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  1. I have considered the idea of digitising the entire series of Coin Monthly and publishing them online for collectors to use. It's a hell of a task, and one that I would be happy to do (slowly) if I could be sure that there are no copyright issues. Unfortunately, when I tried to establish ownership of the copyright that proved to be a very tricky task, and so I abandioned the idea, even though I believe it would be very worthwhile.
  2. As I think I said earlier, the last one I have is Feb 1992. I've never seen anything newer. A few years ago, I knew a lady who used to proof read for the magazine, but sadly she couldn't help either.
  3. I've only got 12/66 and 01/67 I'm afraid. Most of my spares seem to cover the 1980s and 1990s. If you PM me your name and address, I'll send these two on. No charge. I'm happy to see a couple leave my crowded cupboard!
  4. For reverse C, the top of the crown on the Irish harp points to a bead and the rim is very thin, whereas on reverse E, the top of the crown points to a space and the rim is thicker. There are other identifiers, but these should be enough for high garde examples.
  5. From memory, I think the first issue was about November 1966. If you are interested, I have quite a lot of spares, where I purchased bulk lots to complete the set, and have many duplicates.
  6. You could keep both, as the top example appears to be Rev E, whilst the bottom one looks like Rev C.
  7. Two points. My understanding is that all 28 states have to agree the extension, and although it might be assumed Boris would vote for his own request, he might be able to say quite clearly that he votes against it. That seems to be a possibility. There is one other nuclear option open to him. Boris goes to the summit and outlines his plan for a deal on leaving. If he gets agreement, then no problem. If he doesn't, he is expected to ask for an extension. But if he resigns as PM immediately prior to signing and handing over the request for an extension, he is no longer legally obliged to make the request. It would take some choreography, but it could happen. At this point, no request has been made, the summit ends and the UK leaves with no deal in 14 days. Boris remains the Tory leader, just not PM, something he can justify with a massive hole in his majority. That would leave the opponents scrambling around for a PM to deliver the letter, but the problem is that the summit is over and there is no clear mechanism for obtaining the agreement of the other EU states. Anybody see any holes in this scenario. It has the advantage for Boris, of allowing him to claim he managed to deliver Brexit, despite all the efforts of parliament.
  8. DaveG38

    Peter Nichols cabinets

    That's really helpful. My grandparents died in the late 1970s/ early 80s and I have no idea what happened to their clock. I was just immediately struck by it when I saw your picture of the coin cabinet, especially so given the date in the mid 1930s, which would work very well with their ownership of one of these. Many thanks for the information about it. Sorry for the digression from coin related matters!
  9. DaveG38

    Peter Nichols cabinets

    More interesting to me is the clock. My grandparents had an identical one many years ago. Who is the maker and do you know the model?
  10. One of those few occasions where the sale price is way below estimate? Usually its the other way round.
  11. DaveG38

    Last night

    Can't say I do, but you learn something every day!
  12. DaveG38

    Last night

    More like Benny Hill to me!
  13. I worked as a teenager in several J Lyons teashops during the late 1960s, prior to decimalisation, often on the till (it was this experience that sparked my interest in coins), and at that time I never once saw an Edward VII silver coin of any kind, nor did I see any pre-1920 silver coins. Even pre-1947 were scarce, but not that unusual, albeit generally very worn. Clearly, the sterling silver coins were being rapidly taken out of circulation even prior to decimal day. Given this, I would be surprised if many such coins stayed in circulation post-decimalisation. Bronze was not much different. Edward VII pennies were fairly common, halfpennies not so. Victorian pennies were readily available, albeit worn washers or old head in about Fine grade. I never once saw a Victorian halfpenny of any grade.
  14. How about 'give me two random numbers, at least one of which must be less than 25'?