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Seventeenth Century Tokens of the British Isles & their Values

DICKINSON M   Seventeenth Century Tokens of the British Isles & their Values
302 pages with 7 plates. Casebound with Jacket. First published in 1986. This catalogue is the first publication in over one hundred years to list all known major types of the seventeenth century series of token coinage issued in the British Isles between 1648 and 1679.

£50.00

Leaden Tokens & Tallies, Roman to Victorian

FLETCHER E   Leaden Tokens & Tallies, Roman to Victorian
A board game once popular throughout the Roman Empire used small leaden counters that often depicted aspects of Roman life such as gladiators, gods, emperors and sacrificial altars. A few centuries later similar leaden discs bearing images of early saints were carried across Europe by Christian pilgrims as souvenirs commemorating visits to holy shrines. In medieval East Anglia yet more pieces embellished with portraits of choir boys dressed as bishops were thrown to crowds as free meal tickets. And right across England, whenever low denomination currency became scarce, people used coin-like castings of lead as token farthings if they needed change for a silver penny. Other curious uses served in the past by small mouldings of lead and pewter included admission tickets to Holy Communion services, passes to gain access to brothels or to cross bridges, tallies for all manner of work done on farms, such as picking hops in Kent or shearing sheep in Hardys Wessex. Lead pieces have also seen use in English games - most strangely as missiles thrown at tethered hens, a pastime that later developed into the less bloodthirsty game of shycocks. These uses and many more are lavishly illustrated and fully described in this fascinating book. The text ranges far and wide to tell the stories; the photographs show several hundred images of leaden tokens and tallies from every age. They cast much needed light on a group of collectable artefacts about which little has been written until now. This book is the third in Edward Fletchers popular Tokens & Tallies series. 780 illustrations.Contents: Introduction - Acknowledgements - A Note To Paranumismatists - In The Beginning - The Anglo-French Connection - Early English Tokens - The Boy Bishop Phenomenon - Tokens And Tallies After 1400 - Tudor Tokens and Tallies - Post-Tudor Developments - Agricultural Tallies: 17th-19th century - Communion Tokens - Shycocks - Moulds - A Brief Look At Cloth & Bag Seals - Collecting & Researching - Some Puzzling Pieces.

£15.00

Tokens & Tallies Through the Ages

FLETCHER E   Tokens & Tallies Through the Ages
There is no universally accepted agreement on what is or is not a token, nor even a tally. In this book the terms token and tally mainly cover those metal objects for which there is some historical or archaeological evidence that they served either as substitutes for denominations of legal money in short supply, or as a means of recording promised payments and services due, or as a method of keeping account of time, of possessions, of work output, or of the many other things humans felt a need to count and record. The accompanying texts and illustrations serve as an introduction to each category. The recommended bibliographies should put readers on the road to expertise in all of these fascinating series. 100 pages (250mm x 190mm) ISBN 1 897738 161. CHAPTER HEADINGS: Ancient Tallies & Tokens - Early English Tokens & Imitations - Medieval Jettons - Medieval Tokens - 17th Century Tokens - 18th Century Tokens - Communion Tokens - 19th Century base Metal & Silver Tokens - Unofficial Farthings & Other 19th Century Advertising Issues - Pub Checks - Work, Play & Games - Market Traders Tallies - Tokens & Tallies In 19th & Early 20th Century Agriculture - Control In The Workplace.

£15.00

Tokens & Tallies 1850-1950

FLETCHER E   Tokens & Tallies 1850-1950
The massive social changes that took place during 1850-1950 are reflected on the designs of the small pieces of brass, copper, lead, plastic or embossed card used in the manufacture of these intriguing items of paranumismatica, with issuers ranging from public houses to chapels and co-operative establishments. With over 700 photographs covering much of the range of rare and not-so-rare tokens available to the collector, this book is an invaluable source of information to both the beginner and experienced collector alike. Chapter headings: Introduction - Makers - Advertising - Regal Images - Calendars - Agricultural Tallies - Co-op - Bonus - Club - Pub - Temperance - Refreshment - Canteen - Teaching - Market - Gaming - Newspapers - Transport - Industry - Countermarks - Military & Wartime - Plastics - Further Reading.

