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  1. 1887jubilee

    1887 Gothic Florin varieties

    46 is the only one known to me. Even the "proof" has 46. I have seen the Royal Mint collection but don't recall one there either.
  2. I have noticed the pips on the radio, the time on my phone and the clock on ebay are all different. The computer is about 3 seconds behind and I put this down to some electronic lag. I think ebay allows several pre electronically generated bids to unravel after the final time. You can check by looking at the bids button to see what time each bid was made.
  3. No prizes for guessing which 1887 penny I got driven up to buy. But at least I know its pedigree right back to Murdock and it is after all unique.
  4. 1887jubilee

    contract law - offer for sale

    Conversations like this take me back 50+ years to phrases like "invitation to treat" "offer and acceptance" "fundamental terms and mere warranties" The goods on ebay only invite an invitation to treat (make an offer). Who remembers The Boots Cash Chemists case or Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co If your money is not accepted there is no contract. On the other hand Sale of Goods Act is also in force so ask someone a lot younger.
  5. Dought ex David Iverson 14/10/21
  6. Do you mean L504 in which case yes
  7. It looks like a Stafford Mint penny early Anglo Saxon or Norman see Spink 2017 p147
  8. You could try H.W. Wood Limited The Baltic Exchange, 38 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BH Phone: +44 (0)20 7398 9000 ext 2105 Direct Dial: +44 (0)20 3697 2105 Good as you don't have to identify "valuables" or say what is gold silver or other. No photos needed but obviously if you need any claim it is good to have all details. If you use them I could do with a commission.
  9. And what about the Gothic Crowns? A$84000+ commission = £58,000 phew. I was happy to get three lots including one piece, I believe unique, from the collection.
  10. Brilliant. Thank you for finding that. I had borrowed the 1887 and 1888 books and had to scan them myself for the last 10 years.
  11. 1887jubilee

    Shilling List

    Left out the 1887 YH and the JEB pattern with ONE SHILLING but you may not be including patterns
  12. 1887jubilee

    Halfcrown list

    1887 Jubilee three different obverses The two you mention and 20 pearls to the brooch instead of the usual 16 this is paired with different reverses. three different reverses. Broken G (just a die flaw but scarce) 7 to a space 7 to a bead
  13. 1887jubilee

    Sotheby Thorburn 1918

    Well done Rob. The same coin is illustrated in Thorburn's "The Coinage of Great Britain" Third edition plate VIII ref 104 but the quality is quite poor.
  14. If it is "extremely special" say over £25,000-£50,000 Japan or America might do better.
  15. Has anyone got an authenticated 'Beirut' copy for sale please.
  16. Steep prices indeed but you can't argue with the quality. There is a whole world of investors rather collectors out there. The Americans at Heritage and the Japanese seem to be driving tremendous prices. Just sit back and increase your insurance
  17. Grief; if they are duff my whole collection is probably suspect. On the other hand the 1887 £5 is one of the most forged coins.
  18. Can I contact you to discus? I have 8 different 1887 reverses.
  19. The main point with the obverse is the brooch has 20 pearls not 16 as is normal. So in fact a totally different obverse. Some of these were issued in the 1887 silver only sets. I have not seen a currency piece with 7 to a bead
  20. Yes you are onto something here. I have examined my extensive 1887 collection of 6d. There are as you say different obverses but not limited to the two you show. Even the reverses are not limited to the A-E in Davies. there being at least four of 1887 alone. For comparison I would like to see your obv. 2 if it is 1887. I only have one.
  21. The 1887 Halfcrown with 7 to a bead is a significant rarity. I have sent the information to a friend in Australia who has been looking for one for some time. The double florin obv.1 rev. B is well known but represents only about 5% of 1887 double florins. If you have anything else 1887 please contact me. PS good to see all the familiar names on the forum.
  22. I am trying to track down a shilling collector who might know where this coin is. ESC 1406 (3rd. ed.) BSC 1000 (1st. ed.) I know and have seen the Royal Mint example but where is the one sold Spink & Son 11/7/2001 lot 1039 £1450 (£1668). I have the corresponding sixpence. The designer is said by Davies to be J E Boehm and the engraver said by Seaby & Rayner to be L.C. Wyon.