Lord Marcovan's "Eclectic Hundred" as of July 2, 2022

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  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

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    July 2, 2022

    What is an "eclectic box"? It is a freestyle collection, abandoning the traditional structure of "sets" and allowing one to collect whatever catches one's fancy.

    In my case, almost all the coins are third-party certified by PCGS or NGC, but beyond that, there aren't many rules. You'll likely still notice some subtle themes which reflect my personal tastes. The makeup of this collection does evolve and change periodically, as coins come and go.

    The overall idea is to build the nicest assortment of coins, tokens, and medals from all around the world, ancient to modern, that I can acquire. Eye appeal is paramount, but I'm also trying to add as wide a variety as possible of eras, cultures, and geography here.

    Notes for this update: Things have changed considerably since the last update. An inheritance left my financial situation greatly improved, and that has been reflected in some of the new additions here. There's a Roman aureus (something I never thought I'd own!), as well as several large gold coins and some other nice pieces I could not have afforded as of last September's update.

    This collection that began as a humble "Box of 20" in 2013 has now reached 100 pieces, and I have decided to return to a fixed-size collection for a while, following the "one in, one out" discipline. (In other words, if I am to add a new coin, I must first drop another from the collection.) I will work on upgrading for a time before deciding whether or not to let the collection grow again, but honestly, at 100 coins, I've just about reached the limit of the space inside my safe deposit box.

    Coins below are listed in chronological order. Photos are not shown to scale.

    Eclectic Box gallery on CollectiveCoin

    Last update: September 27, 2021
    Number of coins as of last update: 99
    Number of coins as of this update: 100

    As always, thanks for looking.

    ~Robertson ("Rob") Shinnick (aka "LordM")
    Golden Isles of Georgia, July 2, 2022
     
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Part 1 (Coins 1-10)

    Greece (Ionia, Phokaia): electrum hekte, ca. 478-387 BC
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    Greece (Thrace, Pantakapaion): bronze Æ21, ca. 310-303 BC
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    Greece (Spartans in Taras, Calabria, Italy): silver drachm; Athena and owl, ca. 302-281 BC
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    Greece (Caria, Alabanda): silver tetradrachm of Alexander the Great (posthumous issue), ca. 188-156 BC
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    Egypt (Ptolemaic Kingdom): silver didrachm of Ptolemy VI "Philometer", ca. 163-145 BC
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    Roman Republic: silver denarius of moneyer L. Furius Brocchus; Ceres and curule chair, ca. 63 BC
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    Celtic Tribes (Catuvellauni & Trinovantes): gold quarter-stater of Cunobelin, ca. 8-41 AD
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    Roman Empire: gold aureus of Nero, ca. 54-68 AD
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    Roman Empire: silver denarius of Vespasian; commemorative issue struck by Titus ca. 80-81 AD
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    Roman Empire: bronze sestertius of Hadrian, ca. 117-138 AD
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Part 2 (Coins 11-20)

    Roman Egypt (Alexandria): billon tetradrachm of Hadrian, ca. 121-122 AD; canopic jar of Osiris
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    Roman Empire: bronze sestertius of Antoninus Pius, struck ca. 159 AD
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    Roman Empire: billon reduced centenionalis; VRBS ROMA city commemorative, ca. 330-340 AD
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    Roman empire: silver siliqua of Julian II, ca. 360-363 AD; found in 1887 in the East Harptree Hoard
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    Byzantine Empire: gold tremissis of Justinian I, ca. 527-565 AD
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    Sasanian Empire: silver drachm of Khusru II, ca. 591-628 AD
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    England (Anglo-Saxon): silver penny of Edward the Confessor, struck ca. 1062-1065
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    Sicily (Norman Kings): gold tari of Guglielmo I ("William the Bad"), ca. 1154-1166
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    German States (Brunswick-Lüneburg): silver bracteate of William Longsword, ca. 1195-1213
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    England: silver penny of King John, ca. 1213-1215, from the Gisors hoard found in Normandy
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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Part 3 (Coins 21-30)

    Scotland: silver penny of Alexander III, second coinage, ca. 1280-1286
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    England: silver groat of Henry VI, ca. 1422-1461, from the Reigate Hoard found in Surrey
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    Lithuania: silver half-grosz of Sigismund II Augustus of Poland, 1550; Vilnius mint
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    England: silver sixpence of Elizabeth I, 1575, Tower mint, eglantine mintmark
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    German States (Teutonic Order): silver 1/4-thaler of Grand Master Maximilian of Austria, ca. 1615
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    England: silver crown of Charles II, 1679, TRICESIMO PRIMO edge, mint error
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    Austria: silver 3-kreuzer of Leopold I ("The Hogmouth"), 1700-IA, minor clipped planchet error
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    Great Britain: silver South Sea Company sixpence of George I, 1723; double-struck mint error
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    Germany (Nürnberg): silver Augsburg Confession medal by Daniel Dockler the Younger, 1730
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    Mexico (Spanish Colonial): silver 8 reales ("Pillar Dollar"), 1736-Mo-MF, Mexico City mint
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Part 4 (Coins 31-40)

