Irish Tokens from the Collection of the late Barry Woodside

Date of Auction: 30th September 2021

Sold for £45

Estimate: £100 - £150

Miscellaneous Tokens and Checks, Co ANTRIM, Muckamore, York Street Flax Sp[innin]g Co Ltd, uniface brass (13), stamped 18y, 33d, 37w, 40y/94d, 41y/84d, 43, 47, 47y/82d, 49y/36d, 57y/91d, 72g, 92, 97/139d, all 38mm; uniface brass (28), stamped 7, 8, 9 (2), 10 (2), 11, 12, 13, 16, 19 (2), 21 (2), 22, 23, 25, 26 (2), 27, 28, 32, 38, 40, 44, 45, 47, 48, 50 [41]. Varied state; likely a cache of extant checks gathered together at the close of the factory in 1961 £100-£150

Footnote

Provenance: Bt 2013.

York Street Flax Spinning Co Ltd, established 1883, closed 1961. The firm processed flax, bleached and dyed both yarn and cloth at Muckamore, spun at their facility at 41 Henry street, Belfast, wove at the Brookfield factory on the Crumlin road and had a thread works in Lurgan. The company had offices in New York, Havana, Copenhagen and London