British Tokens (11 April 2012)

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Date of Auction: 11th April 2012

Sold for £130

Estimate: £120 - £150

Bedford, Hugh Holton, Halfpenny, 1666, 2.05g/9h (GO 14; N 11; BW. 14); William Isaac, Farthing, 1666, 1.01g/6h (GO 15; N 12; BW. 15); Thomas Pare, Farthing, 1656, 1.20g/6h (GO 17; N 13; BW. 17); John Paulin, Farthings, 1654 (2, different obv. dies), 1.25g/6h (GO 18.1; N 14; BW. 18), 1.44g/12h (GO 18.2, this piece illustrated; N 15; BW. 18); Ralph Smyth, Halfpenny, 1668, 2.55g/12h (GO 19; N 16; BW. 19) [6]. First mediocre, others generally better than fine £120-150

Footnote

Provenance: GO 14, 15, 18.2 and *19 N.T. Bagshawe Collection, Glendining Auction, 3 November 2000, lot 780 (part) [15 from Seaby December 1956]; GO 17 Morton & Eden Auction 23, 28-9 November 2006, lot 375 (part); GO 18.1 N.T. Bagshawe Collection, Glendining Auction, 3 November 2000, lot 798 (part).

Exhibition: GO 18.2 and 19 Moot Hall Museum, Elstow.

Hugh Holton, ironmonger, freeman October 1666, wife’s name Mary. William Isaac (†by 1694), ironmonger and coal seller, burgess 1661, mayor 1668, chamberlain 1673 and 1675, bailiff 1674, 1676 and 1681, first wife Mary (†November 1678), second wife Patience. Thomas Pare (†September 1675), grocer, chamberlain 1653, bailiff 1654, wife’s name Elizabeth. John Paulin (†by 1701), innholder, The Ragged Staff, bailiff 1669, 1673, 1677 and 1686, mayor 1693, wife’s name Duglis. Ralph Smyth (†1695), woollen draper, chamberlain 1671, bailiff 1672 and 1674, mayor 1676 and 1692, wife’s name Sarah (†October 1697, aged 53)