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Further to the recent discussion regarding coin tickets and their attribution, the idea of having a stand-alone thread was mooted. Ideally this will be a list of attributed tickets alphabetically arranged by name with a different post for each person. It would also be useful if examples of handwriting attributed to distinguished past collectors could be added as this may assist in the future when confronted with an unknown ticket.

There is a useful article in the 2001 BNJ entitled 'Coin Tickets in the British Hammered Series' by Robin Eaglen, but nothing directed towards milled coinage. A link to the BNJ article is http://www.britnumsoc.org/publications/Digital%20BNJ/pdfs/2001_BNJ_71_13.pdf 

It would help if the thread was a reference tool rather than a discussion board as this would keep the list clean  and thus assist when searching. It would also help if admin were to contribute suggestions of what is and what is not possible when it comes to presenting the information in a workable form. I'm hoping (possibly unrealistically) that the ability of Admin to shunt files around can be extended to arranging the entries, or if not, at least an index at the head of the thread with the post number/name to aid searching. The ability to append information to an existing post would also be good.

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Mrs E M H NORWEB

No tickets as all coins were kept in 2"x2" envelopes. The BNJ article says that they were either white of blue, but salmon pink was also used. It may be that colour coding applied to different types of coin as the pink one was a token and the white one a medieval hammered coin.

 

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MARSHALL COLLECTION

Sold at Spink March 2004. Cream tickets, 48mm diameter. The ticket illustrated came with the Commonwealth halfpenny from the sale. The description on the other side clearly refers to a different coin, so the conclusion is that tickets were reused on occasion.

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NOTT, R A

Token collection of approx 8000 pieces assembled from the 1930s onwards and sold to Mrs Norweb via Spink in 1960-1. His catalogues were profusely annotated with the contents of each bulk lot. The tickets were hand cut from paper and therefore of varying diameter.

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Lainchbury, Arthur

1838 sixpence. Purchased at DNW, Apr 2, 2014.

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Rob, I have several 20th C. common coins from Norweb in the Salmon coloured envelopes, but also a 1940 proof set in the blue.

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Newman, Eric P.

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3 minutes ago, jaggy said:

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Hi Charles. That may be where you bought it, but the point of this thread was to assign a name to the writer of a ticket

 

6 minutes ago, VickySilver said:

Rob, I have several 20th C. common coins from Norweb in the Salmon coloured envelopes, but also a 1940 proof set in the blue.

Thanks Eric. The colour is probably time dependant in that case. The white envelope came from a coin out of Lockett, but bought from Spink in July 1958

If possible can communications be made via the thread that Pete started in the Nothing to do with Coins forum. Try and keep this clean. Thanks.

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SLANEY Collection

No scale to measure against, but I think about 29mm or the imperial equivalent. The reverse was blank. The collection was assembled in the period from the late 1930s to the early 1960s before being split between the two grandchildren. Both collections were sold at Spink, the first in 2003 and the second in 2015.

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ADAMS, C

Colin Adams had two sales - his pennies were sold at Spink in July 2003 and mostly had either blue or white tickets of the type on the left. The halfcrowns sold at Spink in December 2005 all had tickets of the type on the right with the collection name added. Diameter of tickets usually 30 or 31mm.

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BROOKER, J G

Brooker's collection was purchased by Spink and dispersed between 1979 and 1984. The entry in Eaglen's BNJ article states the ticket size as either 32 or 48mm, but this is 38, so clearly other sizes exist. Distinctive handwriting in blue ink.

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HUNT, P

Philip Hunt collection of halfcrowns to 1700, part of collection purchased by Colin Adams in 2000 and subsequently sold in his sale at Spink in 2005.

 

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ARMITAGE, E F P

Some Norman sold through Seaby, the remainder of the collection purchased by Spink c1960. White/Cream ticket, 3/4" diameter, writing on one side.

 

 

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DUPREE, T W J D

Collection of rare and quality coins acquired by Spink at the end of the 1980s and sold through the Circular or by private treaty. Previous collection references are sometimes included on the back of the ticket.

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CONTE, W J

The collection sold in parts in both the UK at Baldwins and the US at CNG around the time of the Millennium. White tickets, 25mm diameter, written in pencil

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WOODHEAD, P

Collector of medieval hammered coins active from the second half of the 20th century onwards. Coins were frequently traded with both major dealers and fellow collectors.

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MONTAGU, H

Hyman Montagu put together what was arguably the best collection of British coins assembled by an individual before his untimely death in Feb. 1895 at the age of 50. No tickets are known that can be attributed to him, so the only example of handwriting that I can positively attribute to him is shown. The dedication to his daughter is in the front of a first edition copy of his Copper book, published in 1885 and presumably contemporary. 

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LOCKETT, R C

Lockett's collection of hammered British coins was sold at Glendining in 5 sales between 1955 and 1961. His collection of milled coins was sold in 1927. The BNJ entry states the tickets were 29-30mm diameter, but the three illustrated below are 26, 33 and 44 mm, so it is safe to say they can be any size. All the tickets I have seen have been on grey card, though tickets are also known where those of the previous owner have been annotated by Lockett. The reverse can be either blank, or annotated with the acquisition details or other references.

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SEABY, H A

A ticket in the handwriting of the founder of the company, Bert Seaby. Top line is the Bulletin reference, selling price is at the bottom, and acquisition details shown as the fraction lower right. The reverse is blank.The ticket has a hint of a greenish hue, but tickets of many colours are known over time.Ticket diameter 32-33mm, other sizes are known.

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LAWRENCE, L A

L A Lawrence was a well known figure in numismatics for over fifty years covering the first half of the 20th century. The tickets shown in the BNJ show wildly different styles of writing, so a letter from Lawrence is also included to show a wider range of characters of a style he may have used.

 

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DAY, H G C

One sale in 1902, and a second collection was purchased by Baldwin c1935. This ticket came from the latter portion.

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I'm away at my dad's this weekend, and mostly snowed under with work, exams, and assignments, at the moment, but would love to join this project at some point soon!

did you manage to find out the container width of you website, the ideal width for inserting a document into your site?

not sure how this thread will/can work in a functional/orderly way, but I'm glad we have it! :)

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PARSONS, O F

Collection sold by Baldwin in May 1997 (sale 12). White tickets 29mm dia in the case of the first. Not sure about the diameter of the second. Description on one side, provenance and cost code on the other.

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BRADY, F

Frank Brady's collection of groats was sold at Spink in October 2011. There were no Brady tickets, only those of previous owners or dealers, the coins being held in 2x2 paper envelopes with the North reference written on.

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SAZAMA, J

Jim Sazama's collection of medieval coins was sold through DNW over many sales from 2011 onwards. Some coins had 24mm tickets with sparse detail, but all coins were in envelopes with description, weight in grams and grains, and what was presumably the cost on the back. All written in pencil.

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