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Everything posted by Bruce

  1. yes, actually it will make us becoming more prudent in submitting bids indeed.
  2. I remember around 4 out of 5 n 6 out of 8 of my successful bids are my max bid at past 2 LCA auctions. It is either my bids are so accurate or...... By the way, i found they are listing at numisbid this time, which whether they did the same before.
  3. Very interesting if it is a reply mail😅. Sincerely hope they will finally answer your question promptly this time.
  4. Maybe this is the best opportunity to follow up your request by replying the message, n let's see if there is feedback this time. If continue to ignore, it means hopeless. Sometimes i found some dealers or auction houses are not reading email frequently at all or read it but choose not to reply.
  5. Yes, i mark the same in my worksheet when i received the coin n inserting remarks about lighthouse.
  6. Yes, i think so, it looks more like lighthouse of reverse H when i look at it on hand. However, for the sea on both sides, it is reverse J. I tried to take better picture but with no luck. Just 1 more close up, you may find the Britannia hand is missing.
  7. Just tried the convex lens few minutes ago, it's so hard to hold it stable to make the zoom correct. I have to admit i'm too poor in taking picture. For the 1881 Penny, it is a Reverse J in view of where the sea stop on both side. However, the lighthouse seems not as fat as it should be and position of the rock on right of the lighthouse as well....or am i wrong about the understanding of the lighthouse of the 1881 Penny.
  8. Sorry if this was discussed before. For the edge incused letters of 1953 5 Shillings, there is 2 types, obverse up and reverse up, may i know if any statistics about numbers of each type and its correlation with different reverses? Or is it too common n worthless to do so?
  9. Got it, i think it is almost 50:50 as well, so that it is not talked about in the past.
  10. Bruce

    Cabinet Friction

    Maybe it is only an auction house representation for slight worn coin? If they said it's worn, then potential buyer likely go away. If it is said cabinet friction, then people may think hm...it's ok, friction only, then likely placing bid. Then, auction house has their job done to sell it n grab the meaty commission.
  11. A real bargain for the large rose, great👍
  12. Murray finally claimed titles for 3 times in past 10 years, while England still nothing (personally think the best chance was gone in 2018). In 2012, England knocked out by penalties in round of 16, so Chris your prediction is not far away😉.
  13. Thanks both for the info.
  14. Just have a look at my 1858 penny received a while ago, is it look like a 1858/3?
  15. Bruce

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Me too....
  16. Hi Jerry, i asked for pictures from them by email before, then no reply for a week or only some inconsistent quality pictures received, some good some average, which were unable to use to define variety etc. However, Bruce is kind when i talk with him over the phone. In May coin list, i found 1872 National Thanksgiving medal specification seems not Wyon's n he admitted mistake n apologize for it. Maybe they are just stick in old school style in doing business.
  17. Bruce

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Yes agree, there are way too many varieties and i think I won't be able to get most varieties at the end, but with something to chase means I am still able to enjoy the hunting 😆. By the way, I am enjoying learning the knowledge from senior members here. Applause all for that👍.
  18. Bruce

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Missed out a 1849 years ago, n didn't meet one since then. Also, don't have a deep pocket for 1860, so give up already😓😓. However, if counting all varieties, OT, PT, etc and quality, I'm still miles away😅.
  19. Bruce

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Great, thanks in advance for your help
  20. Bruce

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Yes, it's hard to find a nice 1845 penny, which is one of my missing puzzles in young head penny series. Nice acquisition 👍
  21. I think it will be delayed, as it is too close to the shilling, sixpence n maundy one on 27th. I guess that's why it is greyed out. Wait for new date to be set n announced.
  22. Yes, agree with you n this obverse seems a bit difficult than another one. Nice acquisition.
  23. Lovely Medusa penny, congratulations to your latest additions through Stephen Album.
  24. I only have a small silver one in RM paper envelope, a lovely small piece. A bit regret not to have a large one before right now😅😅
  25. Yes it is, lot 364 with link as follows https://www.noonans.co.uk/auctions/archive/lot-archive/results/422196/