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Virtual gallery of tokens from old Shanghai
« on: March 01, 2013, 11:52:15 AM »
Dear token collector and token dealers,

I would like to share with you some photos of old Shanghai tokens which I was able to find. Please review below photos.
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Re: Virtual gallery of tokens from old Shanghai
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013, 11:54:56 AM »
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Re: Virtual gallery of tokens from old Shanghai
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2013, 11:58:55 AM »
These old Shanghai token are indeed interesting items :thumbup:
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Re: Virtual gallery of tokens from old Shanghai
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2013, 12:17:56 PM »
I would like to encourage you coin/token collectors to collect old Shanghai tokens which are very rare in quantity N30. They are not made of silver or gold (only a few are made of silver)...my point is that they could worth more than those gold and silver coins. Very few collectors in China collect old Shanghai tokens and even fewer foreign collectors find place for them in their collection. I love old Shanghai tokens :001_wub: and they became my Disneyland N16 where Iike to play N49 except ROC old chinese silver coins.
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Re: Virtual gallery of tokens from old Shanghai
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 11:07:35 AM »
Here is some other old Shanghai token and old Shanghai coupon :001_rolleyes:
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Re: Virtual gallery of tokens from old Shanghai
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2013, 12:03:35 PM »
One of the rarest old Shanghai token... :001_tt1:
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Re: Virtual gallery of tokens from old Shanghai
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 07:19:19 AM »
Here are some other old Shanghai tokens. Those are all old Shanghai tokens. All except this one: T25. This token is not from old Shanghai. Enjoy watching them :001_smile:
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Re: Virtual gallery of tokens from old Shanghai
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2013, 07:24:19 AM »
and the rest old Shanghai tokens...
Token nr T25 is in this yellow book (see attachment)
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Re: Virtual gallery of tokens from old Shanghai
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 09:06:58 AM »
very beautiful Half loaf from Hall & Holtz Co., Ltd.  :001_wub:
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Re: Virtual gallery of tokens from old Shanghai
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2013, 06:26:58 AM »
Dear all this is another old Shanghai token from King Kong restaurant. The restaurant was located on 31 Rue Wagner. The address is also on this 20c token----T34. I also found some information on this website about this restaurat on the third slide:
http://wenku.baidu.com/view/48b645c22cc58bd63186bde2.html
Enjoy as always :001_smile:
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Re: Virtual gallery of tokens from old Shanghai
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2013, 12:33:25 PM »
Dear old Shanghai token collectors and fans of old Shanghai.

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Re: Virtual gallery of tokens from old Shanghai
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2013, 11:28:45 AM »
Another interesting old Shanghai tokens...
T37 is a medal for speech competition, for 2nd place with the name of the person who won 2nd place if I am not wrong.
It is made of silver.
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Re: Virtual gallery of tokens from old Shanghai
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2013, 05:33:20 AM »
Dear all,

There are 2 old Shanghai tokens which recently got into my collection. One is THE ORIENTAL ICE COMPANY LIMITED 10 LBS with square hole. There are 2 varieties of this token: brass one and copper-nickel one. This token is very rare!

However today I would like to write some words about my second old Shanghai token which is:

Good for 50 cash, issued by Mustard&Co Ltd.

According to what I found. Last time Baldwin's Auctions Ltd had it for sell in 2005:
http://www.mcsearch.info/record.html?id=19081
This piece is made of brass and it is one of the earliest Shanghai tokens known.
According to that what I found in Pridmore p.325 It was issued about 1890, so it is really rare token.
In 1890 the American Tobacco Company's agent, Mustard and Company, began to import cigarettes into China from Great Britain.
The location of the company was in Pudong.
Recently, is some of you guys were in Chicago on coin show (on the end of April) there was an auction:
2013 April 18-19 & 22-23 CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago #3024
Lot 26468
...and this token was in a lot with other old Shanghai tokens:
http://coins.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=3024&lotIdNo=11009
It was from the Dana Roberts Collection and Study Group.

I was able to find some document from this company from 1937----it is very interesting!
There is also much rarer piece Good for 30 cash. I believe the metal is CU-NI, but I am not 100% sure.
I found information that there are also exist Good for 10 cash and Good for 20 cash, but I have never seen them.

Ok, this is what I wanted share with your guys and I hope that you enjoyed reading. I hope my write up will encourage some of you to collect those old Shanghai tokens, which are not only beautiful in design but also valuable rarities.
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Re: Virtual gallery of tokens from old Shanghai
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2013, 06:02:39 AM »
I nearly forgot. I found some online catalog of some tokens from China (including old Shanghai tokens):
http://tokencatalog.com/display_records.php?action=DisplayRecords&ta_country=China
There is also on every interesting token. It has word Shanghai on it, but I really doubt that it was used in old Shanghai:
http://tokencatalog.com/token_record_forms.php?action=DisplayTokenRecord&td_id=30779&inventory_id=256309&td_image_id=140308&attribution_id=30837&td_create_uid=16&record_offset=6

If someone has some detail information about it then you can share here.

Below you can take a look some other photos of old Shanghai telephone tokens. Enjoy!
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Re: Virtual gallery of tokens from old Shanghai
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2013, 04:46:01 AM »
Dear all,

Here are another interesting pictures of old Shanghai tokens---isn't this fascinating? :001_rolleyes:
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