South Africa Cape Town City, Metropolitan & Southern Tramways Lemon Private Parties Halfpenny Bus Token

 

Cape Town City, Metropolitan & Southern Tramways lemon celluloid halfpenny token, undated. Obverse: Legend on two curved lines with value in centre: “CITY TRAMWAYS Co LTD * METROPOLITAN TRAMWAYS Co LTD * SOUTHERN SUBURBS OF CAPETOWN TRAMWAYS Co LTD * ½D”.Reverse: Legend on five lines: “CAPE TOWN TRAMWAYS MOTOR BUSES PRIVATE & PICNIC PARTIES CATERED FOR”.  Plain edge. This joint issue by three tram companies issued c1919-1920, was subsidised by charging for advertisements from local businesses. Nice collectable condition, see photograph.

Smith No: 160BL, Hern pages 41-43, Theron No: C4, Ford No: 4762. Diameter 24mm. (↑↑) VF+. £15.00

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