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  1. Thanks for flagging this up as I had not seen it and will certainly buy a copy. It will make a good stocking filler!
  2. whitedb

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    His whole site is full of fakes from China. I was interested in Victorian fractionals and bought a “reference set” from Aliexpress and see him listing some.
  3. I have been buying the silver bullion series along with bullion Britannia’s. They are lovely designs but the realisation in bullion is sadly the smooth shiny finish the mint now favours. They look spectacular as proofs but I am tired of paying the huge mark-ups expected by the mint.
  4. whitedb

    Antiques Roadshow - Coins

    Did you notice that the 1933 penny had signs of verdigris? Clearly they are not looking after it well enough. I volunteer to take car of it for them!
  5. whitedb

    more FAKES

    I have a set of fake wreath crowns that are very good, it puts me off collecting them as I am not enough of an expert to be sure of what is genuine. I collect copper pennies and have a set of the pre 1860 imitations and a few later ones. They are good but with these I can spot the fakes easily. I keep them all in a box labelled Chinese Fakes.
  6. whitedb

    more FAKES

    Fake Victorian crowns on eBay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victorian-Crowns-Coins-1898-1899/323292940557?hash=item4b45c2c90d:g:1x8AAOSwxllbGkn- I’ve seen similar on AliExpress’s website.
  7. whitedb

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    More fakes, this time Victorian crowns: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victorian-Crowns-Coins-1898-1899/323292940557?hash=item4b45c2c90d:g:1x8AAOSwxllbGkn- Described as over 100 years old, probably more like 100 days.
  8. Yes you can. What bowser are you using and what is the operating system?
  9. whitedb

    My Latest Acquisition

    Zookeeperz, how do you “deal” with the verdigris spots?
  10. whitedb

    more FAKES

    1797 Cartwheel Penny - Looks like a fake to me: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1797-Cart-wheel-Penny-Coin-Antique-Old-Copper-King-George-III-Royal-Mint-London/312080411819?hash=item48a9712cab:g:NgoAAOSweRhanEmO The Chinese copies are getting better and better and this coin does not look right to me.
  11. Colin Cooke still list them for sale, £24.99, copper or gold alloy. Your choice.
  12. whitedb

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    They are coming from China, you can find them on Aliexpress.com. I bought a wreath crown and the recent 1869 and 1933 pennies ($3 each) from China just to see what we are dealing with. They are getting better and might foool some people. Talking of 1933 pennies, what about this one for £800 item no 263179627692. https://m.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=263179627692&isNewKw=1&mfs=GOCLK&acimp=0&_trksid=p2053742.m2428.l1313.TR0.TRC0.X263179627692&sqp=263179627692 Funny how they can't take a good photo of the reverse or spell for that matter.
  13. Hi John,

    I'd be interested to know what pennies you have.

    By the way your website seems to be for cloths.  Is there a problem with it?

    Regards,

    Dave

  14. I can confirm that the 1970 proof set was sold in 1971. I am looking at my order confirmation, number A0447, dated 9 Nov 1971. I recall that the price was £3.00. I can't confirm with a receipt but my contemporary notes record this figure. In today's money it would be £42.65 I bought the 1971 -1975 sets in 1975, I think, for £25 for the five sets. They were direct from the mint and came in paper envelopes. Given that £5 in 1975 would be £47.90 today they were not a good "investment"
  15. I had seen it, put the first bid on it and was watching it for a bid later. I had not realised you could end an auction with active bids. It was stopped 5 days early. There is always the possibility it was a honey trap ....
  16. Don't waste your money. The royal mint have just announced a 2016 two coin pound set with a BU round pound and new one for £55. http://www.royalmint.com/shop/u/uk16d2bu
  17. whitedb

    posting pics

    Ozjohn, Thanks for the suggestion. IrfanView is an amazing piece of software, I have been using it for over 10 years now. In this case I had used Photoshop to reduce the size of the images. The issue in the end was not the size of the photos, I had been able to make them small enough. Rob identified the problem correctly, once I had tried the initial photo that was too big it "remembered" it and would not allow any others even though they were correctly sized. I logged out and back and then there was no problem attaching the smaller pictures.
  18. whitedb

    posting pics

    Thanks Rob, I did as you suggested and was able to upload the photos. I appreciate the help.
  19. Dear Richard, I'd love a copy of the article 1902 penny article from Coin Monthly. I used to get it when I was young but did not hold onto them.

    I have some software that will turn the image into searchable text, good for finding things on your compute if that would help.

    My email is whitedb@me.com

    Thanks for taking the effort to make this available.

    Regards,

    Dave

  20. Thanks, I saw it on eBay for £12 last year and took a punt as, whilst the picture was small, it looked different and was described as prooflike. I can't decide if it is a proof, the fields do have a mirror like finish, but it was a nice find. I had been meaning to post it for a while. Here is the eBay picture.
  21. It is not just beginners. Whilst in your own area of expertise you can "see" something wrong but as a novice or new to that particular field you don't. I wanted to make a collection of Silver Crowns, with one example of each type and was looking to buy a wreath crown. I have to say that I start to fear that a large majority on eBay are fakes. I have been looking at the magnet test to check for silver but they even do 90% silver versions. It is really putting me off buying.
  22. Here is a clogged die with more missing waves. A 1937 Penny with the horizon missing to the left of the lighthouse and waves also absent. Similarly on the rhs near the rim. I am still experimenting with the photography and will do better next time! Regard, Dave
  23. whitedb

    posting pics

    Hmm, I seem to have failed completely using the "Drag files here to attach" method. I have tried pictures as small as 100kb but keep getting the error "You are only allowed to upload 501.76kb." I even tried grabbing a photo already posted on the forum that was 335kb and tried to post it back. I got the same error message. I used photoshop to reduce my picture file size below 600x600 pixels, with medium jpeg quality. Any suggestions as to what I might be doing wrong? Thanks.
  24. Take a look at this 1853 shilling on eBay, item ID 162379968708 and compare it to another aliexpress at $1.81 .....
  25. It is yours for only $3.14 from aliexpress. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Great-Britain-1869-Victoria-One-Penny-Red-Copper-UK-Copy-Coin/32769150518.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.1.Qfk9iu&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_2_10065_10068_10501_10503_10000032_119_10000025_10000029_430_10000028_10060_10062_10056_10055_10000062_10054_10059_10099_10000022_10000012_10103_10000015_10102_10096_10000018_10000019_10000056_10000059_10052_10053_10107_10050_10106_10051_10000053_10000007_10000050_10084_10118_10083_10000047_10080_10082_10081_10110_10111_10112_10113_10114_10115_10000041_10000044_10078_10079_10000038_429_10073_10000035_10121-10503_10501,searchweb201603_3,afswitch_3,single_sort_1_default&btsid=47364e46-c36c-4480-8e61-ec6b8cdb7d88 Available in a range of dates, along with fake silver and gold Britannias, wreath crowns, Una and the lion.... It is seriously scary to see what is available.
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