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Prince Henry, Earl of Northumberland & Huntingdon (1136-1152) Silver Penny, obv. crowned bust right with sceptre (as Stephen type 1); h E..R I (C).. discernible in legend, rev. cross moline with fleurs in angles within tressure,.. ON COLEB clearly visible (Corbridge Mint); edge chip (included) between 6 & 9 o'clock (letters LEB of mint name on chip); EXTREMELY RARE, Fair (parts better)

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £400
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Lot 2

Charles I, Sixpence MM bell, no inner circles & round shield, flat spots in legends & facial features weak o/wise AFine; threepence Aberystwyth Mint MM book, plume before bust & above shield, creased o/wise Fine to GFine & halfgroat MM worn, bust Poor o/wise VG

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £100
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Lot 3

Scotland, Robert II Groat, Edinburgh Mint, obv. star at base of sceptre & trefoils within tressure, rev. long cross with a star in each quarter; faint striking crack through bust o/wise full flan, good portrait AVF & Charles I copper halfgroat, Earl of Sterling's issue MM lozenge/flower VF & 5 x turners (2 pence): 3 x Charles II MM rosette (1663), & MM? (1663) & 1677 VG/AFine & 2 x William III date worn (one cleaned) generally Poor to Fair unless o/wise graded, together with Edward I, 2 x silver pennies London Mint & Canterbury Mint Fine to GFine

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £140
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Lot 4

Venice, 10 x Silver Coins comprising: 6 x 4 soldi of Andrea Gritti (1523-38), obv. st Mark blessing kneeling Doge, rev. LAV TIBI SOLI around standing figure of Christ, 1.03g to 1.07g, soldino of Giovanni Gradenigo (1355-56) obv. kneeling Dog holding banner of St Mark, rev. lion & banner, 0.46g, full flan, clear legends, soldino of Francesco Dandolo (1328-39) 0.78g, grosso of Reniero Zeno (1253-68) 1.85g, slightly crimped & a lirone of 10 gazzette (20 soldi), no date (1571), SANCTVS MARCVS VENETVS around nimbate lion's head flanked by wings, rev. IVSTITIAM DILIGITE around seated figure of Justice holding sword & scales, 'X' in ex., 7.29g, 32mm, RARE; generally Fine or+

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £190
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Lot 5

Crusader Coins, 8 x silver deniers comprising Principality of Achaia: 2 x Philip of Savoy (1301-1307), obv. Ph.S.D.SAB.P.AChE, 2 x Guillaume de Villehardouin (1246-78) obv. G. PRINCEPS, all Clarencia Mint; Latin Duchy of Athens: Guillaume de la Roche (1280-87) obv. G.DVX ATENES, rev. THEBE CIVIS & Guy II de la Roche (1287-1308) obv. GVI DVX ATENES, rev. ThEBANI CIVIS & Alphonse de France, Count of Poitou (1249-71) obv. ALFVNSVS COMES, rev. PICTAVIENTSIS, Poitou Mint; generally Fineto VF or+ & 1 x unidentified, Clarencia Mint, possibly Ferdinand of Majorca (1315-1316) Fair/VG

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £320
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Lot 6

A Collection of 15 x Roman & Greek Silver Coins including: Roman Republic: denarius L Julius Burso (85BC), obv. draped bust of composite deity (Apollo/Neptune), trident in field, rev. Victory in quadriga; denarius Q.Titius (90BC) obv. head of Mutinus Titinus, rev. Pegasus & tablet with Q T(ITI); Roman Imperial: Mark Antony 'legionary' denarius, obv. ANT (AVG) III VIR R P C & galley, rev. LEG X, eagle between two standards; Ancient Greece, Sikyon (Peloponnesos) hemidrachm, obv. dove in flight, rev. magistrate's name around large S, all in shallow incuse square; Apollonia drachm, obv. cow & calf, SIMIAS above, rev. square with double stellate pattern & magistrate's name, Aigion hemidrachm, obv. head of Zeus AIGIEON behind, rev. ARISTODAMOS around monogram, together with various smaller coins (obols etc); generally Fine or+

