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July 01, 2009

Copper Corner List #57: Bill McKivor of The Copper Corner has sent out List #57 for July-September 2009 offering a variety of items for sale including 18th Century Conder Tokens, 17th Century tokens, 19th Century tokens along with medals, medalets, unusual historical items and more. Bill also sent out an Architecture List last week. If you're not getting his lists sent directly to you via email you should be. Bill can be reached at Copperman@thecoppercorner.com .


May 01, 2009

A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd Auction 61: A large selection of British Eighteenth Century Tokens (over 400 lots) are coming up for auction at Baldwin & Sons on Tuesday 26th May 2009. There will also be British Nineteenth Century Tokens, Engraved Coins, Medals, Badges, Tickets & Passes in the auction.

The conder tokens will be available for viewing Friday 15th May 2009 during The British American Token Congress at the Red Lion Hotel, Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 as well as Monday 25th May 2009 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ. Viewing is also available by appointment at 11 Adelphi Terrace during the preceding one week in London 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Further information including the complete catalog is available online at www.baldwin.co.uk/auction61.html .


February 03, 2009

Coins for Sale: Coins for Sale is a new website that sells British Coins, Conder Halfpennies, Foreign and Colonial Coins. Their current Conder selection can be seen at www.coinsforsale.org/category/13857497 .


September 03, 2008

Good Money in London: On Thursday October 9, 2008 the Institute for Economic Affairs, a UK free-market think-tank, will hold a launching of George Selgin's book "Good Money". If you're looking for a good reason to visit London and if you would like to hear the author speak about his book you can find more information about the launching event here ...

I know I mentioned this before but it bears repeating that "Good Money" is a "must read" for the Conder enthusiast. Learn more ...


June 10, 2008


Good Money Available in July: George Selgin's book "Good Money", which tells the story of British manufacturers� challenge to the Crown�s monopoly on coinage will be available this July. Some comments on the book:
"In lucid, enjoyable, often humorous language, Selgin takes us from the 'dark satanic mills' to the backstreet haunts of the eighteenth-century counterfeiter and the private, legitimate mints, set up to address a problem the Royal Mint could or would not�the production of safe small change for the people. His cast of characters is large and auspicious: Thomas Williams, James Watt, John Westwood, and Matthew Boulton. And Selgin�s understanding of eighteenth-century economic theory and practice is absolute, allowing him to write with verve and clarity."
�Richard Doty, Curator of Numismatics, Smithsonian Institution

"I anxiously await the publication of Good Money. Taking a totally fresh approach to not only the examination of the British token coinage, but also the role of money as a medium of exchange, this is a work that will delight token collectors and general numismatists alike. Good Money is no stale academic text�I was charmed by the author's 'Ramble Round Old Birmingham' as surely as I was enlightened throughout by his meticulous research. Numismatists are readers and researchers at heart and I've no doubt that Good Money will meet with an enthusiastic response within our community."
�Harold Welch, Vice President, Conder Token Collector's Club
This is a "must read" for the Conder enthusiast. Learn more ...


February 21, 2008

Become a Better Collector - Enroll in the School of Numismatics

March 31 is the early registration deadline for Summer Seminar, June 21-27 and June 28-July 4 in Colorado Springs. New courses include The History of Mexico Through Its Coinage, Understanding Ancient Coins and Essential Skills for the Numismatic Cataloger. The School of Numismatics will offer the two-day course, Fundamentals of Grading United States Coins, May 16-17 at the  Garden State Numismatic Association's Convention in Somerset, NJ. The class can help you gain confidence in evaluating surface marks, strike, luster and eye appeal. Finally, don't miss the many free convention seminars during the Phoenix National Money Show, March 7-9. Learn more ...


February 04, 2008

News Contributions Wanted: My energies have been diverted to other interests over the last few months and consequently this page has been neglected. I'm wondering if there are any conder folk out there who would like to contribute news blurbs to keep this page active? These could be as simple as new coin list, auction or web update alerts or as complex as short articles about tokens and token collecting. I'm thinking that for this to work best for me I would set up access so that you could post directly. If this seems like something you might want to try contact me at eric@unsogno.net .


October 24, 2007

Copper Corner List #50: Bill McKivor of The Copper Corner has sent out List #50 for October-December 2007 offering a variety of items for sale including 18th Century Conder Tokens, 17th Century tokens, 19th Century tokens along with medals, medalets, unusual historical items and more. This list marks 15 years of such offerings from Bill. If you're not getting his lists sent directly to you via email you should be. Bill can be reached at Copperman@thecoppercorner.com .


