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Posts posted by Coinery

  1. 14 hours ago, TomGoodheart said:

    Is the other (neater hand) ticket not John Jerrams? Or am I confused?

    No these are the tickets that belonged to an earlier sale, before J.J. purchased it to sell, I got confused with me pictures 😬

    The neater hand is agreed to be Comber (there’s a couple of other Comber tickets posted in recent days for comparison), so it’s now the left I’m curious about? Sorry for the confusion.

  2. 40 minutes ago, jelida said:

    TopCarp on EBay is John Jerrams (of the Satin penny guides).  The blue ink tickets are definitely Comber, I’ve just checked the tickets of some Lizzie shillings, and a number of Lizzie pennies from two separate Comber sales, they are all identical.


    Thanks, Jerry, really appreciate your input here! I thought the right hand ticket looked Comber, any thoughts on the left, from what little is shown?

    Edit: sorry I meant TopCarp2 and he’s definitely signing himself off as Stephen???

  3. 1 hour ago, Unwilling Numismatist said:

    I'll have to hunt them out, I imagine it's just me memory being a bit iffy as I sold it a few years ago, one of a pair I found in a field :) The BM disclaimed them, have changed computers about 4 times if not more since though, so images are possibly lost. I don't doubt yours is correct!

    EDIT to add an image and show just how iffy memory gets after 10 years or so lol :) Yours is nicer but I got more for mine :D




    I have to say, though, if my coin, in the light of your upcoming evidence, had turned out to be fake (I double-checked mine after your initial post), I would’ve sold up and changed hobbies. One or two significant differences between the two examples, thank goodness :)

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  4. On 9/16/2017 at 4:59 PM, Rob said:


    Chris Comber is a specialist in Tudor Coinage and a co-author of the standard Elizabeth I reference. The ticket has obviously been trimmed to fit into a tray hole.

    COMBER C.jpg

    I was hoping this ticket would be Comber’s, but it looks as though he prints in capitals, unless he ever went through a phase of lowercase italics?


  5. On 11/12/2022 at 8:55 AM, 1949threepence said:

    ....and has been for over 48 hours. 

    We are told that tracking can still be done on the Royal Mail app, but when you look it's totally unclear which one.

    Still down! I downloaded the app., but will be deleting it, just as soon as the site’s back up.

  6. I was simply looking at various dies for the double crown and came across these two that were difficult to reconcile.
    I initially assumed them to be different coins of the same die…I think it a tricky call, photography versus analysis, for me at least.
    Interestingly the chronology is all wrong at London Coins, which counts against me to be fair!