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Posts posted by mick1271

  1. On 9/28/2020 at 6:53 PM, copper123 said:

    That could get £50- £100  on ebay easy the americans love these forgeries.

    I sold a george II halfpenny with a 1777 date for quite a bit on ebay

    I had a George II farthing with a George III date a few years back . I think I got £10 on ebay for it (straight to the States ). Wasn't a particularly grade condition coin , but had an identifiable portrait and clear date . A decent return for a coin that came out of a dealers 50p tub .


  2. 4 hours ago, Mr T said:

    Not sure if a fully updated edition is happening.

    I got my email anyway.

    Hi did give me the opportunity when I enquired a couple of months back ,that I could have the current edition (and get the updates when they come out) or wait for an updated edition .He is possibly making sure everyone who already has it gets the chance of the updates before he releases the full updated version .

  3. 21 hours ago, Zo Arms said:

    I don't usually have anything of interest to show but I was quite pleased to discover this, amongst some eBay tat, at the weekend.


    Thanks for showing this . It reminded me that I didn't have one , so I went on ebay to see what was on offer .Found one partially attributed with 10 mins to go with a 99p top bid .A gap filled for the princely sum of £1.04 lol



  4. 14 hours ago, VickySilver said:

    News!!:   I believe that I have secured this 2002 Jamaica proof set. I will post when in hand....At long last. 


    Now for the 1984 Jamaica Specimen Set from the Franklin Mint......

    An 84  proof set for sale on ebay for $1100 !!!! .A specimen set sold in June for £70 . Hopefully won't be as difficult to get as the 2002

  5. 9 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    Bramah describes them as follows:-

    From what I can tell, I'd say the coin on the left (the a/UNC one) is probably a Bramah 10c. Not sure what the one on the right is. Unfortunately the coins are slightly too far away for the magnification to be as effective as it might be.

    I can say with absolute certainty that Bramah was spot on when he said of the 10b that the 7 shows very plainly beneath the 8. It's very obvious even with the naked eye. 

    The one in this link is a very clear example of a 10b, whereas the one in this link is a 10c (both with effective magnification) 



    Going by the upright of the 7 splitting the lower loop evenly , I would say they are both 10c.

    Thanks for the information .

  6. 6 minutes ago, 1949threepence said:

    Have you got the original e bay link, Mick? Might be able to see if they are Bramah 10b and/or Bramah 10c 8/7 types. Of course, you may already know, in which case, apologies. 

    The one with verd looks (otherwise) pretty much UNC.




    I don't own a copy of Bramah , so I wouldn't be able to tell the difference .The one that had the verd isn't far off Unc , but through a loupe ,I did notice someone had lightly scratched a FB on it (Couldn't see it with the naked eye , well not mine anyway lol).

  7. Another date filled .Bought a couple of 1848 pennies from ebay  . one has obviously been cleaned and the other had a bit of surface verd .The verd came off easily and treated it with Verdi-care , so it looks like it has a couple of carbon spots now .Hoped that they would be an 1848 and an 1848/7 , so I could have filled two gaps ( 8/6 would have been nice , ) , but both are 1848/7 .

     These are the ebay pics . I have tried for 20 mins to resize the ones I took ,and have given up .s-l1600.jpg

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  8. 11 hours ago, secret santa said:

    Could you post a photo of the wavy one please.

    top one is my straight one . bottom is the wavy one .It looks wavy with a loupe , but magnified more ,it has a narrower top part and it looks like the wavy part is caused by the number being more chamfered at the bottom .20200727102034.jpg.910379f7dc2dc18849e240a4d264118d.jpg20200727100707.jpg.6b296272e4f6016960632e94ed2ff92c.jpg

  9. 7 hours ago, secret santa said:

    Not quite - section 3 (pages 33 to 94) has been updated in its entirety with new varieties and pictures, so several new pages with suffixes (but not 94) - I'm helping with the proof reading.

    Thanks Richard .I read it as 94 new pages , not pages updated and suffixes. My bad lol . I will look forward to it when it comes out .

  10. Michael got back to me about the book . He has a new update coming out in the next few weeks (it is being proof read as we speak )  .Bigger pictures and another 94 pages .I will wait and get the book with the updates , but the update is also available to owners of the 1st edition for £10 plus postage .

    The new book with updates will be £60 .

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  11. 11 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

    Just looking at your interests Mick. When you've finished a barrel of cider do you use it to shoot fish?

    I believe shooting fish is illegal in the UK . I would need to move to the States to give that a try lol .

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