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  1. A nostalgic diversion from loudspeakers:
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    1858/3 Penny

    Honestly fascinating but boggles my mind after a while, and then I tend to see all sorts of things, for example, has anyone one spotted Vincent van Gogh peering through the hole in the 8? Or is it Our Lord Jesus visiting us via the medium of precious metals now instead of on a piece of toast. Pareidolia? That may be easy to say.
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    Charles II Hammered Penny

    looks like Typ. F #589 (double arched crown)
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I thought you were kidding 😳
  5. Approved by ASTA - American Society of Trauma Anesthesiologists (?)
  6. Anyone bidding at DNW? Currently on DNW auction where similar outrageous prices are seen though, imho, some bargains to be had. Just won a 'probably finest known' but tbh I've seen better examples however I'm quite happy with price paid and it completed a set so job done.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    What if both🤯, imagine that, what a volatile combo. Is anybody there? O....U......Z....... (It was ust the drink talking, ba dum.)
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I think she’s been on the Ouija
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    A modern 'latinisation' inspired by Monty Pythons The Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook - "My hovercraft is full of eels"
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    !! Mea navis aëricumbens anguillis abundat !!
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Her cunning ploy seems to be working, 28 bids, currently at £320 with 22hrs to go. Where will it end?
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    rare as a Hen's teeth
  13. Probably why Blakey had the late night
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Here's a reply she sent to me last week when I suggested that she be careful not to give it away as it is an extremely valuable coin. "Hello im not going to give it away I don't have to sell the coin if I don't want to I have already asked ebay but I have read about the coin and mum really did live very near to the church and grandad lived at 25 acre road straight opposite the church I was going to do as mum asked but that was before they told my mum basically to sod off but the vicker was willing to stand graveside for 15 mins talking about God for 700 pound but wasn't willing to bless mum in the church that didn't go down well especially when people was still allowed in i was a girl when we used to look for the mice on the furnishings in the church and i know about the penny I looked it up myself but I dont know the authenticity so I can't list it as authentic ebay said i cant but im not about to send it in the post with what's going on there is nothing open thanks to boris and i really won't pop it in the post would you . And mum didnt like dealers So I don't have to sell it if I don't want to mum has other coins gold silver anyway I have to go to work Regards Michelle" This raises various questions, i.a. : - If not using commas was a crime would it result in long sentences? - 'the mice on the furnishings' - Robert Thompson? I wonder if Thompson is known to have made pieces for St. Cross Church? - Is a Vicker someone who is trained to apply Vicks? etc etc
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Thank you Mike Youve convinced me Paul
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I'd be interested to read the full article but the link didn't work for me. I think I'll have to subscribe to view it. thanks
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Here's a very interesting article on Dodsley Cuff for those interested. https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n30a24.html
  18. Well done Martin, a true find👍🏽
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    More Pennies

    Larry's "lions and lambs" ?
  20. I experienced that coins had been sold and the website had not been updated to reflect this, it was disappointing.
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    Goubys The British bronze penny .

    Heard a rumour that Donald Trump also collects British pennies and is in the process of compiling a comparative index of types. It will be called Gobby's The British bronze penny. Sorry