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Re: E.T. Riley Shanghai tokens
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2013, 01:12:36 AM »
Here is example of Arcadia - 10c Trade E.T.R. token.
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Re: E.T. Riley Shanghai tokens
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2013, 04:16:50 AM »
Recently another I found the photo of new E.T.R. token. This variety has "Constantinople Restaurant Propety" on obverse and "10c Trade E.T.R." on reverse.
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Re: E.T. Riley Shanghai tokens
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2014, 07:30:53 AM »
Over here you can see example pieces of: De La Paix, Vallon Rest't, E.T. Riley, Farren's and D.D.'S Cafe 10c trade E.T.R. old Shanghai tokens...
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Re: E.T. Riley Shanghai tokens
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2014, 07:41:42 AM »
Many of those bar and cafeterias were located on Avenue Rue Chu-Pao-San, also called Blood Alley.

Below you can see anonymous trade token with letter "C". It is similar to E.T.R. style brass slot machine tokens. Manila Bar is another such of example.

Very interesting token is also American Machine Company on obverse and 10c trade A.M.C. (which is a shortcut from the American Machine Company itself)

You can also see 2 photos from Avenue Rue Chu-Pao-San and I also found the location of George's Bar, please very often visited by marine's soldiers. This bar also issued brass token.
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Re: E.T. Riley Shanghai tokens
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2014, 03:58:26 AM »
This ABRAHAM'S brass token with 10c in trade and E.T.R. initials is another token to ETR series. It seems that Abraham's was some bar or place related to Jewish people located in old Shanghai.
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Re: E.T. Riley Shanghai tokens
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2014, 05:09:16 AM »
Here below we have 2 varieties of D.D.'S Cafe token. Both has initials E.T.R.
The 3rd one is Roseland Bar token. However this one doesn't have E.T.R. initials but I stongly believe that it was issue by Riley.
Finally Ala Rotunda E.T.R. token...
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Re: E.T. Riley Shanghai tokens
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2014, 08:29:41 AM »
Page 1 information about Mr Riley is a fascinating character.   Is that where we get the saying " the life of Riley"?     Your tokens have a richer past/history than most MCC (because first yr is 1979).   The price of tokens keeps climbing........