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Posts posted by Diaconis

  1. 2 hours ago, Bronze & Copper Collector said:

    the Sheldon numbers were not meant to define the quality of coins—but rather to indicate the dollar-value in various grades. 

    Maybe Sheldon’s motivation to create the system was pecuniary but the system is meant (intended) to define the quality of the coins”.


  2. 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."

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  3. 9 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    The "coin" fetched £326.57. 

    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.

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  4. On 7/13/2021 at 4:13 PM, Peckris 2 said:

    "Sausages with backside of mushroom, eh...?



    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.


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