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Sharps Pixley

Brief History of Sharps Pixley as London Bullion Market Member

  • Sharps Pixley
  • 1796 - established in Great Winchester Street by William Sharp a broker and auctioneer
  • 1807 - known as Sharp & Kirkup
  • 1823 - Kirkup left the firm and James Sharp carried on alone for 4 years when he was joined by G Sharp
  • 1842 - known as J G & G A Sharp
  • 1847 - Frederick Charles Wilkins taken into partnership and becomes Sharp & Wilkins
  • Death of both Sharps soon after, and the family connection ceased.
  • 140 years on - still in Great Winchester Street
  • 1957 - Merged with Pixley to become Sharps Pixley
  • 1966 - became wholly owned subsidiary of Kleinwort Benson
  • End of 1993 - Deutsche Bank bought by the firm of Sharps Pixley from the Kleinwort Benson Group

Rothschild Gold Bars
We sell Rothschild gold bars, when we can get them. The withdrawal of Rothschild from the gold market has intensified interest from collectors of their bars.

Another Market Maker Leaves
Shortly after the Rothschild surprise, another market maker AIG also quit as a market maker.

London gold fix prices can be found on the site of the LBMA, the London Bullion Market Association.

Gold Price Future - Up or Down?

Update 4th June 2001

Rothschild 50 Gram Gold Bar

Rothschild 50 Gram Gold Bar

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