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Re: British and other counterstamps on French and Italian coins
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2015, 09:59:55 PM »
I've seen these before, though not for very many years. The theatre stamp came after Pears.

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Re: British and other counterstamps on French and Italian coins
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2015, 12:59:41 PM »
BORWICK'S BAKING POWDER on French 10 centimes
George Borwick and Sons.

Scott 22.202   BORWICK
George Borwick, of Morven, Torquay, was born in 1806. He founded the famous baking powder firm, George Borwick & Sons Ltd., in 1842. In 1880, Borwick had premises at 24 Chiswell Street, E.C., and 134 Upper Thames Street, E.C. He died in 1889, leaving £259,000. His son, Robert Hudson Borwick (1845-1936), a director of the firm, was knighted in 1916 and raised to the peerage in 1922. Borwicks later became a subsidiary of H. J. Green and Co. Ltd. of Brighton, and are now owned by the Pillsbury Co., of Minneapolis, U.S.A.
[From Scott, British Countermarks etc.]

From a printing block in my collection.

Legislation of 1817-1818 banned the production and circulation of token coinage, but did nothing to prevent a merchant from stamping his company's name on regal copper coins and distributing them to advertise his business. Some employers even paid their workers with such counter-marked coins to promote their message. The situation was ultimately addressed by legislation in 1853, when it became illegal to deface the queen's coinage. Even that measure, however, failed to stop the practice, as businesses soon recognised there was a loophole - the legislation did not apply to foreign coins.


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Re: British and other counterstamps on French and Italian coins
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2016, 03:14:59 PM »
Here's an 1856 PEARS' SOAP. 10 centimes with another countermark  8)
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Re: British and other counterstamps on French and Italian coins
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2016, 12:29:12 AM »
B interesting  :(
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Re: British counterstamps on British and foreign coins
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2016, 12:32:26 AM »
The 1975 book "British Countermarks on Copper and Bronze Coins" by J. Gavin Scott. ...  the second book in the list at...

http://www.tokensociety.org.uk/date.htm

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Re: British and other counterstamps on French and Italian coins
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2016, 07:18:59 AM »
That's very sad  :'(
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Re: British and other counterstamps on French and Italian coins
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2016, 09:21:00 AM »
Spotted this countermarked 5 centimes on eBay scarcer on the smaller denomination.

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Re: British and other counterstamps on French and Italian coins
« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2016, 10:38:46 AM »
I've got one of those  ;D
5 centimes 1855 K (Bordeaux)
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Re: British and other counterstamps on French and Italian coins
« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2016, 12:46:50 PM »
The other 5c is also 1855 but with a B  ???
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Re: British and other counterstamps on French and Italian coins
« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2016, 01:32:18 PM »
Atelier is on the reverse under the arrows.  The other's an A.  The B you can see on the obverse is the beginning of Barre.
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Re: British and other counterstamps on French and Italian coins
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2016, 02:11:33 PM »
Got it  8)

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Re: British and other counterstamps on French and Italian coins
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2017, 12:48:09 PM »


Here is a nice one that came in a job lot.  ;D  (A on the reverse)
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Re: British and other counterstamps on French and Italian coins
« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2018, 07:36:05 PM »
An Italian soap trade name “SAPOL” was stamped on a Greece 10 Lepta

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Re: British and other counterstamps on French and Italian coins
« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2019, 05:21:17 AM »
An Italian soap trade name “SAPOL” was stamped on a Greece 10 Lepta

See Reply #6 and above.
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