The Collection of World Tokens formed by Bob Lyall

To be Sold on: 2nd October 2019

Estimate: £80 - £100

Jamaica, Roslyn Estate (St. Mary), square with bevelled corners, uniface stamped R, copper, 21 x 24mm (Lyall 361); Russell Hall Estate (St. Mary) (2), uniface, stamped C (or G), iron, roughly square with clipped corners, approx. 20mm, similar, aluminium (Lyall 362); Standard Fruit and Steamship Co (Ltd.), fruit tallies (Kingston & Port Morant), (5), uniface, brass, 20mm, STANDARD; similar with hole as issued, similar with edge clip, similar countermarked P, blank flan with central hole as issued (Lyall 368, 369, 370, last two unlisted; cf. Roehrs 1197); Seaverns & Company, uniface, brass, 19mm S&CO, c. 1890’s (Lyall 363; cf. Roehrs 1197); S.S. Smith Company (Kingston), uniface, brass, 19mm (Lyall 367; cf. Roehrs 1197); S...& H..., uniface, S&H, brass, 19mm (Lyall 364, issuer untraced; cf. Roehrs 1197); Sunridge Farms Ltd., Jamaica regal Halfpenny, 1958, both sides stamped S (Lyall 375; cf. Roehrs 1197); Stanton Estate, (St. Thomas) (3) uniface, stamped SE, brass, 25mm; unface, square, stamped M, aluminium, 26mm; similar but small M (Lyall 372, 373, 374; cf. Roehrs 1197) [15]. Varied state, some rare £80-£100

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Jamaica, Roslyn Estate (St. Mary), square with bevelled corners, uniface stamped R, copper, 21 x 24mm (Lyall 361); Russell Hall Estate (St. Mary) (2), uniface, stamped C (or G), iron, roughly square with clipped corners, approx. 20mm, similar, aluminium (Lyall 362); Standard Fruit and Steamship Co (Ltd.), fruit tallies (Kingston & Port Morant), (5), uniface, brass, 20mm, STANDARD; similar with hole as issued, similar with edge clip, similar countermarked P, blank flan with central hole as issued (Lyall 368, 369, 370, last two unlisted; cf. Roehrs 1197); Seaverns & Company, uniface, brass, 19mm S&CO, c. 1890’s (Lyall 363; cf. Roehrs 1197); S.S. Smith Company (Kingston), uniface, brass, 19mm (Lyall 367; cf. Roehrs 1197); S...& H..., uniface, S&H, brass, 19mm (Lyall 364, issuer untraced; cf. Roehrs 1197); Sunridge Farms Ltd., Jamaica regal Halfpenny, 1958, both sides stamped S (Lyall 375; cf. Roehrs 1197); Stanton Estate, (St. Thomas) (3) uniface, stamped SE, brass, 25mm; unface, square, stamped M, aluminium, 26mm; similar but small M (Lyall 372, 373, 374; cf. Roehrs 1197) [15]. Varied state, some rare £80-£100
Roslyn was a banana estate owned by Lester Goffe. Russell Hall Estate was a small 17 acre banana estate owned at one time by Mr O. Champagnie. Standard Fruit & Steamship Co. was formed in 1924; the company bought the Jamaican interests of Atlantic Fruit Co. in when Atlantic went into liquidation in 1931. Seaverns & Co. operated in the late 19th Century and ran steamships shipping bananas ffrom Jamaica to Boston. S.S. Smith Co. shipped bananas from Port Antonio to the USA from before 1904 until about 1915. S&H are clearly associated with the banana or fruit trade, but it has not been possible to trace this issuer. Sunridge Farms Ltd. used regal Half-Pennys, as this was presumably cheaper than having flans made. Stanton Estate was owned byt Hannah Mordecai in the 1940’s and 1950’s when these tallies were first used.