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    I don't know if its of any interest, but i came across this pattern 1894 penny the other day , and wondered just how iv'e managed to miss it in all my years of collecting , it is after all listed in Freemans on page 233 Plate xiv Pic. B terrible picture though. It looks to be the same reverse as the 2mm 1895 but has an unusual looking boat on the right. http://www.coinfactswiki.com/wiki/Great_Britain_1894_penny_KM-790
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    I was fortunate enought to pick up the residue of a 1902 13 coin specimen set, Matt proof, the other day. Only 5 coins remained - Crown down to sixpence. (The Gold and the Maundy were long gone.) Of the remainder, the best 3 were the Crown, Halfcrown and Florin, so here they are. (The box is good too and even scarcer than the 11 coin version!)
  5. 5 points
    Yes, I paid a fortune for this 1961 penny with the date upside down.
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    Brisbane Courier Mail 31/01
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    Talking about Vimto, I loved that with fish, chips & mushy peas from the local chippie, when I was a kid. I remember back then (about 7 or 8), I never used to eat the batter, but every last chip would be savoured, accompanied by salt and vinegar, and the aforesaid vimto (extra nice if the guy at the shop had only just taken it out of the fridge) - that was a fantastic Friday night treat for me and my sister, that Mum would get. Although I don't think my sister enjoyed it as much as I did. In fact I sometimes finished her's off as she often left most of them. It's a wonder I never put on any weight, the amount I consumed. Two more memories from childhood, one very painful, the other great. On one occasion a friend and myself had wandered off quite a long way from home, and were in some woods at the back of the estate. There was an old dead tree in there, with a hollowed out branch, which he stuck a large twig down. A few seconds later a swarm of wasps flew out and repeatedly stung us. I don't think I've ever run so fast in my life. I was throbbing in different places for hours afterwards. My friend actually got taken to hospital with anaphylactic shock. The great memory was in an amusement arcade in Southend, trying to work one of those grabber machines that always let go of the prize before you could drop it down the hole. I'd tried it a few times before a guy wandered across, and literally just lifted out the glass panel from the wooden surround, saying, "take what you want Son, we're getting rid of this machine today". Couldn't take it all as I didn't have a bag with me, but stuffed a load into my pocket. To be honest it was all worthless crap, but it gave me a thrill on the day. I also remember the great storm of October 1987, seeing things flying down the street outside, and the general racket of the wind, falling masonry and objects banging as they collided with walls. Scary, for sure, but also absolutely fascinating.
  8. 3 points
    If Alastair Campell doesn't want to accept the Brexit 50p, then it is simply his choice and he is not bothering anyone. However, I do find the statement "it should be boycotted by all literate people" somewhat insulting. It implies that you are not really literate if you don't agree with using the "oxford comma". I am rather inclined to think that the majority of "literate" people believe that the "oxford comma" is optional in this situation. It's like saying to someone that they should never wear a blue suit to an interview and grey must be colour. It comes across as opinionated and rather out of touch.
  9. 3 points
    Yes, it is a very rare variety but haven't you just posted a photo of an ordinary penny? Here is the only known example.
  10. 3 points
    Missed out due to the website issues, which means I also couldn't book the SYO sovereign either. Regular customers really ought to get dibs before the hordes of profiteering riff-raff get a look in. Mainly because my profiteering is more important.
  11. 3 points
    Or the newspaper headline, after the man broke out of the asylum, raped some launderette workers and escaped, that read: "Nut screws washers and bolts"....
  12. 3 points
    Not quite a casein point, but i’ll wager some of those tits lactose because of the cold.
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    Talking of painful memories. I remember exploring the Abbey ruins at Lilleshall in the early 70’s with my dear old friend Teasdale who, for no apparent reason, decided that it would be interesting to experience first hand the sensation of peeing on an electrified fence. Seeing him thrown backwards holding his crotch in agony put me off trying it myself. So funny. That reminds me that i had a C-scope metal detector back then, very simple tool, only 2 knobs and it worked a treat. We found a rotted metal (?) box buried at depth and under a stone with what looked like medieval seals in it. They were wrapped in a rotted grungy leathery material as I recall and I thought I’d found the crown jewels. I often wonder what happened to them. I took them to school once for a project and they were unfortunately ‘mislaid’, never to be seen again.
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    In Erdington, I am never sure whether to straddle the middle of the two lanes or veer from one to the other.
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    Should be "Sacred" of course. But then, who wouldn't be scared if you are having a heart operation?
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    Summer in Queensland. Although the article doesn't mention it the minimums over night are not going below 25 deg. C and the humidity is over 80%.
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    Its those Bunny Pennies Again, they just won't go away.
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    As you say, insulting. Not to mention supercilious and breathtakingly condescending.
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    A bit of a strange day today! First I found a cap full of coins, then I got chased up the road with a bloke with a guitar
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    This was four foot from the last Aethelred. 3 Aethelreds have come up from an 8 foot radius. Potin.
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    but just gone 2 am was better 02020202020
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    Oh my God yes...PG tips cards - a obsession of mine. Still got the lot somewhere... And - Schweppes ginger beer in those curious brown bottles that blew your head off when you were eight. On Tenby beach with a bottle of that in my hand - didn't get much better than that! Mind you, my sister and I still find Vimto and a packet of Quavers an excellent combination.
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    I should have gone to Specsavers.
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    It's always been pictured on my varieties website.