Blackburn Coins and Medals
 

 Blackburn Coins and Medals

Here is my first purchase on 25th April 2001, a Happy Times Club badge from the Blackburn Times

 

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(30th October 2001)
OLD 5 CENT TOKEN BLACKBURN SEDIO-WOOLEY WA

(2nd May 2001)
Blackburn O.T. good for trade Token 10 cents
A trade token from Blackburn Oklahoma territory. token is good for ten cents in trade. The Farmers co-operative mercantile company. token has a slice out of the side as you can see in the photo. shows the age of the piece.

 

(18th June 2001)
Very similar, better condition and a better snap. Opening price of $20 seems excessive.
LISTED IS A TOKEN FROM THE FARMERS COOP MERCH. BLACKBURN O.T. GOOD FOR 5C IN TRADE. 
(11th September 2001)
NEBRASKA Trade Token - Blackburn
Here is a nice large, (11) scalloped, brass, trade token from the business of T. A. Blackburn who was once located on York, Nebraska. The token measures 35mm in diameter and was good for 50c in trade. A nice collectible for the Nebraska collector.
(24th October 2001)
T.A. Blackburn & Co. York, Neb.
Scalloped - Brass, 50 cents

 
(14th October 2001)

The picture quality is rather better on this one.

This 1900 era, aluminum trade token was issued by The Farmers Co-Operative Mercantile Association of Blackburn, Oklahoma Territory. The token was "Good For 10 Cents In Merchandise." Condition is good


(5th Dec 2001)
RARE BRITISH 1 POUND TOKEN
This very very nice condition token was issued from the EXCELSIOR Co - Operative Store, Blackburn . and is for 1 pound . The planchet is copper and has been stamped only on one side. The reverse is the same as the front but back the front. Im not sure of its age as it came in a box of coins dating from 1795 through to 1907. This is a very good condition and high value token . If buying in Australia please add 10% GST

 

(20th May 2001)
This brass medallion reads " Presented to PC 1515 Commack on his Retirement After 25 Years Service by the Members of the Blackburn Higher Division Lancashire County Police".

 

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(11th June 2001)
Pre 1974 badge for the BLACKBURN FIRE BRIGADE. It is of the Red Ring pattern which is fixed to the star with two blades and it has two fixing loops.

 

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(20th July 2001)
Blackburn Special Police Lapel Badges
2 enamelled lapel badge from Blackburn (Lancashire UK).These are from the 2nd world war period and have a kings crown.They are both maker marked on the reverse (FATTORINI BIRMINGHAM).The one on the left is a Blackburn Special Constables and the right one is a Blackburn Police Reserve.
(30thJuly 2001)

A genuine WW1 (dated 1914) obsolete County Borough of Blackburn Special Constable enamelled badge.Maker marked on reverse THOMAS FATTORINI BOLTON.Numbered on the reverse 292.

(12th August 2001)
This looks like a repeat of the badge two up and on the left. But I've got this far so in it goes:
Obsolete Kings Crown pre 1953 lapel badge from Blackburn Special Constabulary.A nice addition to any collection and becoming harder to find.

 

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(13th August 2006)

From eBay, a Blackburn Schools swimming medal

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(13th August 2006)

From eBay, a Blackburn & District Hospitals badge

 

(30thJuly 2001)
A genuine Victorian Police Belt for Blackburn Police Force.This leather belt and buckle measures approx 42 inches in length (this has room for adjustment to a larger size).See my next lot for a large photo of Blackburn Police(Lancashire UK) wearing the belts.This rare item is in fantastic condition.Scan just shows the buckle part.
(17th June 2001)
YOU ARE INVITED TO BID ON BLACKBURN CREST COAT OF ARMS ENAMEL PIN BADGE, EXCELLENT CONDITION.
(17th June 2001)
This is a white metal medal, 1.25 inches tall, commemorating the Jubilee (50 years) of Blackburn (England) Sunday School Union 1858 to 1908. The commemoration is worded on the obverse of the medal with a central Bible within a floral spray surmounted by the Blackburn coat of arms. The reverse shows the dates 1858 to 1908.

