William Waterhouse Lad Lane London Mail Coach Halfpenny

William Waterhouse's London (Middlesex) Mail Coach Office copper halfpenny token undated. Obverse: Two headed swan with legend: “PAYABLE AT THE MAIL COACH OFFICE LAD LANE LONDON W. W”. Reverse: Stagecoach galloping to left with legend: “SPEED. REGULARITY & SECURITY”. Diagonally milled edge /////. Ex-Tompkin Collection. Issued by William Waterhouse, the proprietor of the “Swan with Two Necks” Tavern in Lad Lane, London. He operated mail and passenger coaches all over Britain. Lovely collectable condition, see photograph.

Withers No: 840, Davis Middlesex No: 64. Diameter 28.6mm. (↑↑) EF. £125.00

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