Samson Novelty Company Limited

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The Samson Novelty Company, London, was started in 1925 by Jack Holloway. It was a leading importer of american games machines in Europe while also manufacturing games machines of its own. It exported machines to sweden and these tokens are thought to have been used in them. The company closed in the 1960s.

Note on tokens 1-5 the word Novelty is wrongly spelt as Novety.

Samson Novelty Company Limited
File:SA-SL-SNCL1.jpg
Filename SA-SL-SNCL1
Side 1 SAMSON NOVETY Co. LTD. LONDON .
Side 2 SIGMA STOCKHOLM (inside a large star)
Manufacture brass
Size (mm) 27
Weight (grams)
Notes Round
Source
File:SA-SL-SNCL2.jpg
Filename SA-SL-SNCL2
Side 1 SAMSON NOVETY Co. LTD. LONDON .
Side 2 SIGMA / STOCKHOLM
Manufacture brass
Size (mm) 27
Weight (grams)
Notes Round
Source
SA-SL-SNCL3.jpg
Filename SA-SL-SNCL3
Side 1 SAMSON NOVETY Co. LTD. LONDON .
Side 2 SIGMA / STOCKHOLM
Manufacture brass
Size (mm) 27
Weight (grams)
Notes Round with large centre hole
Source
SA-SL-SNCL4.jpg
Filename SA-SL-SNCL4
Side 1 SAMSON NOVETY Co. LTD. LONDON .
Side 2 SIGMA / STOCKHOLM
Manufacture copper
Size (mm) 27
Weight (grams)
Notes Round
Source
SA-SL-SNCL5.jpg
Filename SA-SL-SNCL5
Side 1 SAMSON NOVETY Co. LTD. LONDON .
Side 2 blank
Manufacture brass
Size (mm) 27
Weight (grams)
Notes Round
Source
SA-SL-SNCL6.jpg
Filename SA-SL-SNCL6
Side 1 SAMSON NOVELTY Co. LTD. LONDON .
Side 2 blank
Manufacture brass
Size (mm) 27
Weight (grams)
Notes Round with large centre hole
Source


This Samson Token was made specifically for Jules Tivoli, Valbo, Gävle

Jules Tivoli Samson token
SA-GJLTV19.jpg
Filename SA-GJLTV19
Side 1 JULES * NÖJESHALL *
Side 2 SAMSON NOVETY Co. LTD. . LONDON .
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 27
Weight (grams)
Notes Round
Source