Copper One Penny Token, minted by Thomas Stokes, Melbourne. Issued by J.W. Buxton, Stationery Stores, Brisbane, circa 1862. J.W. Buxton appears to have run one of the largest stationery businesses in Brisbane during the 1860s. His wife, Mrs. Buxton, ran a well publicised Ladies Drapery warehouse.
Previous Collections: George McArthur
A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token features the name address and business of the issuer: J.W. Buxton, Ladies Warehouse Brisbane, Stationery Stores.
Across centre, J.W.BUXTON; around above, STATIONERY; below, STORES
Across centre, BRISBANE; curved above, LADIES WAREHOUSE; curved below, : QUEENSLAND :
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
circa 1862 AD
Obverse: J.W.BUXTON STATIONERY STORES Reverse: LADIES WAREHOUSE BRISBANE QUEENSLAND
Type of item
34 mm (Outside Diameter), 14.761 g (Weight)
Advertisements, Pugh's Queensland Almanac for 1862, unnumbered pages; Advertisement, The Courier, March 10 1865, p.4; Pugh's Queensland Almanac and Directory for 1866.
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