£15.00

Medieval Pilgrim and Secular Badges

MITCHINER M   Medieval Pilgrim and Secular Badges
Sanderstead 1986. The concept of pilgrimage, providing as it does the opportunity to contemplate some of the fundamental truths of life, is in no way restricted either to Christianity or to the Medieval period. So, the present study is concerned with only one small part of this human experience. In many respects the period that extended from Thomas Becket's martyrdom in 1170 until Henry VIII abolished the shrines during the late 1530's marked the heyday of pilgrimage in England. Concepts and preferences evolved and changed within this time span, as will be apparent in this book. Badges were popular pilgrim signs, but the same period also saw widespread popular use of badges with purely secular characteristics. The present study has therefore been extended beyond the pilgrim scene to embrace the field of contemporary secular badges and some forms of other ornamental dress fittings. Personal preference also evolved in this sphere through the course of time and the influence of the Wars of the Roses on the form of secular retainers' badges should not be underestimated. As recently as 1968 it was possible ot write that only about 1300 medieval pilgrim signs had been found in England. Since then the use of the metal detector has considerably increased that number. The badges catalogued here have been acquired by the author principally from finds made by a group of metal detector enthusiasts, popularly known as 'mudlarks', who belong to the restricted group possessing official licences to dig the Thames foreshaw in London. These items provide a representative picture of the badges lost by London's medieval inhabitabts and they also tell us something of their everyday life and of their travels to shrines, both near and far. 288 pages, over 1,100 badges illustrated. Casebound.

£30.00

British Copper Tokens

WITHERS P & B R   British Copper Tokens
1811-1820 including those of Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Llanfyllin 1999. 264 pages, fully illustrated in text. Cloth.

£75.00

Tokens of the Industrial Revolution

MANVILLE H E   Tokens of the Industrial Revolution
Foreign silver coins countermarked for use in Great Britain, c.1787-1828. (BNS Special Publication No.3). 2001. xx, 308 pages, illustrations in text; 55 plates. Casebound. Jacket.

£40.00

Lead Weights

BIGGS N & WITHERS P   Lead Weights
The David Rogers collection. 2000. 72 pages, illustrations throughout. Card covers.Lead weights have been widely used in Britain for about 2000 years, but very little has been written about them. This collection, formed by the late David Rogers, is by far the largest and most important collection yet published. Nearly 300 items are arranged, described and illustrated. Among the highlights are: 13 rare pre-Conquest weights with embedded coins, metalwork and amber. 54 shield-shaped weights. 22 early coin and bullion weights. 12 weights stamped by the Plumbers Company of London. 34 weights of the Norwich series. The introduction to the catalogue provides the background to the use of lead weights, together with a metrological summary. Each section has an introduction summarising the known facts and giving appropriate references.

£15.00

Medallic Portraits of the Duke of Wellington

EIMER C   Medallic Portraits of the Duke of Wellington
London, 1994. 152 pages, illustrations throughout. Card covers. This catalogue is primarily concerned with Wellington's image on medals produced in the nineteenth century, since when few have been made and most of those in the last twenty-five years, it also includes for the first time, references to his portrait on token coinage.

£24.95

Jetons, Medalets & Tokens, Volume III

MITCHINER M   Jetons, Medalets & Tokens, volume III
British Isles Circa 1558 to 1830. Sanderstead 1998.590 pages, profusely illustrated throughout, valuations. Casebound.

