South Africa Cape Town City, Metropolitan & Southern Tramways Green Tower Springbok Paraffin Halfpenny Token

 

Cape Town City, Metropolitan & Southern Tramways green celluloid halfpenny token, undated. Obverse: Legend on seven lines, the top and bottom curved: “TOWER OR SPRINGBOK PARAFFIN BEST FOR USE IN LAMPS AND STOVES”. Reverse: Legend on six lines with value stamped in centre: “CITY TRAMWAYS Co LTD * METROPOLITAN TRAMWAYS Co LTD * SOUTHERN SUBURBS OF CAPETOWN TRAMWAYS Co LTD * 2½D ADULT AVAILABLE ON ANY ADVERTISED 3D DISTANCE ½D”. Plain edge. This joint issue by three tram companies issued c1919-1920, was subsidised by charging for advertisements from local businesses. Reasonable collectable condition for type with some teeth marks(!), see photograph.

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

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