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Essential Reading and Famous Collections

There are several publications that are very useful when studying farthings, and a list is given below of the main ones:

  • Author & Title: M. J. Freeman – Bronze Coinage of Great Britain

    Published: 1970, 1985, 2006 & 2016 ISBN: 0950194700, 0091552400 & 978-0-948964-84-8

  • Author & Title: C.Wilson Peck – English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum 1558 – 19**

    Published: 1964 & 1970 ISBN: 0714108138

  • Author & Title: E. Bramah – A Guide to the Varieties and Rarity of English Regal Copper Coins

    Published: 1929 

Additionally a list of some of the most famous farthing collections are given below:

  • Allerton – (Sold by Colin Cooke – List 20)
  • Bateman – (Sold by Bonhams 1998)
  • Bigrig – (Sold by Colin Cooke 2013 – List 75)
  • Brooks
  • Colin Cooke Collection – Probably the most comprehensive farthing collection ever assembled (Sold by Colin Cooke 2006)
  • Debens – (Sold by Spink – 1988)
  • Douglas – (Sold by Colin Cooke 2009)
  • Entwistle – (Sold by Spink – 1990)
  • Freeman – (Sold by Christies 1984)
  • Gregory – (Sold by Baldwins – 2006-2007)
  • Heseltine – (Sold by Colin Cooke 2013 – List 71)
  • Hopetoun House – (Sold by Spink – 1989)
  • Johnstone – (Sold privately to Baldwin)
  • Kay – (Sold by Spink – 1988)
  • Lawrence – (Sold privately to Colin Cooke)
  • Magnay – (Sold by DNW – 1999)
  • Mangahas – (Sold by Spink – 1990)
  • Manville – (Sold by Spink – 1999)
  • Noble – (Sold by Glendining – 1973)
  • Norweb – (Sold by Spink 1985-1987)
  • Norwich?
  • Nutbourne – (Sold by Spink – 1999)
  • Oxford Collection – (Sold by Colin Cooke 2008)
  • Peck – (Sold by Spink – 1964-1968)
  • Rogers
  • Selig – (Sold by Spink – 1999)
  • Shuttlewood – (Sold through Spink Numismatic Circular – 2001)
  • Westbrook – (Sold by Spink – 1983)
  • Whitely?