October 08, 2007

Conder Token Collector's Journal Vol XII Number 3 Fall 2007 #45
CTCC Journal Volume XII Number 3 Fall 2007 #45: The 45th consecutive issue of the Conder Token Collector's Club publication, the cover of which is shown to the left, arrived last Friday. Features include "The Seventeeth Century Tokens of Saffron Walden, Essex" by Tony Fox, "David Alves Rebello" by Melvyn Brooks [Reprinted from 'Hackney History'], "A Review of 'Our English Towns and Villages'" by Tom Fredette, "William Booth, The Perry Barr Forger " by John Free [reprinted from the Birmingham Weekly Post of Saturday November 12, 1932] and more. The quarterly Journal comes with membership in the Conder Token Collector's Club and is very much an essential reference for Conder collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. Original articles by club members are the heart of the Journal. You need not be a token "expert" to contribute an interesting and worthwhile article. Consider joining the Club and doing an article for the next issue. Contact Rachel Irish (mrIrish5@adelphia.net) for further CTCC membership info or visit the Conder Token Collector's Club web site for further CTCC info.


August 15, 2007

TOPNEWS text message screen sampleUseful(?)Text Message Tools: So you're nowhere near your computer and you just absolutely need to know the price of gold or what the bid is on a conder token auction you are following? No problem ... well not if you have a cell phone handy and small, nimble thumbs ... simply text "goldspot" to 41411 to get the latest spot price and trends on gold ...and for latest bid info as well as closing time on that token just text the word "auction" plus a space followed by the item number of the auction ... once again to 41411 ... and yes, you will have to know a 12 digit auction number to use this last tool. Then there is "topnews" followed by name or subject you are looking for news about, such as "stolen coins", to get recent headline on that name or subject. Also be advised that text message rates of 10-20 cents per message may apply depending on your phone service plan.


July 30, 2007

Token References at Google Books: A recent discussion in the Conder Group at Yahoo has revealed that there are some great token references to be found free online at Google books. You can find them by going to http://books.google.com/ , searching for tokens, then limiting the search to "full view" ... or by following this link to token references at Google. Some of these books are also available on CD from euriskodata on eBay. Thanks for the tip guys.


July 07, 2007

Conder Token Collector's Journal Vol XII Number 2 Summer 2007 #44
CTCC Journal Volume XII Number 2 Summer 2007 #44: The 44th consecutive issue of the Conder Token Collector's Club publication, the cover of which is shown to the left, just arrived. Features include "Token Tales - Joseph Priestly: Scientist, Reformer" by R. C. Bell, "Blything Hundred" by John Fisher, "'BIS' Demystified" by Bill McKivor, "Brighton, East Sussex" by Tony Fox, "James Wright, Junior" by David Dykes, "A Review: Great Tales from English History" by Tom Fredette and much more. The quarterly Journal comes with membership in the Conder Token Collector's Club and is very much an essential reference for Conder collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. Contact Rachel Irish (mrIrish5@adelphia.net) for further CTCC membership info or visit the Conder Token Collector's Club web site for further CTCC info.


July 03, 2007

Copper Corner List #49: Bill McKivor of The Copper Corner has sent out List #49 for July-September 2007 offering a variety of items for sale including 18th Century Conder Tokens, 17th Century tokens, 19th Century tokens along with medals, medalets, unusual historical items and more ... such as Canadian, Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania colonial issues ... as well as a look at 'Bis' and ... no surprise here, a discussion of postage. If you're not getting Bill's lists sent directly to you via email you should be. Bill can be reached at Copperman@thecoppercorner.com .


June 23, 2007

ABC Coins and Tokens Updated: David Stuart has just this week sent out a notice that the English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh 18th Century Conder tokens and Anti-Slavery pages have been updated at Alnwick British & Colonial Coins & Tokens .


May 29, 2007

Copper Corner Book List: Bill McKivor of Copper Corner has released a book list which features over 80 books in stock, some the standard token references, as well as auction catalogues, pamphlets, general information books, both British and American, and miscellany. Bill can be reached at Copperman@thecoppercorner.com for further information.


April 06, 2007

Conder Token Collector's Journal Vol XII Number 1 Spring 2007 #43
CTCC Journal Volume XII Number 1 Spring 2007 #43: The 43nd consecutive issue of the Conder Token Collector's Club publication, the cover of which is shown to the left, is in the mail. Features include "Token Tales - Druid or Elf, Token's Recall Handel's Music" by R. C. Bell, "Suffolk 15" by John Fisher, "Two New Varieties of Camac Tokens" by Greg Silvis, "Sarah Sophia Banks" by Frank Gorsler, "Battles, Grog and Wooden Walls" by Tom Fredette and much more. The quarterly Journal comes with membership in the Conder Token Collector's Club and is very much an essential reference for Conder collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. Contact Rachel Irish (mrIrish5@adelphia.net) for further CTCC membership info or visit the Conder Token Collector's Club web site for further CTCC info.


