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  1. jelida

    thoughts on ebay sale

    Looks like it’s based on this type of portrait penny of John, but different moneyer and mint. https://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/collections/coinsandmedals/78186 But it looks a ‘wrong un‘ to me. I’ll be interested in what others think; if genuine it would have been grossly undervalued. Jerry
  2. Please. I would dearly wish to be able to take my own...... Jerry
  3. I have started this thread to allow forum members to record, with photos, coins that have gone missing, perhaps lost or stolen in the post, perhaps pilfered at a meeting or from the house, with the intention of alerting fellow collectors and possibly facilitating recovery should the lost coin re-surface in a future auction or sale list. The eventual recovery of a coin could also feature. The first coin is an 1858 small date large rose penny, purchased as a 'Buy it Now' from Northern Ireland on August 25th. Sadly this is now some two weeks overdue, and likely lost in transit by Royal Mail, though I still retain hopes that it may arrive or be returned to sender. Sellers pictures. Jerry
  4. It looks as though I may have lost a rare penny now 2 weeks overdue posted in the UK, I will post its pics for your site Richard in due course. However I wonder whether we shouldn’t have a dedicated topic on this site in which to post pics of these coins and a short history of the loss. This would alert other collectors and might aid claims or litigation for return should the coin turn up in the future, as rare coins tend to resurface at auction or on dealers lists eventually. Recoveries could also be subsequently listed. If members consider this useful, I will start the topic with my coin. Jerry
  5. I’m with Paddy here. I looked at it too, and thought it looked like a blob of corrosion, especially in the slanted picture. And Lukas has a long history with this sort of thing. Jerry
  6. jelida

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    What on earth is this? Some sort of Chinese knock-off, I presume. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Great-Britain-1898-One-Penny-Bronze/224143734971?hash=item343001f8bb:g:ppYAAOSwENVfUsAK Jerry
  7. jelida

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Here it is. https://www.jncoins.co.uk/Shop/pennies/626-george-v-bronze-penny-1926.html Jerry
  8. jelida

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Don’t be tempted...I’ve seen this coin for sale recently at several grand, this guy has just stolen the pics. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1926-ME-Penny-George-V-Uncirculated-NGC-MS-63-RB-Extremely-Rare-F-195/333710807341?hash=item4db2b6d12d:g:F-4AAOSwUKRfU67~ Jerry
  9. “R&B” is likely “Roberts and Belk“ silversmiths of Sheffield. Jerry
  10. These are “pseudo hallmarks “ on silver plate, not official hallmarks. Some can have meaning, for example the “S” may refer to Sheffield, and the “R&B” will be the manufacturer but others are simply ornate. Most Sheffield plate has marks similar. This seems a good reference; http://www.silvercollection.it/dictionarysilverplatepseudohallmarks.html Jerry
  11. This knackered 1862 B over R in BRITT that I was bidding on was pulled today, presumably for an off EBay sale. I am not too aggrieved, as I have one nice one and two other poor examples but it is so annoying when it happens! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/One-Penny-1873-and-1862-England-Queen-Victoria-S-SS-/283985223175?item=283985223175&ViewItem=&nma=true&si=7jacaEOIZzM%2F9i4INN2leXJtvjs%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 One for your site Richard, and I have one yet to photograph. Jerry
  12. jelida

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    That started as an ordinary auction, starting price £25. It was then pulled, reposted as a b-i-n, and sold. Someone I suspect made a behind the scenes deal for the coin at £100 , to be listed at a pre-determined time. Bargain for some-one. Jerry
  13. jelida

    Goubys The British bronze penny .

    Thanks for this Richard. Jerry
  14. That’s the way I use to distinguish them, you can tell in an instant, even on some fairly blurry Ebay photos. Jerry