September 27, 2005

Davissons Ltd Auction 23: Catalog for Auction 23 which is a Numismatic Literature auction and which closes Tuesday 25 October 2005 arrived today. Lots 1187-1216 are "British Tokens and Medal References" and include among the token related material some individually offered issues of early CTCC Newsletters. There are also a wide range of essential references in other collecting areas which make up the total of 425 lots (Lots start at 1001). Davissons can be contacted at a new email address,, by phone at (320) 685-3835 and can be found on the web at or .

September 09, 2005

Conders at Upcoming DNW Auctions: DNW's two-day auction on September 28 and 29 will feature, among other fine material, the second part of the important Dr David L. Spence collection of 18th century British tokens. On 12 December this year the company’s miscellaneous sale will feature 18th century tokens from a private collection. An auction in March 2006 will include 18th century tokens from the collection formed by David Litrenta (Part II) and in June 2006 the third and final part of the collection of 18th Century Trade Tokens from the Spence collection, covering Wales, Scotland and Ireland, together with the Spence numismatic library, will be offered. More information is available at Dix Noonan Webb .

September 01, 2005

Simmons Gallery MailBid 35: The Harry Chambers Collection of Tokens, Checks and Passes is advertised as the largest offering of tokens Simmons Gallery have ever made by number. There are over 1280 lots of British (and a few foreign) tokens from 17th-20th centuries (including over 100 Kent 17th century tokens and some splendid GB18th century ones), advertising tokens, pub checks, theatre & leisure passes, regal evasions, unoffical farthings, toy money, calendar medals and the best collection of farm checks and market checks on the market for a long time. The auction closes 4 October 2005. Simmons Gallery can be found online at . This morning, while I'm posting this, the link for "MB35 TOKENS, CHECKS AND PASSES POSTAL AUCTION online" at top of the Simmons Gallery page is taking me to MB34 but the link further down on page in the "Current" column for "Tokens Postal Auction MB35 current to 4 October 2005" works fine. I imagine link at top of page will be corrected shortly.