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TOKENS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE EDWARD ROEHRS


1295


CHAGUARAMAS, Tucker’s Valley Estate, uniface brass 1 Rod, from the same die as previous, back stamped [W]T, 23.5mm, 3.71g (Lyall 516; Prid. –; Ford 699, this piece; Tankersley 402). Central hole, very fine, rare


£80-100


Provenance: R.J. Ford Collection, Part I, Spink Auction 79, 15 October 1990, lot 699; W.J. Noble Collection, Part II, Noble Numismatics Auction 61B (Melbourne), 3-4 August 1999, lot 1374; R.A. Climpson Collection, Noble Numismatics Auction 85B (Melbourne), 5 May 2007, lot 1939


1299


PORT OF SPAIN, H.E. Rapsey, copper Half-Stampee, c. 1860, legend around value, rev. shamrock, thistle and rose, BAKERY & GROCERY 9 FREDRICK ST PORT OF SPAIN, 27mm, 5.26g/12h (Lyall 508; Prid. 5; Ford 696; Tankersley 400). Reverse with light staining, otherwise very fine, rare £150-200


Provenance: Bt W.H. Pheatt 1978.


Horatio Edwin Rapsey (†1892), baker and grocer, 9 Fredrick street, b. Ashburton, Devon, testified before a commission in 1888 that he had lived in Trinidad for 42 years, so emigrated to the island c. 1846. At the time of his death he was a Port of Spain councillor and president of the Trinidad Building & Loan Association. The business passed to his son, John Alfred Rapsey (1853-1912) c. 1887


Turks & Caicos Islands 1296


GUAYAGUAYARE, Trinidad Leaseholds Ltd, uniface oval brass [by Neal], c. 1915, T.L. LTD GUAYAGUAYARE, S-shaped copper insert, 36 x 25mm, 7.46g (Lyall 510, this piece illustrated; Prid. –; Ford –; Tankersley –; Byrne –). About extremely fine, unissued but very rare


£60-80


Provenance: R.N.P. Hawkins Collection, Glendining Auction, 16 March 1988, lot 448 (part) [from C. Neal & Sons (Finchley), 1972].


An unissued employee identity disc that never went to Trinidad; those that were sent to the island and issued there have numbers stamped on them. Trinidad Leaseholds Ltd, established in 1913 to prospect for oil, taken over by Texaco in 1956


1300


COCKBURN HARBOUR, J.N. Reynolds, cast brass Twelve-and-a-Half Cents, DELIVER BEARER…IN VALUE J.N. REYNOLDS around numeral both sides, 21mm, 5.94g/6h (Lyall 518; Prid. Jamaica –; Ford –; Tankersley –). Obverse fine, reverse partly flat, fair, extremely rare; only two specimens known


£300-500 Provenance: Bt C. Plante February 1993.


John Ney Reynolds (†1890, aged c. 65) was involved in the Newfoundland lumber trade before migrating to Grand Turk island, where he was in business as a salt raker and exporter from c. 1865; his business was sold to Alfred Stubbs in 1883


1297


PORT OF SPAIN, J.G. D’Ade & Co, copper Farthing, c. 1870, legend, rev. value, 21mm, 3.03g/6h (Lyall 498; Prid. 6; Ford 692; Tankersley 399). Extremely fine, rare


£200-250


Provenance: R.A. Byrne Collection, Jess Peters Auction 78 (Los Angeles), 13-14 June 1975, lot 1184.


John George d’Ade, dry goods merchant, 15 Fredrick street 1301


COCKBURN HARBOUR, J.N. Reynolds, cast brass Six-and-a-Quarter Cents, similar, 20mm, 6.09g/6h (Lyall 519; Prid. Jamaica – [Sale, lot 140 = Noble II, 1375]; Ford 708, this piece; Tankersley –). Extremely fine for issue, very rare


£400-500


Provenance: R.J. Ford Collection, Part I, Spink Auction 79, 15 October 1990, lot 708.


Of the five examples believed known, two are in institutions


1298


PORT OF SPAIN, Ice Establishment, uniface brass Twopence by J. Robbins, Boston, legend around value, name of maker stamped on back, 36mm, 9.42g (Lyall 502; Prid. –; Ford –; Tankersley –; Byrne 1190, this piece). Pierced as issued, extremely fine and extremely rare


£300-400


Provenance: R.A. Byrne Collection, Jess Peters Auction 78 (Los Angeles), 13-14 June 1975, lot 1190.


Ice Establishment, 46-8 King street, proprietors C.L. Haley & Co, purveyors of ice, groceries, wines, spirits and drinks, established prior to 1869. By 1903 the business was known as Ice House


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1302


WEST CAICOS, West Caicos Sisal Co, cupro-nickel 2 Shillings and Shilling by Quint, Philadelphia, W.C.S. CO., revs. STORE TOKEN and value, 32.5mm, 10.42g/12h, 5.56g/12h (Lyall 520, 521; Ford 709; Tankersley 409), brass Sixpence, Threepence and Penny by Quint, similar, 32.5mm, 9.18g/12h, 24mm, 5.40g/12h, 20.5mm, 4.22g/12h, brass Halfpenny by Quint, similar, but reads STORE and value, 16mm, 2.44g/12h (Lyall 522-5; Ford 709; Tankersley 409) [6]. Very fine, rare as a set


£100-150 Provenance: Bt R.A. Brandon March 1981 www.dnw.co.uk


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