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  1. 1949threepence

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    Proves the point perfectly Jon.
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    Thanks Ian. Even on my 1797's (10 & 11 leaves), there are noticeable ship differences - one having a much longer topsail, for example. I must say I think it takes great patience, dedication and obviously time to differentiate all the various ship types. But worthwhile as I'd bet a few would specialise in such a type collection, once known. Talking about the 11th leaf, I have noticed how many are wrongly attributed as having 11 leaves, including mistakes by LCA. I honestly believe some just don't know what the difference is.
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    Ian, Have you - out of interest - ever attempted to find out the number of ship variations on the 1797 penny? I understand there are possibly about 20 - maybe more.
  4. Quite by chance when searching for something else, I've found some old articles relating to Bramah, which some may find of interest. Listener Article part 1 Listener Article part 2 Obituary (from 1942)
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    Absolute dream of a coin.
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    For convenience, here is the link to Auction 103. The 1882 No H is Lot No 175. I'll also be very interested to see what lot 174's hammer price is. This is a really nice 1860/59. Was unable to edit my previous post. Maybe a hang back of yesterday's issues.
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    Thanks Jerry - was trying to determine whether it was the Christopher Comber collection or Auction 49 on the St James site, and it was actually auction 103 on the Baldwin's site all along !!!
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    True - plus the fact there are several facebook groups. In essence they seem to consist of almost absolute beginners, and others with very little experience. Plus a few really experienced old hands like the Derek Allens, Martin Platts and Tony Crockers of this world, who offer sound guidance. There's also a few amateurish low level auction/trading sites, and those that double up as both. The problem with facebook is retrieving old information, or knowing that it even exists. Threads seem to vanish with alarming rapidity, and nothing is retained in any semblance of chronological order. In that sense a forum is much more user friendly - look at the number of times on here that threads, even well over 10 years old, are rooted out and re-posted on/used as a reference tool. Imagine trying to find something on facebook that you vaguely recall from all that time ago. There isn't even a subject line to refer to.
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    Hi Blake - can you point me in the right direction. I've tried search as per the screenshot below. Put in 1882 and clicked "submit", but nothing happens. Thanks.
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    Look out girls........
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    Well two of them look reasonably pleased with the idea......
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    RIP David Robert Jones

    Yep, absolutely. RIP David Roberts-Jones 1945 - 2021. He hadn't posted on here for quite some time, but was still posting on facebook up till quite recently. In addition to his interest in coins, David had a passion for politics, and was a strong Lib Dem supporter/activist. Unfailingly pleasant and polite to all. As you say Blake, he will be missed. Sincere condolences to his (many) friends and family.
  13. Thanks. I might get it, or something similar. But I was quite interested to see if anyone on here had any first hand knowledge/experience. It appears not.
  14. Yeah, why not. My mistake to attribute the sale to Pete, so you can have it instead Blake.