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Hedley Young & Co. Blyth
« on: August 01, 2017, 02:16:21 PM »
Hedley Young & Co. Blyth one penny uniface brass 31mm

The prestigious Hedley Young & Co department store, pictured here in 1959.

Once the grandest and largest shops in Blyth, Hedley Young & Co opened in 1896 and the one stop shop was a key part of life in Blyth for many years and penny tokens from the shop are still popular collectors items.
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Re: Hedley Young & Co. Blyth
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 04:41:18 AM »
Curiously I found another penny that is in thin bracteate copper
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Re: Hedley Young & Co. Blyth
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 11:36:59 AM »
In war times, copper prices would shoot up. Maybe Hedley Young decided to save on weight, rather than use zinc?

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Re: Hedley Young & Co. Blyth
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 11:51:05 AM »
Dear malj,
please, tell how these tokens were used?   
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Re: Hedley Young & Co. Blyth
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 12:15:07 PM »
See here for some information on their use.
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Re: Hedley Young & Co. Blyth
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 01:18:26 PM »
Thank you, dear malj1!
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Re: Hedley Young & Co. Blyth
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2019, 01:18:32 PM »
Just acquired a 6d, uniface zinc, 20.8mm
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Re: Hedley Young & Co. Blyth
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2019, 02:34:52 PM »
Found a threepence in my file. square brass, 20.5mm
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Re: Hedley Young & Co. Blyth
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2019, 04:43:48 PM »
Starting to look like a series. If there is no halfpenny, they would be rather close to decimalisation, though the brass and zinc pennies are likely to have been issued earlier. The threepence reminds me of British Indian half anna coins, but that may be a coincidence.

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Re: Hedley Young & Co. Blyth
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2019, 12:03:33 AM »
This threepence is very similar to the issues of John Banner, also of Sheffield, so probably from the same maker.

Two prominent makers existed in Sheffield, see Woollen Ltd and C.A. Grant & Co It could be from either of these or even another maker entirely, more research needs to be done.
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