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Everything posted by copper123

  1. I am expecting Bill Oddie to pop up in this forum any minute
  2. copper123

    Abafil Trays

    They are expensive , but look top quality too , so are ideal for a dealer who would get heavy use out of them
  3. Difficult date - nice coin but you are very pleased
  4. copper123

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Or maybe that it looks like a thingy. Didn't baldrick "do" sailors for sixpence , i wonder what a groat would have got you?
  5. copper123

    Toned Coins

    I must admit that is a really lovely coin. But i am not too sure of the portait - that mouth looks really strange, a bit like he's just been told a filthy joke
  6. copper123

    Changing Attitudes

    Funny enough the 1855 ww raised farthing is far rarer than the ww incuse coin but it often struggles to reach even a premium over the price of a ww incuse coin - it seems collectors are very reluctant to pay any sort of premium for it . Maybe collectors only want one example of this date.
  7. I read somewhere the wren is the most common british bird so that maybe its big claim to fame now. people don't believe it as they say they don't see them , they are a bit reclusive and tend not to be as obvious as other birds like robins and sparrows
  8. I have always found that the worst time to sell coins is the three weeks running up to xmas and the month after xmas- coins put on at these times just don't get the prices you think they will get - there are always exceptions of course. Logically it is a good time to buy as others are not.
  9. Womder if his mate got a bargain then LOL
  10. copper123

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    yes he did he stopped describing everything he had on sale as ef or unc and just said things like "lovely grade" or other meaningless statements. - in the end even he got bored with his own overgradeing.
  11. copper123

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    yes martin stopped miss grading coins a while ago - but looks like he has started with the overgradeing again - not that he is the only one to do it
  12. copper123

    Sir Joseph Boehm Ra

    "WE ARE NOT AMUSED!!!!!!"
  13. copper123

    Pcgs Vs Cgs

    The trouble is both the American market and the UK market seem to have taken different paths over the last twenty years or so with collectors in both countries totally sure their country is taking the right path . While both countries have much in common the paths and developements in the field of coin dealing they are miles apart
  14. thanks for very informative answer - surpose the big loss to the treasury in the big meltdown and recoinage of the copper halfpennies and farthings in 1796 - 1797 was fadeing into the past and a more liberal and enlightened era was approaching. Also i am not actually sure of the legal standing of these" bank tokens" ie were they official currency or just considered as something else. To be fair the most copied coins i know are George III halfpennies 1775 and the 1816-1820 issue shillings , there are hundreds of thousands out there.
  15. Would not forgery of these pieces result in the rarther drastic sentence of death, or was the very common death sentence becoming rarer as Farmer George entered his final years?
  16. Rob is far far behind the times - I have seen kingfishers in the irwell never mind ruddy ducks
  17. Well his son was called charles so it was fairly close
  18. Don't you really need a much nicer grade coin to be sure?
  19. I just love the victorian medals bagerap they are truely stunning and show the uk really had some stunning artists/ engravers- the golden age of coins dare i say. Few would argue against
  20. Have you ever thought they might be having a day off? Surely after a couple of attempts it is clear you should try another time! It really does cost to have a phone manned 8 or so hours a day
  21. copper123

    Jane Austin

    Incidentally my brother has met jon anderson a few times and every time he said the guy appeared to be tottally out of his tree , admitiedly it was straight after a yes concert , he says he wanders round hugging and shaking hands saying peace and love crap and not really responding to any questions . I bet hes been the same for fourty years now. yes are the band that has made the least over the years from cover versions!!!!
  22. copper123

    Jane Austin

    Tis true a good album , i saw nearly every song on it done live at gnebworth , not as interesting as wind and wuthering but at least it was not total pop pap
  23. copper123

    Stamped Threepenny Bit

    sale is far too posh for such a slapper
  24. copper123

    Stamped Threepenny Bit

    Radcliffe greater manchester not sale i am afraid
  25. copper123

    Jane Austin

    Wind and wuthering, genesis, a band at the peak of creativity and not a bad track on it with many tracks anyone would die to have written