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Posts posted by Paulus

  1. 2 minutes ago, Rob said:

    That's what I was questioning. Your coin has a rose on housing and a groundline which is Hks 1a1, whereas 261 states without these and 262 is supposedly the same obverse die (Hks 1a2). Also the reverse isn't double struck. Burstal 260 was a 1a1, but it was aEF and sold for £195 (illustrated). FYI the date was 15/5/1968. There was a 1a1 in the Bulletin in Oct. 1969, no 6053, gFine, scarce, £40 - which would match this coin. No mention of Burstal. I would postulate that the Burstal attribution was added by the purchaser in 1969, but without any corroborative evidence and that provenance has been taken without question ever since.

    Dr E Burstal's milled was sold through the SCMB in August 1957.

    Thanks Rob - you may well be right!

  2. 16 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

    Agreed. 1912, 1917, and 1919 aren’t so easy either, then 1911. All other 1911-1920 dates are comparatively much easier.

    I would agree, I'm one of very many no doubt trying to find an example of each of these half crowns in high grade with a good strike

    I think I have a decent 1919 or two (pictured below, which do people rate highest?), but still need upgrades to 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914 and 1917



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  3. 8 hours ago, Rob said:

    Been waiting for this to reappear since the Brady sale in 2011. W/SA groat with the Rose mark on the obverse (Allen obv. B). Not as common as the lis marked groats, with 4 known to me as opposed to double figures for the Lis coins. The BM has a nice one, but as it was illustrated in Hawkins (1841) must have been there for nearly 200 years and maybe longer. Of the three doing the rounds, two are impaired (one chipped, ex-Montagu 402 (bt. Ready and his lot 702), Clarke-Thornhill 566 and Dupree and the other has a hole, ex-Montagu 402 (bt.Ready), Walters (1913) lot 663, SCMB 1960-1 and Glens 1981), leaving this the best available by a country mile. The provenance has been pushed back a bit and is now ex- Montagu V lot 401, O'Hagan 512, Roth I lot 330, Morrieson 659, Ryan 1331, Fred Baldwin collection and Brady 378. :)

    c2167 Worcester 4d mm.Rose.jpg

    Sounds like an excellent addition Rob. What are the parameters of your collection ambitions these days?

  4. 6 hours ago, damian1986 said:

    It's a shame really, coins around the £300 mark are costing £400 with postage, which puts a lot of reasonable but still common Saxon coins out of reach tbh. Vendor is only going to see £270 back on such a sale, so assuming they want most of their money back, £400 is only getting you a coin worth £270 a few years ago, which isn't a lot. Obviously over simplifying this, but I did see my 1c/1a E1 mule sell on here with coinery for probably only half what I paid through DNW (of course I got carried away 😅)

    Let the dealers have em. No point whinging about this and then hitting the bid button.

    Likewise they're running a business and and provide a good service and this is how it is. 

    All in all... 🤷‍♂️ 

    Well the dealers sell them on to us don't they? With another margin on top of course ...