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  1. alfnail

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Thanks for a laugh Pete................but some of this sellers items for sale I found quite desirable............how Bizarre!!
  2. I am pretty sure these would have been made shortly after 1884 as they were worn by my wife's grandmother, born that year.... maybe a clue as to type of soldering for those who know more than me!
  3. alfnail

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152759970754?ul_noapp=true Wonder what the ones he dislikes from his collection look like!
  4. alfnail

    1863 Open 3 Revisited

    Richard's pennyvarieties website has recently been updated re. 1863 open 3 reverses to include the attached types, which are additional to his excellent example at the top of this page. I believe that all 3 types have been sold as open 3's at LCA
  5. Wonder whether, at that price, someone thought this was a weak 1875 canon ball:- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SCARCE-1875-Penny-VICTORIA-Bronze-1d-coin-Spink-3954-CHOICE-BU-SCARCE-833-/272836516615?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=uWO8owfz6c9AzlVeqq6TDXUE4GU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
  6. Hi Terry, I did wonder whether they may be related to teeth gaps, a bit like on this 1860 F16..........again a bit of a mystery in that location!
  7. Gouby BP 1863 Ab - his page 46 "another new mystery looking or an answer!". Anyone had thoughts on this since his 2009 book? Die axes fairly well aligned and nothing on obverse to suggest ghosting.
  8. Sorry Bernie didn't realise that the title of my picture (Gouby BP 1860T_Satin 19) would not appear in my earlier post; that's why I didn't bother with a picture of the reverse side........I guess that's what you would expect from a Junior Member! Anyway, here's the reverse, for those of you that did not spot the missing colon:-
  9. An upgrade on my existing.......which has already been sold!
  10. I expect if you were to phone LC and speak to Semra saying that you want the F96 penny at the low estimate then she will say you can have it.....assuming that's what you now want.
  11. Interesting piece listed on ebay as a BIN, an 1874 Heaton penny displaying similar 'cock's comb' to the legendary 1862. Freeman 66, so same reverse as the 1862, but H. Think were described as flaws in the Colin Cooke 'Crocker' sale, can't see that it could be ghosting in that area, so seems coincidental similar flaw on last year of the Freeman G (Gouby g) reverse.......unless anyone has different ideas. Anyway, don't think I have seen this on any other piece 1863-1874. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1874H-Bronze-Penny-Victoria-Extra-Plumes-Higher-Grade-Similar-to-1862/401381843809?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
  12. Attached pictures of Crosslet and Plain both just taken at exact same 140 x mag, maybe aid the discussion. Apart from the tails there certainly seem to be several other 'font' differences to me e.g. distances from foot to central 'horizontal bar', particularly noticeable at RHS. Have just had quick check at LCA recent sales and that particular 'difference' seems the same on past few examples of both types. Sorry I have not got higher grade pieces, sold to pay for holidays, shoes and new tops..........not for me!
  13. Well remembered Pete, yes I did do a study of 4's on Victorian Copper Pennies, thread starts at bottom of page 61 in the 'More Pennies' thread.
  14. Hi Mike, the USA coin is an 1879 MS63 F96, pictures attached, cropped pictures to best utilise 500MB data limit availability. Still think I should be well pleased at price I have paid, but somehow no longer feels like a bargain! I find this variety quite difficult, and have rarely seen in high grade.
  15. I have just received a 'bun' penny I bought at a well known USA auction site, with a hammer of $180. By the time I could get the UPS guy to hand it over I worked out that the total cost including auction fees, their excessive postage, customs charges, and additional UPS fees for helping (!) me pay the customs charges worked out at around £240 (yes £, not $). I am pleased to hear that Mike got the 1874 F69. I was watching the bun pennies getting 'passed' by so quickly that I missed this coin (which was the only one I wanted), Sorry John, enjoy the whiskey.
  16. Thanks, found it. Interesting this piece sold at LCA 6 years ago for £460 + BP but didn't reach low estimate this June. Depressed penny market?
  17. Does anyone happen to know whether Lot 2843 in the June auction has been sold. This is the 1860 penny with missing colon dots after the D (Gouby BP 1860T). I cannot see it in the results, so I'm guessing that it did not sell at auction, but perhaps sold afterwards. Thanks
  18. Ebay BIN £60. Hard to find such bargains on there nowadays.
  19. alfnail

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Very tempted by the sales patter...... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1897-DOT-Victoria-Penny-coin-W1897a-Fair-F147-O-NE-very-RARE-/142445773255?hash=item212a6e01c7:g:81IAAOSwYlRZMHBo
  20. Rob, I have a CGS75 example which appears to have the same features on the 3 and 5 as shown in one of your own pictures. It also has a clear area between the top bar and top curve of the 5, whereas your own example seems to be 'filled' in that area, clogged die or grime I guess. I cannot see any flaws on the obverse anywhere on the legend, other than perhaps on the numeral 5 itself (Colin's theory). There also appears to be an additional line (highlighted in red) under the top bar of the 5 which I am thinking may reinforce the 'die crack' theory rather than being consistent with an underlying numeral 4. Hope this helps rather than confuses, I do not claim to know much about Farthings. P.S. Sorry about 'cloudy' pictures, they never come out well for me on slabbed pieces........uuuggghhh
  21. Obverse a little rubbed perhaps!? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/311872546661?ul_noapp=true
  22. Like the humour Bernie.... Lol
  23. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victoria-1860-Penny-/162491735352?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=7RDoOpuZZZbfHBuDft04pscgIrw%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc ...but not me.....anyone owning up to it!?
  24. Thought you had a career in IT Richard; the first thing an IT help desk always advises is "try re-booting your PC"