Who won a coin in the Frank Robinson auction today.

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  1. bcuda

    bcuda Supporter! Supporter

    Anyone win today in the Frank Robinson auction ?
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  3. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    No I didn't but I saw that the ex @DonnaML Fake Mark Antony Legionary denarius sold for 126 $...
    Your comments please ?
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  4. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Wow. That's more than 25% of my winning bid. As I said before, I hope whoever bought it isn't planning to put it up on ebay next week as a purportedly genuine coin, intending to try to defraud someone into paying $1,000 for it. But perhaps I'm being too cynical!

    I didn't bid on anything this time. For whatever reason, there was nothing that really spoke to me.
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Same here. The few I thought about looked like they would go high, and sure enough checking the results they were very high. So glad I passed.

    I am just waiting for the next Buy or Bid from Berk to be posted.

    Pretty sad I find Berk cheaper than Frank nowadays.
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  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Nope. I had placed bids on 8 different coins and lost out on every single one of them. WopWop
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  7. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    I won one coin and one book but I agree that most seemed to be too high. Used to be a cheaper alternative to CNG but now seems to be about the same prices
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  8. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    I bid on 10 initially, 11 including the 1 book
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  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    When I was first introduced to FSR auctions last year, the prices were definitely better than what I found other places. Then again, one could go to a coin show and see coins in person as well as online. Now it seems that a lot of people are at home with not much to do and are buying up coins and jacking up the prices. Sucks for small budget collectors like me.
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  10. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I bid on three coins and only won one of them, but it was the one I wanted most and I was generous with my bid. It is a middle bronze I did not have in my collection:

    Faustina Sr AETERNITAS S C Aeternitas globe and billowing veil MB FSR.jpg
    I believe it may be an obverse die-match to the British Museum specimen:
    Faustina Sr AETERNITAS S C Aeternitas globe and billowing veil MB BMC.png
  11. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Perhaps not.

    I forgot about the sale completely today. I bid early and immediately lost 5 coins I rather liked but they went for several times the start price. The Caracalla tet from Alexandria was worth the price it brought but not to me. I tried to convince myself that lot 177 was overstruck on a Nero dupondius but decided it could also be a doublestruck imitation as listed so I did not pursue it. I see I won one lot which may or may not get into the collection depending on how it looks. I had one of very different style and would not have bid had I known I was going to strike out on the better ones.

    Two months ago our dishwasher sprung a gusher and soaked the kitchen floor doing several thousands in damage and making us live on subfloor and wash dishes by hand. Today the new dishwasher (last piece of the reconstruction) was installed so I had other things on my mind today. Getting appliances has been 'different' lately. Insurance paid a lot of it but I hope this is a once in a lifetime experience.
  12. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    I lost out on two very beautiful Parthian bronzes, but did manage to snag one very cool Sasanian piece, which will surely deserve a full write-up once I receive it.
  13. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    I only bid on one lot and I managed to win it. My first win ever from an FSR auction!
  14. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    I believe so, but he'll send you an invoice.
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  15. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    He replied back almost immediately after I sent an email asking about the PayPal email to send payment to (talk about quick!). Thought he’d reply in the morning so I figured I’d ask here also in the meantime (then I ninja-edited my post when I got his answer :D ).

    I’ve always wondered. Is it just him or does he have staff that helps him?
  16. Raymond Beracha

    Raymond Beracha Active Member

    I won two coins. They ended up being above my self imposed budget but I really wanted them. Couple of 40mm + 17th century. The Ptolemy I wanted hit $600 so I backed out very early.
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  17. cmezner

    cmezner do ut des Supporter

    I bid on two, sent him an email this morning asking if I had won on my bids, and he replied almost immediately saying Yes, but I haven't received any invoice yet. I think he has a lot of work, before during and after his auctions

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  18. Seated J

    Seated J Supporter! Supporter

    7 bids, 2 wins. The only loss that stung was lot 142, the Roman Republic uncia. Lost by $1 in the final hour.
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  19. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    I think it's just him.
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  20. IMP Shogun

    IMP Shogun Well-Known Member

    That auction is run very well.

    I put numbers on a few of them and there were a few low bid items on there that I ended up liking. I definitely was tempted to chase a few of you S.O.B.'s.

    Just emailing with him gives one a taste of the good ol' days, much better than the e-auction clicking. I chuckled for days to myself about the stable Genius deity description.
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  21. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Bids = 3
    Won = 0
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