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £300
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Lot 7

30 x Roman & Greek coins, mostly Roman bronzes & including Augustus copper as (moneyers' series) rev. M SAL(VIVS OT)HO III VIR (A A A) F F cleaned Fair, antoniniani of Maximianus, Tacitus etc, follis of Maximianus (holed at 7 o'clock) 2 x Alexandrian billon tetradrachms of Claudius Gothicus, various AE3/4 of Licinius, Tacitus, Constantius, Faustina, Tetricus etc, a denarius of Domitian rev. corrosion VG/Poor, a few Greek including AE23 Caracalla or Elagabalus(?), rev. AIGIEON; Sikyonia silver obol 0.74g, obv. dove alighting, rev. dove in flight; various grades, majority identifiable, generally Fair to VF

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £240
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Lot 8

Elizabeth I Shilling, 6th issue, MM tun, ear shows (bust B), full round flan (6.1g) & clear obv. & rev. legends, bust a little weak (VG) but good shield detail, overall Fine to GFine

Estimate: £40-60

Sold: £40
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Lot 9

Spain, Philip II 8 reales silver cob 1590, Seville Mint, 26.8g, .921 silver, obv. crowned arms, clear date to right of shield, rev. arms of Castile & Leon; parts of legends not struck up (more so on rev.) but very good detail in shields, clear MM, VF or+ for issue

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £220
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Lot 10

Charles II Hammered Shilling, 3rd issue with inner beaded circles & mark of value, MM crown; obv. light scratches across bust; hair, facial features & parts of rev. shield weakly struck, blue/grey tone, 5.7g, overall AFine to Fine

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £90
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Lot 11

Anglo-Saxon, Edward the Confessor Silver Penny, hammer cross type, Lewes Mint; obv. crowned & draped bust with sceptre ADPAR RD RE, rev. voided cross with hammer terminals OSPOLD ON LEPE, full flan, attractively toned with original lustre, S1182, GVF or+

Estimate: £280-350

Sold: £350
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Lot 12

Anglo-Saxon, Aethelred II Silver Penny, crux type, Lewes Mint, obv. bust with sceptre, AEDELRED REX ANGL, rev. LEOFPINE MO LAEPE, voided short cross with C R V X in angles; full flan with original lustre EF

Estimate: £280-350

Sold: £310
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Lot 14

India, Mughal Empire, Gold Mohur of Shah Jahan, AH1052 (1637AD), Akbarabad Mint, 10.91g, (KM258.1), GVF or+

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £350
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Lot 15

14 x Roman Coins comprising: Roman Republic silver denarius, T. Carisius 46BC; obv. head of the Sibyl Herophile (a prophetess of the ancient world), rev. a seated female sphinx T. CARISIVS to right & III VIR below; obv. digs on neck o/wise toned with underlying lustre VF; Roman Imperial: Elagabalus silver denarius rev. LIBERTAS AVGVSTI Libertas enthroned holding pileus & sceptre GVF, Gallienus AE 23, Heliopolis Mint Syria, obv. IMP CAES P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, rev. Astarte (?) seated, rev. legend worn GFine & Gallienus 10 x antoniniani, (base silver or AE), all different revs, various mints, all bar one VF or+ & an unidentified brass sestertius, possibly Faustina Junior Poor

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £220
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Lot 16

Anglo-Saxon, Edward the Confessor Silver Penny, hammer cross type Lewes Mint; obv. crowned & draped right-facing bust with sceptre EADPARRD RE, rev. voided cross with hammer terminals, PULFPINE ON LEPE, attractively toned with original lustre EF

Estimate: £280-350

Sold: £400
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Lot 17

Anglo-Saxon, Edward the Confessor Silver Penny, hammer cross type, Hastings Mint, crowned & draped right-facing bust with sceptre EADPARRD RE, rev. voided cross with hammer terminals, BRID ON HAESTI, small crack at 12 o'clock (approx 7mm) o/wise well struck, attractively toned with much original lustre, EF

