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  1. 8 points
    Latest arrival 1875 Die 75 sixpence
  2. 7 points
    You sure it wasn't Mike Hunt? Has anyone seen Mike Hunt?
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    True story - we used to have a colleague called Mike Hunt, causing ribald laughter in the office every time he was called by tannoy to go somewhere. For a short time they tried "Mick Hunt", which caused even greater laughter. Eventually they just settled for "Mr Michael Hunt".....no sense of humour some people
  5. 4 points
    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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    Some other infamous Hughs, messrs Jass, Jarce, Jorgon, or Jardon.
  8. 3 points
    I remember at IBM once when the tannoy system operator was persuaded to put out a call for "Hugh Janus". Brought the place to a halt for a while!
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    Anyone ever try Dickens' Cider? Although personally I prefer Cummins' ... 😂😂 On a serious note thanks very much Bernie that's him
  10. 3 points
    I had a customer years ago- nice guy- called Anthony P. Bacon. Oh please God why not Christopher???? Somewhere there is a Russel Sprout.
  11. 3 points
    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
  12. 3 points
    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
  14. 3 points
    Shame about the fingerprints
  15. 3 points
    Plumes sixpence, just arrived
  16. 2 points
    Knew a guy whose parents didn't think ahead, Alan Ian Richard France. Best part is he was a cargo handler for British Midland.
  17. 2 points
    The fixture secretary for Oxfordshire Hockey used to be Roy Soles. The name R. Soles would appear all over the place in letters, minutes etc. Some parents must be really dumb, or sadistic.
  18. 2 points
    I like this part: postage include 100% insurance thats why expensive,so dont complain
  19. 2 points
    Looks like EF to me. Wear on hair, veil etc, etc, But, the lack of significant contact marks and the even gold toning makes it an attractive piece. If it were mine, I would want to hang on to it even if I have an UNC example.
  20. 2 points
    Took some more pictures of the 1898 Victoria Sixpence. Still cannot capture the tone as it is in hand. Does it look any better??
  21. 2 points
    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.
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    Someone obviously decided that 100 years of circulation just wasn't enough for this poor 1866 penny ! It actually feels pretty similar to an old size decimal 50 pence in the hand.
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    Had to laugh at this - a 21st century version of the 1962 Bernard Cribbins classic "Right Said Fred"