£80.00

The World’s Show

ALLEN L L   The World’s Show
Crystal Palace Medals and Tokens 1851-1936. London 2000. 276 pages, illustrated throughout. Laminated boards. Numismatically speaking, there were four English Crystal Palaces: that of the Great Exhibition, Hyde Park 1851; the Crystal Palace at Sydenham 1852-1936; the Crystal Palace for the Exhibition of Art Treasures at Manchester 1857 and the Crystal Palace for the International Exhibition at Kensington 1862. All are covered in this the first work ever devoted entirely to Crystal Palace medals and tokens.The place of the Crystal Palaces in the historical record is secure. This book conveys the magnificence of these crystal giants and also the horror of the destruction of the Sydenham Crystal Palace by fire in 1936. Leslie Lewis Allen saw the glory of the fire in the night sky as a boy; it was this which led to his interest in Crystal Palace collecting.This book will fascinate all with an interest in history and medals. It is indispensable for collectors, dealers and academics. Includes over 800 illustrations of all the official medals and many unofficial medals and tokens. Comprehensive price guide and full general index.

£29.50

A catalogue of the French Medals in the British Museum, volume II

JONES M   A catalogue of the French Medals in the British Museum, volume II
1600-1672. London 1988. 336 pages, including 115 b/w plates, 8 colour plates and 52 in text illustrations. Cloth, full colour jacket.The British Museum has one of the finest collections of French medals in existence and this volume covers the highpoint both of its collection and of French medallic art: the work of such artists as Guillaume Dupré, Jean and Claude Warin, Pierre Regnier and Nicolas Briot. Their medals are amongst the most beautiful and historically important works of art produced in France during the first three-quarters of the seventeenth-century, yet this is the first major publication devoted to their work for over half a century and the first ever to eal with the period as a whole. The catalogue entries provide a detailed visual and physical description of every medal in he British Museum, complemented and completed by a black-and-white illustration, a discussion of the context in which the piece was made and where appropriate of its iconography and attribution, a list of comparable exapmples in other public collections and bibliographical references. Extensive new biographies of each major artist precede the section devoted to their work.In the introduction the author places the whole phenomenon of medal making in seventeenth century France within a broad historical context. He examines the market for medals, their function and status, meaning and form, reception and collection, demonstrating both their central place in the intellectual climate of the time and their role in crystallising and reflecting the growing cultural and political confidence of the French elite. The preparation of this catalogue provided the opportunity for the first scientific analysis of a major group of seventeenth-century medals. Duncan Hook, in his appendix, sets out the results of that analysis and discusses their significance. Mark Jones is an Assistant Keeper in the Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museum.

£75.00

Antiquarian Books on Coins and Medals

BASSOLI F   Antiquarian Books on Coins and Medals
From the fifteenth to the nineteenth-century. Studies in Numismatic Literature No.1. 2001. 88 pages, 16 plates. Clothbound with d/w. Originally published in book form in 1985 by Leo S. Olschki of Florence in Italian, this edition, translated by Elizabeth Saville, has been carefully revised and updated by the author. It is a delightful collection of easily read scholarly essays, written from both a numismatic and bibliophilic perspective. These essays will be of considerable interest to anyone interested in the literature of numismatics, particularly its landmark works. A great many of the earliest numismatic books were printed in Italy, and Dr. Bassoli does not neglect significant works printed in other countries, ranging from the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. Starting off with a lengthy chapter on “Sixteenth century numismatics”, the author also discusses, among other topics, classical numismatics in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century, numismatic bibliography from its origins in 1850, classic works on Italian coins and medals, and the utility of coin auction catalogues. “Libraries of interest to the numismatist”, and a general bibliography are followed by author and publisher indexes. Dr. Bassoli’s work is the first in a projected series of publications devoted to the study of numismatic literature published jointly by George Frederick Kolbe and Spink & Son Ltd.

