18th Century British Trade Tokens (5 October 2011) - Auction Report


Gross Total £292,540 (£351,048 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 991
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.54 and €1.15

Principal Lots
Lot no.

573-956 The late Robinson S. Brown Jr Collection of 18th Century Tokens (Part III), £121,470 (£145,764)
182-481 18th Century Tokens from the Dr Allen Bennett Collection, £93,280 (£111,936)
1-181 18th Century Tokens from the late David Griffiths Collection, £54,345 (£65,214)
847 Coventry, Edmund Percy, Penny, 1801, ex Davis, Hamer and Anderson, £3,300 (£3,960)
630 Arnold, Davison and Hawksley, Crown, 1791, ex Deane and Noble, £3,200 (£3,840)
636 Birmingham, Donald & Co, Trial Halfpenny, 1792, ex Farnell and Noble, £3,200 (£3,840)
185 Newmarket, Spence's Halfpenny, 1793, ex Fawcett/Litman, Spence and Brown, £2,900 (£3,480)
264 Piccadilly, London Corresponding Society, Skidmore's mule Halfpenny, ex Anderson, £2,900 (£3,480)
273 Soho, Isaac Swainson, Halfpenny, ex Wahl, £2,800 (£3,360)
490-506 The Collection of Evasions formed by Neil Beaton, £2,770 (£3,324)
421 Birmingham, Presentation of Colours to the Birmingham Associations, 1798, copper medal, £2,700 (£3,240)
635 Nottingham, Donald & Co, Trial Halfpenny, 1792, ex Farnell and Sweet, £2,700 (£3,240)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
Lot no.
51 The last sentence of the footnote should read Lot 111, not 159
72 The reference is DH 8
407 One token in the lot, as described
645 The dies are a variant of DH 11 but the edge is unlisted
646 The first token is a variant of DH 11
849 12 tokens in the lot, as described
884 5 tokens in the lot, as described

The following lot was withdrawn before the auction:
663