Partridge & Co., Birmingham -- Any mint information?

Started by hkfears, April 11, 2022, 06:56:19 PM

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hkfears

Can someone provide any information concerning the Partridge & Co. Mint of Birmingham?  This mint struck the the 1868/1874 Guernsey issues.
Thanks,
Harold 

Figleaf

The closest I got was T. Partridge & Co. Ltd. on several addresses in Birmingham from 1919. That's too late to strike coins 1868, but Thomas Partridge, the founder, was born in 1858 and may have been a son of the minter. This may be a dud or a clue, but it's the best I can do.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Henk

I copied the relevant pages from R.N.P. Hawkins, A Dictionary of Makers of British Medallic Tickets, Checks, Medalets, Tallies and Counters (Baldwin 1989)

Figleaf

That lends credence to my speculation that Thomas Partridge's father was the party meant in earlier documentation as a) 1910 was a key year in the history of the Partridge company (see link above) and b) they made and traded in steel supports for buildings, followers of Gustave Eiffel, so the uninformed could call them ironmongers. I agree with the argument against them, that coins were not their cup of tea.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

hkfears

Quote from: Henk on April 12, 2022, 04:25:07 PMI copied the relevant pages from R.N.P. Hawkins, A Dictionary of Makers of British Medallic Tickets, Checks, Medalets, Tallies and Counters (Baldwin 1989)
Thanks so much!
Harold