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24 minutes ago, Paddy said:

I picked up a small coin cabinet at auction today - appears to be mahogany, so that is OK. Label on the back says "The Stamp & Coin Shop, 3 Norman Road, St Leonards-on-sea, SX." There is also a cipher - "N" in a circle and rectangle. Anyone know much about this maker/retailer?

 

That's Peter Nichols - possibly the best known of the modern era cabinet makers?

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4 minutes ago, Peckris said:

That's Peter Nichols - possibly the best known of the modern era cabinet makers?

OK - sounds good then? I bought it "Because it was there" and I will probably end up selling ti on as I keep my own coins in albums.

 

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That will be a Peter Nichols cabinet, though he is now retired and the business is run elsewhere .

http://www.coincabinets.com/index.html

You should find it here. Nice cabinets, I have five!

Jerry

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1 hour ago, jelida said:

That will be a Peter Nichols cabinet, though he is now retired and the business is run elsewhere .

http://www.coincabinets.com/index.html

You should find it here. Nice cabinets, I have five!

Jerry

It appears then that I have a Standard Annulet model. Condition is great but no key, so I will have to get that fixed.

 

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A  standard wardrobe key will suffice.

 

 

 

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On 7/16/2018 at 6:29 PM, Peckris said:

That's Peter Nichols - possibly the best known of the modern era cabinet makers?

Absolutely, and arguably the best for the price, although there are some other excellent cabinet makers around.

 

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Mahogany use today are generally not of the quality of the so call "big leaf" mahogany that is banned since around 2003. I've notice Nichols cabinets particularly the larger ones made after 2003 are constructed from joining more than one piece of wood to make up the size. In older Nichols cabinet multiple construction are only present on the back of the cabinet were it is not often seen.

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3 hours ago, Taikonaut said:

Royal Mint is now selling coin cabinets. I wonder who is making these?

They look virtually identical to the Nicholls cabinets - either he's got himself a good contract with the RM or they've bought his  designs (in which case I do hope they include an acknowledgement somewhere on the finished item).

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1 hour ago, Peckris 2 said:

They look virtually identical to the Nicholls cabinets - either he's got himself a good contract with the RM or they've bought his  designs (in which case I do hope they include an acknowledgement somewhere on the finished item).

Although of course, it won't be Peter Nichols himself, as he's retired, at least from cabinet making. His business was taken over and is now run by a Nottinghamshire family. 

They do, however, look very much like the typical Nichols cabinet.

I do, meanwhile, like the look of the cabinets made by Rob Davis who himself, is a coin collector. 

 

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Although similar there is notable departure from the current Nichols cabinet. There is no mention of a RM edition on their facebook which you would expect though its not the first time a cabinet maker sold their cabinets through different companies. Would not surprise me there will be a RM label on the back and no indication it came from Nichols.

I do like this design as it looks like a homage to the old turn of the century Spink cabinet.

 

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5 hours ago, Taikonaut said:

Although similar there is notable departure from the current Nichols cabinet. There is no mention of a RM edition on their facebook which you would expect though its not the first time a cabinet maker sold their cabinets through different companies. Would not surprise me there will be a RM label on the back and no indication it came from Nichols.

I do like this design as it looks like a homage to the old turn of the century Spink cabinet.

 

What is it?

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30 minutes ago, 1949threepence said:

What is it?

A couple of things strike me, the most significant being the strip of wood across the front of the trays, similar to Swann. Also Nichols tend towards piano type hinges these days. But of course they could be manufacturing to a specific design.

And Taikonaut may be referring to something else.

Jerry

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Most modern coin cabinet are directly or indirectly an evolution or inspired from those marketed by Spinks in from the late 19th century. The wooden door beading and wood across the front of the trays did not originate from Swann but cabinets made popular when Spink was selling them. Other dealers such as Lincoln also sells these cabinets and they were all most likely made by the same company.

This is a Nichols cabinet made for the British Museum with a Spink cabinet style locks which differ from the RM cabinet

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Thanks Gents.

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I was speaking with Rob Davis yesterday on the phone about buying replacement felt discs for a cabinet of mine and he mentioned that he is making the cabinets for the Royal Mint.

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56 minutes ago, Richard2 said:

I was speaking with Rob Davis yesterday on the phone about buying replacement felt discs for a cabinet of mine and he mentioned that he is making the cabinets for the Royal Mint.

Yes, he told me the same thing when he delivered the cabinet I ordered from him, earlier this year. 

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