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Other tokens and medals => Not used for payments => Topic started by: malj1 on June 17, 2017, 05:54:36 AM

Title: VR arms
Post by: malj1 on June 17, 2017, 05:54:36 AM
A flower spray composed of leek, rose and thistle crowned with VR imposed rev. blank engraved 25

28.5mm zinc corroded
Title: Re: VR arms
Post by: FosseWay on June 17, 2017, 09:53:07 AM
Possibly something related to the postal service? ID badge for a postman or a pigeonhole in a sorting office? Secure mailbag?
Title: Re: VR arms
Post by: malj1 on June 17, 2017, 10:34:34 AM
Yes that mirrors my thoughts too but I didn't say anything at first as I didn't want to plant any impressions too soon.

There was a query in the Token Corresponding Society bulletin some years ago and I had suggested this one may be Derby 240A pewter 27mm (or 240B pewter 26mm)

= VR in scroll letters crown and used by postmen; unfortunately no image in Smith catalogue. No suggestion of floral arms.
Title: Re: VR arms
Post by: malj1 on June 17, 2017, 10:38:51 AM
I have another Post Office type in brass:

POST OFFICE LEEDS with crown over 25 which curiously is the same number as that engraved on the first one above.
Title: Re: VR arms
Post by: redwine on June 24, 2017, 12:42:13 PM
There are some interesting verification marks for pewter on the net.  See here. (http://www.pewtersociety.org/identify/verification-and-capacity-marks)
What does it weigh?
Title: Re: VR arms
Post by: malj1 on June 24, 2017, 01:28:05 PM
It doesn't have a pewter mark though.

Weighs 7.5g but slightly corroded especially the reverse so another 0.1g or so...
Title: Re: VR arms
Post by: redwine on June 24, 2017, 03:31:49 PM
It's of the same time period and the solution to the problem of where the pewter was made was resolved by an area number. 25 = Leeds?
Perhaps 'Marks and Markings of Weights and Measures of the British Isles by Carl Ricketts and John Douglas 1996' might give further insight.
Title: Re: VR arms
Post by: malj1 on June 25, 2017, 12:08:32 AM
I downloaded the book here (http://www.pewterbank.com/Marks_and_Marking_of_Weights_and_Measures_of_the_British_Isles.pdf)

I found the largest of the Victorian stamps is one inch, approx 25mm. while the number 25 is for Lanark. Leeds is 174.

Title: Re: VR arms
Post by: constanius on June 25, 2017, 11:16:17 PM
I downloaded the book

No mention in the book of a floral spray of rose, thistle etc, pity.