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Offline KONDi

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FAKE tokens with word "Shanghai"
« on: March 01, 2013, 01:06:57 PM »
Dear all,

Be aware!

2 tokens:

1) SHANGHAI REDS SALOON...
2) SHANGHAI LILLY'S...

are modern fakes! These are not genuine old Shanghai tokens. Such of tokens don't even exist. Please don't buy such of pieces:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shanghai-Reds-Saloon-El-Paso-TX-Bordello-Novelty-Token-/380485397395?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5896b26b93

One of token collector told me that they are made in US and you can find on a flea market a bucket of them for 2-3 USD per 1 piece:
http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=6473.0

I was tricked by one US coin dealer who sold me those tokens 2 years ago N24. It is a lesson for me and warning for you guys!

This is also a first case of counterfeited tokens, which I discovered with a help of one collector so far and I hope the last one! N26

If you will see somewhere these 2 tokens---JUST DON'T BUY THEM!!!
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Re: FAKE tokens with word "Shanghai"
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 10:17:34 AM »
Here is another example of fake Chinese token which is for sell on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-CHINA-DOLL-WHORE-HOUSE-TOKEN-SAN-FRANCISCO-CALIFORNIA-/130857332894?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e77b4709e

This token doesn't look genuine for me unless it was really used in US.
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Re: FAKE tokens with word "Shanghai"
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013, 09:02:10 PM »
The "fake" tokens are fairly common here in the States. I think there is a group that collects these "brothel tokens" though I am not in touch with them. Real brothel tokens in the States tend to be rare. There are many attractive brothel tokens that were issued in France between 1890 and 1920 and that are still available.