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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. She leaves a huge void, I miss her. RIP
  3. What do his T&C’s say? Depending on the company’s terms and conditions, you’ll have legal rights (and a contract) either: - once you’ve paid for the item (consideration) - once they’ve sent it to you If you don’t have a contract and someone realises they’ve told you the wrong price, they can cancel your order. If you had paid via the website at the requested price and their T&Cs stated that ownership is transferred upon payment then I think you might have had a good case.
  4. Diaconis

    Only in russia

    Senseless. Could be down to a lack of maintenance or poor design. Hospitals should be fitted with Human impact-resistant windows. Could have saved his life.😬
  5. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    He very likely plagiarised part of Baldwins description unaware that “as struck” described the grade. Superb😂 https://www.baldwin.co.uk/product/1839-proof-penny-about-as-struck/#tab-description
  6. What did the EU do for us😂
  7. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    beside the fact that it tells that he’s a right 🎩 , his MO intrigues me. He uses the correct pcgs number and description but with bar codes from different slabs, cheap ones probably. Why not use the matching number and bar code? lot of effort for what 🤔
  8. I also alerted them and I received a prompt and courteous reply. They were probably inundated with emails😂
  9. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Andy Pipkin has a lot to answer for
  10. Diaconis

    Any idea what this is?

    Stanley London made a.o maritime equipment, could it be something in that genre?
  11. The pellet with the poisle is in the flaggle with the chalice.
  12. it had to be either you or Blakey😂
  13. 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.
  14. -- --- .-. ... . / -.-. --- -.. . / ..--..
  15. Diaconis

    Hanky panky?

    any will do, just to count
  16. 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.
  17. I think theres a Hungerford chapter
  18. Ah, the Villy Hall, imagifole, chittery-chattery and sip tilty-elbow from fine chiney tea-cuppers. deep joy
  19. Diaconis


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