Directory - Monmouthshire & South Wales - Kelly's 1891

Books, directories and catalogues for Wales token research

Our library is an essential working tool; we’d be lost without it. Along with all the tokens from Emyr George, a van load of books and well used directories landed in our hallway before Christmas, for sale and passing on to other collectors. At present, we have put all the directories, Kelly’s, Slater, Bennett, from 19th and early 20th centuries online. They’re really useful when trying to identify tokens. You have the names of licensees of the pubs, shop owners,… Read More »Books, directories and catalogues for Wales token research

Anne 1709 shilling engraved with name & birthday baby 1766

Announcing a birth, 18th century style

Queen Anne 1709 shilling engraved Sarah Cowdrey Jany. Ye 10 1766, obverse engraved LS, price £75 (CA137) Note from Coin News Dealer’s Pick – December 2020 edition of the magazine. Most of the items shown in ‘Dealer’s pick’ have been super expensive, highly desirable numismatic items.  But not all covetable things are in the zillionaire bracket, price wise.  Because this is Coin News I’ve chosen a Queen Anne 1709 silver shilling which has been altered.  Many years after the date of issue,… Read More »Announcing a birth, 18th century style

MB94 token auction Emyr George Welsh collection

The sale closed on 30 September, with over 550 lots – download the text catalogue here. It was our first auction on this new website. Although there were a few admin hiccups (see below), all went well. Prices realised updated to 28 October can be downloaded here. Any unsolds (and there weren’t many) will be offered at a later date. Prices overall were strong with lots of collector interest. However there were still a few bargains to be had! The… Read More »MB94 token auction Emyr George Welsh collection

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What’s in store for you sales and future events

We’ve been busy in lockdown ( auctions and lots of cataloguing) but even so we’ve missed seeing you all at the usual coin fairs and congresses. So here’s an update of what is happening in the near future, and what you might have missed. With a second national lockdown there are no coin fairs scheduled for the rest of this year, unless the Bloomsbury goes ahead on the first Saturday of December. Coinex and September London Coin Fair were both… Read More »What’s in store for you sales and future events

Boat in Scottish landscape

New improved Simmons Gallery website!

Well in the end we decided we must upgrade as the old auction site was so clunky and created so much admin, so here’s the result: a new website which we hope you’ll find much easier to use. And we hope it will be easier for us to manage too! Also we’re hoping to upload lots more fixed price items across the board too. When we began our MailBid auctions back in the 1990s, it was all postal and so… Read More »New improved Simmons Gallery website!