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2 hours ago, jelida said:

I suspect that ‘Gentleman’s Choice’ , capitalised, refers to a named collection created by some individual who otherwise wishes to remain anonymous, a bit like the ‘North Yorkshire Moors’ collection recently sold at auction. I quite like these suggestions that might provide the inspiration when naming my own collection.

Many of these collections named other than the person involved contain an oblique reference related to the collector or where they live(d). e.g. North Yorkshire Moors - he worked there at some point. Slaney, middle name of the person who put the collection together. Alderley and Cheshire collection - they live there. etc etc. To throw people off the scent, I shall name my collection the 'Oddball Collection' given its eclectic character. ;)

 

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I bought this in a collection a couple of weeks ago and not the best picture,about as good a strike as you could find on a George V penny.

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Just this one in - I find these engraved portrait coins interesting, though it seems a shame that a rather nice 1882H Penny got adulterated in the process!

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34 minutes ago, Paddy said:

Just this one in - I find these engraved portrait coins interesting, though it seems a shame that a rather nice 1882H Penny got adulterated in the process!

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Well at least it has an 'H'. Just imagine if it did not...

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I think you'd go a long way to beat this:

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1 hour ago, Peckris 2 said:

I think you'd go a long way to beat this:

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Ah, that is one of my favourites! I would love to get hold of one.

The other one I watch out for is the evasion halfpenny with Britannia bare-breasted.

 

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7 hours ago, Paddy said:

Ah, that is one of my favourites! I would love to get hold of one.

The other one I watch out for is the evasion halfpenny with Britannia bare-breasted.

I'm tempted by the Soho pattern halfpenny of a topless Britannia.

 

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1 hour ago, Peckris 2 said:

I'm tempted by the Soho pattern halfpenny of a topless Britannia.

Et voila.

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23 hours ago, Iannich48 said:

Well at least it has an 'H'. Just imagine if it did not...

It's Edward VII's first pattern penny. His only young head!

There was a 1901 similarly tooled also smoking which was ex Peck (Feb 1972 SNC).

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19 hours ago, Rob said:

Et voila.

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Yours Rob, or for sale?

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On 4/4/2021 at 9:11 AM, Paddy said:

Just this one in - I find these engraved portrait coins interesting, though it seems a shame that a rather nice 1882H Penny got adulterated in the process!

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It's nicely done, but I would prefer "no cigar". 

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3 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

Yours Rob, or for sale?

Mine. Ticks the Peck R13 box. It was one of those sold by the Boulton family 15 or so years ago.

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Anyone else watching the 1862 8/6 which was on ebay for 5 days, with two low bids, and then mysteriously disappeared?

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4 hours ago, alfnail said:

Anyone else watching the 1862 8/6 which was on ebay for 5 days, with two low bids, and then mysteriously disappeared?

No, missed that! What was it like, any link?

Jerry

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On 4/4/2021 at 12:52 AM, Rob said:

Many of these collections named other than the person involved contain an oblique reference related to the collector or where they live(d). e.g. North Yorkshire Moors - he worked there at some point. Slaney, middle name of the person who put the collection together. Alderley and Cheshire collection - they live there. etc etc. To throw people off the scent, I shall name my collection the 'Oddball Collection' given its eclectic character. ;)

 

I imagine many collectors do not want their address known as they might have another collection of valueable stuff ie Moorecroft , crystal , guns etc .

It really is very foolish to potentially let the world know your house is full of lovely stuff to pinch.

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10 hours ago, alfnail said:

Anyone else watching the 1862 8/6 which was on ebay for 5 days, with two low bids, and then mysteriously disappeared?

Missed that , but I was keeping an eye on an 1860 missing colons which vanished as well .

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What sort of grade was the 1862 ? Anything above fine is very rare

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48 minutes ago, mick1271 said:

Missed that , but I was keeping an eye on an 1860 missing colons which vanished as well .

Maybe the vendor, who is a forum member, will note your interest.

Jerry

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1 hour ago, jelida said:

Maybe the vendor, who is a forum member, will note your interest.

Jerry

Didn't know it was a member . I like to keep a watch on these sort of things .Even if it is just to find out how much they end up going  for .(usually well outwith my budget lol )

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9 hours ago, jelida said:

No, missed that! What was it like, any link?

Jerry

If it's the one I saw, not too clever, I'm afraid. Very worn. Poor.

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Just a quick question. Would this be considered to be an open 3?

Bottom looks right but top is not as open as Freeman's illustration.

Bob.

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Hmmm, the perils of micro varietals.....

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