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Offline bagerap

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Today's bonus find.
« on: June 10, 2013, 11:58:53 AM »
What a nice thing to find in a job lot of medals. ;D

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Re: Today's bonus find.
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 12:31:58 PM »
Scott lists many varieties of the SEDAN countermark, too numerous to mention.

This quote give the best description...
The countermark satirizes the defeat of the French army by the Prussians at Sedan - a small town near the border with Belgium. It was the crucial battle in the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War and became a rallying cry for the French anti-monarchists. Emperor Napeoleon III gave the order to raise a white flag at Sedan, formally surrendered to the Prussians the next day and was sent into exile in Germany. The battle was commemorated by many countermarks, engraved coins and satirical tokens that copied French 10 centimes.
 
 Source. his one sold for US$ 100.00 in similar if not worse condition.
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Re: Today's bonus find.
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 12:48:54 PM »
Thanks Malcolm.
Finding the unexpected always gives me a little fillip. Even more so when it's to all intents and purposes free.

Bob

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Re: Today's bonus find.
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 01:42:41 PM »
Funnily enough I had a similar freebie  ;D 8)
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Re: Today's bonus find.
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 01:50:16 PM »
Yours is so, so much better.
P.S. Watch the post.

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Re: Today's bonus find.
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2013, 02:02:00 PM »
Yours is worth more though!!
And ooh I'm excited  ;D
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Re: Today's bonus find.
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 08:01:26 AM »
Noticed this one on Ebay...

Napoleon III Le Miserable.   :D Vampire Francais.  ;D
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Re: Today's bonus find.
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 10:12:39 AM »
Congratulations, gentlemen.

Many moons ago - I was a teenager - I noticed a small collection of these being sold by a small Amsterdam auction house, now disappeared. I liked them; they fit nicely in my collection of the strange and different. I reserved an amount for them. It went for a little bit more and I let it go. I stuck to my budget many times, but I have never been more sorry as I never had another opportunity to buy even a single of these great fun tokens and altered coins.

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Re: Today's bonus find.
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2014, 01:04:03 PM »
Picked this up today  ;D
Hosted by an 1853A 10 centimes
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Re: Today's bonus find.
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2014, 01:40:14 PM »
An unmistakeable clear stamp on this one, nice.  ;D

I just enlarged the coin in Reply #3 and I see his dog collar has a chain attached.

One of the latter has been for sale on eBay for months at a rather high price.

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Re: Today's bonus find.
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2014, 02:02:52 PM »
I hadn't noticed the dog collar! :-[
Cool! 8)
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