£35.00

The Indian Peace Medals of George III or His Majesty's Sometime Allies

ADAMS J W   The Indian Peace Medals of George III or His Majesty's Sometime Allies
1999. 170 pages, 32 plates. Cloth. 500 copies only of this edition printed.An expensive book, carefully printed in a numbered limited edition on mouldmade paper at the Bird & Bull Press of Newtown Pennsylvania and written by an author who has a name synonymous with all things American, yet claims he has Indian blood. These are all the ingredients for a long overdue book that is the complete rethink on the Indian Peace medals issued during the reign of George III. No one has ever been any the wiser as to the real reason why the medals were issued in their various forms and sizes, yet Adams has tackled the issue with an open mind, and whilst he criticises most of the earlier writers on the subject, he too does drift into the realms of possibility and probability. The difference is that he usually differentiates between hard fact and hearsay. The approach is fresh, well studied and personal - Adams has not produced a book that is a mere description alongside a reference number, his is a book to be read for the wealth of information it contains.

£110.00

An Important Collection of Renaissance and Baroque Medals and plaquettes

SPINK   An Important Collection of Renaissance and Baroque Medals and plaquettes
The property of a Gentleman. Spink auction No. 1133. Tuesday, 21st May 1996. 334 pages, 554 lots, all photographed. Card covers.This collection, consisting of 527 medals and 70 plaquettes; one of the largest collections in private hands, begun in 1963, was formed with enthusiasm and discernment. This assemblage displays a leaning towards Renaissance, Mannerism and the Baroque but every piece has been acquired either as a work of art or to illuminate other works of art, often both. A highly valuable reference. Sold with list of prices realised.

£25.00

Medals of British India with rarity and valuations, volume I

PUDDESTER R   Medals of British India with rarity and valuations, volume I
Commemorative and Historical Medals from 1750 to 1947 562 pages, over 500 pieces illustrated throughout the text, bound in cloth with dustwrapper. Benefiting from extensive research in the Calcutta and Bombay mints this work charts the medallic history of the British Empire in India and Burma, from the mid-1700’s to 1947, featuring more than 1200 medals, 500 of which are illustrated, commemorating or acknowledging events, personages, institutions and significant milestones and achievements of the Raj. Many medals of the Princely States are included especially if there is a particular British interest. Hundreds of new medals were uncovered through the author’s research in the Indian mints and are detailed here for the first time. Medals issued by, and on behalf of, Kings & Queens, Maharajahs, governments, viceroys, durbars, universities, colleges, schools, exhibitions, associations and societies, are all described in detail along with the rarity and value of each medal.Far from just a catalogue of medals this work delves into the history of the persons and places found on British India medals and provides background information on the events and happenings depicted. Essays placed throughout the book draw together information on more than twenty-five subjects including: Royal Visits to British India (more than 50 medals for royal visits between 1869 and 1921), Exhibitions and Shows (more than 100 medals), Parsis in India (more than 50 medals), Viceroy Presentation Medals (17 Viceroy medals are illustrated with much new information), Agricultural & Horticultural Societies, Asiatic Society of Bengal, Railway Medals, Chief’s Colleges, Photography in India, and many more including an essay on, Durbars, Titles, Customs, Caste & Ceremonies, as they relate to medals. The major universities of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras are represented by more than 200 medals with strong representation by other universities, schools and colleges. Numerous medals illustrate Royal Jubilees and other royal events, medical subjects, art societies, famous persons and rulers of princely states. An extremely detailed general index is included along with an index of medallists, designers, engravers, die cutters, artists, makers, publishers and mints.

£45.00

Numismata in Libris

MODESTI A   Numismata in Libris
Catalogue of a private collection of books, magazines, articles and various writings from the sixteenth to the twentieth century related to the art of the medal, concerning mainly Italy, with explanatory notes by Dr. Roberto Ginocchi. Rome 1997. 816 pages, describing 2,508 items. 73 plates, indexes. Cloth, laminated jacket in colour.Contents: Introduction; Foreword; Brief history of works on the medal; Notes on the use of the catalogue and Abbreviations in English and Italian. Critical comments on each book in Italian. This work is an important bibliography on the subject.

