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Circa 1860 Token One Penny - O.H. Hedberg -Renniks #191 - Good

Circa 1860 Token One Penny - O.H. Hedberg -Renniks #191 - Good

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Certainly showing its age, is this Circa 1860 O.H. Hedberg - One Penny Token. Information I can locate indicates this to be the Renniks #191 variety, which I would grade as Good.

Please examine images for a personal inspection, as these are of the exact item.

Supplied in a brand new 2x2 SAFLIP.


Olof Hilmer Hedburg was born in the Swedish town of Uddevalla, on 14 April 1817.

In 1838 he went to sea and eventually arrived in Hobart in 1844. He got work at the government's bonded store, through which he met Charles Seal. In 1850 Seal owned the largest fleet of ships in Tasmania, and it was through his backing that Hedberg was able to start his own business. In 1852, after Seal's death, Hedberg took over the running of his whaling business, which he later bought.

Hedberg advertised a range of products in Tasmanian publications. In early 1858 he advertised Sperm Oil, Black Oil, Colza Oil, Paint Oils, Turpentine on the front page of the Hobart Mercury. In Walch's 1866 Tasmanian Almanac he took out a full-page advertisement describing a wide range of paints, oils and varnishes.

His tokens were made by W.J. Taylor of London, although the later mules (tokens struck combining dies made for two separate issuers) are not necessarily Taylor's work. The Museum Victoria Catalogue dates the tokens to circa 1860.

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