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Posts posted by Diaconis

  1. 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.


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  2. 27 minutes ago, Nick said:

    Very telling.

    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 🤔 

  3. 2 hours ago, blakeyboy said:

    My problem goes like this:  I realised many many years ago, medals can be lifted, but if you twist them, this will probably damage the pin or the cloth.

    So you mount a medal so that if you want to read the back, you lift it up, like an old-fashioned nurse's watch, not try to rip it off the wearer's jacket.

    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.

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  4. 18 hours ago, blakeyboy said:

    Did that last week- put the metalwork in the car park.
    Hopefully gone now!!

    Not going through the pain of putting another one up, since we uncovered a lovely roof

    and a lovely proscenium arch that's WW1 vintage:







    Ah, the Villy Hall, imagifole, chittery-chattery and sip tilty-elbow from fine chiney tea-cuppers.

    deep joy

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  5. 2 hours ago, Rob said:

    Yes, I know. The wife is trying to use it as I write. Ideally what is required is a program that you speak into and translates. 

    Got a week or two until the govt. gets its backside in gear. We are taking in a 41 year old mother, while her 21 yo daughter is not far away with a family where there is someone of a similar age. They don't speak English or German though, so there might be quite a lot of hovercrafts full of eels

    btw Rob, the laugh emoji was for the hovercrafts not for your commendable act. Ill add my ‘like’ here 👍🏽 for that .Well done.