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  1. 9 points
    I have found one of these too! It's an 1861 6+G, and can confirm it's actually an E over the B. On my specimen below, there is a bit of a die crack to the left of the E/B and some damage to the beads above. Wonder if that's connected to the repair? Worth recording on your Viccy halfpennies obverses page, Richard? @secret santa Feel free to use the pictures!
  2. 7 points
    A Scottish couple took in an 18-year-old girl as a lodger. On her first night she asked if she could have a bath, but the woman of the house told her they didn't have a bath, although she could use a tin bath in front of the fire. "Monday is the best night, because that’s when my husband goes out to darts," she said. The girl agreed to have a bath the following Monday. After her husband had gone to the pub for his darts match, the woman filled the tin bath and watched the girl get undressed………and was very surprised to see that the lass didn't have any pubic hair. Later that evening, she mentioned this to her husband when he got back home. He didn't believe his wife, so she said:- "Next Monday, when you go to darts, leave a little early and wait in the back garden. I'll leave a gap in the curtains so you can see for yourself." The following Monday, while the girl was again undressing, the wife asked "Do you shave?" "No," replied the girl. "I've just never grown any hair down there. Do you have hair?" "Oh, yes," said the woman, and she pulled up her nightdress and showed the girl that she was generously endowed in the hair department.....very generously indeed!! The girl finished her bath and went to bed. Later that night, when her husband came in, the wife asked him, "Did you see it?" "Yes," he said, "but why the hell did you have to show her yours." "Whyever are you worried about that?" she said. "You've seen it often enough before." "I know," he said, "but the darts team hasn't!"
  3. 3 points
    As an introduction, I've gathered coins over the years, as did my father. Now I'm retired, time to organise them. That's generating questions, and showing up some surprises.... I found half a sixpence - literally, just the reverse - 1960. No signs of cutting or forcing, rim is still sound, looks like a planchet delamination Farthings - I've got those organised - one binder with the "best" of each year I have, another with all the others - about 80 and 110 respectively. Most interesting to my untrained eye is an 1860 toothed/beaded border Grading is a real mystery - the book on grading above has a multi-month delivery - need to find one Cleaning - interesting discussion - I have some sticky coins (old PVC holders I presume) - de-natured alcohol has worked well (for the coins and me - mine's single malt) I have two 1953 farthing - crown cased sets - one shows tarnish on the copper, the other has a piece of "tarnish reducing paper" in it - that didn't work, they are all bad - anything to do? Thinking acetone.... On the other hand, the 1970 proofs in a rigid plastic case are gorgeous still! Any thoughts and/or advice welcome... I'm still exploring this forum - lot's of good info there. Once I see where to post, I'll get some questions and photo's up As background, I was born in England, live in Massachusetts, and I just entered my ninth decade of life - a good opportunity to get into coins! SteveW
  4. 3 points
  5. 3 points
    Butt of the joke: Australian man suffers severe burns to his bottom and genitalia after firework party trick backfires By SARA MALM PUBLISHED: 09:51, 30 July 2012 | UPDATED: 10:04, 30 July 2012 15 View comments e-mail Top +99 Home Firecracker: The man placed the rocket between his cheeks and lit the fuse An Australian man has been hospitalised with severe burns after placing a firework between his buttocks in a party trick gone awry. The 23-year-old man was attending a party in a suburb to Darwin in the Northern Territory on Saturday, when he decided to brighten up the evening. The stunt, quite literally, backfired and the man was taken to local hospital with severe burns to his back, cheeks and genitalia. Police said alcohol was ’a possible factor’. ‘It appears a party was in full progress when a young male decided to place a firework between the cheeks of his bottom and light it,’ Senior Sergeant Garry Smith with Northern Territory Police said. ‘What must of seemed to be a great idea at the time has backfired, resulting in the male receiving quite severe and painful burns to his cheeks, back and private bits.’ When police arrived at the party in the suburb, ironically named Rapid Creek, the man was writhing in pain but was able to get to hospital without the aid of paramedics. AND HES FROM DARWIN!
