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Contributors to British Numismatics
The aim of this project is to create an archive of images relating to people who’s names appear in British Numismatics. Alongside photographs or other images of the people, tickets or envelopes associated with their collections, bookplates and samples of writing or autographs and signatures can be included.
At present these can be found scattered in the literature and on the internet and the aim is to bring them all together in one place with each person having a single page populated with relevant images and minimal text, but references to where information can be found.
Some of the major sources are listed at the bottom of this page, along with abbreviations as they appear in the archive.
Being an online archive, it I designed to be editable, so that new, better or extra images and references can be included and the content can be kept up to date. For new entries, a suggested template is available (see below)..
The criteria for inclusion are simple and not necessarily strict; the people must have contributed in some way to topics relating to British Numismatics. Membership of societies, collectors, speakers, writers, publishers, dealers, auctioneers, academics etc. etc. Entries can be for living or deceased people meeting these criteria.
With these criteria in mind, this archive will never be complete. However, before going live it is hoped that a good start has been made to give an idea of who and what can be included, and it starts with sufficient mass to be immediately useful.
There are several facebook pages where collectors upload illustrations of tickets, but these are widely spread. As they are found it is hoped to include their results here so that this becomes the central repository for Images of Contributors to British Numismatics.
Many readers will be familiar with the late Harry Manville’s Encyclopædias of British Numismatics and it is hoped that this archive will complement those works by providing illustrations for the entries and also by bringing them up to date.