Sharps Pixley - Timeline

A brief timeline history of Sharps Pixley

1778
William Sharp at Batson's Coffee House
1786
William Sharp at Bank Coffee House
1796
William Sharp at 32 Winchester Street
1804
Sharp & Kirkup Diamond and pearl brokers and auctioneers
1815
Sharp & Kirkup Jewel and bullion brokers
1817
James Sharp Jeweller and bullion broker
1821
James Sharp & Granville Sharp partners
1830
Turnover £1 million
1840
Bank of England acceptance as broker
1847
Sharps & Wilkins partnership
1850
Gold rushes expand market
1852
Stewart Pixley & Henry Haggard start as bullion brokers
1853
Sharps & Wilkins profit up £4,980 in 1847 to £14,522
1872
Pixley & Abell partnership
1876
Frederick Wilkins gives evidence on silver statistics to House of Commons Committee
Stewart Pixley gives evidence on US silver output to House of Commons Committee
1897
Sharps & Wilkins chair first Silver Fixing in Great Winchester Street office
1900
Sharps & Wilkins, with Mocatta, buy 33% of silver output for Indian coin
1905/06
Sharps & Wilkins, with Mocatta, buy 50% of silver output for Indian coin
1919
Sharps & Wilkins at first Gold Fixing at N. M. Rothschild's
Pixley & Abell at first Gold Fixing at N. M. Rothschild's.
1935
Stewart Pixley Jnr couriers gold coin to Paris
1939-1954
Market effectively closed
1957
Sharps & Wilkins merge with Pixley & Abell as Sharps Pixley
1966
Sharps Pixley bought by Kleinwort Benson
1993
Deutsche Bank bought Sharps Pixley, run as Deutsche Sharps Pixley
1995
Sharps Pixley trade name expires
1998
Sharps Pixley Ltd name acquire
2001
Deutsche Sharps Pixley closed
2010
Sharps Pixley Ltd revived
2013
Sharps Pixley Ltd brought into the Degussa Group