    Swiss Cantons (Zürich): silver "city view" 1/2-thaler (1 gulden of 36 schillings), 1739
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    Russia (Siberia): copper 10-kopecks of Catherine the Great, 1781-KM, Suzun mint
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    Great Britain (Chichester, Sussex): copper Conder token ("Chichester Halfpenny"), 1794
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    United States: copper Draped Bust half cent, 1804, "Spiked Chin" variety

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    Ireland: bronzed copper proof halfpenny of George III, 1805, Soho Mint
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    United States: silver Draped Bust half dollar, 1806, "Pointed 6, stem through claw" variety
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    Colombia (Spanish Colonial): gold 8-escudos of Charles IV, 1808-NR JJ
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    Iran (Persia): gold toman of Fath-Ali Shah, AH 1233 (1817), Yazd mint
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    United States: silver Capped Bust half dollar, 1818
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    United States: gold Classic Head quarter eagle, 1834
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Part 5 (Coins 41-50)

    United States (New York): nickel silver private pattern cent, Feuchtwanger's Composition, 1837
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    France: gilt bronze specimen medal by Antoine Bovy, for Napoleon Bonaparte's 1840 Paris funeral
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    United States: silver Seated Liberty half dollar, 1844
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    United States (Nashville, TN): brass merchant token, Francisco & Whitman, Hatters; ca. 1852-1853
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    United States: silver Seated Liberty quarter, 1853, "Arrows & Rays" type
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    United States: gold 3 dollar "Indian Princess", 1854
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    United States: Type 2 gold dollar, Small Indian Head, 1855
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    United States: silver dollar, Seated Liberty type, 1860-O
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    United States: bronze patriotic Civil War token: "The Flag of Our Union", 1863 (with "SPOOT" error)
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    United States: bronze patriotic Civil War token, "Our Little Monitor" type, 1863
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Part 6 (Coins 51-60)

    Great Britain: silver florin of Queen Victoria, "Gothic" type, 1865 (Die #13)
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    United States: copper-nickel 3-cent piece, Liberty Head type, 1866
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    France (Compagnie La Prévoyance): silver jeton (insurance token) engraved by Paulin Tasset, 1869
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    United States: silver 20-cent piece, 1875, Philadelphia mint
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    Peru: copper-nickel 10-centavos; provisional coinage, 1879
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    New Zealand (Christchurch): bronze merchant token; Milner & Thompson's Music Depot, 1881
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    United States: bronze proof Indian Head cent, 1881
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    United States: silver Morgan dollar, 1881-S
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    Canada (Newfoundland): gold 2 dollars of Queen Victoria, 1885
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    United States: silver proof dime, Seated Liberty type, 1886
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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Part 7 (Coins 61-70)

    Channel Islands (Guernsey): copper 2-doubles, 1889-H; Heaton mint, Birmingham
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    Japan: silver "dragon" yen of the Emperor Meiji, Year 23 (1890)
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    Peru: silver half-dinero, 1897-JF
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    United States: gold double eagle ($20.00), Liberty Head type, 1899-S
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    Great Britain: gold half-sovereign of Queen Victoria, 1901, from the Dr. Jacob Terner collection
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    India (British): silver 2-annas of Queen Victoria, 1901, Calcutta mint
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    United States: copper Hard Times token; C.D. Peacock Jeweler, Chicago, "1837" (struck ca. 1902)
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    United States: gold quarter-eagle ($2.50), Liberty Head type, 1907
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    United States: bronze Lincoln-Wheat cent, 1909-VDB; saved by Ohio banker Leroy Zachman in 1909
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    United States: gold eagle ($10.00), Indian Head type with motto, 1911
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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Part 8 (Coins 71-80)

