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Milner & Thompson - Music Store

Milner & Thompson - Music Store

Description

Milner & Thompson's Music store, the Canterbury Music Depot, was first sited at the corner of Colombo Street and Chester Street in Christchurch. It was already a music store in 1874 when Robert Thompson bought the business. Some time soon afterwards he took John Milner into partnership and they worked together for 21 years, when Milner retired. Thompson continued in the business until he passed it to his sons in 1907. The business was bought by Charles Begg and Co. in 1920, and was still a going concern in 1950.

The partners moved their business from the corner of Colombo and Chester Streets to High Street some years after acquiring the business. It was while they were at their High Street address that they issued their tokens. Numismatist Alan Sutherland states that they were the last issuers of tokens in New Zealand, first circulating them at an Exhibition held here, primarily for advertising purposes, but they later formed part of the general currency. The firm's tokens are all dated 1881, and were struck for them by the Melbourne firm Stokes and Martin.

Milner & Thompson - Music Store values and prices

The value of a New Zealand token depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more.

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Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
32 mm - Instruments & Palm Tree ---$15.20$22.80$44.00$88.00
32 mm - Instruments & Maori Warrior ---$15.20$22.80$45.20$141
32 mm - Palm Tree & Maori Warrior ---$152$304$456$760
32 mm - Instruments & Text ---$15.20$22.80$44.00$88.00
32 mm - Palm Tree & Text ---$15.20$22.80$44.00$88.00
32 mm - Maori Warrior & Text ---$15.20$22.80$40.20$101
34 mm - Instruments & Palm Tree ---$15.20$22.80$49.00$98.00
34 mm - Instruments & Maori Warrior ---$15.20$22.80$59.00$118
34 mm - Palm Tree & Maori Warrior ---$15.20$22.80$32.70$69.50
Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
32 mm - Instruments & Palm Tree $198$268-$280---
32 mm - Instruments & Maori Warrior $226$292$634----
32 mm - Palm Tree & Maori Warrior $950$1,140-----
32 mm - Instruments & Text $198$308-----
32 mm - Palm Tree & Text $176$225$235----
32 mm - Maori Warrior & Text $188$271-----
34 mm - Instruments & Palm Tree $221$343-----
34 mm - Instruments & Maori Warrior $266$413-----
34 mm - Palm Tree & Maori Warrior $147$225$250-$444--

Varieties

32 mm - Palm Tree & Maori Warrior

Pattern example, two known.

Specifications

32 mm - Instruments & Palm Tree

  • Issuer: Milner & Thompson
  • Engraver : Stokes & Martin
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Diameter: 32 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Renniks #: 371
  • Andrews #: 380
  • Gray #: 197

32 mm - Instruments & Maori Warrior

  • Issuer: Milner & Thompson
  • Engraver : Stokes & Martin
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Diameter: 32 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Renniks #: 372
  • Andrews #: 379
  • Gray #: 196

32 mm - Palm Tree & Maori Warrior

  • Issuer: Milner & Thompson
  • Engraver : Stokes & Martin
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Diameter: 32 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Renniks #: 375
  • Lampard #: 334H

32 mm - Instruments & Text

  • Issuer: Milner & Thompson
  • Engraver : Stokes & Martin
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Diameter: 32 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Renniks #: 376
  • Andrews #: 381
  • Gray #: 198

32 mm - Palm Tree & Text

  • Issuer: Milner & Thompson
  • Engraver : Stokes & Martin
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Diameter: 32 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Renniks #: 377
  • Andrews #: 383
  • Gray #: 200

32 mm - Maori Warrior & Text

  • Issuer: Milner & Thompson
  • Engraver : Stokes & Martin
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Diameter: 32 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Renniks #: 378
  • Andrews #: 382
  • Gray #: 199

34 mm - Instruments & Palm Tree

  • Issuer: Milner & Thompson
  • Engraver : Stokes & Martin
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Renniks #: 368
  • Andrews #: 376
  • Gray #: 193

34 mm - Instruments & Maori Warrior

  • Issuer: Milner & Thompson
  • Engraver : Stokes & Martin
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Renniks #: 369
  • Andrews #: 377
  • Gray #: 194

34 mm - Palm Tree & Maori Warrior

  • Issuer: Milner & Thompson
  • Engraver : Stokes & Martin
  • Denomination : Penny
  • Composition: Copper
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Renniks #: 370
  • Andrews #: 378
  • Gray #: 195

Last update : Tuesday, September 20, 2022

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