  6. 3 points
    Well, I would love to be a Numismatist , but alas I'm an Oldmismatist 😧
  7. 3 points
    As the saying goes, philately gets you nowhere... 😉
  8. 3 points
    A recent purchase from Gary and thank you 👍. 1967 Penny struck on a foreign smaller blank in error ,weighing 6.38 GR.
  9. 3 points
    The Royal Mint Museum has confirmed that 28.30 mm is incorrect and according to "the data used in the Museum, sourced from the production records held in our archive" the diameter for all florins from 1893-1970 should be 28.50 mm.
  10. 3 points
    Probably correct for the time, but times change. The Chinese are now the quick witted and the Brits and the West in general are backward and slow in thought. Time to wake up to our selves. The truth always hurts.
  11. 2 points
    I stand corrected
  12. 2 points
    Obverse 3 - 138 border teeth
  13. 2 points
    The sixpence could easily be a split flan with the other half missing - as per this threepence.
  14. 2 points
    The closeness of the V to the linear circle supports this.
  15. 2 points
    I could be wrong but the brown one appears to me as obverse 4 and the other obverse 6
  16. 2 points
    Certainly it could be either, I don’t think the photos are definitive. A little but of gunge removal and closer images would help. Jerry
  17. 2 points
    great idea at the time has backfired, I certainly hope not!
  18. 2 points
    "Police said alcohol was 'a possible factor' "
  19. 2 points
    Wow. 1p coins dated 1936, 1945, and 1967??
  20. 2 points
    Trotters ??? - I think the name gives it away Rodders.
  21. 2 points
    Not ebay, but it transcends this dubious online establishment. An email landed in my inbox today offering coins, watches and other items. Coins section attached. Esteemed Antique and Coin Dealers, As Trotters Jewellers UK, we find ourselves at the intersection of elegance and legacy. Today, we extend an exclusive invitation to discerning collectors like you-a chance to acquire remarkable pieces that transcend time. 1. The Back Story Our recent transaction was no ordinary affair. Through a seamless part-exchange sale, our coveted watches found new homes, and in return, we acquired an eclectic assortment of antique items and coins. These treasures, meticulously curated, now await your discerning eye. A. British Coins. 47 British Coins Collection: A symphony of £2 coins, each bearing rare errors subtly hidden within their circular motifs. These coins are not mere currency; they are whispers of history. Yours for £3000.00. 1971 New Pence 2p Coin: A relic from the past, its copper gleam carries memories. Valued at £2500.00. Rare 1p Coin Set: Three monarchs, three eras-these copper coins, minted in 1936, 1945 and 1967, bear the weight of time. Yours for £2150.00 Bank of England Queen Elizabeth One Pound Notes: A pristine set of two consecutive notes, a testament to regal elegance. Priced at £2250.00 Rare Two Pound (£2) UK Coin, The First World War 1914 - 1918: Commemorating valor and sacrifice, this coin stands tall at £3800.00 King Charles 50 pence Coin: An elusive find, steeped in history. Yours for £2850.00. etc. THE INVITATION - These treasures await their next custodian. Contact us at salesdepartment@trottersjewellersltd.co.uk Disclaimer: Prices are subject to market fluctuations. Each piece carries a story; let it become part of yours. Judd Green, Trotters Jewellers UK, 19 Great Winchester St, EC2N 2JA, London The 50p might be worth it if it's a Charles I.
  22. 2 points
    Oooh, I bet Guy will be cross at having let that one go……. Jerry
  23. 2 points
    Just seen this on eBay ,Gouby records BP1888 B as having the common both broken I on Victoria. Must of used the same obverse die for 1889 ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/314877869117
  24. 2 points
  25. 1 point
    A couple of 1855 Pennies both really hard to find in grades above VF ,both purchased not attributed. DOT on Forehead & Three colons after FID.





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