Oates Dairies milk token

Description

A group of two circular tokens, one yellow coloured, the other green, both injection moulded in polystyrene (PS). '1 Pt.' is moulded into the top face and 'Oates Dairies (Ltd)' in the reverse. These tokens would have been purchased to be left on the door step at home, for payment when the milk was delivered the next morning. The tokens meant that the milk men no longer had to handle money. When the price of the milk increased, a different coloured token would be issued to denote this (old tokens could still be used up by customers by adding extra money to make up the new cost). Plastics tokens were in use post WWI, these examples likely date circa 1950s-1960s.
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Inscriptions

moulded: "1 Pt." (obverse)
moulded: "Oates Dairies" (reverse of green token)
moulded : "Oates Dairies Ltd" (reverse of yellow token)

Object number

AIBDC : 009318

Date

1950 - 1969 (circa)

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Dimensions
Depth
2mm
Diameter
22mm

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