Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #550
 

WBCC Newsmail 550 Volume 12, February 24, 2007
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Composed with help from members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC),
and weekly published by: Martin Peeters,
Netherlands, Focal Point of the WBCC

Past Newsmails can be found at http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
Welcome into the World of Bi- and Tri-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading
this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail. 

1. A new WBCC member...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Janis Veips (WBCC member #423), Latvia
Age: 31
Profession: Project manager
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To expand my collection
How did I know about the WBCC: I used Yahoo search for Bi-metallics and and this was one of the top pages.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Janis is the first WBCC member from Latvia
 
2. Bi-metallic 50 Piastre 2006 from Sudan.........by  Robert Brokl, Czech Republic
I'm sending a picture of the new Bi-metallic 50 Piastres 2006 from Sudan.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: WBCC member Michael Ayrapetov reported an offer in Ebay about this Bi-metallic in:
http://cgi.ebay.nl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220084465520
 
3. Bi-metallics from France in an Auction...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The French Auctionhouse iNumis (www.inumis.com) has an auction till March 23, 2007 with the following interesting 2 Bi-metallics:
A. Premier Empire, essai bimétallique de 10 centimes, 1806 Paris
Lot # 0850

Essai de 10 centimes. Paris. 1806.
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR (abeille). Aigle sur un foudre éployée à gauche, la tête tournée à droite.
REPUB. FRANC.// (signature) 1806. (étoile). Au centre en deux lignes: 10 CENT.
Bimetallic. 1,99 g. 19,5 mm. 6 h.
Maz.593. G.188a.
R. VF/XF / F/VF. Reserve price: 200 Euro, Estimation: 400 Euro
République, essai 10 francs Montesquieu, 1989 Pessac
Lot # 1188

REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE// MONTESQUIEU. Effigie à droite de Montesquieu.
LIBERTÉ - ÉGALITÉ - FRATERNITÉ. Au centre: 10 F (différent) (date) (différent) et dans le champ ESSAI.
Bimetallic. 6,49 g. 23,0 mm. 6 h.
G.828. F.376.
R. EF/MS. Reserve price: 250 Euro, Estimation: 380 Euro
 
4. Bi-metallic tokens and medals Poland and Germany........by Wladek Gebczyk, Poland
Here are a few new Bi-metallic tokens and medal:
Poland medal 2001inlay. "European Philatelistic Exhibition EURO - CUPRUM 2001 POLAND.diameter: 70 mm, silber oxidize bronze, inlay - cuprum
* Poland 2005: Token 1, 2, 3: To dotyczy Ciebie Das Betrifft dich. Ring white, center yellow, diameter - 23 mm. Token 2 (read number) and 3 (white number) are version token 1.
* Germany, Encased: Spare bei der Kreissparkasse zu Glatz 1910 - 1935. Ring - Aluminium, center - 1 Reischpfennig 1935, diameter - 40 mm.
 
