VOLUME 55, NUMBER 2                                 FEBRUARY 2001                                  OUR 644th ISSUE


Contents:

February Supplement to the Atwood-Coffee Catalogue.

Notes by Harold V. Ford.

Supplement to Car Wash Tokens of North America.


 

ROBERT O. BOWEN and KENNETH C. KERR

We have lost two friends this month, lane whom we've known for many years, and one who was with us for only a few months.

Robert Bowen of Mason City, Iowa, AVA #2994, joined just last February 2000. He was already retired at the time, and I regret I did not know him, which is my loss. He was 71 at the time of his death.

Kenneth Kerr, AVA #1798 of Kansas City, Kansas, was an old and dear friend. A regular attendee of our conventions, he was fun to sit next to at banquets and listen to the reminiscences of an old Union Pacific RR man. An inveterate joiner, he belonged to more societies than we have room to list. He died February 5, at age 87, and is survived by his wife Maxine, a daughter and three sons, nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. And hundreds of friends in the A.V.A. How we shall miss him!

 

March 7. Together with this issue we are sending you the Index to articles in Volume 54, on the back of which is a listing of all tokens reported in supplements during year 2000. This should be put at the end of your December 2000 Fare Box.

At the printer's now is the 5-year catalogue supplement, a booklet of nearly 90 pages that will bring your 5th edition of the Atwood-Coffee Catalogue up to date as of the December 2000 Fare Box. We found an inexpensive printer in Vermont, and they should be ready before the next Fare Box. Price will be very reasonable, and soon as they arrive I'll have an announcement, in the next issue.

Now is the time to submit lists of tokens for the big auction to be held in conjunction with the A.V.A. Convention, to be held in August 2001, in Kansas City. Tokens must catalogue at least $1.50. Send a list of tokens you'd like to submit (no tokens yet) and Keith will tell you which ones are OK (to avoid duplication). You may use the mails, or e-mail Keith at amikaymh@aol.com. Auction chairman is AVA Curator Keith Haney (4614 Stonegate Way - Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4829).

Al Zaika reports that the Philadelphia token at the bottom of page 481 of Vol. 11 of the catalogue, brought $110.00 in his recent auction. We know nothing about the token, but it's a fascinating one, octagonal aluminum 8 Philadelphia Rapid Transit, picturing Independence Hall. Wish I knew more about it.

Joel Reznick asked me to report that his computer auction program "crashed," and this explains why he needs a little more time to take care of the Detzel collection auction. Be patient. Successful bidders will soon be notified.

 

 

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FEBRUARY SUPPLEMENT TO THE ATWOOD-COFFEE CATALOGUE

By Harold V. Ford

FLORIDA

Perdido Key 715 (Reported by Louis Crawford)

BEACH BOY TROLLEY/PERDIDO KEY, FL/(BEACH SCENE)

A 29 Sd Flora-Bama/Do It With Us/On the Line/@ 4/27/01) $1.00

 

ILLINOIS

Louisville 527 (Reported by Robert Williams)

L. RICHARDSON/LOUISVILLE, ILL.

Ao A 29 Sd Good For/One/Fare 100.00

 

TEXAS

Electra 315 (Reported by John Byars)

ELECTRA-OKLAHOMA/BRIDGE/COMPANY

A o B 35 Sd Good For/$100 /in Trade 75.00

 

CORRECTION

IN 540 A (listed 12/00): city is LAWRENCEBURG, not "Lawrenceville"

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NOTES BY HAROLD V. FORD

The Beach Boy Trolley operation of Perdido Key, FL, is a division of the Boyertown Trolley Corp. of nearby Pensacola. It operates Friday evenings and all day weekends along Highway 292. Tokens are available from the trolley driver and local merchants. Flora-Bama is a local night club. Louis Crawford has obtained a supply of these tokens for the New Issues Service, prior to the start-up date.

Robert L. Williams found the Louisville, IL. listing at a coin show. It is probably an early 20th Century hack token.

John Byars was the high bidder on the Electra, TX, listing in a recent exonumia auction. It probably dates from the first half of the 1900's. It is to be hoped that someone will research some background information on this bridge. There could be other denominations.