£80.00

Benedetto Pistrucci

MARSH M A   Benedetto Pistrucci Principal Engraver & Chief Medallist of The Royal Mint
1783-1855. Cambridge 1996. 134 pages, illustrated throughout, some in colour. Card covers. The fruit of 30 years research, this handy book covers the history of one of our most outstanding engravers.

£9.85

The Norweb Collection, Tokens of the British Isles, Part I

THOMPSON R H   The Norweb Collection, Tokens of the British Isles, Part I
Sylloge of coins of the British Isles (SCBI), volume 31. 1575-1750. Bedfordshire to Devon. 1984. Xl, pages; 35 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth. Mrs Emery May Norweb has been interested in coins since about 1905, and has built up a remarkable collection, with particular strengths in North and South American pieces, and since 1953 English. She has been active in the American Numismatic Society, and was, from 1962 to 1971, President of the Cleveland Museum of Art. On loan to the Museum from the Norweb collection is some splendid pre-Columbian art, and a very fine series of English gold coins, ancient to modern, of which a catlogue was published by the Cleveland Museum in 1968. Mrs Norweb's Ancient British, Romano-British, and English coins to 1180 were published as volume 16 of the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, and additional pieces acquired between 1971 and 1980 were included in volume 30. The seventeenth century tokens, however, have been Mr and Mrs Norweb's joint pursuit. The Honorable R. Henry Norweb was born in Nottingham, and the Norweb family had Yorkshire connections; understandably, therefore, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire tokens have been a particular concern. Mr and Mrs Norweb have shared the labour on collecting, he negotiating with dealers while she kept the records. They acquired about 800 tokens from the Virgil Brand collection. At least as early as 1957 they purchased tokens from the London auction-rooms, and more recently acquired important collections of Shropshire and Yorkshire. The result of this dedicated collecting is that Mr and Mrs Norweb have the largest collection of seventeenth-century tokens that has ever been formed, some 13,000 pieces. It contains a great many unpublished types; and of the published types few hitherto have been illustrated. It should be noted that this publication does not include the Norweb Collection's communion tokens, which are kept separately.

£15.00

The Norweb Collection, Tokens of the British Isles, Part II

THOMPSON R H   The Norweb Collection, Tokens of the British Isles, Part II
Sylloge of coins of the British Isles (SCBI), volume 38. 1575-1750. Dorset, Durham, Essex and Gloucestershire. 1988. Lxxx, (I), 172 pages, 51 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth

£20.00

The Norweb Collection, Tokens of the British Isles, Part III

THOMPSON R H & DICKINSON M   The Norweb Collection, Tokens of the British Isles, Part III
Sylloge of coins of the British Isles (SCBI), volume 43. 1575-1750, Hampshire to Lincolnshire. 1992. liv, 216 (2) pages, including 51 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth. Part 3 contains one of the most important collections of Hertfordshire tokens, which the Norwebs acquired from the enormous Nott collection and elsewhere. Nott had acquired Longman's collection; and Longman had built on those he acquired from his grandfather Sir John Evans. Hertfordshire localities new to Williamson are Batchworth Bridge (Rickmansworth), Elstree, Stanstead Abbots and Welwyn. There are extensive runs for Hampshire (which now, however, loses tokens through re-attribution from Blackwater and Farnborough), and for Kent, the latter including copperas-pickers' tokens from Minster and Queenborough. There are good representations of the small series for Herefordshire, Huntingdonshire (adding the places Earith and Spaldwick), Leicestershire (adding Belgrave and Bottesford), and Lancashire, where the loss of pieces from Ashton, Newton, and Risley is compensated with the new localities of Greenlow Heath, Marsden Coal Pit, and Rufford. For Lincolnshire, however, the Norwebs seem always to have faced stronger competition, as is also true to some extent of Kent.