(17th June 2001)
I have no idea what this is all about.

This is a bronze maltese cross shape medal, 1.25 inches across the flats, depicting the Mens Guild of the Blessed Sacrament for the Mill Hill region of Blackburn, England. Please see scan. The medal comes complete with ribbon, suspender bar and pin all of which are in excellent condition. The scan of the front of the medal is not very good, take no notice of this. The medal has a nice even tone. The front of the medal shows a picture of St. Peter in chains. The legend states ST. PETER IN CHAINS MILLHILL BLACKBURN. The reverse shows a religious cross with sunburst design. The legend here states MENS GUILD OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT. A nice medal

(3rd Dec 2001)
Three Blackburn, UK Transit Tokens
These three tokens were used in Blackburn, England. The red is for a 1D fare, the black is for a 5 D fare, and the grey is for a 6D fare.
According to the Smith Catalog of World Transportation Tokens, Most people in the UK never used any transportation tokens. They were struck in limited number and the plastic tokens, such as the one here, were used by city, county and government employees. Sometimes individual agencies would order their own tokens, but more often they would order similar tokens in different colors for the different agencies. Most school tokens were for private or special schools.
As of the publication of the Smith's encyclopedia, most of the pre-decimal tokens (those with a D indicating value) were destroyed after 1971. "Most pre-decimal celluloid and plastic tokens exist in less than 200 each in collector's hands. The pre-decimal celluloid and plastic tokens have a rarity of rarity R4 [121-600 known] to Rarity R10 [one known]." (I assume that the token offered here is R4.)
 
(7th September 2001)
George V 1911 Coronation Medal - Blackburn
A very attractive medalet awarded to the pupils of Blackburn Sunday Schools in commemoration of the coronation of King George V in 1911.
Country of Origin > United Kingdom. Diameter > 15/16ths of an inch. Construction > gilded bronze. Condition > Extremely fine. Date of Manufacture > 1911. Obverse Description > Conjoined bust portraits of the king and queen facing left, within the legend "GEORGIUS V REX ET IMP. ET MARIA REG". Reverse Description > Central inscription "BLACKBURN CHURCH OF ENGLAND SUNDAY SCHOOLS CORONATION JUNE 22nd 1911" within a wreath of laurels. Remarks > A good quality medalet which is not a common type.
(5th Dec 2001)
Blackburn (Lancashire) Schools Swimming Association Certificate of Merit dated October 1905, Distance One Mile, measures 12" x 6 1/2".
(7th Jan 2002)
1891 BLACKBURN ANGLERS PROTECTION SOCIETY CUP
This is a really beautiful cup or trophy dating from 1891. It is magnificently detailed and engraved. Approx 9.5 " tall and in good condition, I can't find any maker's mark or any identifying marks on it, so I'm assuming it's silver plate and it looks like it once had a gold wash over it. There has been an old repair to the neck see the detailed photo below. It reads as follows on one side; "Given by the Blackburn Anglers protection Society No.1." Then on the other side; "B.A.P.S. No. 1 won by James Hesmondhalgh at Salwick 1890 & 1891." Once again, this is a beautiful Victorian Cup that is a pleasure to look at, with only some light scratches and minor imperfections, other than the repair.
 

(30th July 2001)
BRASS PLAQUE POSSIBLY FROM A STEAM ENGINE, JOHN STRINGER & SONS ENGINEERS BLACKBURN. 6 & 3/4 INCHES WIDE, IN GOOD CONDITION.
(30th July 2001)
Hallmarked for Birmingham 1910 this Silver Spoon is for The Blackburn Canine Association,it measures 41/2" long and is in very good condition with no damage to the enamel,it shows the Blackburn Coat of Arms,a very nice little spoon.
(13th October 2001)
Blackburn Art Exhibition Medal 1874. 44mm wide.