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SUPPLEMENT #38 TO

CAR WASH TOKENS OF NORTH AMERICA

BY HAROLD V. FORD

ALASKA

Anchorage 50

MAGIC WAND CAR WASH (WAND)

I Bz 23 Sd hm (cartoon auto facing left) (stars) 1.00

CALIFORNIA

Concord 175

KWIK-N-EASY CAR WASH 1305 GALINDO ST. CONCORD, CA

B Bz 23 Sd Carwash Token Non Refundable No Cash Value hm .50

Stockton 895

KELLY'S EXPRESS CAR WASH (PALM TREE)

G Bz 29 Sd Carwash Token Non Refundable No Cash Value hm 1.00,

FLORIDA

Tampa 910

MURPHY'S CAR WASHES TAMPA CLEARWATER PALM HARBOR

D WM 23 Sd Carwash Token c (antique car) (reeded edge) (ACb) .50

INDIANA

Lafayette 520

(CWTNIS)

GOOD NIGHT'S (inside AUTO LOGO) FOOD MART SHELL GAS OPEN 24

HOURS JCT 231 & 25 SO LAFAYETTE, IN (SHELL LOGO)

D Bz 29 Sd Good For One Self Service Cycle No Cash Value One I hh 1.50

MONTANA

Helena 480

DIDRIKSEN CAR WASHES HELENA AND GREAT FALLS rwm

A Bz 25 Sd Carwash Token rwm (convertible car) .50

NEBRASKA

Lincoln 540

GROSS STANDARD SERVICE 10th & M ST. LINCOLN, N.E. GOOD FOR

ONE FREE CAR WASH

L o We 38 Sd Don't Take Wooden Nickels For Real money Turn Over

(indian head) 1.00

Norfolk 640

DALE'S CAR WASH E. NORFOLK Ave, 50c-FREE GOOD FOR 50c WASH

A o We 38 Sd TUIT 1.00

NEW YORK

Batavia 55

RYAN DEWITT CORPORATION CAR WASH BATAVIA, N.Y.

A B 29 Sd (blank) 2.00

OHIO

Hamilton 385

SPLASH & DASH AUTO WASHES rwm (CWTNIS)

F Bz 23 Sd Top Quality Soaps & Waxes, High Pressure Spray, Super Soft Foam

Brushes, Reliable & Quality Equipment Equals Cleaner Cars! Rwm .50

G o Bz 23 Sd Carwash Token rwm (truck, car, van, with horiz. lines behind) 2.50

MINNESOTA

Hibbing 380

JUNCTION CAR JUNCTION HWY. 169 & 37, HIBBING, MN rwm

C Bz 25 Sd Carwash Token rwm (convertible car) .50

MISSISSIPPI

Lake 495

LAKE CAR WASH HIGHWAY 80, LAKE, MS rwm (HORNET)

A Bz 25 Sd Carwash Token rwm (antique car) .50

OHIO

Harrison 390

OASIS CAR WASH (PALM TREES) rwm

B Bz 25 Sd No Cash Value rwm (mint mark on right side) .50

PENNSYLVANIA

Leola 567

118 W. MAIN ST. LEOLA 1110 DIVISION HWY. BLUE BALL

1232 LITITZ PIKE LANCASTER rwm

B Bz 29 Sd Carwash Token rwm (antique car) 4.00

SOUTH DAKOTA

Sisseton 860

CAR-0-MAT SISSETON SO. DAKOTA

A o B 23 Sd Car-o-Mat Good For One Five Min. Wash 5.00

WASHINGTON

Yakima 990

TERRACE HEIGHTS CAR WASH SATISFACTION GUARANTEED OR DOUBLE

YOUR DIRT BACK

C Bz 25 Sd Carwash Token hh (antique car) .50

CANADA-ALBERTA

Edmonton 250

WHITE ARM CAR WASH ESSO (inside oval) (incuse)

S o B 25 Sd (blank) 2.50

UNIDENTIFIED

HURRICANE CAR WASH A rwm (HURRICANE FUNNEL OVER CARTOON CAR)

499 Wm 25 Sd No Cash Value rwm (mintmark on right side)

J & P AUTOSPAS rwm (CARTOON CAR)

500 Bz 25 Sd No Cash Value rwm (mintmark on right side)

SPLASH N DASH c CAR WASH 25 VALUE

501 WM 25 Sd (same as obv.) (reeded edge)

CARWASH CHAIN STOCK TOKENS

Group 161

SPOT-LESS AUTOMATIC CAR WASH

A Bz 25 Sd Carwash Token Satisfaction Guaranteed or Double Your Dirt Back hh

B Bz 25 Sd Carwash Token Satisfaction Guaranteed or Double Your Dirt Back bm

C Bz 23 Sd Carwash Token Satisfaction Guaranteed or Double Your Dirt Back hh

Group 280

SUPER WASH (with SUDS) rwm

O B 25 Sd odo (2 slots)

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