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Offline constanius

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Double-Headed Cow and Some Doubled Letters Too
« on: July 16, 2015, 12:11:27 AM »


Pidcock's menagerie token by James.

The double-headed cow was advertised on Jan. 29th, 1791, "as being alive and taking its sustenance with both mouths at the same time.

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Re: Double-Headed Cow and Some Doubled Letters Too
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 07:25:55 AM »
A weird error from a weird place in central London...

(poster: British Museum)

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Re: Double-Headed Cow and Some Doubled Letters Too
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 04:19:38 PM »
Nice poster.

These are some old pics.





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Re: Double-Headed Cow and Some Doubled Letters Too
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 01:43:25 PM »
I like the Pidcock issues, but so does everyone else so they tend to be expensive. I have the elephant & cockatoo as previously pictured, plus this one:

Is there a list somewhere of what they produced?

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Re: Double-Headed Cow and Some Doubled Letters Too
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 12:29:02 AM »
The provincial token-coinage of the 18th century by Dalton & Hamer can be found and downloaded. Davis' The nineteenth century token coinage probably can't, but it was reprinted in 1979, so it should be available from the usual suspects. A cheaper solution is British tokens and their values, Seaby's Numismatic Publication - look for Seaby 18th century Middlesex 414-458 (halfpennies) and 1064-168 (farthings) as well as Seaby 19th century 49-60 (1801 series). The first are D&H numbers, the second D numbers. Note that these are not circulating tokens but souvenirs sold to visitors.

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Re: Double-Headed Cow and Some Doubled Letters Too
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 12:55:14 AM »
Perhaps the best listing to be found is that of R C Bell's Tradesmen's Tickets and Private Tokens 1785-1819 Hard to find but does appear from time to time.

Here below is a typical entry:
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 01:00:26 AM »
See tailpiece p. 298.
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Re: Double-Headed Cow and Some Doubled Letters Too
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 01:11:33 AM »
A little more each reduced from almost 3MB so hope its readable.
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Re: Double-Headed Cow and Some Doubled Letters Too
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 01:44:16 AM »
Brilliant thanks Mal. Excellent bit of history.  :)

And Peter, I have a PDF of Dalton Hamer. Why I didn't think to look in it I don't know.  ::)