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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Westair repros
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2015, 03:18:28 PM »
I think a case can be made that not showing the other side with the WRL initials amounts to fraud. At least, this is a small-time fraudster of the regular eBay kind with a 100% approval rate, not an auction house.

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Re: Westair repros
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2015, 05:25:34 PM »
He shows both sides lower down, but blatantly even mentions the WRL stamp in the description.

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Re: Westair repros
« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2015, 07:45:07 PM »
I had a look at her other items for sale, mainly women's clothes and some odds & ends, so I think she is just unaware of the significance of the WRL stamp.  I do not think she is trying to deceive anyone.

Caveat emptor.

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Re: Westair repros
« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2015, 09:08:19 PM »
I had a look at her other items for sale, mainly women's clothes and some odds & ends, so I think she is just unaware of the significance of the WRL stamp.  I do not think she is trying to deceive anyone.

Caveat emptor.

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Re: Westair repros
« Reply #49 on: March 28, 2015, 12:42:54 AM »
It sold for.............£39.00......... :o

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Re: Westair repros
« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2015, 01:05:47 AM »
With 15 bids showing two experienced bidders who should have known better. The winner has a score of only 317 wins, I hope he can learn the significance of the WRL stamp.
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Re: Westair repros
« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2015, 08:37:47 AM »
Here is a Henry VIII half groat, here he looks to be a kindly old gent.  ::)

Comes with the original ticket from Westair Reproductions Ltd. which is nice to see and reads:

WESTA1R REPRODUCTIONS LTD. has produced a wide range of reproduction coins,
a set of 9 Roman coins, a series of Scottish, Welsh and English Tokens and coins from the
Viking period to Queen Anne as well as coins discovered on wrecks of Spanish galleons.
Further information can be obtained from:-

Westair Reproductions Lid., 469 Brook Lane,
Kings Heath, Birmingham. B13 QBT England
Telephone: 021-778 1865



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Re: Westair repros
« Reply #52 on: November 28, 2015, 12:43:37 AM »
Here's a starter list - can't read the fine detail too well  :-[
Will check in due course............

WRL The .IMPERATORE. series

AVGVSTO 63a.C.14dC.
CARACALLA 188-217dC.
CLAVDIO 10aC. 54 d.C
COSTANTINO 280-337 d.C.
GALLIENO 218-268 d.C.
LICINIO PADRE 250-325dC.
TIBERIO 42a.C. 37d.C.
TRAIANO 53-117 d.C.

Nero must have away fiddling when this list was composed.
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Re: Westair repros
« Reply #53 on: December 10, 2015, 02:29:16 PM »
WRL The .IMPERATORE. series

AVGVSTO 63a.C.14dC.
CARACALLA 188-217dC.
CLAVDIO 10aC. 54 d.C
COSTANTINO 280-337 d.C.
GALLIENO 218-268 d.C.
LICINIO PADRE 250-325dC.
NERONE 37-68 d.C.
TIBERIO 42a.C. 37d.C.
TRAIANO 53-117 d.C.

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Re: Westair repros
« Reply #54 on: December 25, 2015, 10:54:59 AM »
Two WRL replicas, Elizabethan shilling sixpence 1562 marked both COPY and WRL and an earlier Henricus penny marked WRL on the reverse.

Both much greyer than the usual copies so much less convincing.
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Re: Westair repros
« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2016, 04:09:13 AM »
Richard III gold Angel by WR

...I had to give up my horse for this one!
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Re: Westair repros
« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2016, 07:17:41 AM »
Love that parking sign!  ;D
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Re: Westair repros
« Reply #57 on: January 25, 2016, 08:20:07 PM »
Richard III gold Angel by WR

...I had to give up my horse for this one!

At least some of that series exists in duplicate, with the other of the pair showing the other side. I have the Richard III piece you show and another showing the angel on the other side, and a similar pair for James I's Harrington farthing. Both carry the same reverse inscription in each case.

Those two are the only ones where I have both sides of the same original coin. I have eight or so further pieces in the same series, ranging from Sihtric king of York in the 9th century to Queen Anne, but only showing one side in each case. I don't know whether all of them were issued in pairs; mine have universally been accumulated through job lots.

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Re: Westair repros
« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2016, 08:43:10 PM »
At least some of that series exists in duplicate, with the other of the pair showing the other side. I have the Richard III piece you show and another showing the angel on the other side, and a similar pair for James I's Harrington farthing. Both carry the same reverse inscription in each case.

That is very interesting I had not come across that before. A clever way to double their sales perhaps.  ::) I too only acquire these from job lots.

Would you care to post images of the those three?
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Re: Westair repros
« Reply #59 on: January 25, 2016, 09:45:05 PM »
Yep, will do as soon as I've messed with the image. I have an entire scanner bed of reproductions to cut up and paste together.