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    Latest Viccy YH sixpence acquisition
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    Latest arrival 1875 Die 75 sixpence
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    My first what I would call 'passable' George I farthing
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    While we're on Victorian silver, what do you make of this 1899 halfcrown ? I reckon much closer to EF than uncirculated.
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    This one pointed out to me recently - very funny! A pity so much of it is true...
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    Just 7 Kempson's Birmingham Buildings to go! Prices are getting higher every week it seems ... latest addition
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    I have known about this find since the police first took an interest several years ago, the finders were members of several South Wales detecting clubs including mine, and though I do not know them personally I know a lot about them through friends. Powell is said to be a nasty piece of work, he has been to prison before and has a bad reputation regarding drugs etc. Layton is easily led, but has previously worked well with the FLO in Cardiff and posted a number of coins from the hoard on various forums before suddenly claiming he had found they were all fakes, and ending the conversation. I suspect Powell got at him. I think left to his own devices, Layton would have seen sense. Wicks, the dealer from Sussex, is a long term dealer in fake coins and artefacts on EBay under various guises. Paul Wells I know well, a likeable man who was very stupid. I have heard his side of the story several times at Numismatic Society. I think the judge got it right with Powell and Wicks, and Layton and Paul Wells were foolish be led. The finders would probably have done very well had they abided by the law, they had the tenant farmers permission though not the landowners; that occasionally happens, and does not usually affect the Treasure Act payment to the finders if they were acting in good faith, though it might have left them open to private prosecution. Either way they all deserve their significant sentences for the damage they have done to the hobby of metal detecting and the reputation of coin dealers and purchasers. Jerry
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    Quite right Paddy, free listings means that there's no downside for a seller listing worthless crap. However, on the flip side I reckon that many of our rarest finds would have remained unlisted if they charged fees.
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    What a difference lighting can make when buying or selling a coin. Good natural pictures can make all the difference on your choice of a coin. Below images of a recently bought 1880 Farthing for my collection. 1st Images taken by Seller: 2nd Images taken by me with daylight lamps. 3rd Images taken by me again using daylight lamps with reduced brightness at slightly different angles.
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    This sign always makes me smile. "Top line - L then I then E then ... is it an N ?"
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    Fantastic choices above! I have thousands of lp’s, but then I started in the ‘70’s, and am still buying. My preferred listening includes much of the above, but add Genesis King Crimson (especially Court of the Crimson King) Bowie Dire Straits but I also have folk , pop, jazz etc- quite a cross spectrum of the second half of the 20th century. One of my current favourite bands is ‘Big Big Train’ , great prog rock, saw them in concert last month. Have a listen on YouTube. Jerry
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    Some good ones there! Pink Floyd is still my go-to favourite. (Not so sure about Nik Kershaw, but nothing personal...) A few ideas for expanding you listening: Tangerine Dream - long melodious but unusual tracks somewhere between Mike Oldfield and Kraftwerk. Moody Blues - inventive but slightly more "pop" prog music than Floyd. The Strawbs - More "folky" prog music than Floyd or Moody Blues. Some excellent concept songs and albums. I could go on with many many more, but that will do for now!
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    It's a pity this thread went under a bit. Last Christmas I treated myself to a turntable setup and records have honestly become a favourite hobby of mine since- as well as the obvious of course. As a ' millennial ' (as much as I dislike the term ) I would have grown up with online digital music - where it's not so much albums as it is singles/hit songs. It really is great to stick on an LP and listen to the obscure as well as the well known tracks. Here's what I've been listening to lately: Mike Oldfield Pink Floyd Tears for Fears Yazoo (Upstairs at Erics is such an underrated early 80's record) Spandau Ballet (Before I'm shot their first two albums have some genuinely brilliant synth stuff akin to Depeche Mode etc. After that they went full cringe) Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Nik Kershaw (I'm sorry) Kraftwerk
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    Plumes sixpence, just arrived
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    I posted this some time back . It just goes to show what can go through your fingers which you later regret. Talking of what was, and was not released into circulation , during the war my mother picked up in change a brass 3d piece, which to her was just a 3d bit to spend ,she at that time had absolutely no thoughts at all of coin collecting , as after all there was a war on and she was a teenager with thoughts only of spending money . Anyway, she just glancing at the coin and noticed that the tails side was different to the normal 3d, being as she said, different with more of a stylised design than normal , but then gave the coin no more thought, and passed it to the bus conductor to pay for her fare . Well, many years later , after starting to collect coins, she found out about the Edward viii 3d piece with the stylised reverse, and knew that was what she had held in her hand all those years before , she felt sick, thinking if only I had known of there existence at the time, and if only she had turned the coin over she might have noticed that it was an Edward viii 3d, and not the George vi . I believe these were all pattern coins, and were not supposed to be released into circulation. God knows what there worth today, maybe one of you on here has one , let us know. It makes me wonder what may have passed through my hands without my knowing about its rarity . Terry
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    Sadly, just not wise enough to appreciate, or even care about, the implications of their actions. Greedy philistines like that can quite easily cause a knee jerk reaction; calling for the introduction of regulation and licensing. Would that be a bad thing, aside from the practicalities of implementation ? Bit like a fishing license, I suppose. Judging by the amount of finds popping up here there and everywhere, there must be quite a little flock to fleece.
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    Moving into the Victorian section of my Sixpence Collection at last. With this 1898 example bought as UNC with delightful tone. What are your thoughts please. My pictures don't do it justice, looks much better in hand.