Salter's Hatmaker Shop London Halfpenny

Salter’s London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token, undated. Obverse: A lovely detailed scene of the inside of a shop with staff busy making hats and the owner proudly holding up a tricorn hat with legend: "SALTER’S 47 CHARING-CROSS LONDON". Reverse: A view of the outside of the shop with a large tricorn hat over the door, all enclosed within a circle with legend: "CHEAPEST HAT-WAREHOUSE IN THE WORLD.". Plain edge. Salter & Co. were originally at 4 & 8 King Street in the East End of London and opened new shops at Ratcliff Highway and Whitechapel about the time the token was issued. Lovely collectable condition with a little subdued lustre remaining, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 473. Diameter 28.2mm. EF. £55.00

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