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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby steeljam » Sun Dec 28, 2014 03:41 pm

unohoo wrote:
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unohoo wrote:SHE-RW0011-Aw Cunning Artificers Birthday Shield Only 1 thought to exist
Who has this sheet? Is it really only 1?
Not sure about this sheet id.
The sheet with 0011 is the Merchant 3p.
SHE-RW0055-Aw is the Forum First Birthday stamp. Which shows one sheet sold at auction at Wadfest 2006. Is this the sheet you mean?

No. I took the info from the first page of this thread. It's the Cunning Artificer Shield issued on Bernard's Birthday in 2006.

Found it thanks. Charles used the wrong code. Should be SHD-RW0011-Aw
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby unohoo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 03:56 pm

steeljam wrote:Found it thanks. Charles used the wrong code. Should be SHD-RW0011-Aw



Brilliant!
So, back to the question, is there really only 1 Cunning Artificers Birthday Shield Sheet?
I ask because if so, I have it, and I am open to offers!
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Dec 28, 2014 04:34 pm

Can you post a link please? I can't find it :?
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby unohoo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 04:57 pm

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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Darren » Sun Dec 28, 2014 05:49 pm

That looks very familiar - I think we have something with it too. Although whether it's a proper sheet or a proof or something I'm not sure and as it's not in the catalogue, finding it in the collection would be "interesting".
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby unohoo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 05:54 pm

As you know, we are selling most of our collection to fund a house, and I want to price things fairly, so I don't rip people off, or lose out myself. This one is a bit of a challenge!
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Murgatroyd » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:05 am

I'm so sorry I used the wrong SH code... I've corrected it now. I was unused to them at the time and added the SH codes after a request.
The single sheet that I listed had been given as a prize at the 2008 May Event, The lucky winner of the betting slip for Horse number 2 in race 1 - The Cunning Artificers Championship Hurdle, "Hooray Jolly Tinker" at 6 to 1 won a "Sheet of Cunning Artificer's Coat of Arms stamp"
If that wasn't the way you got yours Pete, then you may have a second sheet. There may of course be others, bestowed in confidence, and hidden away ever since. Nonetheless it's a very nice item and I hope you get a good price for it!
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby unohoo » Sun Feb 22, 2015 01:23 pm

Found it!

At the Races LBE

Cunning Artificer’s Champion Hurdle

1. Palace Property 3/1
Sheet of Cunning Artificer’s Coat of Arms stamp
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Feb 22, 2015 02:53 pm

unohoo wrote:Found it!

At the Races LBE

Cunning Artificer’s Champion Hurdle

1. Palace Property 3/1
Sheet of Cunning Artificer’s Coat of Arms stamp

As a relatively new collector, I'm a bit confused by your description and/or am being a it thick! :wink: Could you give us a bit more of a description or, preferably some photos of your find? :)
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby steeljam » Sun Feb 22, 2015 03:14 pm

This is the stamp
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Murgatroyd » Sun Feb 22, 2015 04:08 pm

You're quite right Pete... I muddled Palace Property with the other horse that won a sheet, Hooray Jolly Tinker. It was Palace Property that won the Cunning Artificers coat of arms sheet, Hooray Jolly Tinker won a sheet of Stanley Gibbons 150th anniversary stamps.
That seems to make it the only sheet.
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Feb 22, 2015 05:27 pm

Ah, I was being a bit thick :roll: My apologies! I love the back story of the horse races :D

I'm glad it's this stamp as I was looking at it a couple of day ago and was puzzled by the Latin motto on the bottom - "Donate Mini Malletuim Mairoem": 'give small hammers......' what?!? It's been a very long time since I did Latin at school and I can't for the life of me work out what the last word translates as - does anyone know?
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby araby » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:08 am

I'm coming to this thread very late, as I'm not that up on the stamps. Anyway, I have a Flagrant Cabbage sport, which I don't remember being that hard to get, but the original post suggests that it is very rare indeed.

Darren said, earlier in the thread, that it was a reasonably common sport, so does anyone have a definitive answer as to its rarity?

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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Darren » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:43 pm

For that particular stamp, there is a thread about it where several people report having multiples.

It was distributed in LBEs, so I don't think it's that rare as I said before, although I don't have numbers.
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby araby » Tue Mar 29, 2016 02:40 pm

That's what I thought- thanks Darren. Sorry to cross post in error.
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