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Offline gpimper

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Re: Small collection
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2020, 03:29:42 PM »
While not as interesting as some of the others posted...Department of Highways, Ontario Canada.  1961-1973
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Re: Small collection
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2020, 03:45:14 PM »
A bit newer, 1975 Toronto Transit Commission token.
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Re: Small collection
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2020, 05:56:11 PM »
A bit newer, 1975 Toronto Transit Commission token.
Do you know how these tokns are used, Greg. They don't seem to have a value attached or where they can be used.

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Re: Small collection
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2020, 06:13:15 PM »
I know that the Ontario token was used for the Burlington Bay Bridge and Garden City Skyway so I'm assuming the Toronto token was used similarly.
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Re: Small collection
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2020, 08:25:14 PM »
Wikipedia says that The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is the public transport agency that operates bus, subway, streetcar, and paratransit services in Toronto and York Region., so a public transport token is more likely than a toll road.

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Re: Small collection
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2020, 08:46:35 PM »
They did use different tokes for the subways...1975 Toronto subway token.  I'm running low!!! :-(
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Re: Small collection
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2020, 09:53:00 PM »
These types of tokens are what I'm used to seeing. The other two were confusing to me. but then I suffer from "confusion syndrome". Sorry, born that way. ???

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Re: Small collection
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2020, 09:58:53 PM »
The one in reply #16 is dated 1954, so if the one in reply #20 was issued in 1975, they were issued consecutively.

EDIT: the date 1954 is not the date the token was issued, but the date the TTC got the name it still uses. In fact, the style of the token in reply #20 is more like 1954 (when TTC opened its first underground service), while the style of the token in reply #16 looks more like 1975. This is confirmed here.

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Re: Small collection
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2020, 10:17:22 PM »
You are probably correct.  I believe they ran to 2007.
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Re: Small collection
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2020, 08:16:40 PM »
Interesting one...United Electric Railways, Rhode Island, 1921-1926.
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Re: Small collection
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2020, 07:10:34 AM »
You are probably correct.  I believe they ran to 2007.

See my edit in Reply #22. They ran to November 2006, when they were replaced by a bi-metallic token.

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Re: Small collection
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2020, 11:49:14 AM »
Interesting one...United Electric Railways, Rhode Island, 1921-1926.
Here's a neat bi-metallic token from the same railroad probably issued about the same time.

I couldn't find any history on the line at all or anything about A.E. Potter. I do like these signed tokens though.

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Re: Small collection
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2020, 12:01:03 PM »
Oops, forgot the pictures!

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Re: Small collection
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2020, 04:20:36 PM »
Allow me to help out. The UER is here, so the tokens can be dated 1918-1951.

Mr. A.E. Potter is likely to be a relative of this person or his eponymous father. He may be this Albert Edwin Potter. Perhaps this organisation knows more.

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Re: Small collection
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2020, 06:26:00 PM »
Thanks for the history of the UER, Peter. Unfortunately, the surname Potter is extremely common so it's difficult to pin his identity down. A look through Providence city directories might supply more information. I have access to quite a few US city listings, but I'm not sure about Providence.

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