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  1. 7 points
    1922 dot on Trident . Very pleased to pick this one up.
  2. 6 points
    Just landed. Forging ahead with my Charles I halfcrown collection, this (my first) Briot First Milled Issue example
  3. 4 points
  4. 4 points
    I managed to get this 1856 PT penny in about NEF both sides for a best offer price of £280, which compares favourably to many of the LCA hammer prices.
  5. 4 points
    However daft some of these 50p collectors may seem, chasing the 1974 50p for all its worth, it's still great news for the hobby of coin collecting.
  6. 4 points
    Some truly amazing coins, all! Those Charles 1 halfcrowns that @Paulus has posted are simply stunning!! Here's my paltry recent acquisition.
  7. 3 points
    Just had a little bit of fun: - start at the bottom ME You too my friend, all the best. frli_9876 Honestly, i have no idea what your talking about lmao. But if he rings i’ll be sure to answer. have a nice day. ME I've notified the Vatican. If the Pope rings don't hang up, it's not a scam frli_9876 Honestly this is a miracle. My father works with scrap cars and brings back a ton of old coins. I was looking through them out of curiosity and began to google some of them and boom, I discovered a rare coin had teleported itself to my sofa. ME That same coin is for sale on JN coins, must be a miracle that it has teleported itself to your sofa LOL
  8. 3 points
    My wife calls me a "collectomaniac" so I have a collection of coins mostly acquired by accident, a collection of bits of crashed aircraft, a collection of books mostly left over from book dealing, a large collection of photographs of ships, a collection of 78rpm shellac occupying about a metre of shelf space and a collection of vinyl that's mostly purchased when it first came out occupying slightly less shelf space. That's just scratching the surface. 🙄 And most of it not worth storage space. Luckily I have now finally retired after being "let go" from my part time auction house involvement. By "luckily" I mean I will no longer be tempted by stuff that nobody else wants. I don't think there's anything in my vinyl collection that stands out. Normally just stuff that I enjoy or holds memories such as The Shadows, Gordon Lightfoot, Chicago Transit Authority double albums and Bert Weedon. 😮 Normally played on either a Technics SL-J110R with a stack of same make or a Kenwood stack, unless I've already transferred them to digital. Oh! plus a reel to reel tape deck and a collection of tapes mostly recorded when I was at sea. Sad or what!
  9. 3 points
    Could be "chaste" but definitely "hallowed" out.
  10. 3 points
    Is it possible that it was "Altared"???
  11. 3 points
  12. 3 points
    If that is the case, then maybe the seller is a soul trader.....
  13. 3 points
    I hope you manage to get the situation resolved. I'm very pleased to say there's a happy ending to my saga. I suddenly noticed through the frosted glass of my inner door, something lying on my porch floor, opened the door and there it was. Attached to it was a post it note saying "delivered to wrong address". Presumably just pushed through their door, possibly without even knocking. Considering they should take great care with tracked delivery items, this was just careless and slipshod. In the end I was reliant on the honesty and goodwill of a neighbour.
  14. 3 points
    A palm my wife photographed in Brisbane's Mt. Coot-Tha botanic gardens growing in one of the beds. Many palms have dangerous thorns but this one is something else. It's a Salacca palm from Indonesia that bares an edible fruit. Can't say I would be too keen to pick it.
  15. 3 points
    I have to say though Chris, some people are frighteningly thick. Facts and logic seem to just completely go over their heads. I'm sure it's worse than it used to be, or maybe I'm just hyper-critical.
  16. 3 points
    Based on a mintage of 100K and a clear excess of demand over supply, it would place humans just below 20th in the British sheep populations by breed using industry statistics.
  17. 3 points
  18. 2 points
    Extraordinary! How did I miss this?? The advertising for stuff is getting stupid now, and I don't use ANY of it - no children, no hair, no debt, ex-girlfriend and family run a funeral business, I don't want a package holiday or a new car. I don't want to gamble online or buy a mobility scooter. I'm fine with my energy supplier and my bank. If one more vapid harpie tells me about hyaluronic acid I'm going on a killing spree....
  19. 2 points
    The Poor Man's version of the Australian Holey Dollar???
  20. 2 points
    So as not to be confused with Ebay offerings, the three can be seen top and bottom to the left of the 4,
  21. 2 points
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224130909782 A very rare mint error indeed...
  22. 2 points
    Football is a team game. There's no 'team' in EAsT gerMany. (Oops).
  23. 2 points
    50 pence collecting is very new, but I think it's a fashion which will last, so I would expect some of these other sets to get more attention, and it's great for the hobby - I think past waves of coin collecting have sprung out of people being able to find rarities in their change - think of US collecting in the immediate post-war period (when you could get things like 1932 D quarters in your change), or the British market in the 1960s around decimalization. Whether it will make the 1970s sets worth £50 each is another matter. I hope not, but then on the other side the wholesale price being around £5 a set at auction is a little silly, especially given the difficulty of finding some of the sets with red lustrous copper - I went through a whole dealer's stock of them recently and found none I wanted to purchase. Probably the value for all of these will settle somewhere in between.
  24. 2 points
    Not scarce originally, but as they have been out of circulation for years and many have been handed in to the banks for re-cycling, they do fetch a reasonable premium. I can usually sell them at market for £4 or £5 depending on condition. Again it is the avid 50p collector that needs them to complete the type set.
  25. 2 points
    Latest addition to my Charles I halfcrown collection, this time a York Mint type 5