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1949threepence

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  1. Boris Johnson.................words are failing me.
  2. ...and for the penny enthusiast, easily the best and most interesting listings for some considerable time... link here
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    September 2019 LCA catalogue now up

    Brilliant. Thanks a lot Jon.
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    September 2019 LCA catalogue now up

    Windows 7 on my PC Jon, Android 8 on my tablet and phone. This is a screenshot of the message I get on all 3 - how are you overriding?
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    September 2019 LCA catalogue now up

    Anybody else having an issue accessing LCA's website? I'm getting a message saying "your connection is not private", which I cannot override. Tried 3 separate devices with 3 different wi fi sources. All the same.
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    What?? I don't believe it!!

    Good point - I've heard the Five Live on the hour jingle which is much as you describe. Although to be really trendy they've recently dropped "on tablet" in favour of "on smartspeaker". Yes, you can listen to it on all of them, but personally I find a get a better reception on medium wave for 5 live and long wave for Radio 4.
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    Waterbird Collection

    Never heard that before, but indeed, how true. Provided nobody else gets hurt in the process, once it's done it's done, life moves rapidly on and memories are short.
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    Waterbird Collection

    So would I, but that price is a different league.
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    Waterbird Collection

    Phwoar - what a collection. Some really nice stuff in there. Wonder how much the Edward VIII penny will ultimately fetch?
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    September 2019 LCA catalogue now up

    I agree they're far from ideal, but if they've got something I want then I'll run with it and hope for the best.
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    September 2019 LCA catalogue now up

    No, I bid £1700 in the hopes that would top any other bid. I kind of knew nobody would go that high. Realistically, I think its level is about £1200 hammer. So that seems a fair price to pay (plus juice). They don't crop up very often, and I missed out once before. Also, the F8 is slightly scarcer than the F9. Hence that one went for less. I know what you mean though, Jon. I once did bid for one at LCA that oddly went for the exact amount I bid for it.
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    September 2019 LCA catalogue now up

    Well it's not standard practice on the other auctions I've listened to online - the DNW ones for example, where it is abundantly clear what's going on. The auctioneer reads out the bids as they come in, and whether in the room, from the phone or over the internet bid. As soon as a few seconds, he'll say "last chance, fair warning", then bring the hammer down with "sold" and saying briefly where it's gone. You aren't left in any doubt. Same with Spink. If no bid he starts at the lower reserve estimate or even below that if still no bid. Says something like "shall we start at?" or words to that effect. Or if there is a bid, maybe, "I've got an internet bid of £700". I really must attend one of these auctions in person at some point.
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    penny 1874h F76

    Bad luck Blake. However, it was always going to fetch more than usual, being such a nice, problem free specimen.
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    September 2019 LCA catalogue now up

    Very pleased to say my e mail bid was sufficient to secure Lot No 1969, the Freeman 8 mule.
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    More Pennies

    Don't know what the respective obverses are like, but for me this one has the much sharper strike of the two.
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    More Pennies

    Blake, a veritable tsunami of puns there, leaving me high and dry in my attempts to find more. A real watershed moment in punnery.
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    More Pennies

    Wave after wave of them.
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    More Pennies

    Indeed so. The worst one seems to be the 1897 tide mark. On many of those pennies, you can barely make out the tide at all, let alone whether it's high or low.
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    F164a?

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    F164a?

    About the time I realised that the coin was accompanied by a Michael Freeman letter, I e mailed DNW to see if they could supply me a copy. Then when you posted the above, POete, I thought maybe they wouldn't respond, having already sent out a copy to you. But, surprisingly, they now have. They "redacted" the header and signature, thus removing the sensitive detail you refer to above. But here is the rest of the reply - all technical - which expands on what you said above:- Second bit will have to go in a succeeding post, as there isn't enough room for the two
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    Had a field day on e bay......

    As I've now virtually completed the Edward VII and George V series of pennies (with one or two notable exceptions) I decided I would buy the entire series of George VI currency issue pennies, in one go if possible, and so scanned e bay for worthy candidates. Bought the lot bar one, apart from distinguishing between the three 1937, and two 1940 Freeman types. Can do that later. Of course, with George VI, the prices are much, much lower than with previous reigns, and there's a plethora to choose from. This means you can pretty much take your pick. So I decided my criteria would not necessarily be to relentlessly pursue BU full lustre in every case, but instead concentrate on eye appeal and most importantly, obtaining issue free specimens. I managed this successfully, including 1950 and 1951, with one exception, the 1944. To be sure, there were a large number of 1944's available, but the quality was slightly disappointing. Another day for that one, and the different Freeman types, but overall very pleased. Just got to wait for them to arrive now. Hope there's no hitches in that direction.
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    More Pennies

    Obverse 3 - in my opinion, one of the most difficult obverses to identify. Had we all seen this, it would have had many more bidders than 2.
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    Had a field day on e bay......

    By the way, this was the original:-
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    What?? I don't believe it!!

    I'm not, Chris. Nor a Man City one - but I do have Aguero, Sterling and David Silva in my work Fantasy football team (league of 23 members of staff), as well as Callum Wilson from Bournemouth. So it was an important match in that sense.
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    Had a field day on e bay......

    See if it works:- Well I'll need to perfect my technique, but so far so good - from photoscape. Thanks @Paddy
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