Tokens of Cheshire and Lancashire from the Collection formed by Bob Lyall

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Date of Auction: 27th August 2020

Sold for £340

Estimate: £200 - £260

Lancashire, Rochdale, Boar’s Head, Thomas Rogers, brass, 20mm; Bridge Inn Sick and Burial Society, brass Twopence, 28mm (W 2143); W. & J. Brown, 1849, copper, 22mm (W 4450); Hawkins P12.24); Fisherman’s Inn, brass Twopence, 23mm; Fox Inn, J. Lord, brass Twopence, 29mm; Gale Inn, brass Twopence, 26mm; J[oseph] Greenwood, 1866, brass, 29mm (W 4455); Edmund Leach & Son, brass 1 Pint, 26mm (Allen CP 270); Mona Hotel, brass (2), one stamped ra [Robert Ashworth] on rev., other stamped 87 on obv., both 30mm; Newbold Friendly Society 3186, brass by Ardill, 27mm (W 2144); Railway Inn, brass Threehalfpence, 30mm; Spread Eagle Inn, 1864, brass, 23mm (Hawkins p.186); Star Inn, brass Threepence, 27mm [14]. First pierced, otherwise generally fine to very fine, some very rare, especially W 4455


The Spread Eagle token was found under the bar of the inn when it was moved in the mid-1960s, confirming its attribution to Rochdale