Skansen

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The Skansen open-air museum and zoo was opened in 1891. Its promotor and first curator was Artur Hazelius (1833-1901), who was already director of the Nordic museum, an ethnographic establishment. Hazelius aggressively expanded Skansen by transferring buildings typical of pre-industrial Sweden to Skansen. A number of these are now animated by demonstrations of traditional crafts and country life. His son Gunnar succeeded him as curator and his granddaughter Gunnel married professor Gösta Berg, who was director of Skansen from 1956 to 1963 and managing director of the Skansen Foundation from 1964.

The zoo has a collection of Scandinavian animals plus some popular animals that do not occur in Scandinavia. In December the site's central square features a Christmas market that has been held since 1903 (photo). Like Gröna Lund and Nöjesfältet, Skansen is on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm. While there was an overlap of interest, therefore competition between the three, Skansen tended to receive the upper part of the clients of the Stockholm entertainment market.


Tokens

Skansen Dance Tokens
SA-SKAN1.jpg
Filename SA-SKAN1
Side 1 SKANSENS DANSBANOR
Side 2 METALL PRODUKTER HORNDAL around M P logo
Manufacture Aluminium
Size (mm) 24.7
Weight (grams) 2.98
Notes scolloped Round with centre hole
Source
SA-SKAN1A.jpg
Filename SA-SKAN1A
Side 1 SKANSENS DANSBANOR
Side 2 METALL PRODUKTER HORNDAL around M P logo
Manufacture Aluminium
Size (mm) 24.7
Weight (grams)
Notes scolloped Round with star centre hole
Source
SA-SKAN2.jpg
Filename SA-SKAN2
Side 1 SKANSENS DANSBANOR
Side 2 round Sporrong logo
Manufacture Aluminium
Size (mm) 25
Weight (grams) 1.01
Notes scolloped Round with star centre hole

Watchit.jpg SA-SKAN2 varieties

Source
SA-SKAN3.jpg
Filename SA-SKAN3
Side 1 SKANSENS DANSBANOR
Side 2 round Sporrong logo
Manufacture Zinc
Size (mm) 24.4
Weight (grams) 3.46
Notes scolloped Round with star centre hole
Source
SA-SKAN4.jpg
Filename SA-SKAN4
Side 1 SKANSENS DANSBANOR
Side 2 Blank
Manufacture Aluminium
Size (mm) 24.9
Weight (grams) 1.42
Notes scolloped Round with star centre hole

Watchit.jpg SA-SKAN4 varieties

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SA-SKAN5.jpg
Filename SA-SKAN5
Side 1 SKANSENS DANSBANOR
Side 2 round Sporrong logo
Manufacture Aluminium
Size (mm) 21.7
Weight (grams) 0.8
Notes Round
Source

Associated Tokens

Associated token
SA-SKAN9.jpg
Filename SA-SKAN9
Side 1 S D
Side 2 SPORRONG & CO / STOCKHOLM
Manufacture aluminium
Size (mm)
Weight (grams)
Notes Triangular with rounded corners,

unknown what the token was used for

Source
SA-SKAN10.jpg
Filename SA-SKAN10
Side 1 skansen logo / SKANSEN 75ÅR
Side 2 . SÄLJES I SPARBANKEN . GÄLLER PÅ SKANSEN 1966

75 ÖRINGEN

Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 23
Weight (grams) 4.55
Notes Round, 75th anniversery token, sold in sparbanken 1966.
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