April 05, 2007

Copper Corner List #48: Bill McKivor of The Copper Corner has sent out List #48 for April-June 2007 offering a wide variety of items for sale including 18th Century Conder Tokens, 17th Century tokens, 19th Century tokens along with Evasions, Unofficial Farthings, books and more. If you're not getting Bill's lists sent directly to you via email you should be. Bill can be reached at Copperman@thecoppercorner.com .


January 29, 2007

2007 Conder Token Scans CD: Gary Sriro's outstanding Conder Token Scans CD has been updated again. The new version is now available at $39 including domestic US shipping or at $40 including international shipping. Gary writes:
"My new 2007 Conder Token Scans CD is done and ready for shipment. It now contains high resolution color scans of both sides of 3,400 tokens, up from the previous 3,100. It's getting harder and harder to find tokens to add, and a lot more expensive to boot. In addition to the 300 brand new tokens with their never-before-seen population numbers, at least 2,000 existing tokens have had new population number changes. Not only have tokens been added, but numerous other tokens have been upgraded which now yield even better and more attractive images. Additionally, the data base which generates the population numbers has grown this year from 33,000 entries to 38,000. To make it into the data base, the token must be at least an 'American' VF or VF for issue, or better, and identified with a D&H number. Thus the population database reflects only properly described and 'collectible' quality token numbers. With the purchase of the new cd, enclosure sheets will be included, containing an updated rarity scale.

If it seems you have been seeing many of the same tokens over and over, your eyes (and memory) have not been deceiving you! I've found the ten most populous tokens in declining order to be: Hamp. 89, Sussex 15, Yorksh. 63, Somerset. 26, Mdsx. 393 and 804c, Suffolk 35, Warwicksh. 50, Glouc. 60 and Mdsx. 295. These ten tokens account for 830 entries (average of 83 prices and entries/token) of the 38,000 entries, and 5,103 other D&H numbers collectively make up the balance (average of 7.4 prices and entries/token). Thought you might be interested in this little morsel of information.

If you who wish to have the new cd and live in the U. S. please send check, cash, money order or Paypal for a $39 which includes shipping, to the address below or use my email address for Paypal payment. If you are outside the U.S., please use Paypal or send $40 cash.

I also have an easy to use and deadly accurate companion Conder Token Identifier on CD, too. Please contact me for further information on this powerful reference tool. Many thanks and best wishes to all........Gary"
This CD is an absolutely essential addition to the reference library of any Conder collector or enthusiast. Gary can be reached by email at gsriro@sbcglobal.net, by post at 18861 Colony Circle Villa Park, CA 92861 or by phone at 714-998-1151 for orders or additional information ... or you can buy a 2007 Conder Token Scans CD right now with PAYPAL using Gary's email address (gsriro@sbcglobal.net) to make the transaction ... only $39 with US domestic shipping or $40 with international shipping. If I did the math correctly that works out to spending just a bit more than 1 cent per token shown on Gary's 2007 Conder Token Scans CD ... yikes ... sounds like a great deal to me.


January 13, 2007

Conder Token Collector's Journal Vol XI Number 4 Winter 2006/7 #42
CTCC Journal Volume XI Number 4 Winter 2006/7: The 42nd consecutive issue of the Conder Token Collector's Club publication, the cover of which is shown to the left, is in the mail. Features include "Token Tales - Samuel Whitbread, Master Baker" by R. C. Bell, "Sudbury to Suffolk" by Tony Fox, "Four New Varieties of Camac Tokens" by Greg Silvis, "By-Laws of the CTCC" from Issue 14, "Author Index Volumes VIII-XI [Issue 40]" by Tom Fredette and much more. The quarterly Journal comes with membership in the Conder Token Collector's Club and is very much an essential reference for Conder collectors and enthusiasts worldwide ... not just for the articles but for the sense of community one gets by reading what others in the field are interested in and what they are doing. Contact Rachel Irish (mrIrish5@adelphia.net) for further CTCC membership info or visit the Conder Token Collector's Club web site for further CTCC info.


January 11, 2007

ABC Coins and Tokens Updated: David Stuart writes that 20 new categories of British and world tokens, medallions and paranumismatica have just been added to the web site at Alnwick British & Colonial Coins & Tokens . English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh Conders are of course some of the many other categories found at the coin index page at Alnwick British & Colonial Coins & Tokens.


January 10, 2007

Catalog for Davissons Auction 25 with Charles II pattern crownDavissons Ltd Auction 25: Catalog for Auction 25 which includes "Exceptional, Unusual, Important Coins, Tokens and Medals" and which closes Thursday 1 February 2007 arrived earlier this week. Lots 204 - 214 are "British Trade Tokens". The auction also includes a wide range of many other exceptionally attractive coins (including a Charles II pattern crown by Simon with the REDDITE edge reading), as well as medals and books which make up the total of 267 lots. There is no buyer's fee for this auction and many of the lots will be available for viewing at the upcoming New York International Numismatic Convention. Davissons can be contacted by email at coins@davissons.net, by phone at (320) 685-3835 and can be found on the web at www.britishcoins.com or www.classiccoins.com .


