Irish Tokens from the Collection of the late Barry Woodside

Date of Auction: 4th May 2021

Sold for £1,900

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Miscellaneous Tokens and Checks, The Woodside Collection of Irish Masonic Pennies:

Co ANTRIM, Ahoghill, Ancient Blue 704, Ballycarry, Red Hall 260; Ballymacarrett, Star of the East 37, Leslie Thompson 61 (2, one enamelled), Abercorn 114 (2, different), McCammon 221, Gothic 293 (2, different), Templemore 306 (2, different), William Shannon 373 (2), Meredith 380, Muskerry 433 (2, different), City Temperance 481, T. Hay 685, Ballymena, Seven Towers 476, Three Brothers 775, Belfast, Ark 10 (2, different), Truth 22, Duke of Abercorn 36, Temple 51, Sir Charles Lanyon 64 (3, different), Rosemary Street 88, Bydand 92 (2, different), Arthur Square 106, Prince of Wales 154, Golden Pillar 156 (3, different), St George’s 166 (2, different), Freedom 169, Castletown 181, Tyrian 182, Kinahan 229, George Andrews 258, M.M.M. 274, Tower of Lebanon 285 (3, different), Queen Victoria 294 (2, one a uniface trial), Rosetta 305, Redfern Kelly 312 (2), James Chambers 318, Redfern Kelly 324, James H. Stirling 345 (2, different), Sir Charles Cameron 353, The Maze 356, Fortwilliam 359 (3, one a duplicate), Minerva 389, Unity 383, Minerva 389, Claremont 423 (2), Civic 425, Belfast Volunteers 439 (3, one duplicate), Crusaders 440 (3, different), W.T. Braithwaite 441, St Andrew 469, Civitas 483, Unitas 485, M.M.M. 501, Meredith 502, Ashlar 528, Albertbridge 535 (2, different), Windsor 538, Finiston 541, Friendly Companions 609, anonymous 613, True Friendship 663 (2, different), Killeen 705, Britannia 726, Sharon 770, Broomhedge, Star of the North 335, Broughshane, Broughshane 246, Thiepval Memorial 1020, Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus 253 (3, different), Harmonie 282, Cullybackey, Ancient Blue 537, Derriaghy, St Patrick’s 602 (4), Glenarm, Glenarm 45, Holywood, Wallace 146, County 381 (2), Craigantlet 486 (3, different), Islandmagee, St John’s 162, Larne, St Patrick’s Union 175, Latharna 375, Lisburn, St John’s 178, Thomas Campbell 489, Rechab 667, Newtownabbey, Abbey 180, Richmond 262, Sidon 275, Westland 461, St Andrews 1012, Sydenham, Sydenham 188; Co DOWN, Ballywalter, Lightship 386, Bangor, Century 284 (2, different), Harmony 286, Bangor Union 746, Blaris, Lord Arthur Hill 147, Crawfordsburn, Rising Sun 170, Comber, Temple of Fame 46, Dromore, Dromore 70 (3, different), Downpatrick, St Patrick’s Union 367, Maralin, Iveagh 184, Melrose, Melrose 612, Millisle, Morning Star 193, Newcastle, Donard 377, Newtownards, Unity 443; Co DUBLIN, Dublin, M.M.M. 2; Co LONDONDERRY, Ballinderry, Oak 326; Co TYRONE, Strabane, Abercorn 251; stock tokens (4) [148]. Lodges 2, 377, 485, 667 and 775 fine, others all very fine or better; an extremely comprehensive group, probably the best of its kind in private hands £800-£1,000

Footnote

Many of these tokens are the specimens illustrated on the late Mr Woodside’s website, irish-tokens.co.uk