World Tokens (14 February 2012)

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Date of Auction: 14th February 2012

Sold for £360

Estimate: £60 - £80

BRIDGETOWN, Thomas Lawlor & Co, copper check [c. 1850], legend both sides, 22mm, 4.29g/12h (Lyall 88; Prid. 29; Spink Tn2); Dockyard, copper bracteate for an employee, stamped h v king 202, 34mm, 4.45g (Lyall –); Dockyard, square copper bracteate boarding pass, stamped 450 and a crown above b, 53mm, 24.73g (Lyall –); together with a black plastic check for use in hotel air conditioning, c. 1982, 28mm, 1.40g [4]. Very fine £60-80


Provenance: First bt A. Rollins 1966; second bt K.V. Eckardt 1982; last gift of K. Eckardt.

Thomas Lawlor & Co, general merchants, partners Thomas Rice Lawlor (†1850), William Thomas Barrett, Edward Augustine O’Keefe and Thomas Hayes, established 1841 and headquartered in Cork, Ireland; their Bridgetown premises were located in Broad street. The second and third items were in use during World War II