5. Bi-metallic Car wash Tokens from the USA and Mexico...by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
Here is a List of Bi-metallic Car Wash and Parking tokens of USA. I made this List based on Information in Supplements for Catalogs in The Fare Box News Letters by Harold Ford and Joseph Pernicano, images in Website of Van Brook of Lexington KY and Information from eBay. My Lists are only full and correct Information about Bi-metallic Car Wash and Parking tokens of USA.
* AZ 440 R. Mesa, Arizona. Buggy Bath Car Wash. 27 mm Brass ring, 15 mm Aluminum center. Reeded edge.
* WA 440 D. Kennewick, Washington. Hura Clean Car Wash Centers. 25 mm Brass ring, 8 mm Steel center.
* GA 70 A. Augusta, Georgia. U-Wash-M Carwash. 25 mm White Metal ring, 11 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* MN 540 M. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Wash Me Car Wash. 25 mm Brass ring, 8 mm Steel center.
* TX 443 A. Hondo, Texas. Pumphouse Car Washes. 25 mm White Metal ring, 15 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* KS 970 D.  Wichita, Kansas. Little Joe’s Car Washes. 25 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Aluminum center. Reeded edge (this location used a bimetallic generic token for a $1.00 wash and bimetallic Control token of Van Brook, Token Supplier).
* TMST 250 D. Carwash Token. No Cash Value. $1.00. Carwash Value $1.00. 25 mm White Metal ring, 11 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* Car Wash Chain Stock Token. Group 360 F (La Crosse, Wisconsin). Wonder Wash Car Wash. 23 mm Brass ring, 8 mm Steel center.
* Unidentified 574. National Pride Carwash. 27 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Aluminum center. Reeded edge.
* Unidentified 565. Star Car Wash. 27mm Bronze ring, 11 mm Aluminum center. Reeded edge.
* CWCST 150 E (Nashville, Tennessee). National Car Wash. NCW. 23 mm White Metal ring, 8 mm Steel center.
* WA 902 A. Totem Lake, Washington. Woody’s Car Wash (side of a FORD “woody”). 27 mm Steel ring, 15 mm Brass center.
* CO 850 B. Thornton, Colorado. York Street Car Wash. 23 mm Brass ring, 8 mm Steel center.
* SC 500 C. Greenwood, South Carolina. Dazzle Car Wash. 27 mm White Metal ring, 16 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* WA 840 L. Spokane, Washington. Bubble Machine. 27 mm Brass ring, 10 mm Steel center. Reeded edge.
* NE 120 A. Beatrice, Nebraska. Leseberg Car Wash. 25 mm White Metal ring, 15 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* KY 480 E. Lexington, Kentucky. Jeff’s Car Wash. 27 mm Brass ring, 11 mm Aluminum center. Reeded edge.
* KS 880 E. Salina, Kansas. Green Lantern Car Wash. 25mm White Metal ring, 16 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* AZ 780 C. Scottsdale, Arizona. Oak Street Car Wash. 27 mm White Metal ring. 15 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* Spot Not Car Wash. Brass ring, White Metal center.
* The Palms Car Wash. Brass ring, White Metal center.
* WA 902 B.Totem Lake, Washington. Woody’s Car Wash (left rear view of a FORD “woody”). 27 mm Steel ring, 15 mm Brass center.
* FL 420 A. Kissimmee, Florida. Water Whirled Car Wash. Water Whirled Florida. 25 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Aluminum center. Reeded edge.
* GA 330 A. Douglasville, Georgia . Madi’s Carwash. 27 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Aluminum center. Reeded edge.
* WA 720 C.  Puyallup, Washington. Mr Sudsy Carwashes. 25 mm White Metal ring, 15 ½ mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* Car Wash Chain Stock Token. Group 150 D (Nashville, Tennessee).  National Car Wash. The Ultimate Wash. NCW. 25 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Steel center. Reeded edge.
* Unidentified 614. The Car Wash. 27 mm White Metal ring, 16 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* MN 215 C. Delano, Minnesota. Scherer Carwashes. St. Boni, Rockford, Watertown, Delano. 25 mm White Metal ring, 16 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* CWCST 150 F (Nashville, Tennessee). National Car Wash. NCW. 23 mm White Metal ring, 8 mm Brass center.
* Unidentified 623 (Albuquerque, New Mexico). Splash N Dash. A Great Carwash. 27 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Aluminum center. Reeded edge.
* CWCST 360 G (La Crosse, Wisconsin). Wonder Wash Car Wash. 23 mm White Metal ring, 8 mm Steel center.
* Unidentified 668. Splish Splash Car Wash. 25 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Aluminum center. Reeded edge.
* PA 572 A. Lititz, Pennsylvania. High Car Wash. Trade Token. 25 mm White Metal ring, 10 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* CA 675 D. Redding, California. Shasta Carwash. 27 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Aluminum center. Reeded edge.
* CO 620 G. Littleton, Colorado. Dixmor Carwashes. 27 mm Brass ring, 16mm Steel center. Reeded edge.
* CO 620 H. Littleton, Colorado. OASISAUTOWASH.COM. 27 mm White Metal ring, 16 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* Token Manufacturers Stock Token (TMST). Group 250 A. Car Wash Token. No Cash Value. No Refunds. $1.00. Ficha de Lavacoches. Sin Valor. $1.00.
27 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Aluminum center. Reeded edge. Supplied by Van Brook, Lexington, Kentucky for USA and Mexico.
* Manufacturers’ Stock Car Wash Token. Group 120 A. Hi Performance Car Wash. 25 mm White Metal ring, 16 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* Car Wash Token. No Cah Value. $1.00. Ficha de Lavacoches. Sin Valor. $1.00. 25 mm White Metal ring, 16 mm Brass center. Reeded edge. Supplied by * Van Brook. Now in circulation in USA and Mexico.
* TMST. Group 250 B.  Car Wash Token. No Cash Value. $1.00. Ficha de Lavacoches. Sin Valor. $1.00. 25 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Steel center. Reeded edge. Supplied by Van Brook for USA and Mexico.
* GA 270 A. Quick Wash, Covington, Georgia. Salem Suds, Conyers, Georgia. 25 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Aluminum center. Reeded edge.
* FL 725 D. Pinellas Park, Florida. Bayou Car Wash. 25 mm White Metal ring, 6 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* CA 662 E. Porterville, California. Greg’s Xpress Car Wash. 27 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Steel center. Reeded edge.
* Keokuk, Iowa.Turbowash Car Wash Token. Brass ring, White Metal center.
* CO 260 N. Denver, Colorado. Broadway Super Wash. C in circle. 27 mm. Steel ring, 15 mm Brass center.
* TMST 260 A. Carwash Token. $1.00. Carwash Token. No Cash Value. 23 mm Brass ring, 8 mm Steel center.
* MI 560 C. Lansing, Michigan. Wash Bright Carwash. 25 mm White metal ring, 15 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* TMST 250 C (Mexico). Ficha de Lavacoches. Sin Valor. $1.00. 25 mm White Metal ring, 16 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* TMST 250 F (Mexico). Ficha de Lavacoches. Sin Valor. $1.00. 27 mm Steel ring, 16 mm Brass center.
* TMST 12 A. Car Wash Token. Control Token (Emblem of Van Brook, Lexington, Kentucky). 27 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Steel center. Reeded edge.
* WA 520 B. Marysville, Washington. Diamond Jim’s Carwash. 27 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Aluminum center. Reeded edge.
* Absolute Wash Car Wash. 22 mm White Metal ring, 10 mm Brass center.
* Tremarale Car Wash. Control Token. CT 08. 22 mm Brass ring, 8 mm White Metal center.
* Newberry, South Carolina. Traffic’s Auto Spa.
* CO 310 A. Estes Park, Colorado. EZ Autowash. 25 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Steel center. Reeded edge.
* MSCWT 110 B (Colton, California). Polished Image & Supply. 27 mm White Metal ring, 16 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* TN 430 D. Knoxville, Tennessee. Castrol Express Lube & Car Wash. 27 mm White Metal ring, 16 mm Brass center. Reeded edge.
* TX 145 B. Bryan, Texas. Ducky’s Car Wash. 27 mm White Metal ring, 16 mm Bronze center. Reeded edge.
* CA 675 E. Redding, California. Churn Creek Carwash. 27 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Steel center. Reeded edge.
* AL 200 A. Cullman, Alabama. C & F Wash Vac Vend  Since 1969. 27 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Steel center. Reeded edge.
* Hampton, Virginia. Touchless Loving Carwash. T.L.C. White Metal ring, Brass center.
* CO 260 O. Denver, Colorado. Broadway Super Wash. 27 mm Steel ring, 15 mm Brass center. (Without C).
 
