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France: Alfred Dreyfus of Lyon drapery business token, c. 1880s-90s; not maker-marked; size: 32mm; weight: 8.8g. Obv.: 6 lined French legend "A La Ville de Lyon Magasin de Nouveaut
Item code: 0130229

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France: Alfred Dreyfus of Lyon drapery business token, c. 1880s-90s; not maker-marked; size: 32mm; weight: 8.8g. Obv.: 6 lined French legend "A La Ville de Lyon Magasin de Nouveautés Alfred Dreyfus • Galarie du Roi No1 Rue de Bouchers . 42 . 44 Bruxelles". Rev.: 7 lined legend: "A La Ville de Lyon On a 3 Jours Pour Obtenir Le Remboursement des Articles Qui ne Conviendraient Plus Toutes les Marchandises Sont Marqués En Chiffres Connus Prix Fixe". The token mentions a Brussels branch, a 3-day return period and the use of fixed-prices. The ill-famed Captain Dreyfus was on the board of a family business but unknown if this was the one.