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  1. blakeyboy

    Terry Jones RIP

    Very sad but not unexpected. His stuff with Palin was superb. The Bert Fegg book is still a favourite- I've bought a few as presents over the years...
  2. blakeyboy

    Tiddler

    I'm also amazed at coins like this - they always look so so much older- technology in all areas of life just 'froze' for a thousand years, the whoosh steam power changed everything....
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    Tiddler

    I had been trying to find anything anywhere that vaguely matched- I'm amazed how tiny it is... the Explorer is some machine. I have an XP Goldmaxx Power and I'm finding it tricky to get it to find things that small... It's so easy to recognise later Henry v111 coins, but it's easy to forget that early on in his reign he wasn't the round figure that's so familiar!
  4. blakeyboy

    Tiddler

    Actually, there is a hint of Noddy Holder about that portrait....
  5. Trump makes Diane Abbott look like Stephen Hawking.
  6. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    "Friends all over the world- all over the world! - None in this country, but all over the world!" Timeless. The genius of Galton and Simpson .
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    More Pennies

    I sold my 1862 'B' halfpenny for £245, after it fell out of a £1.50 pile of halfpennies. I had to pass it, along with a loupe, to my wife, asking if she could see anything by the lighthouse. "Oh it's a little letter 'B'- is that important?" I really really thought that my hope had made me see things....
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    More Pennies

    "PFNNY and ONF" is the Moldovan version of Tom and Jerry....
  9. blakeyboy

    Tiddler

    Minnie The Minx the Third, I think....
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    Tiddler

    My sister?
  11. ..and even more when in a city (- the silver contacts in audio mixing consoles need special attention in polluted air ). Mind you, surely that sort of rubbing with fingers or a polishing cloth generate one type of worn surface, and continual abrasion from pockets or being slid across shop counters generate another? Thinking of this abrasion, and misquoting Shakespeare in Peckis' vein: "To sleep, perchance to dream, is illogical, Captain - aye, there's the rub...: "To be or not to beam me up Scotty."
  12. Ooh- just had a thought- surely the more commonly used denominations would wear more quickly? I can't see a crown moving about as much as a shilling....
  13. How many times on an antiques programme has a piece of silver been seen with the hallmark polished out??? I pop curio coins that I want to de-polish into my pocket, and yes, all that happens is a change in tone, and in the case of a dark bronze coin, the high spots lighten, but that's it. To shift from UNC to VF say, would take years and years...
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