Irish Tokens from the Collection of the late Barry Woodside

Date of Auction: 30th September 2021

Sold for £300

Estimate: £50 - £70

Miscellaneous Tokens and Checks, Co ANTRIM, Belfast, John G. McGee & Co, brass, 31mm (Woodside AN B44; Macalister 978; cf. DNW 134, 348; cf. ‘Dublinia’ 364); Visit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to Belfast, 1849, white metal, unsigned, for John McGee, 40mm (Woodside AN B45; W & E 564B.1; BHM 2337); Crystal Palace, 1851, white metal, unsigned, for John McGee, 30mm (Allen C215); Great Industrial Exhibition, Dublin, 1853, white metal, unsigned, for John McGee, 31mm (Woodside AN B46; cf. ‘Dublinia’ 365) [4]. Varied state, a scarce group £50-£70

Footnote

Provenance: First Sotheby Auction, 1-2 October 1987, lot 399 (part); second bt 2006; third bt 1992; last bt 1997.

John G. McGee & Co, clothiers and hatters, The Pantechnetheca, 46-8 High street