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  1. It really depends on if a collector wants to pay a little more for a "Variety" you could add aprox 40% on the coins selling price , if it does not sell its not worth that ,so move it down a little, - its all market forces , me myself I would put an extra £40 on the selling price and try that .
  2. The strange thing about bronzed proofs is we know little or nothing about how they were made both the soho period and the later 1831 and victoria proofs are really anoying
  3. About sums up slabbing firms really
  4. copper123

    Can anyone explain this?

    Nothing explains why mutly and dick dastardly never win on whacky races though......
  5. Imagine yourself standing in front of a screaming British crowd, red cape draped behind you and a crown above your head. It’s a feeling that’s been reserved for a few monarchs, and one other legend: Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen in his final tour for the legendary band. Now, you too could feel like a Queen when his private collection goes on auction. Sotheby’s has announced 1,500 items from Mercury’s private collection will go on auction in London this September. The collection includes costumes and lyrics from Mercury’s days in Queen, as well as artworks from Matisse and Picasso. All the objects come from Mercury’s Garden Lodge home in the prestigious London neighbourhood of Kensington where he lived until his death in 1991. Sealed for over 30 years, the auction will give the public insight into the enigmatic singer’s life through the things he surrounded himself with. “I like to be surrounded by splendid things. I want to lead a Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter,” Mercury once said. Before the auction, Sotheby’s is touring a display of its highlights across New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong in June, before coming to London in August for a month.
  6. copper123

    Peck and Farthings

    1880 three berries
  7. copper123

    Peck and Farthings

    I am pretty sure that the penny series is much more complicated than farthings , I will put the obverse of my 1880 three berries on this evening , they used to fetch big money in the seventies and eighties but the market is only luke warm at the best these days
  8. copper123

    More Pennies

    nice ship and waves sez it all really
  9. copper123


    For the same reason young people dont seem to value saving into a pension - lots will spend their old age regreting it
  10. copper123


    Even Rogers knew there were more than that - after all there were 100 copies of his book made , and they are pretty hard to find at this time. I have wanted one for ages
  11. copper123


    I surpose rarity puts a lot off, who wants to wait five years for a set you want off ebay when we live in a "I want it now " society and people simply expect everything delivered at the push of a button.
  12. copper123


    I did say minimum , it could also fetch a lot more , if its unlisted by rogers it makes it really rare , could fetch anything....
  13. copper123


    I would say its worth £120 minimum there again it take two to start a bidding war. A couple of the silver coins don't look to clever but as a whole its a great set I will have to carry on picking them up as singles :0)
  14. copper123


    Wow, great , a much rarer set than 1902 and 1887 sets are much more common ,wish i could afford to buy sets like that in the original box it must have cost a pretty penny
  15. I also wonder if Mary austin has actually done the right thing over the years , Freddies mansion, (It was a mansion) could have been opened to the public in a tastefull way of course ,and the garden lodge could have been a massive earner for AIDS charities instead of being just another big house in chelsea . Well what is done is done, and at least the majority of the cash will be heading to charity
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    Would have been fantastic with a few original coins in there
  17. Oil is not something normally something that is associated with snooker but I surpose its safer to protest in a snooker hall rather than throw yourself under a formula one car after all look what happened to that suffragette in 1913