MONEY & MEDALS
Far Gosford Street
tel: +44 (0)7773 579181
email: [email protected]
Contact details: Steve Everitt
Date of visit: 6 September 2019
Nature and extent of collection
Small collection of numismatic objects related to the life and career of the US actor and comedian Phil Silvers. The collection includes badges depicting Silvers as well as merchandise from the Sgt Bilko television series.
All numbers below are estimated
Paranumismarica: Sgt Bilko themed board games which include toy banknotes
Other: badges depicting Phil Silvers and characters from the Sgt Bilko television series
Specific strengths: badges and toy money.
Database used: N/A
Proportion of collection on database: N/A
How much detail in database entries? N/A
Are images incorporated? N/A
Is the database accessible to the public? N/A
Is the database publicly accessible online? N/A
Are there permanent numismatic displays? No.
Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? Yes - badges feature in a number of the displays, and original merchandise from the Sgt Bilko TV series, specifically board games featuring toy banknotes, are also on show.
Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? No.
Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? N/A
Access to the collection
Is there a study facility? No.
Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? N/A
Public engagement with numismatic collection
Is there a handling collection? N/A
Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? N/A
Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? N/A
Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? N/A
ID and public enquiries
Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries? Yes.
Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas? Yes - Steve Everitt and Mick Clews.
Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? Yes, we have contact with Phil Silvers' family.
If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? Yes.