Robert Warren's London (Middlesex) farthing token undated. Obverse: A man shaving using his reflection in a Wellington boot worked into the figure "30" with legend: "WARREN'S BLACKING • STRAND •". Reverse: A fighting cock looking at his reflection in a polished Wellington boot with legend: "THE EFFECT OF WARREN'S BLACKING • LONDON •". Thread milled edge (/////). Robert Warren manufactured and sold a liquid preservative used for keeping black leather supple. Nice collectable condition, see photograph.
Bell No. 2980. Diameter 21.0mm. (↑↓) VF+. £20.00
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