World Tokens, the Property of a North Country Collector

Date of Auction: 2nd October 2019

Sold for £220

Estimate: £50 - £80

Bahamas, CAT CAY, Cat Key Club, One Key, white metal piédfort, cat standing on key, rev. old water tower above value, 38mm (Lyall 14). Very fine but dull finish, very rare £50-£80


Provenance: Bt K.V. Eckardt 1979.

Cat Cay is a small islet approximately 15 miles south of Bimini, purchased by Louis Rice Wasey in 1931 and developed into an exclusive resort. The tokens, introduced in 1946, were designed by the owner’s daughter, Jane