January 06, 2007

Collector's Universe: Some Conder Token discussions that may be of interest can be found at the message boards in the World & Ancient Forum at Collector's Universe by going there and using the search form provided to search on "conders". Try it now ...


January 04, 2007

Copper Corner List #47: Bill McKivor of The Copper Corner has sent out List #47 for January-March 2007 offering a wide variety of items for sale including 18th Century Conder Tokens, 17th Century tokens, 19th Century tokens along with Evasions, Unofficial Farthings, Medals, medalets, unusual historical items and more. If you're not getting Bill's lists sent directly to you via email you should be. Bill can be reached at Copperman@thecoppercorner.com .


November 12, 2006

Numismatic Notebook & Catalog Fall 2006 Davissons LtdDavissons Ltd Numismatic Notebook & Catalog, Fall 2006: A select offering from Davissons' stock is listed in the "Numismatic Notebook & Catalog, Fall 2006" which arrived several days ago. Items 126-161 as well as the token references which follow these items should be of interest to the conder enthusiast. There is also a wide range of many other attractive numismatic items offered in the catalog, and Allan Davisson writes in his introduction that Auction 25 is "well along, scheduled to be mailed near the end of the year and close in late January 2007." Davissons can be contacted by email at coins@davissons.net, by phone at (320) 685-3835 and can be found on the web at www.britishcoins.com or www.classiccoins.com .


October 19, 2006

World Exonumia MAIL BID SALE 11: Rich Hartzog of World Exonumia has announced his MAIL BID SALE 11 which closes 7 November 2006 offering Exonumia, tokens, medals, buttons, badges, Indian Peace medals, Slave Tags and more. Conders? Hmmmm ... I wouldn't know but certainly lots of interesting material. Rich writes that the sale catalog has almost 2800 lots with a color cover, 120 pages, from the common to the super-rare. Read more ...


October 06, 2006

Conder Token Collector's Journal Vol XI Number 3 Fall 2006 #41
CTCC Journal Volume XI Number 3 Fall 2006: The 41st consecutive issue of the Conder Token Collector's Club publication, the cover of which is shown to the left, is in the mail. Features include "Essex Edgeways" by Tony Fox, "Thomas Sharp - Token Triple Threat" by Harold Welch, "The David Spence Collection" by Peter Preston-Morley, "Iron Bridge Construction" by Bill Wahl, "Issac Newton's Tokens" by Tom Fredette, "Four New Varieties of Camac Tokens" by Greg Silvis, "Conder Questions and a Poem" by Richard Coult and much more ... including the 2006 Club Member Medal. The new medal can be seen along with other club medals in the gallery at http://conderclub.org/medals.html . The quarterly Journal comes with membership in the Conder Token Collector's Club and is very much an essential reference for Conder collectors and enthusiasts worldwide ... not just for the articles but for the sense of community one gets by reading what others in the field are interested in and what they are doing. Contact Rachel Irish (mrIrish5@adelphia.net) for further CTCC membership info or visit the Conder Token Collector's Club web site for further CTCC info.


September 28, 2006

Charles Davis Numismatic Literature Auction: Catalogue for a Mail bid sale of Numismatic Literature Selections From the Library of James D. King Osterville MA and other consignments totalling 850 lots that closes 28 October 2006 arrived yesterday from Charles Davis. As always there are items for a broad range of collecting interests ... and of course some lots of specific interest to the conder enthusiast. Charles Davis can be reached at P.O. Box 547 Wenham MA 01984 USA, (978) 468 2933 or numislit@aol.com and at his VCOINS or ABEBOOKS websites. The catalogue for this sale is available online at the VCOINS site.


September 20, 2006

Copper Corner List #46: Bill McKivor of The Copper Corner has sent out List #46 for October-December 2006 offering a wide variety of items for sale including 18th Century Conder Tokens, 17th Century tokens, 19th Century tokens along with Medals, medalets, unusual historical items and more. Bill will going to this year's Token Congress in St. Helena, Lancashire and The Copper Corner will be closed in the month of October during his travels. Hmmmm ... seems to me it would be best to act quickly if you want something on the list or you may be waiting until November to receive your items. If you're not getting Bill's lists sent directly to you via email you should be. Bill can be reached at Copperman@thecoppercorner.com .


Groll Coins: Groll Coins has just launched a new web site at www.grollcoins.com. The site features Conder Tokens, as well as additional British Regal and Colonial coinage and is updated regularly. Take a look using the link above or by using the link I've added on the Conders For Sale page.


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