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Started by bagerap, December 23, 2011, 01:03:21 AM

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redwine

Neither can I ;D
I just wanted a picture to show the area of the difference.  :-*
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malj1

I shall endeavour to seek my ones out in the next day or two, I might need a nudge.  :(
Malcolm
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malj1

I found four and they all measure 4.5mm :(
Malcolm
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malj1

I found another listing which describes this one above:

The bars above PARIS are short, spanning halfway onto the P and S

And the other:

The bars above PARIS are long, spanning almost the full length of the word.

another primitive B/W image of the latter shown  ;D ...and in fact this description makes it much easier to spot.
Malcolm
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redwine

Quote from: malj1 on February 13, 2012, 01:14:12 AM
Another from the above book that I missed previously, presumably also a souvenir of the Diamond Jubilee.

Obverse BOVRIL ℞. 50 TIMES MORE NOURISHING THAN ORDINARY EXTRACT OF MEAT OR BEEF TEA; Brass, 28.5mm

There's a French version of this!
I shall endeavour to snaffle it even though it's in dire condition :'(
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malj1

You may have found a very rare piece?  ;) Shame about the condition and the removal of the hanger, I wish people wouldn't do this.   >:(

I look forward to a better image too.
Malcolm
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redwine

#36
BOVRIL / (Eiffel Tower) / BOVRIL
BOVRIL / LE PLUS MERVEILLEU / ALIMENT DU SIECLE/ PARIS / RUE DE PALESTRO / LONDON / 30 FARRINGDON ST
Presumably for the 1889 World's Fair, Paris. 8)
I hope I've got the letters right :-\
7.3g
36mm
Non-magnetic
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Figleaf

It looks like a drop of superglue could do wonders for this piece (and might be useful to reinforce the cracks also.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

redwine

No, I couldn't do that Peter.  This piece, at this time is unique.  :-*
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malj1

"This piece, at this time is unique"  :o

Please seek another for me even though that will remove its unique label from your one.  ;D
Malcolm
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redwine

Well, it is! ;D
And of course I'll look for you Mal.  ;)
I don't hold out much hope though  >:D
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malj1

Quote from: redwine on December 22, 2017, 03:42:50 PM
BOVRIL / (Eiffel Tower) / BOVRIL
BOVRIL / LE PLUS MERVEILLEU / ALIMENT DU SIECLE/ PARIS / RUE DE PALESTRO / LONDON / 30 FARRINGDON ST
Presumably for the 1889 World's Fair, Paris. 8)
I hope I've got the letters right :-\
7.3g
36mm
Non-magnetic

This Queen Victoria's 1897 commemoration medal is what your piece may have looked like once.  ;D  ...note the registered design number on the hanger.

Silvered brass, 36.8mm 9.0g (perhaps the tag is heavy)
Malcolm
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redwine

Nice!  8) But no mention of Bovril  :-\
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malj1

Just to show what the missing hanger would look like and the interesting registration number on it.  ...yours would be eight years earlier.  8)
Malcolm
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redwine

But why no Bovril?  ???
I think I may have missed the point :'(
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