Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 3rd October 2019

Sold for £50

Estimate: £10 - £20

Numismatists Tokens and Ephemera, LANCASHIRE, [Bury, John Minshull], 1977, brass, first series, no. 1, the heraldic lion, etc, rev. lion rampant, edge plain, 25mm, 6.35g/12h; NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, Beeston, Alan Judd, brass 5 Pence, 1993 (5), coins of beeston, etc, revs. value, two stamped d, all 32mm; together with Token Congress metallic ephemera from 1991, 1992 (2) and 2004 (2) [Lot]. As issued £10-£20


John S. Minshull, a former carpet dealer, traded as Farthing Specialist (Regd) from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. Alan W. Judd, a graduate in metaphysics from the University of St Andrews and sometimes pseudonymously known as Mulholland Cobwright, Shirley Hodsley or Malachy Greensword, established Coins of Beeston in 1980; the company remains in business 39 years later. A consultant for the auctioneers Mellors & Kirk, he retains a keen interest in all types of tokens and paranumismatica and is the current president of the Numismatic Society of Nottinghamshire