Club Meeting this Tuesday 20th + Wooden Nickels

Does anyone remember wooden nickels? Many can remember being cautioned not to take a wooden nickel!
Does anyone remember using them in shops ?

I’ve been reviewing my collection of B.C. wooden tokens. Most are adverts for local businesses in Vancouver and British Columbia.  A few have ‘made in USA’. Was there a local B.C. firm producing them as well ?  We may find out more on Tuesday 20th 6.30pm at the North Shore Numismatic Society club meeting at our usual Bonsor 55+ .I’ll bring a selection of these fascinating pieces of British Columbiana.

Here’s one from our sister club Vancouver Numismatic Society from 1971. I wonder what it was like ? Maybe someone at the meeting will remember.

VNS wooden nickel

VNS Hotel Vancouver 1971

And here’s some from my collection!

MrRupes Pizza North Vancouver

Generic pizza design for wooden nickels ?

Mr. Rupe's Pizza North Vancouver

Mr. Rupe’s Pizza North Vancouver

Bad Girls of Vancouver wooden token

The Bad Girls of Vancouver

Continental Furniture wooden token

Continental Furniture wooden token

All of these are from Vancouver area:

Vancouver Wooden Nickels assortment Vancouver Wooden Nickels assortment rev

See you there!

Cheers Julian Ticehurst

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