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National Savings Gift Token

I have in my possession a National Savings Gift Token for 15/- issued on 21 DE 1951 at Lloyds Sub Post Office, Lime Street, London EC3. It is in vermillion and black and Uniface. It also states that it is 1 Unit, this puzzles me. It is in my opinion extremely fine having a light fold and other handling. Its serial number is TB/1 160328 at the top right and top left on the counterfoil. The counterfoil has not been completed and is still attached, as issued.

I have been trying to find out more about this token over the last 20 years or so and have discovered that these only had a limited issue, in the early 1950's. I have shown the token to one or two other collectors and a few years ago I was told that that one like this was sold for 300 at auction, though I cannot find any reference to this on the internet. I have been in touch with National Savings only to be told (as I expected) that it was worth 75 pence!!

Q I would be really grateful if your members or visitors to this page could shed any more light on this for me.