Canadian Countermark

Currency:CAD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - Canada Start Price:125.00 CAD Estimated At:250.00 - 300.00 CAD
Canadian Countermark

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Canadian Countermark - J.F. ROSS & Co / TORONTO. within oval on obv. & rev. of City Bank penny, 1837, Br 521 (M.I. 789, Brunk R-529).

John F. Ross was a sewing machine attachment maker in Toronto on King St. E. in 1874. The following year he was listed as a tinsmith at 107 Cambridge, but by 1876 he had moved once more, this time to 526 Queen St. W., advertising stoves and house furnishings, in addition to his tinware. He remained at this address till about 1880, at which time he moved to 189 Bathurst. Later directories have not been checked, so I’m unable to say exactly when he registered as a company. His name no longer occurs in the Ontario gazetteer & directory for 1901-02, published by the Ontario Publishing and Advertising Co. According to the Federal Census of 1881 he was born in Ontario in 1845. (Marked Impressions).

Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.