The Collection of Yorkshire 17th Century Tokens formed by Christopher Street

Date of Auction: 8th November 2017

Sold for £60

Estimate: £80 - £100

Carleton-in-Craven, Leonard Bumby, Penny, 1669, 3.78g/3h (N 5828a, this piece; BW. 58); John Hancocke and William Balme, Halfpenny, 1666, 1.40g/12h (N –; BW. 60) [2]. First fair, second mediocre but very rare £80-100


Provenance: N 5828a H. Hird Collection, Glendining Auction, 6 March 1974, lot 285 (part), Norweb Collection, Spink Auction 149, 15 November 2000, lot 90 (part) [from Seaby 1974], bt S.H. Monks October 2004; BW. 60 bt Spink February 2006.

The token of Hancock and Balme may, or may not, be from Carleton-in-Craven; recent authors have suggested one of the two Carltons in Leicestershire and Carlton-in-Lindrick, Nottinghamshire (Granger, TCSB vol. 9, pp.50-1); a Norfolk suggestion would appear incorrect (Marsden, TCSB vol. 12, p.13)