    United States: copper-nickel 5-cents, Buffalo type, 1913, Type 1 ("raised mound" reverse)
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    United States: silver half dollar, Barber type, 1915, Philadelphia mint
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    Portugal: silver 50 centavos, 1916
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    United States: silver commemorative half dollar, Pilgrim Tercentenary, 1920
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    Germany (Thale am Harz in Saxony): aluminum 2-mark notgeld token (cat & crown), 1921
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    Philippines (US Insular government): silver 50-centavos, 1921
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    Germany (Westphalia): gilt bronze hyperinflationary 10,000-mark notgeld token, 1923
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    United States: gold double eagle ($20.00), Saint-Gaudens type, 1923
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    Russia (Soviet Union): silver rouble, 1924- ПЛ, Leningrad mint
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    United States: silver Peace dollar, 1924
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  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Part 9 (Coins 81-90)

    United States: gold quarter-eagle ($2.50), Indian Head type, 1925-D
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    Great Britain: silver sixpence of George V, 1926 (Small Bust type)
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    Greenland: copper-nickel 25-øre, 1926 (h) HCN GJ; Copenhagen mint
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    Australia: silver florin of George V, Canberra Parliament House commemorative, 1927, Melbourne mint
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    Bolivia: copper-nickel 10-centavos, 1936
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    Egypt: silver 2-piastres of King Farouk, AH 1356 (1937)
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    Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao): copper-nickel-zinc 5-cents of Queen Wilhelmina, 1943
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    Palestine (British): bronze 5-mils, 1944; saved by WW2 US Merchant Marine Captain Raymond Fulshaw
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    Belgian Congo: brass 2-francs, 1947
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    Esperanto (Universal League): copper-nickel 10-steloj fantasy, 1959 (struck in 1960 at Utrecht)
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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Part 10 (Coins 91-100)

    Greece: silver 30-drachmai of Paul I; "Five Greek Kings" commemorative, 1963
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    United States: bronze specimen Lincoln cent, Memorial type, Special Mint Set issue, 1965
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    Cuba: silver 5-pesos, 1982, United Nations F.A.O. issue (cattle)
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    Nepal: gold proof Asarfi of Gyanendra Shah (1/20th-ounce), Lord Buddha commemorative, VS2052 (1995)
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    Austria: silver proof 10-euro, Klosterneuburg Abbey commemorative, 2008
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    Great Britain, proof silver Britannia commemorative (one ounce, .999 fine), 2013
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    Somalia: silver 100-shillings, 2014; silver bullion coinage (elephant)
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    China (People's Republic): gilt-enamel proof silver 10-yuan; "Auspicious Culture: Longevity", 2016
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    Ghana: silver 5-cedis of Elizabeth II (1-ounce, .999 fine); African Leopard commemorative, 2017
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    Kazakhstan: copper-nickel gilt 200-tenge, Eagle Owl, 2019
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  13. asheland

    asheland The Silver Lion

    Our collecting habits are pretty similar, as in the wide range of what we like, I need to photograph mine for format similar to that, that’s a very nice way to present them.
     
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  14. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    There's an ongoing history lesson associated with this eclectic collection of most marvelous 100. I admire it greatly. :)
     
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  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    The history of my madness, if nothing else. ;)

    Thanks for taking the time to look and like. :)
     
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  16. Good Cents

    Good Cents Well-Known Member

    WOWOW!!!!! I feel like I just visited a Numismatic Museum!

    Those are AMAZING & STUNNING Coins!!! What an AWESOME collection!!! One more gorgeous and more interesting than the next!!!

    If I could afford the kind of coins you have I would open another safe deposit box and start onto another 100!

    And the presentation you put together with both sides showing on one picture with the certifications is fantastic!

    Absolutely Beautiful! A treat for both the eyes and mind! Thank you so much for sharing!

    I will be looking over these again to see more of the details. Wow!
     
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  17. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    There are things in your collection that are breathtaking, Lord M. You've chosen a theme, and it's a really good one. One that transcends from ancient times to the present, and incorporating all collecting endeavors..........ancient, modern, classic, exonumatic. ( dat even a word? :)) :)
     
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  18. chlorinated

    chlorinated Well-Known Member

    Truly beautiful collection! I watch for these updates and always amazed!
     
  19. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    If those coins could talk!!the pillar dollar and 8 escudos along with the 50 centavos,I've been having a Spanish bug recently.
     
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  20. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    As always a pleasure to see some of the nicest specimens one could ever hope to have as part of their collection. No one could ever question the passion you have for collecting beatiful coins,as well sharing that passion to spark others to interest.

    If coin collecting was a building.... its corner stone would be you! For the knowledge, and efforts to entice others to enjoy the passion you have.... and teach us all to appreciate our hobby every day... thank you.
     
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  21. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice @lordmarcovan I see a couple of things that passed through my hands at one point. It's nice to see them again and all of the other beauties.
     
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