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    Currently GB pennies & halfpennies 1902> with a thing for errors.....

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  1. RChris

    LCA March

    I can imagine Semras response they were returned for a refund due to misleading images! Some chance?
  2. RChris

    LCA March

    I got this 1926ME in the March auction. Compare the enhanced LCA images with mine taken in natural daylight. I find it disappointing that my photos are a much better representation of what it's really like in hand. Another reason to turn up on the day and not bid on web illustrations I suppose.
  3. And my 1920 for comparison with other previously illustrated.
  4. This one's different again......
  5. RChris

    UK Penny collection for sale

    Where are you in the States? And what's your ebay name?
  6. RChris

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Slightly over-graded http://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Grade-1861-Queen-Victoria-One-Penny-1d-Bronze-British-Coin-/151333194382?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item233c294a8e
  7. Azda is right.....they are just not good enough.....they can't take the pressure of expectancy......and until the Prem cuts back on foreign imports nothing will change. We can't have both - exciting, multi-cultural Premiership teams as well as a good England team. Poor old Gerrard. His mistake tripping over the ball let in Demba Ba which cost Liverpool the title and now he heads on for Suarez to score the winning goal. You couldn't make it up!
  8. RChris

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    These Yanks crease me up sometimes........ http://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Sale-British-Coin-George-V-Penny-1933-one-and-one-fourth-inch-31mm-/251563564147?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item3a925b5c73
  9. RChris

    Some Items Listed On Ebay...

    Should I get any you'll get first refusal Bob Does anyone think it's worth more...... in that condition? Put your hand up if you'd pay more. B&CC might be open ('scuse the pun) to offers.
  10. RChris

    Some Items Listed On Ebay...

    You'll be lucky.......that's a £50/$75 open 3 IMO.....
  11. RChris


    I find a lot of sellers in the US won't "ship" overseas.......and as you say, it seems daft not offering a coin to buyers in that country when it's there it's likely to acheive the highest price. It's the same trip to the post office but just with a bit more effort labeling I suppose. Must be too difficult for them. Another thing which gets me annoyed about US sellers......their descriptions. Maybe Bob could explain it? For example with pennies.....what's the obsession with "Britannia seated right" (you don't say!). And often, repeating the whole obverse legend like it's something to impress a prospective buyer, like "Georgivs V Dei Gra Britt Omn Rex Fid Def IND IMP : ONE PENNY Great Shape". Round, maybe?! Just scrap most of the time anyway. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=111359159662&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:3160 http://www.ebay.com/itm/GREAT-BRITAIN-1-PENNY-1912-F-KING-GEORGE-V-FACING-LEFT-BRITANNIA-SEATED-RIGHT-/390833224223?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item5aff79ba1f
  12. RChris


    Another example of "if it looks too good to be true....."
  13. RChris


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1906-PENNY-/221429592379?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=p8177%252BUyGd4szQ2vUVs4PO3S%252B7k%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc The seller says (quote-copied & pasted, spelling mistakes 'n all), "I would point out that this coin came from an old collection from Collin cook, and were sold as B.U.coins by him. I have sold the hole collection with no complaints and thy all looked the same".
  14. RChris


    I'm in the US at the moment.
  15. It's really difficult buying from Ebay photos. I've been looking for a bargain 1906 penny and just had to ask to return one purchased on Ebay because to me it had been polished.......even though the vendor reckons he bought it from Colin Cook as BU. This is another one I'm considering. Is it me or does this look polished? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131190608502?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649