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    yeah that's very true .....if you had wanted to make a good impression you could count yourself lucky that ennies only went to the poor people that didn't have glasses and lets face it didn't care if it were 3 B's or 3 F's LLOL
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    They certainly got their money's worth out of those early 1860's dies.
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    It looks a lot like a couple of Comber tickets from my collection. Jerry
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    I looked up the location for the wonderful 'Oh Mr.Porter' ( 1936 ) and the platform edge is still in the ground.... Incidentally, I was on the last British Rail train on the Severn Valley line in 1962....
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    Great film, shot in colour at a time when they were mostly black and white. One of my John Huntley videos, "Steam on 35mm 1" features some great railway out takes shot on the Camerton branch of the now closed "Somerset & Dorset joint railway" in June/July 1952 when the film was being made. Superb scenery. They really caught some decent Summer weather as well. Interestingly, the Camerton branch had already closed in 1951, but the tracks were not lifted until 1958, so it was possible to use them for filming, without interfering with main line schedules.
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    Although there are examples of clashed dies in all reigns for milled coinage, the numbers really seem to increase in the Victorian era (possibly due to a large increase in production). But somewhat intriguingly, they drop off significantly in the 1880s. In fact, I can't remember seeing more than the occasional piece from the last 120 years or more. I wonder if this is connected to the refurbishment of the mint in 1882? At that point, the old Soho equipment installed in 1815 was replaced. So 30 years down the line, perhaps the mechanism for introducing the blank became temperamental? It would be useful to know when Boulton stopped making coin presses, as this may have had implications for repairs and replacement parts. Quality example whatever.