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1949threepence

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22 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

Yes, the monthly became  a fortnightly for a couple of years - these were all regular issues so there was no 'monthly' for that period.

Thanks Chris.

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On 12/19/2020 at 6:08 PM, 1949threepence said:

So anyway, there I was scrolling casually through a search on e bay for copies of "Coin Monthly" that I don't yet have, when lo and behold, four complete years for the 1980's appear - 1981, 1983, 1985 & 1986. Placed orders for all four, and also 10 from January to October 1979. Although I've already got one or two random months for some of those years.  

It might be a question of gradually filling in gaps, as apart from the odd random issues, you really don't normally see many from the 1980's - and I've yet to see any at all from those last days in the early 90's. Saw another couple of randoms, this time from June 1987 and September 1989, I think it was. But that involved buying other back copies from 1983, which I've just ordered. Might have to start going down that road, however. 

It also looks as though they were also doing fortnightly (or even weekly) versions for a time in the late 70's and early 80's. Not sure if they were in addition to, or a replacement for the usual monthly editions.       

Received all of them today. There are two articles about pennies in 1981, which I've made a note of. But absolutely none in 1983, 1985 and 1986. In fact by 1985 the magazines were palpably thinner than in earlier years, and everything inside beginning to look very samey.   

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I recently bought a lot of coin monthlies and amongst them is a august 81

Just contact me if its missing from a set and spoiling not having a full set

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On 12/20/2020 at 10:06 PM, Peckris 2 said:

Yes, the monthly became  a fortnightly for a couple of years - these were all regular issues so there was no 'monthly' for that period.

In the October 1979 edition of Coin Monthly, there's a feature on the fact that they would be going to fortnightly beginning 5th October 1979 (so 5th to 18th & so on after that). I'm not sure of the exact date it ended, but it had to be before July 1980, as I've now seen a Coin Monthly for then. So it appears that it ran for less than a year.  

Might be a bit of a challenge tracking all the fortnightly's down - even for such a relatively short period.

In the meantime, I'm pleased to say I've managed to place two very low price orders, which give me February 1988, the entire period from June to December 1989 plus January & February  1990, and June 1991.    

Now that I've started down this road, my objective is to obtain the entire Coin Monthly (and fortnightly) series up to and including February 1992. Beginning to end. As there's likely to be some overlap and duplication, I'll flag up any spares and members are welcome to them free of charge if they're interested.  

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First spares are December 1966 and January to June 1967 (excluding May). If anybody wants then or any one or more of them, let me know.  

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On 12/26/2020 at 10:36 PM, 1949threepence said:

First spares are December 1966 and January to June 1967 (excluding May). If anybody wants then or any one or more of them, let me know.  

I'd quite like those.

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42 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

I'd quite like those.

No problem. If you PM me your address, Chris, I'll post them to you.

ETA: just realised it also includes October 1967.

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23 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

No problem. If you PM me your address, Chris, I'll post them to you.

ETA: just realised it also includes October 1967.

PM sent. :)

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