This beautiful set of three famous paintings was issued by the Post Office almost 50 years ago. There are three stamps of 4d (Master Lambton) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 9d (Mares & Foals) by George Stubbs and 1/6 (Children coming out of school) by L. S. Lowry in Mint unused condition. At the time the face value of 31 pence would have bought you 5 copies of the Sunday Times with colour supplement (today £12.50). We bought the sets from someone who put them away in 1967. I am going to offer you a spectacular buy. I am going to offer the set of 3 Mint unused British Painting Stamps not for £12.50 a set, but rather 4 sets, a total of 12 Mint Stamps for just £4.50. These would make excellent gifts for anyone interested in art.
This year Australia has issued some wonderful new designs of Silver Kookaburras. We offer the three different sizes: 1 ounce of pure silver, 10 ounces of pure silver and 1 Kilo of pure Silver, the choice is yours. This year’s issue honours the 30th anniversary of the silver Kookaburra. On one side you have a cameo portrait of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II with a kookaburra with a larger kookaburra on the other side. They are struck at the Australian Mint in Perth, Western Australia. Each coin is struck in 999 fine silver and contains either 1 ounce, 10 ounces or 1 Kilo of fine Silver. They are in Prooflike Uncirculated condition, also known as reverse proofs. This is their 30th anniversary and they have outdone themselves in the new design. Be one of the first collectors to own one, I know you will love them.
Ian has bought a group of Queen Victoria Young Head Sovereigns the type with St. George slaying the dragon. Each coin weighs about 8 grams and is struck in solid 22ct Gold. The coins were struck from 1871-1887 and are all in Very Fine or even slightly better condition. So the newest of these gold sovereigns is now 133 years old! But it gets even better, all the coins that Ian bought were struck in Australia at both the Sydney and the Melbourne Mint. There is either a small ‘S’ or a small ‘M’ under St. George and the dragon on the little mound they are standing on. Here we present the Melbourne Sovereign with the 'M' Mark. Australian Sovereigns were struck in Australia because they found so much gold there. These are really nice examples, over 133 years old, in Very Fine or slightly better condition, what more could you ask for? I hear you say... How about £30.00 off our normal price for a Queen Victoria Young Head Sovereign?! Now, that would be incredible! Supplies are of course, very limited, so get in quickly on this special offer!
Canada was the last country in the world to issue commemorative silver dollars that were actually used in everyday usage. Here we are offering a 1967 Canadian Dollar in Uncirculated condition featuring Charlottetown; these are full crownsized coins and struck in 800 fine Silver.
Before Canada became a Confederation, some parts issued their own currency and New Brunswick was one of those. This is a copper Large Cent with the portrait of Queen Victoria on one side and a crown within a wreath with the denomination and date on the other side. This coin was only issued for two years 1861 and 1864, so it is an important type coin and difficult to find. All coins are in Very Good-Fine condition and represent a different country for your collection. These coins are now some 150 years old and only struck for two years.
The British Gold Sovereign was first issued under King George III as a replacement for the Guinea series. Each coin weighs just under 8 grams and is struck in 22ct Gold. Here we are offering the Jody Clark Sovereign Sovereign by type rather than by date.
Issued by the Royal Mint in 2000, this commemorative 50 Pence piece honoured the 150th anniversary of Public Libraries. It was never given the publicity it deserved and many collectors do not have one in their collections. Each coin is complete in its own case, with certificate just as it was issued by the Royal Mint. Illustrated here is the Piedfort Sterling Silver Proof of the Library 50p.
Issued by the Royal Mint in 2000, this commemorative 50 Pence piece honoured the 150th anniversary of Public Libraries. It was never given the publicity it deserved and many collectors do not have one in their collections. Each coin is complete in its own case, with a certificate just as it was issued by the Royal Mint. Illustrated here is the Sterling Silver Proof of the Library 50p.
Finland was under Russian rule from about 1809 on, and it was not until 1917 that it gained its independence. We have some of the first coins to be issued by Finland as a Free country. These 1917 25 Pennia look just like the coins issued by Russia for Finland, with one little change. If you look on the side with the double-headed eagle you will notice, for the first time, that the Russian crown is no longer evident between the eagles two heads. This removal of the crown celebrated Finland’s freedom and independence. These Silver 25 Pennia coins dated 1917 are in Uncirculated condition and are now 100 years old. A rather nice and historically important coin and in Uncirculated condition.
These French Silver 1 Franc coins were some of the last French coins to be struck in silver for regular usage. They have a woman sowing seeds, which is based on a famous painting by Millet. The coins on offer are at least Extremely Fine and many are in Uncirculated condition. We have graded them Extremely Fine but many of you will be getting even better examples. The lowest price we have ever sold them at.
During the short reign of King George IV this Sterling Silver Crown or Five Shilling piece was only struck for two years 1821 and 1822. You have the portrait of King George IV on the obverse with St. George and the dragon on the reverse. There was another design crown issued in 1826 but that is very rare. This is a rather handsome and we believe underappreciated coin and one that over the past few years has been harder and harder to get. In fact the few coins that we can offer you have taken us two years to put together. The coins on offer are in Very Good condition. They are struck in Sterling Silver and were only struck for two years.
British coins were always known for the high quality of Silver that the governments had used in their striking. Going back to King Edward I (1272-1307), the silver was so high quality that the coins were illegally exported, melted down, and lower grade silver was issued in its place. British coins up to and including 1919 were struck in Sterling Silver; the highest denomination struck for regular issue was the Halfcrown. A Halfcrown was Two Shillings and Sixpence or equivalent to 12.5 Pence. The Last Sterling Silver Halfcrowns were issued under King George V from 1911-1919. We have a nice selection of these now difficult to find coins. Dates will be of our choice and the more you order the more different dates we will give you. You have the bare head of the King on one side and a crowned coat of arms on the other side. The coins on offer were struck in Sterling Silver or 925 fine Silver and they are all in Fine condition. Dates are of our choice... A very important, significant and historically important coin. There is just something about a real silver coin…
This is a pair of very high-value gambling chips from the Victoria Club in Nottingham, England. There are only two chips, but one is for £100 and the other is for £500. To get either of these two, you had to be a high roller. The £100 chip is golden yellow with four security multi-coloured bands around the rim. The £500 chip is pink again with the four security multi-coloured bands around the rim. Remember that these are the actual chips that were used by high rollers. The £500 chip actually cost you £500, admittedly that was when they were current. Both chips have the most impressive building on the back. So if you don’t want to pay £600 for the pair, how about £14.95 At this price, they are a bargain and think how much fun you can have showing them to your friends. Just tell them that you forgot to cash them in…