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    DNW today

    I put a cheeky bid on lot 17, but my limit was pipped at the post unfortunately, It may well still turn up on a dealers tray soon!?
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    DNW today

    Rob did you not get lot 28 the BRIT FRAN to go with your other of same legend but with ground?.....Some very healthy auction prices I agree!!
  3. After a bit of research I see the first Spink (from the old Seaby) was 1998, so I'm wondering if anyone knows if the same images were used from 1998-2006?
  4. What edition/year did Spink take over from Seaby? I guess from that first Spink edition the same images were used until 2006?
  5. Hi fellow coin folk, I'm after a bit of info regarding the Spink standard catalogue, I'm sure someone here will know. I believe the current colour format of the Spink Standard catalogue started with edition 42 in 2007 and they have used the same illustrated coins for each type since, my question is about the black and white format immediately before which ended with edition 41 in 2006. Can anyone tell me how long that format lasted and how long were the illustrated coins used for in that run? so it would be ????-2006 I have a couple of early 90's editions and the coins used in those were different again so the change must have been late 90's or early 00's ? Appreciate any help.
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    AMRcoins

    I have bought from Martin Roberts on a number of occasions, he's a very honest fair dealer!
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    Token info please?

    Brilliant, thanks for that Paddy, just what I was after!
  8. Hi all, I'm after some info on this attached 17th century token, any info would be appreciated as I know nothing at all about these intersting little local means of exchange? Thanks in advance!
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    LCA December

    Could it be that this image has been 'photoshopped' where each coin image was taken out of the case and then each one superimosed back in? To get the best colour/light etc, then maybe someone made a mistake and left out the English Shilling image? the Scottish one looks to be the exact same coin to me?......could be wrong though!
  10. Thanks, I thought it was worth asking the question as I see there are so many over strikings in this series recorded, I can only guess they must all be obvious on clear crisp coins? I think a clear image of a known one would help?
  11. Thanks, yeah B I can see that, I thought maybe an R? the crossbar is evident but that is probably the E....I question the A as that is recorded, does anyone have an image of what the E over A could (or should) look like?
  12. As a hammered coin man I'm no milled expert, so I have a question about this recent purchase of mine, does anyone else think the E of DEI is over an A at all? or is my imagination running riot : )
  13. A quick snap of the two colour plates: Not brilliant quality I'm afraid .. . What the plate photo or the coins?............ ; )
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    I guess 'eye appeal' is everything nowadays ...

    BTW, I have seen the starting thread coin (This Brooker D6) in the hand and it's pretty rough! but really so are some of those American and Australian 'scarce' coins that go for a small fortune, all it takes is a larger following!!
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    I guess 'eye appeal' is everything nowadays ...

    I take the Spink guide with a 'pinch of salt' these days, to me they seem to pick the prices out of the sky! not all "rarities" have gone up equally over time, for example how can one type increase in value and another stay stagnant when both have not seen a sale in the same time frame?........Eye appeal is the key these days, and rightly so I think as a top grade common coin is just as rare as the 'book rarity' in most cases. Having said that I still like to think like an old fashioned collector and rate rarity as equal as condition!!....it's what makes me tick!
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