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  1. 1949threepence

    Coin Monthly Magazine

    Managed to get hold of a copy of the Coin Yearbook for 1992 - presumably the last one produced by Coin Monthly. Probably printed about September 1991 and from reading it, absolutely no clue they were in any difficulty.
  2. Absolutely Pete. I think it may well be something to do with that, as I've had coins sent the same way from the USA marked as "gift" or "token". The seller's way of trying to make it a bit easier for the buyer. There's a certain irony in having to pay customs duty on an item which was originally produced here in the UK.
  3. Actually it was £111,000 with commission £133,000.
  4. £1100 hammer.......
  5. Amazing, and something like £133k with juice added. I should be surprised, but somehow, I'm not. I wish I'd gone for the 1922 reverse of 1927. Obviously with more in the game it would have gone for more than it did, but it would still have been a bargain. Never dreamt it would go for such a low price.
  6. Thanks gents. The other point is what rate of VAT would be properly applied. I hear of cases where 20% has been applied, but my understanding is that the legal rate is 5% on coins.
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    Waterbird Collection

    Well done. Nice buy.
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    Waterbird Collection

    Yes the 1922 with 1927 reverse was an unexpected bargain, as was, arguably the 1863 die no 4 under date at £2K. But wow, £111K for the Edward VIII penny was well above expectations, and there was obviously a bun fight for the 1849 penny.
  9. It is odd, Jon, and I don't quite understand what's going on, as I could have sworn I was the highest bidder. If there is more than one bidder with the same amount (room and internet), then surely the auctioneer would say. If there are two internet bidders bidding almost simultaneously, would the auctioneer draw attention to that, or just go with the first bid? I might video the screen next time and study it afterwards if I fail to win.
  10. 2nd one for eye appeal, but the first definitely has a sharper strike, especially to the obverse.
  11. Didn't win it. Called DNW and they confirmed it was a no win. Not the first time this has happened with DNW - where I've seemingly got the high bid, hammer's come down. But then zilch. So not sure what I'm doing wrong. Nothing I don't think as I've won with exactly the same moves on other occasions. Mystery. MIght just try and e mail bid next time, and then keep an eye on what happens live.
  12. It's now 2nd June and the auction commences at 11am on Wednesday 12th June, just 10 days time. But the lots aren't visible. The bidding instructions advise that the lots may be viewable beforehand, (but obviously not biddable before the commencement time). I did e mail Spink about this last week, asking when the lots would be viewable, but received no reply. Maybe it's me not "managing my expectations" properly, but I would have thought, not unreasonably in my opinion, that a) they'd be visible by now, or that b) that Spink would give a date and time when they will be visible. link to Spink auctions
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    More Pennies

    Yes, that was a bit surprising, as was the apparent much greater number of 1919H specimens. I should have also added that in the main body of the article, the author stated: "Veiled head Victorian pennies were quite common, but the first 36,000 pennies produced none from 1895, although one came to light eventually". That too slightly surprised me.
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    More Pennies

    My ongoing exploration of old Coin Monthly editions, recently purchased, has revealed a number of interesting penny surveys carried during the period 1967 to 1970. However, one of the most interesting in this regard, is from the June 1970 edition. Headed "a pile of pennies" by P J Lynch, it details the fact that on Friday 27th February 1970, some celebrities, including Richard Attenborough and Roger Moore, pulled down a record breaking column of pennies at the ABC Bowl Club, North Harrow. Weighing almost a ton, the column of pennies towered 11 feet and 10 inches. There was a total of about 117,000 - hence my interest, as this is a very significant population size to extrapolate meaningful stats from. The pennies had been collected over the previous 8 months, from contributions by patrons of the club. There was a slight bias inasmuch as all the silver and brass contributed during special collections had been exchanged for pennies at the bank, and these showed a bias towards mint state 1967 pennies (39%). There apparently wasn't time to carry out a full survey, so they concentrated on the Edwardian period and other significant dates surrounding that. The results were as follows:- DATE NUMBER OF COINS FOUND in first 30 bags in all 98 bags 1860 - 1894 buns 15 38 1895 - 1901 48 * 1902LT 2 4 1902 38 * 1903 22 * 1904 10 * 1905 32 * 1906 87 * 1907 97 * 1908 58 * 1909 41 * 1910 42 * 1912H 17 * 1918H Nil 5 1918KN 1 6 1919H 7 * 1919KN 1 4 1926 16 * 1926ME 1 1 1950 Nil 1 1951 Nil Nil 1953 Nil 1 * Numerous specimens not counted Gives some indication of just what was out there at the time.
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    Peter Nichols cabinets

    Just wanted to make an interesting point about these concerning the price, as we were discussing them last night in Mrbadexample's thread. A couple of years ago I bought some old "Coin Monthly" magazines from Rob, and in one of them, from December 1972, I noticed that they were being sold even back then. One of the popular cabinets still going today, called "The Pheon" then sold for £17.50. Today it costs - for the Standard model - £360.00. Over the same period inflation, which has averaged 5.9% per annum, takes it to £208.28, so a big increase over and above inflation. Here's a pic of the ad:- Of course, that over and above inflation increase may have something to do with the type of wood being used. Back then it was "obeche", whereas now it is mahagony. Don't know.
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    Peter Nichols cabinets

    Take a look at this post from 2017. Upthread.
  17. Thanks Jon. Will just have to wait and see......at least if I haven't won, the bright side is that I will have saved on that huge buyer's premium
  18. It was lot 1867 Jon - the F169 and the two 1903 open 3's.
  19. Have dnw notified you yet? I only ask because I think I won an item, but then the auctioneer said "Internet, thank you....no sorry, Wood".
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    Are the oldies the goldies?

    Comedy gold.
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    Coin Monthly Magazine

    They must have moved to Sovereign house in 1968. Their address in April 1968 was given as "The Numismatic Publishing Company, 10 Goodmayes Road, Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex" By January 1969 it's changed to the Sovereign House, High Street, Brentwood address. I don't have any of the magazines between April 68 and January 69, so can't pinpoint it more precisely.
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    Coin Monthly Magazine

    Or may be they got the idea from the name itself - interesting that. Looks like a building housing a number of different concerns/organisations.
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    Just beehave all of you, or you'll stir up a hornet's nest.
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    More Pennies

    An F38 for Richard's rarest penny website - link here ETA: Although on closer inspection, I'm pretty sure it's the same coin as example 5 on his list of F38's.
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    I had a wasp's nest in a gap in my old fascia boards a few years ago. To be completely safe, I waited until the first frost in November, then sealed the entrance. When you say they are in your porch, in what way? Hole in the brick, or woodwork? Do you have a pic? Might be able to suggest solutions.