Estimate: £280-350

Sold: £320
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Lot 18

India, Mughal Empire, 3 x Silver Rupees: Aurangzeb (Alamgir) AH1068 -1116 (1618-1707AD), Akhbarabad Mint yr 33, 11.41g, minor rev. dig o/wise GVF (KM300.6), Farrukhsiyar AH1124-1131 (1685-1719AD), Surat Mint, 11.58g, attractively toned, lustrous AEF (KM377.59) & Muhammad Shah 1131-1161 (1719-1748AD), AH1139, Gwalior Mint, 11.36g, lustrous GVF (KM436.25)

Estimate: £60-90

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Lot 19

India Mughal Empire, Gold Mohur of Aurangzeb (Alamgir), AH1089 (1678AD), yr 21, Aurangabad Mint (?) 10.92g, GVF

Estimate: £300-400

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Lot 20

India, Kushan Empire, Vasudeva I (circa 192-225AD), Gold Dinar, obv. Vasudeva holding trident & sacrificing over altar, rev. Shiva & bull Nandi behind, 8.02g, EF to GEF

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £280
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Lot 21

Seleucid Kingdom, Demetrios I, Soter (162-150BC) Silver Tetradrachm. obv, diademed head facing right, rev. Tyche holding baton & cornucopia seated on throne supported by winged monster; minor marks, good lustre, 16.91g, AEF/EF

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £260
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Lot 22

Seleucid Kingdom, Antiochos V Eupator (164-162BC) Silver Tetradrachm, obv. young diademed head facing right, rev. Zeus enthroned holding Nike & sceptre, monogram at left, 16.78g, well struck, lustre traces, RARE EF

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £420
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Lot 23

Parthia, Mithradates II (123-88BC) Silver Drachm, obv. left-facing cuirassed bust with long beard & wearing a tiara ornamented with a star, rev. legend around archer seated right holding a bow; well struck, lustrous EF to GEF

Estimate: £40-60

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Lot 24

Bactria, Hippostratos (circa 80-60BC) Silver Tetradrachm, obv. diademed & draped bust facing right, Greek legend, rev. king wearing crested helmet on prancing horse, monogram below, Kharosthi legend; 9.95g, good edge & surfaces AEF

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £550
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Lot 25

Bactria, Apollodotos II (circa 80-65BC), Silver Tetradrachm; obv. diademed & draped portrait facing right, Greek legend; rev. Athena Alkidemos advancing left holding thunderbolt & shield, monograms below, Kharosthi legend; 9.78g, well struck, AUNC

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £320
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Lot 26

Sicily, Syracuse, Hieronymos (215-214BC) Silver 10 Litrai; obv. diademed head of Hieronymos facing left, rev. winged thunderbolt of Zeus, KI above thunderbolt; 8.4g, attractively toned EF or+

Estimate: £100-200

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Lot 27

Parthia, Phraates III (70-57BC) Silver Drachm; obv. facing diademed & cuirassed bust with short beard, rev. Aisakes I holding bow, monogram for Rhagae Mint below bow; (this coin possibly attributable to the usurper Darius who seized the Parthian throne shortly after the accession of Phraates III), 4.12g, RARE virtually as struck

Estimate: £400-500

Sold: £450
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Lot 28

Bactria, Menander (circa 160-145BC) Silver Tetradrachm, obv. helmeted bust to right, Greek legend, rev. Athena Alkidemos standing left holding shield & thunderbolt, Kharosthi legend, 10.49g, well struck, lustrous EF+

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £320
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Lot 29

Cilicia (Asia Minor) Tarsos, Silver Stater of Satrap Mazaios (361-364BC), obv. Baal of Tarsos seated left holding grapes, grain ear & eagle in right hand & sceptre in left, Aramaic legend (Baal Tarz) to right & Aramaic letters in field; rev. beaded circle around lion attacking bull; rev. struck off-centre so Aramaic legend MZDI (=Mazaios) above lion & bull missing; 11.09g, lustrous well struck EF+

