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Offline KONDi

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DALO swimming pool old Shanghai aluminium token 1937
« on: January 22, 2013, 04:15:06 AM »
Dear all,

This is the second old Shanghai token which I would like to introduce to you. Like I said in previous post from today (I do not collect YMCA bath tokens and also this DALO swimming pool token). I only collect ONE LOAF and HALF LOAF Hall & Holtz Ltd old Shanghai bread tokens from 1895-1925 and all transportation bus and trolleybus old Shanghai tokens from 1924-1939. However I found those today's tokens interesting. So I hope it will catch your attention dear reader. This is aluminium 1 cent token, which I assume were used in 1937 when they opened DALO swimming pool. It is rare token. You can find it in both books (the one from 1991 and also in catalog in 2005).
The diameter is 2,2cm. The token has Chinese legend on one side and English legend on the other side which says: DALO SWIMMING POOL (and below) AVAILABLE ONLY IN DALO. On the middle in a circle there is a value 1 c (1 cent)--(in Chinese 1 fen).

Enjoy!:)

(My poor English Translation):

This swimming pool was built in 1937. The address was No. 580 in the Jing'an Temple Road (nowadays West Nanjing Road). The business soon changed to Chang Park Playground. After the liberation of mainland swimming renamed the new pool, working people midsummer summer heat of the ground.


Below in Chinese (original information):

【大陆游泳场】建于1937年,在静安寺路(今南京西路)580号。营业不久即改为张园游乐场。解放后,大陆游泳场改名为新成游泳池,成为劳动人民盛夏消暑之地。

Literature were you can find this aluminium old Shanghai DALO swimming pool token 1937:

1)Hu & Sun - Shanghai Tokens; Extensive text (Chinese), plus 170 tokens illustrated, rarity guide.  107p+31pl, sc, 1991

2)The Chips and Coupons in Old Shanghai; Mainly color plates of coupons and metallic tokens including brothel coins, gambling, amusement, bar, liquor, restauranat, bread & transportation in 30 chapters by type. Shanghai was China's foreign enclave, thus many items have western script. Gorgeous phoography complemented by old photos of shops and street scenes. Chinese text with English chapter headings.   279p, 8.5x11.5", hc, 2005
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Re: DALO swimming pool old Shanghai aluminium token 1937
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 06:00:56 AM »
In this book:
Hu & Sun - Shanghai Tokens; Extensive text (Chinese), plus 170 tokens illustrated, rarity guide.
page nr 52-52 and 125 you can find information about this token...(photo nr: P1020884)

In Ma Chuande book: "Coinage in Shanghai Bound" 1999 you can find also some informaton about this token on page nr: 489-490 (photo nr: P1020859)
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Re: DALO swimming pool old Shanghai aluminium token 1937
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 07:02:59 AM »
呵呵 哥们儿 not only can you eat a loaf of bread, you can go swimming then take a shower at the YMCA, and take the bus to get back home. Living the large life in SH!

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Re: DALO swimming pool old Shanghai aluminium token 1937
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 07:40:24 AM »
haha:)....and that's not all attraction which are waiting for you in old Shanghai. So let's discover old Shanghai dragondollar:) Thanks for nice comment:)
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