British Working Mens' Clubs

Tuesday 1st November 2022

In Britain, working men's clubs are private social clubs which began as a movement in the mid-19th century. In the main they are to be found in the industrial areas of North England, the Midlands, Scotland and the Valleys of South Wales. Initially, their purpose was to provide recreation and…

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Our new book on Gunmoney

Saturday 28th November 2020

Here are a few sample pages from our new book on Gunmoney.  

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The grading (and describing) of numismatic books de-mystified for the beginner

Wednesday 18th March 2020

Grading numismatic books is much like grading coins. Some people, however, manage to turn something nice and easy into a mystical exercise full of jargon. To describe books offered for sale here I use very simple rules. Unfortunately, numismatic book grades, although they use much the same words as coin…

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Join the Merrymakers

Friday 15th March 2019

This is a very rare and interesting cardboard ‘coin’ which shows that you cannot rely on a date, or portrait that appears on a coin.What appears to be the obverse imitates a Victorian period penny. The other side announces: Join The MERRYMAKERS at DALE & KERLEY’S CAFÉ Dancing Free Daily…

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