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  1. This one just added to my Sixpence collection with nice toning. An upgrade to my previous example I listed recently.
  2. And another, this one a little better.
  3. This one just added to my Sixpence collection with a golden tone. Not sure if this one had been cleaned and has started to retone. Not the best but at a reasonable price.
  4. 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 😁😉
  6. A lorry load of Brillo pads was stolen last night. Police are currently scouring the area...
  7. There's a nudist convention in my town tomorrow. I might go if I've got nothing on.
  8. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  15. 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.😄

    Encased Farthings

    Just added my last Encased Farthing for 2019 a 1947 Bazooka bought from the USA. Look forward to what will turn up in 2020. I have now managed to collect 88 Encased Farthings some are duplicates of the same advertiser with different date farthings in the surround. Still interested in any that may turn up if any of the members of this forum come across any in their travels.
  19. I’ve been waiting 365 days to say “Happy New Year” since I had so much fun saying it last year. Happy New Year, to all of you on the forum😃 “Here’s to a bright New Year and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.”