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  1. blakeyboy

    Coin prices continue to rise

    'Post of the Month' , mate.
  2. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    And both sides for identification?
  3. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Here is my 1861 - 8 over what looks like a much smaller 8.....
  4. Agreed on Larson comments at beginning of this thread in 2018 - every bathroom should have a Larson book somewhere in it. Worth looking at afresh. Still wonderful. Here is a pic my mate in Nashville sent me:
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    More Pennies

    .....but a pencil must be lead. Stan Laurel
  6. Hmm..why would I worry if outbid? Someone wants to pay more than me? I let them have it. Paying more than you wanted, often with a buyers premium, for something that everyone has seen, is how you lose when you think you are winning. Real fun comes from finding something really cheap as a surprise in the bottom of a box etc., and you also then have a story!
  7. No, my surveillance cameras catch pretty much everything.....:-)
  8. I use a refreshingly simple system- I bid what I feel is my maximum when I see the listing. The last minute bid to be 'clever' bores me - I have a very full busy life and I don't need to turn an auction into a mind game with strangers. 'Snipe' - 'Stealer' - what do those names convey? There you go.
  9. blakeyboy

    How long to tone? Tips?

    If you are in a city, you may find that traffic pollution, particularly nitrogen compounds, are in fact having the biggest effect on silver....
  10. blakeyboy

    How long to tone? Tips?

    Transfer to small dipping bowls. Garnish with chopped parsley and dill. Serves 4-6 people.
  11. blakeyboy

    How long to tone? Tips?

    I only have experience of toning bronze, but an important factor must be common to silver, namely that of temperature. I have a lamp that's on a lot, with a compact fluorescent lamp in it, mounted base down. If you slide a penny that someone has 'cleaned' in between the glass coils, it's supported by its edges, and sits at a nice temperature, and re-toning is surprisingly fast, and even on both sides of the coin. Acetone first is a good idea.
  12. blakeyboy


    Met them on the Kennet and Avon years ago- charming people.
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    My father's side of the family are still in Kitchener, Ontario. In 1916 they held a referendum to change the township's name to that from....Berlin.....
  14. blakeyboy

    Having an ebay clearout of swaps etc.

    I know- I have two very similar, and I need the cash- massive spending on our village hall is looming......