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  1. 9 points
    Final piece of the jigsaw in my pre 1860 Victorian copper penny collection - an 1860/59. Quite decent specimen. Only ones to look out for now in this series, are the very expensive proofs. Unfortunately, certain other coins coming up, which I would have been very seriously interested in, now have to be put on the back burner until a further opportunity arises. I just had to have this.
  2. 9 points
    Meant to say I got this 1909 dot penny a few months back, and completely forgot about it. Just £4.64 off e bay. I know they're not that rare, but this one is about VF, and the price was a bargain.
  3. 5 points
    I thought this was quite funny
  4. 5 points
    Rather chuffed with this newbie, mid-1790s halfpenny Conder token
  5. 5 points
  6. 4 points
    A Lexus mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a LS460 when he spotted a well-known cardiologist in his shop. The cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his car when the mechanic shouted across the garage "Hey Doc, want to take a look at this?" The cardiologist, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked "So Doc, look at this engine. I opened its heart, took the valves out, repaired or replaced anything damaged, and then put everything back in, and when I finished, it worked just like new. So how is it that I make £48,000 a year and you make £1.7M, when you and I are doing basically the same work?" The cardiologist paused, leaned over, and then whispered to the mechanic "Try doing it with the engine running"
  7. 4 points
    This one arrived today - Queen Anne Halfcrown 1706:
  8. 4 points
    When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens. These IKEA wardrobes really are shite.
  9. 3 points
    Why would a good communist never drink yorkshire tea? Because all proper tea is theft
  10. 3 points
    I wonder where it is now 😉😇. Jerry
  11. 3 points
    "I was wondering who'd be the first to spot that Wilson" (as Captain Mainwaring used to say)
  12. 3 points
    Who's Gee please Mike? F169 now known to be approximately one in every 6 million as far as I can tell.
  13. 3 points
    And these are the autographs on my first day covers.
  14. 3 points
  15. 2 points
    Finally got an 1837 , just an 1845 left to get .
  16. 2 points
    Nice one, Jerry. Neat capture.
  17. 2 points
    Not that, although that may, of course, be something else we need to know about. Rather than re-typing all the words, here's a photo of the relevant part of the article - from Coin Monthly, November 1971:-
  18. 2 points
    F.W.K.Gee was a contributor to Coin Monthly in the early days. He wrote an article on Edward VIII pennies in the October 1969 edition. Then he wrote articles on the same topic in the August, September, October, November and December 1971 editions. A five part series. They were very detailed and informative articles, Jon. No idea what the "F W K" stood for though. With regard to the F169, I've never seen one on offer except at auction. I suspect there are one or two more, but difficult to tell as the border teeth are too worn to determine whether the 1 of the date is directly over a border tooth. Funnily enough in the November article, there is an interesting piece on how to determine whether a 169 is a 169 when the border teeth are too worn to otherwise tell. Bit late tonight as I'm practically falling asleep at the keyboard. But I'll dig out that specific article tomorrow, and post the details here.
  19. 2 points
    It's definitely got a mascle stop, but I'm not so sure about the pinecone(?) before DON. If it is a pinecone, then the reverse isn't listed in Withers. Is there a leaf on the breast? If so, then it could be a leaf issue. Withers notes the Walters example, but says there is a leaf after CIVI, which this one doesn't have space for. The key will be trying to see what is after HENRIC. Try cleaning it up a bit.
  20. 2 points
    He has got a feedback from this seller. This seller has sold an item to someone with his exact feedback rating for £10.50 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLD-BRITISH-COINS-JOB-LOT-TIN-OF-RANDOM-COINS-FROM-OLD-COLLECTION-BRITISH-/174663610855?hash=item28aac331e7%3Ag%3AwIMAAOSwUJtgP81z&nma=true&si=XpF%252Bkwt2rQwC5K5pXI4GDtDduUY%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 Could be just a coincidence.
  21. 2 points
    During the lockdown, I have started collecting signed first day covers. They often only cost a few pounds each and you can pick up attractive souvenirs on events you are interested in. It is also an affordable and safe way of getting autographs of well known personalities like politicians, VC winners, authors, actors etc. For some reason, I find the postmarks somewhat more interesting than the stamps themselves. Here is a selection:
  22. 2 points
  23. 2 points
    Don't want to spoil his fun, but https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Restrike-1658-Oliver-Cromwell-One-Crown-Coin/174625821462?hash=item28a8829316:g:7s0AAOSwcJRgHUzH
  24. 2 points
    I emailed them to say it was worth about a fiver and they asked if that was an offer😂
  25. 2 points
    Ah yes, the last few English monarchs can be a challenge. I still need Henry IV and William II but I baulk at spending hundreds of pounds on something barely identifiable! I expanded into the Saxon kings of Wessex and England to give me something to buy and now have 8 different monarchs there - but getting any more is pricey. Peck mentioned Julia Domna, so here is one I picked up the other day: