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  1. 10 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    I can get into featured collections now, and into the individual collections therein.

    Yes, I got there by clicking on Auctions, then going down to Special Collections, clicking on "FILTER" and entering "Bamford" into the KEYWORD field and clicking on Search.

    But on the Home page, if you click on Auctions and then click on "Archive", you get the option to click on "Featured Collections" (not Special Collections !) and if you click on Featured Collections, you get the error page. It's a real dog's dinner.


  2. On 5/5/2022 at 9:54 AM, 1949threepence said:
    On 5/5/2022 at 9:45 AM, secret santa said:

    Ian Anderson at DNW has replied and asked me exactly what issues there were. I've listed about half a dozen and promised to give a more exhaustive list on Friday.

    Keep us posted.

    I sent them a number of points mentioning that I did not have the patience to do an exhaustive system test for them and never received an acknowledgement or reply despite requesting a response.

    Their reputation will go straight down the drain.

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  3. 2 hours ago, alfnail said:

    Again hardly any pennies at the DNW (Noonans) auction later this month, but perhaps a couple of interesting ones.

    Are other people having trouble accessing this auction ? Every change of page or lot takes between 30 and 40 seconds to come up on my PC.

    I've just found that it's much much better on Firefox - I was using Chrome previously but the DNW site worked perfectly on Chrome.

  4. 1 hour ago, oldcopper said:

    That might be the coin originally sold by Baldwins as a bronzed proof (sale no.52) where Roland Harris bought it for ~£600. I saw it then and it was obviously a currency piece, so why Baldwins said it was "undoubtedly a proof" I don't know. 

    People presumably sussed this as it only made £190 at the Harris sale (LC 2009), with LC's description somewhat ambivalent about the proof designation.

    No - different coin. That was an ornamental trident (P1513) penny (lot 666) but this is a plain trident P1514 coin.


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  5. On 5/4/2022 at 9:28 PM, 1949threepence said:

    Ian, In a footnote at page 407, Peck states that bronzed currency pieces exist for 1841 (no colon), 1853 (OT), 1855 (PT) and 1857 (OT).

    This is something that I've ever noticed, or seen referred to anywhere . May I respectfully ask whether you have ever come across any in your extensive experience? If so, should we regard them as scarce? I'd imagine they would only be noticeable as such, in very high states of preservation.

    I bought a bronzed 1857 from Sovreign Rarities a while ago.


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  6. I tried to use the Contact Us facility on the new website in order to let them know of our views and discussions but, surprise surprise, that feature also doesn't work !

    So they will be blissfully unaware of my views. I have now sent that message to some of the previous dnw.co.uk addresses so maybe something will get through.