This week's Featured Web Site is suggested by George Cuhaj: Philip M. Goldstein's Toll scrip & tokens from the bridges & tunnels in the New York metropolitan
As with most obscure ephemera & exonumia issues, in-depth details regarding the toll scrip and token issues of the New York Metropolitan area were severely lacking.
While collectors including myself for years have known of and acquired these token & scrip issues; short of club or convention presentations, not much was publicity known
nor has documentation has been forthcoming to recording their history to posterity. To this collectors best knowledge and research, this is the first online website regarding
these issues, and it was borne out of research.
And while I do collect them, this website strictly covers the bridges and tunnels and will not cover token and script issues for the turnpikes, parkways and thruways. Not yet,
For those token issues that are known, I use the widely recognized and respectable Atwood Coffee Catalog for United States & Canadian Transportation Tokens, Seventh
Edition (2016), Volume One.
However; the impetus for this website is, as I compiled this information and composed this website, I have encountered token varieties that are not listed. So, I took the
liberty to expand upon the Atwood Coffee numbering system with a subletter.