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On 9/26/2021 at 3:16 PM, Peckris 2 said:

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A cat that's just eaten a crow?

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Is this Marleybob by a different name? She’s from Leeds as well.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255155828593?hash=item3b6878f771:g:BSsAAOSwxOthVHK0

Similar contrived sort of story, and look at the verbiage attached to some of her other items. And the number of faked ‘error’ £5 notes she has sold for good money 😠

Oh, and you can have the rag free too.

Jerry

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Smells decidedly of fish!!

Think this is another seller that should join the 'bunch of our souls' club mentioned on previous page!

I will watch the item just to see how much some poor sap is taken for...

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3 hours ago, jelida said:

Is this Marleybob by a different name? She’s from Leeds as well.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255155828593?hash=item3b6878f771:g:BSsAAOSwxOthVHK0

Similar contrived sort of story, and look at the verbiage attached to some of her other items. And the number of faked ‘error’ £5 notes she has sold for good money 😠

Oh, and you can have the rag free too.

Jerry

 "The clock I'm keeping" - that's because there isn't one. 

It'll probably be her Great Grandad's long lost trunk in the attic next.  

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And only 99p for a 1933 mint set less the crown!

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It is just greed and naivety for any one bidding on a "1933 penny" on eBay thinking it could be genuine in my opinion.

This established seller of reproduction 1933 pennies https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/dirkin49/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

is a familiar name to many "1933 penny" sellers.

On 9/29/2021 at 9:12 PM, Martinminerva said:

I will watch the item just to see how much some poor sap is taken for...

 I think it will be relisted. Shall we see?

 

 

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On 29 September 2021 at 9:12 PM, Martinminerva said:

I will watch the item just to see how much some poor sap is taken for...

So, currently at £620 with a day and a half left...

A fool and his money, eh?

Or is it deliberately being bid up with no intention of paying??

 

ETA: just gone up to £940 in last two mins since posting... The world is mad!

EETA: and now £3000 in another two minutes... I despair...

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45 minutes ago, Michael-Roo said:

 

£5,200.

3rd lucky 1933 find in as many years.

Of course it's her:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255167767006?hash=item3b692f21de:g:WYUAAOSwcfZhKkNf

Someone could be about to be badly burned. I think we should send her a PM saying she should end the listing or else.

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10 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

Someone could be about to be badly burned. I think we should send her a PM saying she should end the listing or else.

Eight grand and 62 bids now but accounted for by two bidders only.

What's the betting it's a wind up merchant (hurrah!) and a repeated shill response?

 

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39 minutes ago, Michael-Roo said:

Eight grand and 62 bids now but accounted for by two bidders only.

What's the betting it's a wind up merchant (hurrah!) and a repeated shill response?

 

Maybe the public bidder is "her" as well - after all we know "she" has at least two ebay names.

 

I'm no expert but out of interest I compared her penny with the real thing https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2016/1933-and-all-that-165-000-for-britain-s-numismatic-superstar/

and there are many detail differences. I've attached pics of some text from each - see how the serifs are much straighter/cruder in her version (fake over real).

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Real 1933 penny .png

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I see she was not willing to shell out for a wreath crown to make up the 1933 set then?

 See too how all coins other than the penny are in oddments box condition so would have seen quite a few years in circulation before the deceased thought to squirrel then away inside the clock.

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Posted (edited)

Them away, not 'then away'.

Apologies for the sloppy typing.

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Sorry about the size and quality of pics but, comparing the obverse of the "fake" against the real thing, the fake has 10 teeth across the width of REX whereas the real thing has 11 teeth.

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This is one of the reproduction 1933 pennies sold by Dirkin49 for £3.59. Good price for a repro. gap filler. Note the wrong serifs on letters and the "additional" wave under Britannia's toes. 

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2 hours ago, Sword said:

This is one of the reproduction 1933 pennies sold by Dirkin49 for £3.59. Good price for a repro. gap filler. Note the wrong serifs on letters and the "additional" wave under Britannia's toes. 

 

Those angled serifs must be really tricky for forgers! If the pics I've seen are the real thing it's  just the pattern penny missing the extra wave, the "ordinary" 1933 has it.

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Wow, surprisingly decent bust of KG5 there..

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Yes, they are very good likenesses but fortunately they have different numbers of border teeth.

True 1933 - obverse 162 teeth, reverse 184 teeth

Fake 1933 - obverse 160 teeth, reverse 159 teeth ( I did a quick count and must check these)

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9 hours ago, secret santa said:

Yes, they are very good likenesses but fortunately they have different numbers of border teeth.

True 1933 - obverse 162 teeth, reverse 184 teeth

Fake 1933 - obverse 160 teeth, reverse 159 teeth ( I did a quick count and must check these)

My copy from bitsandbobs.etc has 161 both sides. Maybe it's an extremely rare fake worth hundreds of thousands (to marlybob1/dimondgirl) 😉

It's advertised as same dimensions and weight as the original, but is noticeably thinner than a 1935 penny.

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My guess is that "1933" object will at some point be relisted with a shocking asking price of between £50K to £100k. It will then attract more than 50 "bids". Bidders tend to have feedbacks of 1, 0, 179, 705, or private. Then it will be relisted again with some excuse about the "bidder" wouldn't pay up. Then the game will repeat itself. 

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On 9/29/2021 at 5:56 PM, jelida said:

Is this Marleybob by a different name? She’s from Leeds as well.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255155828593?hash=item3b6878f771:g:BSsAAOSwxOthVHK0

Similar contrived sort of story, and look at the verbiage attached to some of her other items. And the number of faked ‘error’ £5 notes she has sold for good money 😠

Oh, and you can have the rag free too.

Jerry

I emailed the seller to say it was a forgery - I never got a reply

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On 10/11/2021 at 8:56 AM, secret santa said:

Yes, they are very good likenesses but fortunately they have different numbers of border teeth.

True 1933 - obverse 162 teeth, reverse 184 teeth

Fake 1933 - obverse 160 teeth, reverse 159 teeth ( I did a quick count and must check these)

Just recounted - both sides of the fake have 160 teeth.

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