Estimate: £180-250

Sold: £260
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Lot 30

Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI Philometor (180-145BC) Silver Tetradrachm, obv. diademed head of Ptolemy I facing right (struck off-centre), rev, PTOLEMAIOU SOTEROS around eagle standing left on winged thunderbolt, retrograde R in field, 14.29g, lustre traces, EF

Estimate: £180-250

Sold: £190
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Lot 31

Seleucid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas (150-145BC) Silver Tetradrachm, obv. diademed head of Alexander Balas facing right, fillet border, rev. Zeus Nikepheros enthroned, a serpent over his left shoulder & holding Nike in outstretched right hand; Seleucid date in ex., Greek legends, 16.65g, some original lustre, GEF

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £280
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Lot 32

Seleucid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas (150-145BC) silver drachm; obv. diademed head of Alexander Balas facing right, rev. Apollo seated on an omphalos (a sacred conical stone), holding an arrow & resting on a bow; 4.24g, EF

Estimate: £50-80

Sold: £100
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Lot 33

Mughal Empire, Aurangzeb AH1068-1118 (1658-1707AD) Gold Mohur AH1108 yr 41, 10.96g, EF

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £250
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Lot 34

Parthia, Vonones I (circa 8-12AD) silver drachm, obv. BASILEOS ONONES around diademed bust with tapering beard, rev. BASILEOS ONONES NEIKESAS ARTABANON forming square around Nike extending palm branch, commemorates Vonones' victory over Artabanos; 3.94g, EF

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £110
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Lot 35

Mughal Empire, 3 x Silver Rupees comprising: Aurangzeb AH1068-1118 (1658-1707AD), AH1070, 11.47g; Farrukhsiyar AH1124-1131 (1713-1719AD), Akbarabad Mint AH1130 yr7, 11.36g & Muhammad Shah AH1131-61 (1719-1748AD), Surat Mint AH113? Yr2, 11.51g; all GVF or+

Estimate: £60-90

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Lot 36

India, Kushan Empire, Vasudeva I (circa 195-230AD), Gold Dinar; obv. Vasudeva sacrificing over altar & holding trident, rev. standing figure of Shiva holding trident & diadem, bull Nandi behind; 8.0g, EF to GEF

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £360
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Lot 37

Bactria, Antialkidas (125-95BC), Silver Drachm, obv. draped bust wearing kausia (a Macedonian flat hat) BASILEOS NIKEPHOROU ANTIALKIDOU '(of) Victorious King Antialkidas', rev. Zeus enthroned holding Nike & sceptre, elephant to left, Kharosthi legend, 2.4g, traces of original lustre, EF or+

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £80
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Lot 38

Bactria, Antialkidas (125-95BC), Silver Drachm, obv. draped bust wearing crested helmet, BASILEOS NIKEPHOROU ANTIALKIDOU '(of) Victorious King Antialkidas', rev. Zeus enthroned holding Nike & sceptre, elephant to left, Kharosthi legend, 2.41g, EF

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £70
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Lot 39

Parthia, Sinatruces (72-70AD) Silver Drachm, obv. cuirassed bust wearing tiara ornamented with horn & foreparts of stags, rev. Greek legend in 5 lines around archer (Arsakes I) seated with bow, well struck with original lustre, 4.22g. EF or+

Estimate: £60-80

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Lot 40

India, Kingdom of Mysore, Tipu Sultan AH1197-1214 (1782-1799AD) Gold Pagoda, Patan Mint, AM1221 (1792AD) yr11, 3.41g, KM129a, EF or+

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £200
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Lot 41

India, Western Ganga-Hoysala Empire Gold Pagoda, circa 1080-1180AD, obv. elephant standing right, rev. ornate scroll design, 3.77g, AEF

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £240
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Lot 42

