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  1. Michael-Roo

    Hammered half penny.

    I did try again last night myself but still no luck. Is that a cross patée on the obverse, and trefoils in the reverse quarters (or maybe a ship's propellers)? I did think S1558 a possibility, but the obverses don't match. Could it be it's not a half penny and I'm looking in the wrong places?
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I don't spot anything from Hunky Dory there though.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Then of course there's this too.....
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    'Boom, Boom'. (shake the room)......
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

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    More Pennies

    Sourced with relish.....
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    More Pennies

    Very nice indeed but, as I bought this one for £175 delivered, you can count me happy enough.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Then if you click on 'see other items': https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Full-Gold-Sovereign-1900-Queen-Victoria-Royal-Mail-1stClass-Special-Delivery/184720694915?hash=item2b02361e83:g:hGYAAOSwRNJgVznf But, if you check out the feedback, buyers are happy enough so who are we, what's the use, etc. etc.
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    One year on. One of Liverpool's finest, from the concert room Dickens considered the finest in the land. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gEDLGw-9z0
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    The fairs are held in the main hall, the concert room is in another part of the building and is open for musical performances and recitals no more than a few times each year. It can also be booked for weddings.
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    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    Or the Frenchman who was unable to count beyond seven. Because of his huit allergy. I'll get me coat.
  12. All his pricing is hefty IMHO https://jonblyth.com/
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    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    Orson Carte Al D'Enté Willy Eckerslike Bella Pock Helen Bach Tanya Hyde
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    Possible Fake 1905 Halfcrown

    That was me Chris. The owner believed it to be genuine and was distraught when told it is a modern repro. He paid genuine 1905 money for it some time ago on eBay and is now trying to get his money back. I'm told they're not being very helpful and so he's approached trading standards. I did suggest he sign up as a member here in case anyone would be able to help but he's having trouble registering. If anyone does have advice he could be messaged on eBay via the contact the seller link. I think his feedback profile attests to his fair dealing and his listing of a coin he paid a lot for believing it genuine. On being told it was fake he immediately cancelled the listing.
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    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    In 1979 I was pecked on the cheek by Mary Wilson of the Supremes. Does this count?
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    1860 penny Freeman 14. LCW below foot.

    My wife, a Cambridge Phd, teaches Classics. I think it best I don't show her this thread. 'Don't get me started' doesn't come close.
  17. Never saw the Who but, same time frame, Stones (Mick Taylor era) at the Liverpool Empire '71 was pretty special. Check out the Marquee film from the same tour and the '72 US films for a taste. Then there was Ziggy's farewell tour in '73, and me touching his bare foot. With this hand, yes, this one here. Didn't cure anything, unfortunately......
  18. It being one of the hardest to find of the series I thought fellow fans of early milled copper may be interested in seeing this. I rarely buy coins these days, and almost never from Ebay, but I'd noticed it listed at the weekend and, knowing how seldomly these are offered for sale, decided to have a pop. The coin came with the original owners ticket. Does anyone here know anything about Lord Waltham or the 1941 sale mentioned? You'll see too The Farthing Specialist (John Minshull?) had graded it in the 1970s as 'very good fine'. This seems a little generous these days, however, as my winning bid was only £31.01 (far below my maximum), I'm very happy with it. Apologies for the crappy photos. I don't have the iPad at the moment so have had to use my phone.
  19. Possibly a little more than £100. This damaged specimen realised £400 hammer at LCA five years ago.
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    Halfpenny ID check

    😄 Good one.
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    1818 George III halfcrown

    Looks kosher, and I doubt you'd see those contact marks on a wrong'un.
  22. Repro, surely? http://northshorenumismaticsociety.org/short-cross-coinage-england/
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    Mr. Grumpy.

    Messrs Roettiers, Croker, Pistrucci etc. what say you?