Token, J.A. Dowdeswell, Uttoxeter

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Date:1840 - 1860 (c.)

Description:A copper token issued by John Arthur Dowdeswell, tobacconist and grocer, of High Street, Uttoxeter.

During the 19th century it was common for publicans, licencees and shopkeepers to issue their own tokens or 'checks'. Most of the checks issued in Staffordshire were made by Birmingham and Black Country diesinkers and stamping workshops. They could be spent on goods sold at the named shop, and they also served as advertisements for the business.

Token, J.A. Dowdeswell, Uttoxeter.
Obverse: 'VICTORIA QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN'. Profile of the monarch.
Reverse: 'J.A. DOWDESWELL. GOLDEN LEAF TOBACCO. HIGH ST. UTTOXETER'.


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1900s
McCann's Photographers and Tobacconists, Uttoxeter
McCann's Photographers and Tobacconists, Uttoxeter

Alfred McCann's photographic shop and studio at 27 High Street, adjoining the tobaconnists ...

1920s
Old Comrades Reunion, Uttoxeter
Old Comrades Reunion, Uttoxeter

Large group of ex-servicemen or Old Comrades parading on the drive of a large house. ...

1940s
McCann's photographic studio, Uttoxeter
McCann's photographic studio, Uttoxeter

Gerald McCann's photographic studio on the first floor at 27 High Street, Uttoxeter. ...

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Donor ref:66.136.0043 (37/32670)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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