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  1. Hi All, This is not about coins. Back in May in this year I bought a couple of lots, cognac and liquar via Saleroom from a auctioneer which I won't name for now, its in Scotland. After confirming my payments I waited several weeks but no update so I contacted the auctioneer and was told there were problem with the courier and that he will personally get it done. A couple of weeks later heard nothing and the same response, weeks later nothing and the reply I got was that he will issue me a refund instead, that was 4 weeks ago. I tried Saleroom but they say there is nothing they could do. I tried emailing the auctioneer for update and phoneing him but got not reply. I tried their facebook asking about it again no reply. Today I find that the auctioneer has blocked me accessing his facebook. I dont know what financial situation they are in but it does seem they are trying to scam me. In one of the phone calls when he was still answering me who I believe is the owner sounded distress going on about child maintenance support and that is why he weren't able to deal with my outstanding order in time. Payment was made via "pay.sumup.io" using my debit card. Any advice on how to get my money back"
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    Coin cabinets

    Found this, the original Peter Nichols https://ninebattles.com/2023/06/02/stamp-and-coin-shop-norman-road-st-leonards-on-sea/
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    Coin cabinets

    Sad to see the business go without anyone taking over. The Peter Nichols name is a lucrative one. When they took over the business from Peter I seem to recall it was a three way ownership, Geoff, Shirley and a young man probably a son who was into motor bikes? This now leaves Rob Davis as probably the sole professional coin cabinet maker in the UK.
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    Roma Numismatics - Seen This?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-66594076 The owner Richard Beale pleaded guilty to falsifying provenance. I bought a couple of coins from them in the past all relatively common and nothing super expensive, obviousely I would never know if the provence could be trusted but that goes with other dealers too.
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    2023 Royal Mint Unc. sets

    Its basically the same if the strokes are there just as in differnt handwriting or a stylised version.
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    2023 Royal Mint Unc. sets

    I thought it was Chinese character "Shu"
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    Storage of proof coins

    If your cabinet has thick enough trays you could put the coin inside a capsule.
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    Peter Nichols cabinets

    Are the trays thick and double recessed? I like trays that are thick especially if the recesses are larger to cater for larger coins and make the coins more secured.
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    Coin cabinets

    Looks like from the mid or late 1990s when Peter switched from "Stamp & Coin Shop" label. I prefer the mahogany used before 2004, that was the year when there was some kind of restriction imposed and what we had since was smaller or younger pieces of mahogany buid up to size.
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    Coin cabinet

    In itself the production of coin cabinets has little to no effect on carbon omission but collectively as far as trading in mahogany and deforestation it will have an impact on the wood that is being available. Prices will go up. If other countries start putting mahogany on par with trading ban on ivory that will spell an end.
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    Coin cabinet

    COP26 world leaders commit end to deforestation by 2030. This will almost certainly have an impact if not the end of production for mahogany coin cabinet. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-59088498
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    1666 Crown

    What doe sthe elephant below the bust means?
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    Coin cabinet

    Any more coin cabinet news? I picked up a very nice late Victorian Lincoln style coin cabinet from an auction that use to belong to Paul Munro Walker. Its the better version with well fitted smooth/none sticking sliding trays, not the stacking trays type. Must be were he keeps his prized ancient coins that was once the envy of the world 😛 I checked it over and given it a good shake to make sure there is no secret compartment or coins hidden away😉
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    1666 Crown

    Hi All, I don't usually collect British milled coins but I'm looking for a 1666 crown as a one off.
  15. This from research by Darwin. In my case although its been only 3/4 months the amount of soil increase in the area were the coins laid was between 0.2 to one inch. Its basically worm shit😣 http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/content/articles/2009/02/20/west_earthworms_darwin_s15_w7_video_feature.shtml