Author Topic: Old Shanghai trolley bus token  (Read 4900 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline KONDi

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2844
  • Karma: 59
  • Gender: Male
Old Shanghai trolley bus token
« on: October 22, 2012, 03:30:57 AM »
Dear coin collectors and coin dealers,

In this post I would like mention only about the Shanghai Electric Construction Co.,Ltd. I believe it was British which opened tampcar and trolley bus line in Shanghai. The only thing which I know about it, is that they issued 3 cents token, made of copper-nickel. I has 1mm thickness and 16mm in diameter. I suspect that these tokens were issued in 1926 (in the same time as 2 set bus token (2 1/2 cent and 5 cents). The 3 cents Shanghai Electric Construction Co.,Ltd. is extremely rare token. I haven't seen even one such of token for sell even on auction houses. If you know more about this token please share with us your thoughts.

KONDi
CCC member 368
Shanghai/China
2012.10.22
15:29
KONDi
cfrost1984@gmail.com
Chopmark Collectors Club member 368 (CCC)
Shanghai Token Society member 3 (STS)

Offline KONDi

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2844
  • Karma: 59
  • Gender: Male
Re: Old Shanghai trolley bus token
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 06:06:50 AM »
In this book:

Ma Chuande book: "Coinage in Shanghai Bound" 1999 you can find also some informaton about this token on page nr: 425-426 (photo nr: P1020853)
KONDi
cfrost1984@gmail.com
Chopmark Collectors Club member 368 (CCC)
Shanghai Token Society member 3 (STS)

Offline KONDi

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2844
  • Karma: 59
  • Gender: Male
KONDi
cfrost1984@gmail.com
Chopmark Collectors Club member 368 (CCC)
Shanghai Token Society member 3 (STS)

Offline KONDi

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2844
  • Karma: 59
  • Gender: Male
Re: Old Shanghai trolley bus token
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 10:18:23 AM »
Below you can see a statistic from 1940 for Shanghai Electric Construction Co Ltd...It is from a book: The streets of Shanghai.
KONDi
cfrost1984@gmail.com
Chopmark Collectors Club member 368 (CCC)
Shanghai Token Society member 3 (STS)

Offline KONDi

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2844
  • Karma: 59
  • Gender: Male
Re: Old Shanghai trolley bus token
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 10:41:19 AM »
It is very hard to find some information about Shanghai Electric Construction Co Ltd...

I found 2 photos where we can see a group of tickets. Among of them there are also tickets with value: 1 fen = 1 cent and 3 fen = 3 cents from this company. It is very interesting that a token (made of copper-nickel) which issued this company with number 3 cut out I can't find even 1 real photo. The only "image" of this token I saw in "The chips and coupons in old Shanghai 2005" and also it is mentioned in Ma Chuande book: "Coinage in Shanghai Bound". If someone knows some other book, it would be nice if the book would be in English language. Please write below.Thank you ;)

 N25 N37 N5
KONDi
cfrost1984@gmail.com
Chopmark Collectors Club member 368 (CCC)
Shanghai Token Society member 3 (STS)

Offline KONDi

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2844
  • Karma: 59
  • Gender: Male
Re: Old Shanghai trolley bus token
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 08:12:26 AM »
This document which i related to Shanghai Electric Construction Co., Ltd.
KONDi
cfrost1984@gmail.com
Chopmark Collectors Club member 368 (CCC)
Shanghai Token Society member 3 (STS)

Offline KONDi

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2844
  • Karma: 59
  • Gender: Male
Re: Old Shanghai trolley bus token
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 11:32:28 AM »
Over here you can take a look on closer photo of one of a coupon (ticket) fro Shanghai Electric Construction Co.,Ltd.
KONDi
cfrost1984@gmail.com
Chopmark Collectors Club member 368 (CCC)
Shanghai Token Society member 3 (STS)

Offline KONDi

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2844
  • Karma: 59
  • Gender: Male
Re: Old Shanghai trolley bus token
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 11:57:14 AM »
Dear all,

This is the only example found so far---3 cents old Shanghai trolley bus token. This is the rarest among the rarest.
KONDi
cfrost1984@gmail.com
Chopmark Collectors Club member 368 (CCC)
Shanghai Token Society member 3 (STS)

Offline KONDi

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2844
  • Karma: 59
  • Gender: Male
Re: Old Shanghai trolley bus token
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2013, 10:04:34 AM »
Over here below you can read about Shanghai Electric Construction Company and other 2 companies:
Compagnie Française de Tramways et d'Eclairage Electriques de Shanghai in the former French concession
and
The Chinese Electric Power Co in the Chinese administrative areas.

link:
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/795970.shtml
KONDi
cfrost1984@gmail.com
Chopmark Collectors Club member 368 (CCC)
Shanghai Token Society member 3 (STS)

Offline KONDi

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2844
  • Karma: 59
  • Gender: Male
Re: Old Shanghai trolley bus token
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2013, 07:10:50 AM »
In "Twentieth Century Impressions of Hongkong, Shanghai, and other Treaty Ports of China 1908" - edited by Arnold Wright on page 396 and 398. There are some information about Shanghai tramways.
KONDi
cfrost1984@gmail.com
Chopmark Collectors Club member 368 (CCC)
Shanghai Token Society member 3 (STS)

Offline KONDi

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2844
  • Karma: 59
  • Gender: Male
Re: Old Shanghai trolley bus token
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2014, 06:57:41 AM »
This is 2nd example of 3 cents from Shanghai Electric Constraction Co. Ltd.
KONDi
cfrost1984@gmail.com
Chopmark Collectors Club member 368 (CCC)
Shanghai Token Society member 3 (STS)

Offline Kushi

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
  • Karma: 0
Re: Old Shanghai trolley bus token
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2015, 11:11:41 AM »
Bravo on this great find. Any more recently?

Offline pandamonium

  • Supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1956
  • Karma: 23
Re: Old Shanghai trolley bus token
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2015, 06:14:48 PM »
What is the value of the 3 cent Shanghai Electric tokens?.......