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  2. I remember that. I made a point of not bidding. I should have gone for the Nicholson coin, but I vaguely recall that went to Japan in Stone's LCA sale. Might be wrong though.
  3. Talking of rarities in awful condition, here's a type coin of similar rarity to the above 1695 DEI GRATIA that cost £280 including extras (ex Noble Numismatics - the price kept coming down every time it didn't sell). And as for the edge lettering.....well I think I may be able to make out one letter....possibly. Anyway, it's ex Weightman and Hoblyn and went for £660 hammer at Baldwin's back in 2007. The reverse is worse but the obverse is of course the important side.
  4. I can't really say I know much more about farthings than anyone else, but based on the images on aboutfarthings.co.uk I would agree - obverse 1a and reverse Ab. (I saw this post before but assumed someone with more knowledge would chip in!)
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  6. secret santa

    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    From the Daily Mail this week: I saw on display in a Pet Shop an animal described as an "Amsterdam cat" so I went in and asked "how Dutch is that moggy in the window ?"
  7. Hilarious 🤣 All the best, Weaver (wayne)
  8. Sword

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    I think you might have posted in the wrong tread ...
  9. I confirm I don't know anything about farthings. 😀
  10. Please don't leave me hanging guys 😂 Just a quick confirmation would be really helpful. Cheers, weaver (wayne)
  11. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    'Gold toned.' https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1879-GREAT-BRITAIN-VICTORIA-ONE-PENNY-GOOD-GRADE-Incuse-Lines-In-Wreath/164469471366?hash=item264b24f886:g:u-UAAOSwROxe4l69 'Prooflike.' https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1835-BRITISH-INDIA-ONE-QUARTER-ANNA-BOMBAY-MINT-PROOFLIKE-COIN-EAST-INDIA-COM/164469106228?hash=item264b1f6634:g:NuAAAOSwbdVfEcSq
  12. I still firmly believe in "Buy the book before the coin" but tonight half my reference library fell on my head. My wife says I've only got my shelf to blame.
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  14. Yes, thank you, but no luck- I've saved some for a spring sow. This year was very weird for seed germination.....
  15. Hi Blakeyboy, Did you receive the second envolope containg some dwarf poinciana seeds? Good to hear the poinciana seeds are going well. Ozjohn.
  16. Messy perhaps but the carpet of spent blue flowers are a sight to behold.
  17. I have one, grown from seeds I collected in the mountains between Portugal and Spain in 1986- still going strong in a pot. They won't flower in a pot usually, and only then on last year's growth, so pruning them to get them into a greenhouse every year pretty well ensures that I won't see flowers. i haven't pruned it this year, since it's going into an over- wintering enclosure that has more height to it, but I'm not crossing my fingers! A famously 'messy' tree- don't plant one by a path or you will be sweeping forever...:)
  18. The price shows just how little halfpennies are collected I am afraid - it is however a very interesting coin.Though it's probably 1695 it would have been great to see the date on the coin.
  19. I think it is safe to say I couldn't live with that. It's like virtually every other rarity when it comes to regular currency coins. Once the variety is documented, a handful appear in reasonably quick time.
  20. That's the 6th and the worst I know of.
  21. No it hasn't I think was the gist of the last conversation. That is one **** coin for the asking price! Still, interesting there are quite a few out there.
  22. Another makes an appearance https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/William-III-halfpenny-1695-GVLIELMVS-DEI-GRATIA-extremely-rare/114488732476?hash=item1aa80f6b3c:g:7asAAOSwC4JfmrBP Does anyone know if Spink have listed this yet as my newest spink is 2015 ? Thanks.
  23. Thanks to ozjohn's seeds, I have two about 6" tall. One will be in the greenhouse now until spring, the other in my recently built over-wintering canopy. i figure too high a humidity when cold is what they don't like, like most 'tropical' stuff...
  24. This one was outside my window when I was stationed in Hong Kong in the 1980s:
  25. terrysoldpennies

    Poinciana Scarborough, Qld

    Wow fancy having one of them in the garden, it would sure get some attention.
  26. And another, this one a little better.
  27. This one just added to my Sixpence collection with a golden tone. Not sure if this one had been cleaned and has started to retone. Not the best but at a reasonable price.
  28. Poinciana tree, delonix regia from Madagascar and even more spectacular than the jacaranda. It thrives in Queensland but not in Sydney as it is tropical in its requirements. I have seen them flowering in Egypt and often you can see them in the background in the TV series Death in Paradise. These trees flower in December.
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