The Collection of London 17th Century Tokens formed by the late Mrs Dora Harris

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Date of Auction: 11th December 2002

Sold for £170

Estimate: £110 - £130

Curriers’ Alley [Shoe Lane], I.A.W. at the bird in hand, Farthing, 0.99g/6h (BW. 817); Custom House Quay [Thames Street], Arthur Baldwin, Halfpenny, 2.41g/6h (BW. 823); S.E.T. at the [Queen’s Head] tavern neere, 0.94g/6h (BW. 826); Dowgate, John Drue, Halfpenny, 1667, 2.21g/12h (BW. 846); Sarah Paggan, Farthing, 1652, 1.07g/6h (BW. 853) [5]. First about fine, others generally about very fine or better, second and last very rare (£110-130)


BW. 817 bt November 1987; BW. *823 and 853 J.L. Wetton Collection, Spink Auction 74, 29 November 1989, lot 170 (part); BW. 826 R.A. Nott Collection, Mrs R. Henry Norweb Collection [from Spink 1961], Dr B. Bird Collection, Spink Auction 35, 11 April 1984, lot 288 (part) [privately, from Mrs N], bt Seaby July 1984; BW. 846 found in the R. Thames outside the Anchor Tavern, Bankside, 1986, bt R. Sharman July 1986