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Mining Checks, Tallies, Tokens & Medals
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St. John's Colliery Checks - Wales or Yorkshire ?

I have several checks from the Welsh St John's Colliery but am inclined to think that the two below are not from there, and must be from the Yorkshire St. John's pit. Can anyone confirm or advise otherwise? The first,unissued, check is about 37 mm and the other one 32mm. Both are brass.

Re: St. John's Colliery Checks - Wales or Yorkshire ?

Hi,the first one is definitely St John's Colliery Normanton, West yorkshire.
I'm not sure about the second one.

Re: St. John's Colliery Checks - Wales or Yorkshire ?

Was this check made by the same person that made the Dartmouth fakes.Item--- 150501870811
It looks very much like it.

Re: St. John's Colliery Checks - Wales or Yorkshire ?

First one definately the Normanton West Yorkshire, not a fake just unissued. The second one definately Wales.

Re: St. John's Colliery Checks - Wales or Yorkshire ?

First one is 100% St John's Normanton I got mine from a miner that worked there. The second one I am not sure ,but it is shown in Frank Burgins booklet on Yorkshire Checks and both checks are 100% genuine.There are three fakes in the Dartmouth set.Dartmouth,Sherwood and South Kirkby.