Mughal Empire, Shah Jahan AH1037-1068 (1628-1658AD) Silver Half Rupee, Surat Mint(?) yr1 5.67g, & silver rupee AH1038 yr1, test mark in obv. centre, 11.28g, both GVF or+

Estimate: £50-70

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Lot 43

Elizabeth I, 5 x Shillings comprising: (1) 2nd issue MM martlet (1560-61), faint scratches on bust, facial features weak, clear legends & good shield detail, 5.54g, bust Fair to VG o/wise GFine or+
(2) 2nd issue MM cross crosslet, scratches on bust & digs on rev, 5.92g, bust Fair o/wise VG (3) 6th issue MM bell (1582-83), clipped, obv. scratches, 5.08g VG to AFine (4) 6th issue, MM woolpack (1594-96), clipped, bust Fair o/wise VG, legends a little better & (5) 2nd issue MM cross crosslet, clipped, creased from 11 to 4 o'clock but good portrait, 4.19g, GFine or+

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £140
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Lot 44

Elizabeth I, 3 x Sixpences comprising: (1) 1582 6th issue MM A, clipped, 2.36g, obv. very worn, rev. clear date & good shield detail but most of legends flat Poor/VG+ (2) 1568 3rd/4th issue MM Coronet (1567-70), clipped, 2.39g, & flan slightly bent, most of legends flat Poor/VG & (3) 1564 3rd/4th issue MM pheon (1561-65), clipped, 2.49g, about 50% of legends worn Poor/VG & Charles I, 2 x Sixpences: (1) MM tun (1636-38) group D, type 3a, no inner circles, 2.84g, slightly bent, full clear legends, bust weak Poor o/wise AFine to Fine & (2) MM anchor (1638-39) 'Aberystwyth' bust with single-arched crown, clipped, 2,45g, but good portrait & shield & some original lustre, GFine or+

Estimate: £40-60

Sold: £100
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Lot 45

Halfpenny 1862, Die Letter C to Left of Lighthouse (verified by the British Museum), surface pitting & corrosion, black tone, Fair+, VERY RARE

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £200
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Lot 46

Proof Set 1937, 15 coins crown to Maundy penny, in red leatherette CofI (in very good condition), light toning on bronze o/wise FDC

Estimate: £180-250

Sold: £240
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Lot 47

2 x RM Silver Proof Sets 2008; 'Emblems of Britain' 7 coins comprising UK £1, Britannia 50p, 20p, 10, 5p, 2p & 1p & & 'Royal Shield of Arms' 7 coins with 'Royal Shield' rev design; issued together in a single case, with cert, in CofI, FDC, together with RM Silver Proof Set 1996 '25th Anniversary of Decimalisation' 7 coins, 1p to £1, with cert, in CofI FDC

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £140
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Lot 48

RM Silver Proof Set 2006 'The Queen's 80th Birthday' comprising 9 coins 1p to £5 & Maundy coins 4p, 3p, 2p & 1p, 13 coins in total, all silver proof, with cert, in CofI, FDC

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £150
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Lot 49

39 x RM Proof Sets, 1970 to 2008 Inclusive (1970 & 1971 without outer packaging), with certs, in CofI, FDC

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £350
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Lot 50

A Collection of 19 x Silver Proof £5 Coins comprising: 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 1999-2000 (2-coin 'Millennium' set), 2000, 2001, 2002(x2, different revs), 2003, 2004, 2005 (2-coin set 'Nelson' & 'Trafalgar'), 2006, 2007 & 2008(x2, different revs), together with 2 x silver proof crowns 1980, 1981, with certs, in CofI, FDC

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £350
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Lot 51

A Collection of 19 x Silver Proof £2 Coins comprising: 1986, 1994, 1995(x2), 1996, 1997/1998 (2-coin set), 1999, 2001(x2), 2003, 2004, 2005(x2), 2006 (2-coin set 'Brunel' & 'Paddington Station'), 2007(x2) & 2008, with certs, in CofI, FDC

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £300
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