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  1. Yes it was mine, sold at a 2016 Nov.Torex auction in Toronto, along with my small US and Canadian collection. I purchased it in 2007 from a dealer, Ross D.King, at a coin show in Toronto which was hosting the 2007 Torex auction. Glad it has found its way to a good home I guess you have seen this from p. 563 of the December, 1916 issue of The Numismatist. "Mr. A. Reimers exhibited a gold medal (size $20 piece, $28 gold value,) with bail, which was struck in San Francisco, November 26th, 1855, to commemorate the fall of Sebastopol. This medal was presented to Mrs. George
  2. That is great, would be a shame to lose your great thread because of Photobucket How not to run a business, except into the ground perhaps. After the experience with Photobucket I do not feel like trusting third party sites.
  3. If you right click on the Photobucket image and select open image in new tab you can then download the image. I did that on your image(then resized and compressed it and hosted on this site and is the thumbnail below. Takes time but as you do it it gets quicker. Hope you do not mind me using your image and you have to click on the thumbnail image. I also hosted it on my site, which is the first image below as attached files are always at the end, shame you cannot imbed them in the text. Next medal/taler up for auction starting 8pm on Sunday, 1/22/2017 at eBay Fribourg 1934 Swiss Sho
  4. I had my images on Photobucket and I will begin using my own site for hosting. It will take me sometime to replace all or at least most images in my previous posts but I intend to do so, wish me luck!
  5. This is another piece of Bagnall's work signed under the horse's rear legs. IN BANNISTER RIDE/ING MASTER RETURNS/THANKSTO THE PUB/LIC IN GENERAL. Bannister's first name was James, the engraver has mistakenly used the abbreviation for John, possibly because there was a famous actor called John Bannister living at the same time. Though it is not in great condition, it was a must buy as it is most unlikely that I will see another because of its extreme rarity and it has the Bagnall connection and it completes the know Bannister set for my collection.
  6. This is signed by my old friend Bagnall and completes the set of 2 Bannister Circus tickets/passes known.
  7. I have rotated your image and can make out HENRICVS REX and you also can make out the crown, curls, hand and sceptre it looks like it was a Henry obverse overstruck with the reverse or vise versa. Could also have been issued in John's reign.
  8. BHM# 378 British Museum's Curator's comments Bindman According to Bell the dies for this medal were engraved by Thomas and/or Peter Wyon in Birmingham. He adds that it was probably struck by Kempson, a Birmingham token manufacturer. http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=948973&partId=1 You are most welcome Bob, your friend Pat.
  9. A very minor correction, what I thought was DURN is BURN(for, I suspect, a rider in the circus, Burne) see 1816 poster clipping. He was still performing in 1824 at an Edinburgh equestrian theatre show
  10. The scant descriptions of this medal only mention the scenic elements from his art portrayed on the reverse, which not only miss the possible significance of the Dioscuri(Castor & Pollux), Cassiopeia & the Three Graces but fail to acknowledge them at all. Though one does suggest the 3 heavenly women represent the 3 primary colours. The Dioscuri(Greek) can be recognized by the skull-cap they wear, the pilos, which was explained in antiquity as the remnants of the egg. Whether the children are thus mortal or half-immortal is not consistent among accounts, nor is whether the twi
  11. Never realy paid too much attention to the subject of Labyrinths but I just learnt the difference between them and Mazes. A labyrinth has but one entrance and its path leads one invariably to the center, whereas a maze can have more than one entrance and is a puzzle which has to be solved to reach the center and then sets the problem of extricating oneself. So it is a maze depicted on the jeton and in the illustration. Theseus would have had no need for thread to exit a Labyrinth, so was the Minotaur's lair in fact a maze? It would seem so! Amazing Unless(all my own work)
  12. Thanks for the most interesting post Frank, here is a cached version of the missing article. In a previous edition of Caerdroia (“The Labyrinth on Coins & Tokens” Caerdroia 36, pp.4-9) I described several coins and tokens decorated with labyrinths contained within the Labyrinthos Archive, including a jeton (a ‘coin’ created for political or promotional purposes) with a depiction of Theseus and the Labyrinth on its reverse, issued in Burgundy, France, in 1678. Recently added to the Labyrinthos collection is another similar jeton, minted in the Spanish Netherlands in the late 16th centur
  13. Been in Chicago for a few days, just arrived back, so a bit late replying. Thanks for resurrecting the topic as I should have added these before now. This is a brass version, This is AE with a different reverse inscription, This is the same reverse as above, but the obverse, unsigned by Kettle, inscription reaches to the exergue and is extremely rare, plus silvered is not listed, possibly unique.
  14. Yes, as you guessed, I had seen it but thanks anyway, always nice to see a post from you. Malcolm's silver Duchess of Cumberland(unengraved so not a prize medal) is the only other solid silver example of a Sentimental that I have seen pictures of, or know of, all the others have been silver-plated. As Malcolm posted, a TCA(Token Corresponding Society) member doing a study of the Sentimentals said it was the only solid silver one he was aware of(2011) and as far as Malcolm and I know that is still true, except of course for this prize medal. I just need to find the card mentioned in t
  15. I assume anyone that checks ebay for tokens will have come across these tokens offered for sale in groups at a low cost recently. Brass 31mm The seller has provided no background information about the tokens, after doing some research I decided to share the info and I purchased some for myself. The British Museum has one donated in 1895, the date is significant in that the previous year the Fellowships were dissolved. 1895 Middlesex & Hertfordshire Notes and Queries: Volumes 1-2 extract, City of London "Fellowship Porters." Being servants of the Corporation, they were regula
  16. This is a repeat of my last post in the Sentimental Tokens which, because of its uniqueness, deserves its own separate topic. Solid silver sentimental token, which in itself is extremely rare, this token though possesses another level of rarity entirely! Sentimental Magazine advertising excerpt, "A Sentimental Fable in French, in every Number(of the Sentimental Magazine), to be translated in the succeeding Number, the best Translator of which will be entitled to a Silver Medal, with his Name engraved thereon; and those Correspondents who furnish us with t
  17. Solid silver sentimental token, which in itself is extremely rare, this token though possesses another level of rarity entirely! Sentimental Magazine advertising excerpt, "A Sentimental Fable in French, in every Number(of the Sentimental Magazine), to be translated in the succeeding Number, the best Translator of which will be entitled to a Silver Medal, with his Name engraved thereon; and those Correspondents who furnish us with the best Poems, or the best Articles in Prose, in the Course of every Month, shall likewise be entitled to a Silver Prize Medal, with their Names, or S
  18. This postcard(1905) shows the arms of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, followed by the devices used by Manitoba (which differs from the granted arms by the bison running instead of standing), British Columbia (a non-armorial design; the postcard is out-of-date in that BC stopped using this device in 1896), and Prince Edward Island (which differs from the granted arms by the lack of the chief).
  19. Unfortunately, when your mother tongue is English being unilingual seems to come so naturally ergo I am no help. Good idea though
  20. I cannot find any mention of the medal, looks to be an exceptional find. With all the interest in Quilliam it might attract a lot of bidders if you are thinking of selling it. He certainly was a colourful character.
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