A Small Group of Stockbrokers' Badges

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Date of Auction: 15th September 2015

Sold for £420

Estimate: £200 - £300

Broker’s badge, type 3, c. 1801-30, a cast silver badge by J. Milton, post-Union crowned arms and supporters, rev. similar, named (John Bone), 39mm, 17.24g/12h (Naylor 5 var.; Caldecott 3; E 936 var.). Good very fine, rare as a cast medal of this period £200-300


John Bone (c. 1790-c. 1840), later John Bone Lewis, subsequently John Bone Williams, was a known stockbroker in London in the 1820s, living in Marylebone High street, but by 1830 he had moved to Field terrace, St Pancras and changed his name; in 1834 he moved to Hoxton and amended his name for a second time. His name does not occur in the 1841 Census