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Everything posted by mick1271

  1. It was just a thought .Didn't know whether they where in business for a long time ,or were taken over by someone else . Still interesting to know that you could pick up a 1932 crown in FDC for 30 shillings .Some things for sale that I didn't even know existed , like a 1936 Edward VIII crown with George V head on it for £1/15/-
  2. I have had a few bargains myself , but I tend to do it to try and pick up any penny variations I dont have .Still waiting on my Gouby x for less than a tenner lol. As with most of my collecting , if I am patient ,I will get it eventually at the right price .
  3. That I did not know . thanks for the heads up on that .
  4. I picked up a couple of old dealers price lists in a book shop recently . one is from Seaby's ,but the other is from Jacobs' numismatic store in Brondesbury road, london . The dealer is Charles E Jacobs , does anybody know what became of them .The price list is from 1938 , so I don't even know if they outlasted the war .
  5. I do something the same, except I check "auction, ending soonest", after removing 50p, 20p, £1, £2 ,pound ,pence, beatrix ,£5 etc. It takes it down to about 18,000. I then check " buy it nows" from the newly listed direction .The way I look at it , after being listed "buy it now" ,after 24 hours ,anything thats worth buying or is a bargain is already sold .
  6. I have seen coins kept in a modern oak display case that have had black blotches and unattractive toning after a few months (was on a FB page I am on ,and the were modern decimals ,so there was no harm done lol). It was probably the fact that it was new , modern wood is kiln dried and not seasoned properly .The tannins also leach out through time , so an antique case will probably have been made safe a long time ago .
  7. My 2 arrived today . Very happy with them , a couple of upgrades to my collection .many thanks
  8. I got a couple too .Will also need to wait till I am back up the road .
  9. mick1271

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I prefer a vintage Cider , something with a bit of bite . Currently in Northumberland for a week , so I will need to stock up before I head up the road . The minimum pricing laws in Scotland has made the better ciders a lot more expensive .
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I am partial to a wee (large) Talisker . In fact , any peaty malt will do .
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    looking at his other items , quite a few seem to be very clean and shiny .
  12. mick1271

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I have the cider goggles on and it seems ok to me ,apart from the wee bit of corrosion and the mark at the eye .The colour is a bit off too , as though it may have been cleaned and then artificially toned. If it is a wrong-un , it is a good one .
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Looks as though it has been dipped . It might be bright and shiny , but it is a very unattractive coin .
  14. I have bid on a few ,but I am holiday and money is tight. So the bids are miserly lol .
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    What is this coin?

    It is a currency value , but it wasnt issued for circulation.That is the prices getting asked for from the Ukraine (couldn't find any other sellers) . In the UK value will depend whether there is a demand or not . silver content value is about £10.50 at the moment
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    What is this coin?

    After a bit of investigating .They are silver investment coins issued by the Ukrainian Mint . They sell for between $35-45 . hope this helps .
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    What is this coin?

    Think it might be ONE HRYVNA on the bottom .Which would be a currency value , but I doubt it would be a currency issue (similar to the silver £20 coins the RM produce )
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    What is this coin?

    Trying to translate it . Think it is national Bank Ukrainia
  19. mick1271

    What is this coin?

    I dont think it is currency . It looks like a commemorative medal / coin of some kind ,possibly Bulgarian . Going by the info on it , it says 31.1 (possibly gram) 999.9 AG (silver content ?)
  20. mick1271

    Pennies High grade.

    If its still available ,I will have it Pete Mick
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    siege piece,

    This one has the same breaks in the B and gaps in the outer circle to name but a couple of the many similarities . https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Pontefract-besieged-coin-Charles-1st-shilling-1648-lozenge-shaped/352382683879?hash=item520ba50ae7:g:r~0AAOSwukVbJVc7
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    1861 BUNHEAD ID'S

    I will need to get a camera , it is hard to make out on the scan , but it has the centre fishtail and a narrower right ribbon .
  23. I bid on a lot of lower grade 1860,61 and 74 bunheads on ebay ,in the hope that I can pick up some of the variations I don't have on the cheap . As expected , I normally pick up a lot of the commoner ones (that I already have ) .3 of my latest ones are ,I think are F24, F28 and F32 .Although I am unsure of the F28 ,its corroded and Its maybe a bit of wishful thinking . I am normally quite confident of working out the combinations , but getting 3 scarcer ones in one go has got me second guessing .
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    1861 BUNHEAD ID'S

    1860 F15 with fishtail . not great condition ,but has enough detail .
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    1861 BUNHEAD ID'S

    What reference does the Satin numbers refer too . I have been sticking with Freemans (and grooms for 20th century) ,but have been meaning to get a copy of Gouby .