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Everything posted by Diaconis

  1. Shame, it certainly has potential
  2. My old house used to be a stones throw away from one.
  3. Good tune. One of the founders of May Blitz was Terry Poole, ex-Bakerloo, who apparently later joined Vinegar Joe. Strangely though, I can't find mention of him in lists of former VJ members, only Steve York, and Nick South. I presume he didn't stay long.
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    After lockdown

    Seen a few Mo Howards around these days
  5. Yes, I believe in the West Indies he’s referred to as the battyman and he’s responsible for getting the batter out.
  6. I'll be interested to see how Rowley Butters' (JP Morgan) Reddite Crown does at Heritage Auctions. It hammered at £65k in September last year and is now up for sale again, currently around the $30k mark. It went for £25k in 2008. Shame it has had such a hard life, lovely coin otherwise, and rarer than the Petition Crown.
  7. By the way, if any of you DO receive an email, please delete it😂
  8. Oh my, my sides are aching. Has anyone received one of those emails claiming to have recorded footage of you, via your webcam, masturbating to porn sites, and threatening to send it to all your contacts? I just received one from some ignorant Indian (predicable) chancer, those guys need to get a life, saddos. I told him to send it to the Daily Mail as they are dumb enough to pay for videos and I'd have my 15 minutes of fame at someone else's expense. I seriously wonder if anyone actually falls for that crap?
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    Coin Community Forum - CCF

    PDF rules
  10. You're not alone, there's an older thread on here where other members voiced similar experiences.
  11. I was at a loose end...
  12. Blakey's speakers reminded me of the Protectorate composite columns found on some of Ramage's patterns so I thought I'd design some to play the music I sort coins to
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    Paper discs

    Rob sells tickets - 24mm
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    👍🏽which to can sell on to some neophyte, win win. (just kidding).
  15. I first heard it used in one of my favourite Ealing films, Kind Hearts and Coronets. The Reverend Lord Henry d’Ascoyne says "...I always say that my West Window has all the exuberance of Chaucer without, happily, any of the concomitant crudities of his period" 😂 beautiful
  16. Interesting. The raised cross is without the concomitant wear visible on the coin. I'd suggest it has been added at a later date and not cut into the die.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    He really is a piece of work, isn't he? His Alfred the Great looks like a tribute to Mick Jagger and Barbara Streisand's illegitimate love child playing at Red Indians.
  18. Reminds me of Nancy Mitford, of Mitford sister's fame, with her U and non-U speech and the reasoning behind it. I found this link. https://uncommon-courtesy.com/2014/04/18/nancy-mitford-and-u-vs-non-u-speech/ Blakey, wireless or radio? 😂
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Obviously his idea of a discount Offa. Looks cast to me
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    More Pennies

    Yes it is. Add another £40k since Mark Rasmussen last sold it in 2018. 30% uplift isn't bad IF they can sell it this year with the added NGC hype. I have my doubts though. Despite all the comparisons in their ad copy to 1933 examples, I'd still prefer a 1933 example at that price. By the way, do any of you know if the Royal Mint has confirmed that it is unique and not that another will turn up on Ebay in a battered old tin of pennies 'found in Marleybob's attic'?
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    Daily Challenges

    For the same reason when someone asks a question and when you answer them with the truth rather than what they want to hear, they accuse you of being hateful, intolerant and some kind of an -ophobe?
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    Daily Challenges

    Got it (?) A=1 B=2 C=5 D=10 A with B (A returns) = 3mins A remains and sends C with D (B returns)= 12mins A with B = 2mins The 'singly' was a red herring then, you little devil😈