[metaslider id=9332] Hi Gary, my son found this 1934 penny and he wants to sell it could you please give me a valuation on this please.
The value of coins is judged on the grade of condition from used to uncirculated. There is a great deal of interest in coin dealing at the moment and it’s a good hobby to get into.
Below is a list of average values for your penny. Unfortunately your penny would probably fall into the Good to Fine category.
G – £0.50 F – £1.30 VF – £2.60
EF – £20 aUnc – £50 Unc – £70+
What a shame you didn’t find a 1933 penny! This is the rarest penny of all, and there were only seven coins minted (and all are accounted for). One recently sold for £149,225 at auction.
Good luck in collecting coins!
Dear Gary,
My mother-in-law passed away recently and when clearing her house we came across these lovely penguins. My husband who is 56 years old remembers them when he was very young.
We were wondering if they were antiques.
Hello and thank you for your email.
These are vintage Penguins and were probably made around the 1950’s. They were very popular and there are still many around today. We would expect them to fetch around £20 for the set of three. Personally I feel the market is underrated for them at the moment and my advice would be to love them and keep them. The time of the penguins will come!
Hello Gary
I have the following medals – are they worth anything please?
1914 war medal with ribbons, in original box and delivery packet (damaged packet) North’d Fus. Under-secretary of state certificate regarding France & Germany Star GVI, The Africa Star & bar “8th Army”, The 1939-1945 StarGeo VI 39-45 Oma rex et Indiaz Imp, The Italy Star, War medal 1939-45
I also have; Gold coloured medal “The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919” with angel on reverse side, inscribed on edge “Cpl. T Dobson North’d Fus. GRI pin “For Loyal Service” and BB Anchor with words ‘Sure’ ‘Stedfast’
Thanks, T Gabbitas
There is a lot of interest in collecting war medals nowadays, especially as it is the 100th anniversary of World War 1.
All World War 1 medals have the name of the recipient inscribed on the edge of the medal. Due to the wonders of the internet, we can now trace the history of the soldier and find out if he was involved in any specific battles or heroic deeds. This makes a huge difference to the value of the medals. Your “Great War 1914-1918” is the standard medal all soldiers received, the ‘loyal service’ badge is for war wounds, and the anchor is for the Boys Brigade.
The set of World War 2 medals include the two medals awarded to all soldiers and the three campaigns that they served in (Africa, Italy and France/Germany). Unfortunately names are not engraved on these medals so we cannot trace any history. It is important to keep any photographs, souvenirs and history of the soldiers which can increase the value of the medals many times.
These medals can be purchased today for around £100 – 150.
Dear Gary
Can you please advise me about a jug and a matching pair of vases I believe to have been in our family for over a hundred years ?
Thank you, A Tolson
Your lovely jug looks to be a Victorian cameo relief jug. You have not sent me an image of the underneath, but I would guess it would be by Copeland Spode or Wedgwood. It may be by a special artist in which case the value would be significantly higher. These jugs are not popular at the moment, and I would put an estimate of £80 – 120 on it subject to viewing.
The pair of vases are early 20th century Japanese Satsuma. These were very popular a few years ago and the UK market became flooded with them. Some of them were of exceptional quality and signed by the artist. Unfortunately the Japanese collectors market collapsed as Chinese became more popular, and the prices dropped. In today’s market the vases would sell for under £80, but it may be worth holding onto them as the Japanese market is rising again.
Dear Gary
This China policeman belonged to my maternal great grandmother (b.1862 d.1947). We know nothing about it, it has no makers markings on it. It has no damage. Wonder if you could please tell me something about it and advise if it has any value?
Kind regards, Elaine French
Dear Elaine,
Your china policeman is Victorian and the subject was very popular in those days.
There were many examples made both in England and on the continent. We would expect it to sell between £20 – 25 at auction.
Hi Gary, I have a three piece tea set and wondered if it was worth anything?
Dear Charles,
You need to check the marks underneath which will tell you all about it. BM means Britannica Metal. EPNS means Electro plated nickel silver. If it is solid silver, it will be hallmarked with a lion. Prices range from under £30 for Britannica metal and plated tea sets and over £300 for silver ones.
You may be sat on a treasure trove! It is often the items that you think are worthless that can turn out to be the most valuable. Not sure?
Then send an email to antiques@yorkshirereporter.co.uk.
I will answer everyone.
Look forward to valuing for you.


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