£25.00

The Norweb Collection, Tokens of the British Isles, Part IV

THOMPSON R H & DICKINSON M   The Norweb Collection, Tokens of the British Isles, Part IV
Sylloge of coins of the British Isles (SCBI), volume 44. 1575-1750. Norfolk to Somerset. 1993. lvii, 220 pages, including 50 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth.

£25.00

The Norweb Collection, Tokens of the British Isles, Part VI

THOMPSON R H & DICKINSON M   The Norweb Collection, Tokens of the British Isles, Part VI
Sylloge of coins of the British Isles (SCBI), volume 49. 1575-1750. Wiltshire to Yorkshire. Ireland, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Scotland. 2000. Lxxii, 264 (2) pages, including 43 fine plates, each with descriptive text. Cloth. This volume completes England apart from London and Middlesex. Wiltshire is fairly comprehensive, Worcestershire reasonably strong, whilst Yorkshire is superb, and probably the best collection ever formed, with many pieces being rare if not unique. For Ireland there are many corrections. The Petty coinage is the subject of an introductory essay. There is a specimen of the only type of the Isle of Man, and of the only confirmed type of Scotland. Two uncertain pieces have been attributed to the island of Sark. The Wales series has just one addition to Boon (1973). The volume includes an Addenda including all the tokens which can now be attriubuted to counties previously published.

£25.00

A Dictionary of Makers of British metallic tickets, checks, medalets, tallies, and counters

HAWKINS R N P   A Dictionary of Makers of British metallic tickets, checks, medalets, tallies, and counters
1788-1910. Edited by Edward Baldwin. London, 1989, xiii. 1004 pages, 32 plates. Cloth. A great many metal discs issued by British tradesmen and institutions in the nineteenth century also bore some indication of the firms that struck them. These ‘signatures’ took the form of initials, or the name and the town in small fount at the foot in the manner of a printer’s identification in newspapers and handbills, or as name and full address occupying most or all of the reverse. The present compilation records the business careers of all the individuals and firms discovered to date by signatures or otherwise as being makers, during that century and just beyond, of metal membership tickets, admission passes, tradesmen’s advertisement tickets and checks, market salesmen’s tallies, popular medalets, and counters for schools and for gaming, etc. The major private mints are includedm with the exception of Matthew Boulton’s Soho Mint (See ITEM 2361: The Soho Mint and the Industrialisation of Money by Richard Doty). Also included are a few medallists whose business locations and operational periods were hitherto obscure.

£75.00

Pisanello

SYSON L & GORDON D   Pisanello, Painter to the Renaissance Court
Published to accompany the exhibition of the same title at the National Gallery, London. Xi, 264 pages, beautifully illustrated in colour throughout. Cloth. Pisanello (c.1394-1455) was the most celebrated artist of the early Italian Renaissance. A painter in fresco and on panel, a prolific and innovative draughtsman prized especially for minutely observed studies of animals and birds, he also became the first modern specialist of the portrait medal. Inspired equally by Arthurian romance, Gothic manuscript illuminations, classical antiquity and contemporary court fashions, his work provides a vivid record of the interests and ideals of his patrons, notably the Gonzaga, Este and Visconti rulers of northern Italian city states. To a modern viewer, Pisanello reveals an enchanted world, at once elegant, imaginative and intensely naturalistic. Yet with the loss of most of his paintings, and the dispersion in specialised museum collections of his drawings and medals, the artist's fame has been eclipsed. This is the first comprehensive book in English for almost a century to present a full survey of his life and work. Taking as their starting point an analysis in depth of his two exquisite panel pictures in the National Gallery, London - The Vision of Saint Eustace and The Virgin and Child with Saint Anthony Abbot and Saint George - the authors give a detailed account of Pisanello's imagery, his techniques and working methods, of his probable teachers and influences, his collaboratord and followers. But the book is not confined to artistic matters alone. By firmly situating Pisanello within the fascinating political and intellectual life of the fifteenth-century Italian courts, it also illuminates a defining moment in European culture: when chivalric values were reconciled with humanist learning, Christian piety with Ciceronian eloquence, the arts of the war with the art of living worthily - and a contemporary visual artist, Pisanello himself, first received the plaudits of poets and scholars.

