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Old December 22nd, 2011, 10:49 PM
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What's the story behind this odd item? http://www.ebay.com/itm/exo-Territor...torefresh=true
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 01:19 AM
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I have no idea. Also no have no idea what T.H. stands for.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 01:44 AM
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I have no idea. Also no have no idea what T.H. stands for.
Territory of Hawaii. I guess you had to be there.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 04:10 AM
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I was there, just that I was too young to remember it.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 07:53 AM
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What's the story behind this odd item? http://www.ebay.com/itm/exo-Territor...torefresh=true
http://www.thecoinguyhawaii.com/

FROM THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY UNTIL THE MID 50'S MILK IN HAWAII WAS DELIVERED IN GLASS BOTTLES, THESE MILK TOKENS WERE LEFT IN THE EMPTIES FOR REDEMTION.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 11:59 AM
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Then how did actual $ get exchanged?
How was milk delivered in Hawaii?
In LA, our house was built in the '20s and had a hole in the backside wall the size of a gallon of bottled milk with a door on each side for delivery, and kept it cooler than left on the porch. We never used it but I remember it scared the hell out of me as a kid.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 02:10 PM
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Default Re: T.H. milk token?

I don't recall seeing those tokens probably before my time. The milk was delivered in the usual manner by truck and was left at the door. The empties were also left near the door and the milkman would replace them with full bottles. In those days it was delivered early in the morning so it was usually outside the door when you woke up. We used to get Dairyman's milk. There was all kinds of "man" back then, milkman, rubbish man, garbage man, chlorox man, and vegetable man.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 08:27 PM
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And policeman, fireman, mailman.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 12:05 AM
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Default Re: Territory of Hawaii milk token?

I do remember that milk was delivered to my parents' home in bottles and it was waiting in the morning. It was before the time I entered school. I don't remember the tokens, or how payment was made or when or why that method of milk distrubtion stopped.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 09:36 AM
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I don't recall seeing those tokens probably before my time. The milk was delivered in the usual manner by truck and was left at the door. The empties were also left near the door and the milkman would replace them with full bottles. In those days it was delivered early in the morning so it was usually outside the door when you woke up. We used to get Dairyman's milk. There was all kinds of "man" back then, milkman, rubbish man, garbage man, chlorox man, and vegetable man.
I, also, do not recall seeing any of those tokens. Don't know how you'd get one, that's how good the delivery system was.

Living in Mayor Wright's in the '50s, it was not exceptional to wake up & see milk bottles sitting next to everyone's front door. It would be, now, I suppose.

BTW I also recall the manapua man, crying out "Manapua, pepeiau !!" . . . over and over . . . while walking with two steam trays at the end of a long wooden pole.
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