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Everything posted by Paulus

  1. Another newbie, type 3a3, ex Bull
  2. Paulus

    New member TPG question

    Before the crisis, 2-4 months. No turnaround deadlines or commitments given. Varies partly due to London Coins Auctions activity.
  3. Another newbie, apparently a rare die pairing and the illustrated coin for Bull 104a, bt SR Porter 1986 Rose over plume / rose, 14.98g
  4. Paulus

    New member

    Welcome! Let's see your best bits!
  5. I've just acquired this (seller's pics) - I believe it to be S. 2764 1a2. It has wax on the reverse, presumably for cataloguing purposes back in the day - can anyone identify it as an example that may have appeared in a book/catalogue? Bit of a long shot perhaps, but thanks in advance!
  6. Quite right re the plume, sorry Rob - I had copied the description from another coin and hadn't sufficiently edited it. Re the overmark - yes it doesn't seem clear at all does it!
  7. I've been lucky enough to acquire 3 more Tower Mint halfcrowns from Maurice Bull's own collection. Here's the first of them (dealer's pics) Halfcrown Group III, type 3a1, plume over shield. mm tun (over crown) both sides (1636-38) Reverse legend reads CHIRSTO AVSPICE REGNO wt 14.52g S. 2773 N. 2209 Brooker 336 (this coin) Bull 284b/23E (this coin) Provenance: Maurice Bull Collection 284b/32E John G Brooker Collection 336 Colin Adams Collection Spink Auction 177, 1st December 2008, lot 108 Mark Rasmussen List 6, 2004, Coin No. 158
  8. Progressing my Charles I halfcrown type collection, just landed: Group IV Type 4 S. 2779 N. 2214 Hawkins 4 Bull 436/30 (this coin) wt 15.03g Provenance: Ex Emyr George Collection, bt Spink Auction 84 21/05/1991 Illustrated as the plate coin in The Halfcrowns of Charles I 436/30, page 377, Volume II
  9. Thanks, only the dealer's ticket sadly!
  10. Just landed, my new Group III type 3b example. It has some nice provenance, including: Ex Grant Francis collection, Glendinings 03/1920, Lot 138 (illustrated in G. Francis' paper 'Silver Coins of thee Tower Mint of Charles I, Chapter II, BNJ 1917) Ex. R.C. Lockett Collection, Lendinings 17/10/1961, Part V (English), Lot 4477 'very fine, rare' Ex Lord Rodney Smith of Marlow collection, purchase by Spink, 1969 Ex J.G. Brooker collection, SCBI Brooker 324 (this coin)
  11. Just acquired my first George I crown (today's DNW auction)
  12. Paulus

    Charles I Halfcrown S. 2764 (?)

    Thanks both. Here are my pics of it, I'll be leaving all the wax where it is
  13. Getting there, slowly, with this series .... just landed
  14. This just in, never thought I'd justify the money for a decent one, but here it is!
  15. Just landed, type 3a2 with welcome provenance and tickets, the plate coin from Maurice Bull's "The Halfcrowns of Charles I" vol 2 (with his tickets too, I believe)