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Diaconis

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  1. Diaconis

    I'm literally hopping mad

    “To be honest”…
  2. Diaconis

    I'm literally hopping mad

    just noticed Peck mentioned my personal favourite, “awesome”.
  3. 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.
  4. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    me too
  5. Diaconis

    Mungo Park

    its so beautiful there so you probably got high
  6. I thought I'd have a browse... https://www.londoncoins.co.uk/?searchlot=1708&searchtype=2&page=Catalogue This one looks definitely suspect to me, perhaps a cast (?) yet verified as genuine by LCGS. The rim is also unlike any 1658 shilling that I've seen before. The sub-standard photography doesn't help much either. Moving on.
  7. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    And her favourite doughnuts are… Wi jammin
  8. Diaconis

    1666 Crown

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/42680989?seq=2#metadata_info_tab_contents you can only view the first 6 pages but your question is answered
  9. i know the similarity, they both fly around uranus wiping out Klingons. Whats the difference?
  10. I recently heard that he has discontinued his new line of lingerie. Apparently, Shatner panties wasn’t the best choice for a name.
  11. This one from 'Sorry I haven't a clue', I always liked Humph's introductory remarks about the town where the quiz was held that evening. This is how he introduced Nottingham, "It's well documented in official records that the city's original name was `Snottingham' or `home of Snotts', but when the Normans came, they couldn't pronounce the initial letter `S', so decreed the town be called `Nottingham' or the `home of Notts'. It's easy to understand why this change was resisted so fiercely by the people of Scunthorpe."
  12. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Dickens " A tale of two cities " was originally published in two local newspapers. It was the Bicester times, it was the Worcester times...
  13. Heres some info Rob https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=2686&lot=820
  14. I see that Mr Franks, sole owner, set up Numistacker Numismatic Services on 5/10/20. It will be interesting to see his first account filing due on 31/10 this year.
  15. Sentencing should befit the crime, only then will such criminals learn their lesson. Seizing all assets might be a good start, along with a lengthy custodial sentence. Unfortunately the usual slap on the wrist is no deterrent.
  16. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    'Fleur' being Amorphophallus Titanum
  17. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Some people are really in for a shock when they come to sell on. I find it hard to believe that someone who is willing to pay over £300 hasn't educated themselves in such matters, after all it is not even a good fake. He also has an Elisabeth 1 sixpence which screams fake and now at £64. 'There's one born every minute' seems to hold true on eBay.
  18. Diaconis

    cancelled

    Any quoting from the Life of Brian is out then. Chapmans closing line would cause a meltdown.
  19. For those of you that can and want to sit through it, there's a B&W (careful not to use the words in case some 'bot' bans me from living) film on YouTube starring Cyril and John Pertwee (its clear in this one where he got the Worzel Gummidge voice from). I'd never seen Cyril acting before and to be honest I hadn't missed much but it was interesting to see him in another role.
  20. Diaconis

    cancelled

    Zuckerberg and Thinkpol not really thinking it out. Some of the media on there is vile . FB disgusts me and I won't subscribe to their crass hypocrisy. Bring back the quill and pounce pot, that'll teach them.
  21. “Altered” would seem the one category, out of those listed, where further explanation is required, the others being self explanatory.
  22. Why would a flan flaw fall in to the rejected category?
  23. Does one have to pay if the coin is rejected then? I really dont follow slabbing companies so please excuse my ingorance here.
  24. Doesn't seem anything altered at all to me and if I were looking to play devils advocate and just question something for the sake of it, perhaps they see tooling here?. I can't really spot anything to question. Rather remiss of these companies not to give details and leave the owner in limbo.
  25. did you have some “sossiges” with it?
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