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Mining Checks, Tallies, Tokens & Medals
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Whats the story on the Birchenwood, Kidsgrove pit checks, was someone selling these at a steam fair in cumbria, were they found in a bucket.


Thats the explanation going round. There are certainly plenty of them going round. There seems to be seven variations of the checks, but I beleive they are all genuine pit or coal related checks.
There have been a number of "finds" of buckets of checks over the years, but this happens. There is still a chap with 500 Blidworth S octagonal checks in a bucket in his workshop, but I have told him the best thing to do is weigh them in!! There are plenty in circulation any way.