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  1. secret santa

    Flatbed scanners

    Camera every time. I originally scanned my coins but even at "high" resolution they are much smaller in volume (bytes) and very limited in expandability. The photos from camera and macro lens are infinitely better. No contest.
  2. secret santa

    More Pennies

    Thanks Ian, that's exactly the sort of information I was looking for. I will take the page off the menu so that it doesn't show whilst continuing to build up a library of examples on the hidden page.
  3. secret santa

    More Pennies

    I sold my only one not realising it was one !
  4. secret santa

    More Pennies

    Small unaltered date please. It may turn our that 8 over 6 is also rare but I'll get around to that later.
  5. secret santa

    More Pennies

    Having put the 1858 Large Rose Small Date up on my rare penny site, I then checked on the frequency of normal small date 1858 pennies and they seem equally as rare at first glance. London Coins has 9 large date types mis-attributed to small dates, with only 2 genuine (non-large rose) specimens in their archives. I have now added this type to the website and would be pleased to hear of more examples (with pictures please).
  6. secret santa

    Coin cabinet

    There are always plenty in coin auctions although it's often not clear what size coins the trays are drilled for.
  7. As originally posted to kick off this theme, my 1862 over 1 was sent on 3rd August 2020 to Scotland but never arrived. Tracking shows it still in the system but who knows where.
  8. secret santa

    Rare coin lost in post

    Does anyone know the website of this auction house ? There appears to be several auctioneers with similar names.
  9. secret santa

    Rare coin lost in post

    Yes, good idea - get it started, Jerry, and I'll add details of my lost penny.
  10. secret santa

    Rare coin lost in post

    I have received a cheque from Royal Mail covering the item and postage so I'm compensated although I've lost a potential source of investment growth and the buyer might still obtain a rare coin at zero cost if it turns up.
  11. secret santa

    More Pennies

    Does anyone know if this "much smaller figures" is different from the regular small date type ?
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  14. secret santa

    Vinyl enthusiasts?

    One of my favourites - had the chance to see him in Oxford a couple of years ago (aged 80-ish I believe). I'll always regret not getting tickets.
  15. secret santa

    Rare coin lost in post

    I'm currently going through the claims process with the Royal Mail. An ex-police friend of mine reckons it was a common occurrence in his day (special deliveries going missing).