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« on: January 15, 2016, 12:04:48 pm »

I picked up this prop paperweight with a 1932 three pence coin inserted into the top. The base is all brass and it has a wooden underbase.

I was told that it could have been made from scrap brass as a commemorative piece from H.M.S Emperor Of India.

She as laid down in 1912 and ended up a gunnery target in 1931, she was refloated and scrapped in 1932.

If true then that is great if not, who cares, still a nice object.

My models are not nice, clean and ship-shape. They be mucky, grubby, rusty and smelly.


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Re: Paperweight.
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 12:11:43 pm »

Lucky find Eddie! Reminds me of all those past Christmases searching our Christmas puds for silver thruppennies like that. :-))
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