Tobacconists' trade tokens (reverse)

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Postcard of Tobacconists' trade tokens (reverse).
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Tobacconists' trade tokens (reverse)

These are the reverses of copper farthing trade tokens of tobacconists James Mitchell of the Canongate in Edinburgh, and George Randolph & Co. of King Street in Glasgow. The former dates from between around 1780 and 1830, the latter from 1799.

The reverse of the Mitchell token has a design featuring crossed pipes and is inscribed 'CANONGATE'. The reverse of the Randolph token has a figure with a ship in the distance and is inscribed 'TOBACCONISTS KING STREET GLASGOW/1799'.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-338-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1995.379
Date: 1799
c. 1780 - 1830
Left: Between around 1780 and 1830; Right: 1799
Material: Copper; both sides slightly off-centre; cleaned; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv: JAMES / MITCHELL, across upper field; TOBACCONIST, around bottom / Rev: a roll of tobacco at top; crossed pipes
Copper; slight wear. Inscription: Obv: FARTHING PAYABLE AT GEORGE RANDOLPH & CO.; a canister, inscribed SCOTS, on top of a barrel; to left, canister
Dimensions: 20.5 mm D / Die Axis: 5.0
22 mm / Die Axis: 6.0
What: D&H Lothian 105
Trade token, farthing
Trade token, farthing
Subject: Trade tokens
Trade tokens
Who: George Randolph and Co., tobacconists, King Street, Glasgow (Issuer)
James Mitchell, tobacconist, Canongate, Edinburgh (Issuer)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow (King Street)
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Copper farthing trade token of James Mitchell, tobacconist, Canongate, Edinburgh, c. 1780 - 1830
Copper farthing trade token of George Randolph & Co., tobacconists, King Street, Glasgow, 1799
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