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French Brass Token That Features A Bagpipe

 
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 Posted 06/23/2021  01:42 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sevensided to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am looking for any information on this small brass token that features a specific style of bagpipe known as a cabrette.
The text and imagery is identical on both sides.
What does A CONSOMMER mean too please and why the numerals 10?
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The incorrect text I initially posted has now been corrected. Thanks if you can still help though!
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 Posted 06/23/2021  04:30 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There's a thread about a similar token here:
http://goccf.com/t/281927
"A Consommer" literally means "to consume" - i.e. to be used for food or drink. Presumably the bagpipes were the logo of the establishment that issued the token. The figure '10' presumably means that the token had a face value of 10 centimes.
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Thanks for the welcome John1 and to NumisRob for the invaluable info and links which I have already followed up but will delve into now I've got a trail to follow!!
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These were prizes from early 20th century gaming machines. The 10 would be ten centimes in France. UK ones often have d or 1d denominations on them.

A couple of websites that specialise in these pieces are:

http://multicollec.net/1-mo-h/1h49 (Les jetons " consommer")

and https://wikicollection.fr/?p=17284 (Catalogue des jetons consommer).

Both sites are in French but are quite easy to follow with Google translate* by your side. (* to name one of many translation applications).
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 Posted 06/23/2021  10:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool!



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Thanks tokenscot for all that info you posted which is tremendous and very much appreciated! It certainly explains its origins to me. Cheers indeed!!!

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