2 RARE STRACHAN STORE TOKENS of UMZIMKULU TRANSKEI SOUTH AFRICA PRE DECIMAL

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TWO RARE STRACHAN STORE TOKENS of UMZIMKULU | TRANSKEI | SOUTHERN AFRICA Here are 2 cancelled (redeemed by punching a hole thru the center – the other hole was for stringing the pieces | as pockets were not the rage amongst many natives) rare store tokens from Transkei all from the pre – decimal days. It is most unusual to find any store tokens fromAfrica | and this one from this out of the way small town of Umzimkulu in the homeland of Transkei | is very special.These6d ( sixpence ) brass store tokens are from Strachan & Company and offered in well used condition ( similar to the picture ) as two different types | one that says’ IN GOODS ‘ (meaning that it was redeemable in goods | both sides show the same design) and the other without those words and presumed to be older (but still it was redeemable | and is uniface or one sided).Transkei | former Bantustan | or black homeland | in South Africa | was one of tenterritories assigned to the black majority population in the 1950’s as part ofSouth Africa’s policy of apartheid | or racial segregation. Transkei ( homeland of the Xhosa speaking people those whose consonants are clicks) consisted of threefragments of land covering about 40 | 000 square kilometers ( 15 | 000 square miles ).Umtata was its capital. About 3 million people were defined as Transkei citizens. THIS LOT CONTAINS 2 PIECES