The Last Two Days

Images from the last couple of days at work and a mention of a future plan.

INTRODUCTION

A decision to attend an evening meeting in the fine city of Norwich yesterday somewhat limited my computer access then, hence I am sharing stuff from more than one day.

AUCTION IMAGES

Here are some images of auction lots taken over the last couple of days…

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The first of nine images I took of lot 390

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This book warranted six images

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The specs of two supersonic aircraft – fans of Matthew Reilly will recognize the top one as the plane that replaces the destroyed Halicarnassus (Boeing 747) at the end of the Five Greatest Warriors.

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Another aviation book that warranted multiple images

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Colour pics of the two supersonic aeroplanes.

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Lot 393 – local interest as it is about one of Norfolk’s most famous families.

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SOME NON-AUCTION WORK IMAGES

These images were required for use on Ebay…

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COMING UP ON ASPIBLOG

On Wednesday I attended the AGM of the West Norfolk Disability Forum, courtesy of an invite that came from Councillor Squire by way of NAS West Norfolk branch chair Karan McKerrow. I hope to put up a post about this tomorrow but for the moment as an appetiser, here is a montage featuring the extraordinary upstairs window of King’s Lynn  town hall…

Town Hall Window Montage

Coins and Militaria for Auction, Records for Ebay

An account of a day’s imaging, including some of the most interesting pictures.

INTRODUCTION

This post is about the imaging I have done at James and Sons today. In total I have produced 180 images today (no, I am not going to share them all!), using the scanner for the coin lots and the camera for the rest.

THE BULK JOB – THE FIRST TRANCHE OF COINS FOR THE AUGUST SALE

The coins I imaged today were lots 1-50 in the August auction, except that lot 3 was missing. Images of both faces of each coin were required, which meant two sets of scans, and then some editorial work, resulting in three images for each lot. Here to further explain the process is lot 1…

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The image that becomes 1-a in the images folder
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The two images joined together (1 in the main image folder.

I scan these many lots at a time at very high resolution (600 dpi), the exact number of lots depending on the size of the coins, and on the number of coins that make up the lots. The 49 coin lots I scanned today were achieved in four tranches (i.e eight scans in total). Here some of the more interesting specimens…

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Lot 5

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Lot 6

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Lot 10

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Lot 13

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Lot 17

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Lot 23

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25
Lot 25

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Lot 31

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38
Lot 38

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Lot 45

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Lot 48

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Lot 50 – last of today’s tranche of coins

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RECORDS FOR EBAY

There were some interesting items here. In total there were 11 separate items, all boxed sets of multiple records, and I offer you a selection of images…

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La Boheme - Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma
Unlike a couple of others that I imaged today this is not a duplicate – it is a different recording of La Boheme to the one that I imaged on Tuesday.

World of Great Classics

THE FINAL SESSION – MILITARIA

Having finished the records it was time to image some items of militaria. This once again required the camera. Here are are a few highlights to conclude this post…

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Lot 207

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Lot 209

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Lot 210

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Lot 211

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Lot 212
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Lot 216

Imaging for the August Auction

A brief account of today at work, with pictures.

INTRODUCTION

I have lots of new pictures, relating to the James and Sons’ August sale (Wednesday 31st). Today’s imaging has involved two types of item…

MILITARIA

You will notice that one item that has been included with militaria is actually not so, but most of these items do count as militaria…

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Lot 197
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Lot 198
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Lot 199
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Lot 200
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Close-ups of both sides of the medallion
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Even closer-up of the ‘heads’ side
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Even-closer up of the ‘tails side’
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The non-military item.
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close-up of the heads side
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close-upf of the tails side.
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Lot 202
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The cover of lot 202
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Lot 203
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close-up of the medal faces
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even closer-up of the obverse
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even closer-up of the reverse

Now it is time to move on to the other auction items I had to image…

EPHEMERA/ BOOKS

This section starts with lot 361, which can be thought of as an anatomisation of a rolls-royce…

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Lot 361
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361 – section 1-b
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361 – section 1-c
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361 section 2-a
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361 section 2-a
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361 section 3a
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361 – section 3b
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361 section 3c
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Section 4a
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Section 4b
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Section 5a
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Section 5b
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361 chamber of horrors

The rest of the items were not quite this impressive, but there were a few other good moments…

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Lot 362
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362-a – this mag still has it’s fold out poster (highly unusual)
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366
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366-a (again still has it’s fold out poster)
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Lot 372 – a box full of old calendars – I chose to showcase this one.
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From the very early history of cricket
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England recorded an innings victory in this match, Arthur Shrewsbury battimg six hours for a then Englan d record score of 164
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The Gabba over 60 years ago.
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Lot 376 – a scrapbook featuring cars
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Lot 551 – a remarkable album
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EBAY IMAGES

In addition to the auction lots I had to image a few records for sale on ebay (the pictures I have included were only some of the records I imaged).

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