COMMUNION TOKEN BOLESKINE & ABERTARFF 1771 SCOTLAND BROOK 122C

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COMMUNION TOKEN BOLESKINE & ABERTARFF 1771 SCOTLAND BROOK 122C

BAT / C, 1771, round 21mm

Good fabric, good Fine

The Andrew Macmillan Collection of Scottish Communion tokens

About six years ago Andrew Macmillan’s Collection of Communion tokens was offered for sale in a series of auctions by Simmons and Simmons. The Scottish Series was offered as a single lot of nearly 5000, which rather limited those who were prepared, or in a position, to bid. I think it was hoped that a museum or state institution would buy the collection and keep it intact. As it transpired I purchased the group. My initial intention was to keep the pieces together as I have always loved Communion tokens. I purchased them to enjoy in my retirement. Sadly illness intervened and I have decided to offer them on Ebay over a period, and at the end intend to produce a priced and illustrated record. Some of the pieces simply do not scan well, particularly those that are white, but it is worth remembering that where pieces are worn, they are still the best example Andrew was able to acquire in decades of collecting. All pieces are sold with Andrew’s tickets, which record the standard catalogue
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