center)
Side 2 TURUN KAUPUNGIN PUHELINLAITOS (with city arms on shield in center)
Manufacture White Metal coated brass
Size (mm) 26.3
Weight (grams) 8.7
Notes 5 Marka, smooth edge
Source antti vuori

Vaasa

Vaasa Wikipedia[13]

Vaasan Puhelin Oy - Vaasan Telephone Company
FTS-VAS1.jpg
Filename FTS-VAS1
Side 1 VAASAN PUHELIN OY / (stylised Telephone) / VASA TELEFON AB
Side 2 VAASAN PUHELIN OY / (stylised Telephone) / VASA TELEFON AB
Manufacture White metal
Size (mm) 22.4
Weight (grams) 4.3
Notes 20 Pennia, reeded edge
Source
File:FTS-VAS2.jpg
Filename FTS-VAS2
Side 1 VAASAN PUHELIN OY / (stylised Telephone) / VASA TELEFON AB
Side 2 blank with stamped number
Manufacture aluminium bronze
Size (mm) 22.4
Weight (grams) 4.4
Notes 20 Pennia, reeded edge, with hole at the top approx 3mm

with stamped number on reverse, known numbers 3, 10, 19, 20, 27 and 32

Source SNY No 2/2016

References

Collectors Guide Finnish coins and banknotes and their values 2008 (Finnish Telephone Tokens P11-25, Antti Vuori and Reijo Mäkinen), The Finnish Numistmatic Society 2008 (FIN)

Antti Vuori , Suomalaiset Poletit - Finska Poletter (Finnish Tokens) P10,11,43 & 44, Holmasto 2021 (FIN)

[14] SNY No2 2016, p36 & 37, Antti Vuori and Reijo Mäkinen (SNY Finnish Numismatic Society Magazine No 2 2016.) (FIN)