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #550...by Jack Hepler, USA
The "King of the Alps" appears on the Bi-metallic 2007 Swiss 10 Francs. What best describes the King of the Alps?
a.  Ibex
b.  Elvis
c.  Lance
d.  Golden Eagle
Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #549
The coat of arms of Latvia shows a mythical animal, the Griffin, with body and hind legs of a lion and the head, wings and claws of an eagle. What is the second animal shown in the coat of arms of the Bi-metallic coin of Latvia?
a.  Eagle
b.  Lion
c.  Dove
d.  Horse
The correct answer for question #549 is b; Lion.

7. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week. If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. There were seven players in game #547 and the winner was Keith Beaumont, WBCC member #190.
 
8. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
*  Sudan 2006 50 Piastres
 
9. WBCC Auction 83 accepting lots...by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for Auction 83 which starts on the 7th April 2007 with WBCC Newsmail 555. The lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction83.html
Please email your lots to me at rod.sell@elderwyn.com. Members are allowed to list up to 20 lots in each auction.

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The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) was established September 14, 1996 and is the very first Worldwide Collectors Club using the Internet. Goal of the WBCC is exchange Bi-metallics and exchange knowledge about Bi-metallics
WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Webmaster & Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands.
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson,USA.
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK.
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA.
WBCC ANA Focal Point: Ray Lockwood, USA.
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands
WBCC Website
Bi-metallic Forum Page

The WBCC will attend the following future International events:

* World Money Fair 2008, February1 to 3, 2008 at Berlin in the Estrel Convention Center, Germany, http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html

* Open Day of The Royal Dutch Mint 2007, June 9th. 2007, Utrecht, The Netherlands

* 7th Northern Coin Event 2007, Saturday, September 15th 2007, Assen, The Netherlands http://www.muntmanifestatie.nl

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