Obverse Design The legend "PHILIPPINE RATTAN" curves along the top. The legend "FURNITURE" curves along the bottom. In smaller letters, it says "W|N" ("WIN" with an up-arrow in place of the "I") along the left rim and "LO|SE" ("LOSE" with an up-arrow in the middle) along the right rim as you look at the token. The center has an elephant wearing glasses and reading a book on a rattan chair. The token has a smooth plain raised edge.
Reverse Design The token has a horseshoe with the opening straight up. There is a four-leaf clover at the top where the horseshoe opens up. The token has the legends "GOOD" and "LUCK" on two lines in the center of the token, with a dot in the center (in between the two lines). The token has a smooth plain raised edge.
Metal White metal, most likely copper-nickel (nickel per the Asociación Numismático). Weight Unknown. Size and Shape Round, 25.5 mm in diameter.
Dates Issued Unknown, but probably 1940's.
Issurer Philippine Ratan Furniture Store.
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Scarce. Manufacturer Unknown. Other Catalog Numbers Asociación Numismático's F-245.
Varieties The TAHITI Good Luck token has a different obverse but the same reverse design.
Function Unknown. Perhaps a merchant token, novelty business card or just good luck piece.
Population Count Five specimens of this token in collector hands are known to me. Recent sales include:
  1. Auction sale on ebay on January 9, 2007 for $22.37 plus $2.50 shipping.
  2. Auction sale on ebay on July 14, 2006 for $9.39 plus $2.50 shipping.
  3. Auction sale on ebay on February 19, 2001 for $21.55 plus $2.00 shipping.
Notes The TAHITI Good Luck token issued by the Tahiti Jewelry store is the same diameter, made of the same metal and has the same reverse design as well as similar design elements on the obverse. The pattern in naming the stores (Tahiti Jewelry Store, Philippines Ratan Furniture Store) suggests that the two stores had the same owner or owners, who most likely ordered both of these tokens from the same manufacturer around the same date.