British Tokens from the Collection of Dr Ronald Ward

Date of Auction: 7th December 2015

Sold for £280

Estimate: £120 - £150

Merchant checks: CORNWALL, Truro, John Lake, brass One Sack/2 Shillings, 1876, 26mm (Mayne/Williams –), Paid, 1830, copper, 18mm (Mayne/Williams 1); DEVON, Exeter, Elmfield Hotel, copper Halfpenny, 1879, 25mm (Young 44), Ilfracombe, Attwood & Co, 1874, silvered brass, 32mm (Y 89), Plymouth, Saull & Co, brass, 25mm (Y 177); GLOUCESTERSHIRE, Bristol, Imperial Tobacco Co Ltd, uniface bronze Halfpenny, 24mm, W.D. & H.O. Wills, uniface octagonal copper Penny and Halfpenny, 28 and 25mm, brass, 16mm, Cheltenham, T. Cape, 1856, brass (2), both 34mm, Sharpness, Pier View Hotel, brass Threepence, 26mm (Greenaway 1120), Tewkesbury, Bell Hotel, A.H. Bowers, brass Fourpence, 27mm (Greenaway 1123), Tewkesbury Coffee House Co Ltd, copper Penny, 28mm; HAMPSHIRE, Andover, Thomas Hawkins, 1841, hexagonal brass, 25mm, Portsea, William Miller Ltd, plastic Twopence, Threehalfpence and Penny, all 33mm, Portsmouth, William Brown, brass Sixpence, 32mm (MG 644), Pitt Street Swimming Baths, uniface octagonal Shilling, 29 x 22mm; SOMERSET, Bath, The Wheatsheaf, copper, 21mm (Minnitt/Young 118); WILTSHIRE, Devizes, Roundway Hospital, brass Sixpence, 26mm, Swindon, Bartrop & Co, aluminium Halfpence (3), all 26mm; WORCESTERSHIRE, Dudley, C. Stark, brass, 23mm, Stourbridge, Webb’s Wine & Spirit Vaults, brass Threepence, 23mm (Whitmore 9810) [27]. Generally about very fine and better, first pierced as issued, some scarce; in envelopes identified, with provenances £120-150


Provenance: Truro bt C. Kirtley; Ilfracombe Melvyn Fuld Mailbid Sale 13, 15 October 1976, lot 708; Sharpness SCMB July 1976 (N 120); Andover bt Seaby 1974; Portsmouth Pitt Street bt M. Fuld 1976; Stourbridge bt 1976