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Del Monte token
« on: October 02, 2015, 08:41:37 AM »
Al Israel, American who came to Shanghai from California opened his Del Monte club. It was one of the early established club in Shanghai in 1930s.

I was located around the triangle of Avenue Haig (now Huashan Road), Edinburgh Road (Jiangsu Road) and the Great Western Road (West Yan'An Road). This club as the other night clubs, cabarets, casinos, opium dens and brothels proliferated, protected by the Japanese and the puppet collaborators of Wang Jingwei who “taxed” them for profit.

It was a bad news for Al, shot dead at his desk above the casino floor of the Del Monte in 1937.

There is issued 20 cents brass token by Del Monte club.
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