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  1. One day I saw Arnold Schwarzenegger eating a chocolate egg. I said to him, "I bet I know what your favourite time of year is." He said, "You have to love Easter baby".!!!

    Old Coin Monthly's still outstanding

    Thanks Mike I appreciate that😀

    Old Coin Monthly's still outstanding

    Well if you ever get round to doing that, I would be interested to know which ones have articles about Threepences and Sixpences. The only one I have is July 1981 and covers Sixpence Varieties. It also says that the next Months Issue covers Victorian Jubilee and Old Head sixpences and Edward VII. So would be interested if you could confirm this for me if possible. I can then go searching for that copy.
  4. First off, one of my chimney jokes. I like chimney jokes....I've got stacks of them. During the lockdown, I have discovered that the advantages of "Easy Origami" are two-fold. Some news about EXIT signs.....they are on the way out. I'm reading a book, at the moment. It's called, "The Wonders of Super Glue". I can't put it down.
  5. I was reading the local paper the other day and I saw this advert for a TV set. It said, "TV set for sale £1.Volume stuck on FULL". I thought, "I can't turn that down".

    Encased Farthings

    I have recently acquired some Encased Farthings and these I find very interesting. I am wondering if other members collect these at all. Also how are these produced? I can understand they were done for advertising purposes, so why did they not use other coins as well for example sixpences? Here are a couple that I have just received. the first is in rather a poor state but the other is far better.

    Encased Farthings

    Another couple of Encased Farthings added to my collection. Both are bought on eBay the first I had to bid on. Picked up at a reasonable price considering the prices of these are now increasing. The second one was a BIN price and at a price that was exceptionally good. I don't think the seller realised what he had. This particular example is quite rare to find and the fact that its in an exceptional condition makes it all the more desirable.
  8. I don't know if anyone can help but I am look for a copy of John Whitmore November 1986 edition of his coin magazine “Lickey Coins”. there is a mention of an encased farthing on page 27 or so I have been told. I need to see any information that has been written. Its to help with my research into Encased Farthings. If anyone has an original copy to part with I would be very pleased. Failing that a photocopy of the magazine would do. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thames Find

    Looks like a medieval bottle opener 😁😉
  10. A lorry load of Brillo pads was stolen last night. Police are currently scouring the area...
  11. There's a nudist convention in my town tomorrow. I might go if I've got nothing on.
  12. Just ordered one for myself. As I was watching this on eBay the seller sent me an offer so got 25p off original price as well 👍😁

    Encased Farthings

    Well i haven't posted much recently about my Encased Farthing Collection so thought I would share my latest acquisition with you. This particular example has been extremely difficult to acquire. This example I managed to buy from a dealer in the USA it's not the best example I have seen, as the obverse shows signs of rubbing to Edward VII head. At least I now have an example for the collection. It's also unusual in the fact that it is the only known example of the British Encased Farthings that has a milled edge, all the others are just plain. I of course will still be looking for a better example if at all possible. So if you ever come across one please get in touch.
  14. Here are my example of a 1907 Farthing the first being mint darkened although mine is probably not the best example. The second pictures is of again a 1907 example that has a bright finish to it. Not the best picture as it looks a lot brighter in hand.
  15. A bloke purchased a world map. He gave his wife a dart and said to her "Throw this and wherever it lands, I'm taking you for a holiday". They spent three weeks behind the fridge
  16. I have a Russian friend who's a sound technician. And a Czech one to. A Czech one too.

    Encased Farthings

    Another added to the collection a Gregory & Roche Encased Farthing these are quite scarce so pleased I was able to find an example.

    Encased Farthings

    Another added to the collection a Hooper Struve's surround. Although the Hooper Struve's Encased Farthings are the most common ones you will find, and are always turning up quite regularly. Finding one with a 1894 Victorian Farthing is not as easy as say George V or George VI. Very pleased I have got this one, as it may be quite some time before another turns up.
  19. Just thought it would be fun to have some Christmas jokes. I will start it off😏 What did Adam say the day before Christmas? "It's Christmas, Eve!" What did Mrs. Claus say to Santa Claus when she looked up in the sky? Looks like rain, dear! What did Cinderella say when her photos didn’t arrive on time? One day my prints will come

    Encased Farthings

    Hi blakeyboy glad you like the thread. Yes the majority of the Encased Farthings surrounds were made of aluminium, although there are a few that have been encased in other metals. Take a look at this https://encasedfarthings.com/encased-farthings-reference-section/encased-farthings-f-to-g/generic-round/ from my Encased Farthings Website. I do find these fascinating. Since starting to collect these back in 2017 I have managed to build a nice collection. I have found that there does not seem to be many serious collectors of the British Encased Farthings. I only know of five serious collectors. Three within the UK, one in the USA and one in Canada. There are hundreds that collect the Encased Cents within the USA. The british examples did not seem to take off as well as there US examples. There are only around 70 different advertisers know to exist, there maybe others that have not come to light yet. That's why I built My Encased Farthings Website as a Reference for any new collectors out there that maybe interested in collecting them. I will keep adding to this thread as and when I get others. Or you can just visit the website for more information on these.

    Encased Farthings

    My first Encased Farthing for 2020 very pleased with this one as they are not easy to find for this advertiser. Looking forward to hunting more out this year.😄