Back in February 2006, Peter Koch asked:
Does anyone know what became of Robinson (Robbie) S. Brown's magnificent Conder tokens (the British Provincial Token-Coinage of the 18th Century)? Robbie's collection is said to be among the most extensive (not surprising) ever assembled of this classic series. I have seen no mention or public auction of this collection. Before this collection is dispersed it would be forever a tragedy not to catalog and or publish a book on this fantastic collection.
Well, we don't always get answers to questions posed in The E-Sylum, but good things come to those who wait. Cataloguer Peter Preston-Morley of Dix Noonan Webb writes:
The London, England, auction house of Dix Noonan Webb will be selling the collection of Conder tokens formed by the late Robinson S. Brown Jr in four parts, beginning October 7th 2009 (Bedfordshire thru Lincolnshire). Subsequent auctions are scheduled for October 2010 (Middlesex), October 2011 (Norfolk thru Yorkshire) and October 2012 (Wales, Scotland, Ireland and an extensive run of duplicates). Catalogues may be had from Dix Noonan Webb, 16 Bolton Street, London W1J 8BQ, England, www.dixnoonanwebb.com or www.dnw.co.uk.
I remember well the afternoon I visited Dix Noonan Webb and sat with Peter in one room of the company's library. I had been working in London and called him up to arrange a visit. We'd never met, but had a mutual friend in Mary Ann Spence, wife of the late David Spence, whose Conder collection Peter handled for Spence's estate. He was quite gracious in taking time from his day to chat. -Editor
To read more about my visit with Peter, see: WAYNE'S LONDON DIARY 15 JULY, 2007 (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v10n28a16.html)
To read the complete E-Sylum query, see: ROBINSON S. BROWN CONDER TOKEN COLLECTION INFO SOUGHT (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n08a22.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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