£35.00

British Historical Medals

BROWN L   British Historical Medals
1760-1960. Volume 3. The Accession of Edward VII to 1960. London 1995. 464 pages, 191 illustrations. Casebound.

£125.00

Medallic Portraits of the Duke of Wellington

EIMER C   Medallic Portraits of the Duke of Wellington
London, 1994. 152 pages, illustrations throughout. Card covers. This catalogue is primarily concerned with Wellington's image on medals produced in the nineteenth century, since when few have been made and most of those in the last twenty-five years, it also includes for the first time, references to his portrait on token coinage.

£24.95

Medals of British India with rarity and valuations, volume I

PUDDESTER R   Medals of British India with rarity and valuations, volume I
Commemorative and Historical Medals from 1750 to 1947. 562 pages, over 500 pieces illustrated throughout the text, bound in cloth with dustwrapper. Benefiting from extensive research in the Calcutta and Bombay mints this work charts the medallic history of the British Empire in India and Burma, from the mid-1700’s to 1947, featuring more than 1200 medals, 500 of which are illustrated, commemorating or acknowledging events, personages, institutions and significant milestones and achievements of the Raj. Many medals of the Princely States are included especially if there is a particular British interest. Hundreds of new medals were uncovered through the author’s research in the Indian mints and are detailed here for the first time. Medals issued by, and on behalf of, Kings & Queens, Maharajahs, governments, viceroys, durbars, universities, colleges, schools, exhibitions, associations and societies, are all described in detail along with the rarity and value of each medal. Far from just a catalogue of medals this work delves into the history of the persons and places found on British India medals and provides background information on the events and happenings depicted. Essays placed throughout the book draw together information on more than twenty-five subjects including: Royal Visits to British India (more than 50 medals for royal visits between 1869 and 1921), Exhibitions and Shows (more than 100 medals), Parsis in India (more than 50 medals), Viceroy Presentation Medals (17 Viceroy medals are illustrated with much new information), Agricultural & Horticultural Societies, Asiatic Society of Bengal, Railway Medals, Chief’s Colleges, Photography in India, and many more including an essay on, Durbars, Titles, Customs, Caste & Ceremonies, as they relate to medals. The major universities of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras are represented by more than 200 medals with strong representation by other universities, schools and colleges. Numerous medals illustrate Royal Jubilees and other royal events, medical subjects, art societies, famous persons and rulers of princely states. An extremely detailed general index is included along with an index of medallists, designers, engravers, die cutters, artists, makers, publishers and mints.

£45.00

A Dictionary of Makers of British metallic tickets, checks, medalets, tallies, and counters

HAWKINS R N P   A Dictionary of Makers of British metallic tickets, checks, medalets, tallies, and counters
1788-1910. Edited by Edward Baldwin. London, 1989, xiii. 1004 pages, 32 plates. Cloth. A great many metal discs issued by British tradesmen and institutions in the nineteenth century also bore some indication of the firms that struck them. These ‘signatures’ took the form of initials, or the name and the town in small fount at the foot in the manner of a printer’s identification in newspapers and handbills, or as name and full address occupying most or all of the reverse.The present compilation records the business careers of all the individuals and firms discovered to date by signatures or otherwise as being makers, during that century and just beyond, of metal membership tickets, admission passes, tradesmen’s advertisement tickets and checks, market salesmen’s tallies, popular medalets, and counters for schools and for gaming, etc.The major private mints are includedm with the exception of Matthew Boulton’s Soho Mint (See ITEM 2361: The Soho Mint and the Industrialisation of Money by Richard Doty).Also included are a few medallists whose business locations and operational periods were hitherto obscure.

£75.00

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