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  1. alfnail


    Wasn't it a cue for Bottom to grab a hand? I guess if it had been the other way round that may have also caused an issue with FB!
  2. I've just listed a 1966 Freeman 2nd edition on ebay if anyone is interested. It's under books, not coins, so usual searches may not find it.
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    Sounds good to me Mike, but maybe tomorrow will be better. Stop the world.....
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    Gardening advice required

    It has taken me about 10 years to completely remove from my vegetable plot. After very little early success I decided not to grow vegetables one year and instead completely covered the vegetable plot with old 'hessian backed' carpets.............and it happily grew through those too!! I have managed to find weed killer which kills them if on the patio.............but clearly you cannot spray that over your vegetable plot.........so you just had to dig deep to get to the bottom of the roots as soon as they appear. They gradually disappear over the years with a lot of effort.
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    Ebay imports from the EU

    Will be interesting to see if you are successful Jerry. I have used that form only once to attempt recovery of about £20, sent recorded but never had a reply from the Revenue!!
  6. Also, I thought that Mike got his F79 off ebay in Feb 2017, as previously reported on here..... not Alderley. The F7 today was advertised as cleaned, guessing explained the low hammer.
  7. Not sure his VIGTORIA is for sale though!
  8. Here it it Jerry, pretty sure of type even though a little blurred around numeral. Not a bad grade either:- 1862 GREAT BRITAIN PENNY - Rare Date HIGH Quality Coin - Big Value - Lot #A5 | eBay
  9. Anyone else watching the 1862 8/6 which was on ebay for 5 days, with two low bids, and then mysteriously disappeared?
  10. Yes, that's true, but it's the same die, just deteriorates with use i. e. the 6 breaks
  11. The obverse of the 1860/59 coins are always seen with the same features highlighted in RED on the attachment, doubled ‘ghosted’ ribbon, and scuffs under this ribbon and QV’s chin. Apart from the date features these things confirm all these pieces were struck from a single altered 1859 die (i.e. the narrow 59 type, which is fairly rare variety in itself on an 1859). I believe that an average figure for the number of coins which could be struck from a new die was around 30,000, but if a die was already partially used then it would probably produce less than that figure. I’m just wondering whether the rarity of 1860/59’s could be partially explained by the practice of using dies from earlier years, but not altering dates. For example, I understand that the mint figures for 1848 are only around 160,000, whereas for 1849 they are stated as 268,800. Clearly, however, 1849’s are much rarer than 1848’s, so this suggests that most of the 1849 number of 268,800 actually bear the date of 1848; the mint not bothering to alter 1848 dated dies when the calendar moved to 1849.
  12. Thanks for your bids Ian, sorry you missed out. I thought the coins did pretty well again, justifying my decision to go the ebay route. Will aim to get more listings together for the Autumn.