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  1. Diaconis

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Ebay, it's not ALL that bad, is it? Let's post some coins that we're happy we picked up on that much-maligned den of iniquity. I'll start. I picked up this Cromwell shilling in 2002 and I was very pleased with it at the time. I think it has been lightly cleaned at some time but is re-toning nicely. Prooflike fields. It wasn't a bargain, in fact, double EF book at the time😲. My inexperience led me into an adrenaline-fuelled bidding war.
  2. I also alerted them and I received a prompt and courteous reply. They were probably inundated with emails😂
  3. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Andy Pipkin has a lot to answer for
  4. Diaconis

    Any idea what this is?

    Stanley London made a.o maritime equipment, could it be something in that genre?
  5. Id put money on it
  6. The pellet with the poisle is in the flaggle with the chalice.
  7. it had to be either you or Blakey😂
  8. Diaconis

    DNW changing names.....?

    I appreciated the look and feel of their old site and Mike, you’re spot on about the search. This site is a step backwards, all pretty wishy washy to me. I dont like it at all.
  9. -- --- .-. ... . / -.-. --- -.. . / ..--..
  10. Diaconis

    Hanky panky?

    any will do, just to count
  11. Diaconis

    Coin Reverse Orientation

    Good question Blake, I had never thought about it. Perhaps due to the solemn nature of the award, the reverse may be intended to be viewed by the owner and not by a curious bystander. When he lifts the medal when being worn, the orientation will be good for him and the ribbon provides slack to do so. He turns it inwards instead of outwards. I also think that using a pivoting mount would result in an occasionally reversed medal on the parade ground. It would be interesting to know the generally accepted reason.
  12. I think theres a Hungerford chapter
  13. Ah, the Villy Hall, imagifole, chittery-chattery and sip tilty-elbow from fine chiney tea-cuppers. deep joy
  14. Diaconis


    btw Rob, the laugh emoji was for the hovercrafts not for your commendable act. Ill add my ‘like’ here 👍🏽 for that .Well done.
  15. Beautiful film, take a hanky, you might want to wipe away a tear.
  16. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It certainly makes you doubt their professionalism
  17. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    This photo is from their website, resident coin specialist Ken Payne, perhaps grading a coin? sorry Ken
  18. The Cromwell Crown piece sold at Heritage on Jan 12, 2004 for: $13,800.00 (£11,000 in real money at the time). When taking the obverse dings into account it may seem steep, for some, at today's prices. After taking another look, I think that the reverse saves it, beautiful!
  19. Diaconis

    More Pennies

    🤔why not model it in 3D, divide it up and number each piece and allocate a specific numbered piece of the coin to each buyer?. Then the concept of fractional ownership might have some meaning to a collector, i dont know. I also wonder about the second hand market. It might be worth a punt in the short term. Shares will be on ebay for double the price or more before you know it. Not really my cuppa tho’
  20. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    and they say you can’t polish a turd
  21. Wasnt sure if this is the right topic but it made me smile. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10470663/In-penny-200-000-Rare-Edward-VIII-coin-sold-huge-sum.html
  22. Diaconis

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    All you miss is the helmet Blakey
  23. On a more serious numismatic note: Could this Aethelstan penny be proof, that Humpty Dumpty did, in fact wear a syrup? Moneyer; unidentified (but the case is still open).