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  1. 5 points
    A young visitor in our garden yesterday , dont see many in Manchester especially during the day.
  2. 4 points
    After exhaustive research, I have decided it's time for me to pass on my knowledge of how to make sense of Ebay listings. (Apologies if this has already been done.) "Some luster" (sic) Polished flat. "Collectable condition" Flat "Unsorted" Sorted "Unsearched" All valuable coins spotted and removed "Mint error" Hit with hammer "Rare" Common "Very rare" Very common "Great patina" Dug up "Proof" Worn "Wonderful natural toning" Terrible artificial toning
  3. 2 points
    GEF 1874 F67. Another example of a very difficult to obtain variety, which, at R12, shouldn't be too onerous to locate, but is, in fact, very difficult in higher grade. I actually won this at the Spink Auction of 22nd September 2015 (lot 565), but don't think I've shown it before. The dark patch on Britannia's legs is curious as it hardly shows at all in hand, but the photo brings it out. Incidentally, with regard to the 1874 varieties, I still believe that with the obvious exceptions of F69 & F76, the F77 & F78 still remain the most difficult to obtain in high grade, as evidenced by their extreme scarcity of appearance over the years.
  4. 2 points
    Absolutely, I agree totally.
  5. 2 points
    I recently obtained an almost complete set of the Education Union series - just the Shilling outstanding, where I know of only 1 example. Photos to come in following posts.
  6. 1 point
    "Selling for less than book price" going for slightly less than a coin 3 grades higher "from my Grandfathers collection" Modern fake
  7. 1 point
    Agree absolutely. My F67 is NEF, an accidental find in a cheap tin of stuff. My F77 is NVF, and my F78 is NEF, both cheap, not noticed, on Ebay. I've yet to see any advances on those three on Ebay, and I've been looking for 10 years....
  8. 1 point
    'Ollies' were your regular marbles. The larger ones and ball bearings were 'Bullies'.
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  10. 1 point
    Wow, those are very good for Photoshop 2 (out of 12)! One thing to remember is Photoshop always saves a larger file than other apps - without resizing I always re-save Photoshop jpegs using Apple Preview and usually the file sizes are 2/3 of Photoshop's.
  11. 1 point
    "You will receive the coin pictured"..................................................."...if you can track it down and buy it separately"
  12. 1 point
    Campanula ? (blue, bell-shaped flowers)
  13. 1 point
    Well done they are new to me so lovely to see them
  14. 1 point
    If it's a friend's request n have spare time, most people are willing to offer assistance. However, if it is for commercial purpose, no way for free of charge...business is business.
  15. 1 point
    It's absurd to expect anybody to do that without a monetary remuneration for services rendered. It's not as if they couldn't have afforded it.
  16. 1 point
    I think I remember Michael Gouby told me a few years ago that DNW had asked him to go through a collection of pennies to help them identify the varieties but, as they didn't offer him anything for his trouble, he declined.
  17. 1 point
    5% of hammer seems fair 🤑🤑🤑
  18. 1 point
    Lastly, Penny (solder marks on rev.)
  19. 1 point
    Half Crown Obv
  20. 1 point
    10 Shillings (double lug still intact)
  21. 1 point
    20 Shillings (With Double Lug still in tact)
  22. 1 point
    I got this specimen about 20 years ago and have treasured it since - 1920. Not quite as nice as the satin specimen “duck tailed” but pleasant nonetheless. I am challenged by posting decent photos let alone two or more. I will try to show the reverse in a subsequent post.
  23. 1 point
    The reverse photo just does not demonstrate the matte-like surfaces.
  24. 1 point
    What a fascinating thread. I'm just going to pop this here. Written by the writer Michael Rosen. Which I found interesting.
  25. 1 point
    I assume there is also a big difference with winning an auction and paying immediately compared to waiting for the sellers invioce before paying. I know if I think I've made a steal I bang in the payment before the seller has had time to think about it. Picked up a UNC 1956 1/2d F475 the other day for $5, was on the edge of my seat until it arrived.lol. Lucky sod. I've never even SEEN one of those 1956 varieties.