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Well you seem to have some interesting items. In order to form any worthwhile opinion though, these things will need to be seen first hand. For example if any of your coins are gold, that can only be really established by seeing the items first hand. If you could please tell me what part of UK you are in then I can put you in touch with a reputable valuer who will not charge to look at the items. Are you hoping to sell, or just want to know what they are worth? Greg
Well I wish that I were nearer to you. I would love to have a look but am in North London. Shall i connect you with someone. Greg
Would you like me to ring the company for you to arrange something or would you like their details and contact them yourself. Greg
I will ring them in the morning. Greg
I have tried an auction house this morning but they are obviously not early risers! Leave it with me till a bit later.
Out of interest, is this your own collection or inherited? Are you sure that you have Faberge because that may need a London Auction. Greg
The Franklin Mint is a company that makes modern copies of many famous makes and styles. It is not a forgery, just a tribute to one of the world's top manufacturers. Not very valuable.
I do wonder if any of your coins are gold though. Greg
One of the coins in a clear plastic case is American. It has 13 stars around the face and a date in the 1880s I think. Could you take it out and weigh it in grammes please and roughly measure the diameter. It could be a gold 20 dollar. Greg
Should be 34mm diameter and a weight of 33.4 grammes. if it is gold. Greg
Kitchen scales in grms would do. best wishes. Greg
I have spoken to View Back antiques. They are in Omagh. They are keen to have a look at your items and will not charge for an opinion.
Geoffrey Simpson owns the business. You should ring him in the morning at about 11am.His mobile is
Let me know how you get on. Greg
If they offer to buy gold, let me know how they calculated the offer to you. Greg