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Everything posted by blakeyboy

  1. Shot in the dark - I've only ever heard the 'rasher' joke once before- mid 90's, on the Radio 4 show I mentioned....
  2. 'Wildebeest Years' with Dan and Nick reference there, Mike?
  3. blakeyboy

    Ebay fees???!!?!?!

    My wife sold 20 coin lots last week, which totalled £315. Out of this we got £181....... That's a 47% fee, or is my maths wrong?
  4. blakeyboy

    Mungo Park

    Sorry- couldn't resist....
  5. blakeyboy

    Mungo Park

    What did you do there? oh...sorry I thought you said "Itchycoo Park".... See what I did there....
  6. In the 70's I helped a vet on farms and he told me to NEVER light a cigarette when in from of a cow....
  7. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    ..and why "thanks for the song"? Have I missed something? Maybe that was what happened when I went to get a beer out of the fridge, halfway through this hideous yet strangely compelling movie....
  8. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Hopefully, her psychotherapy.
  9. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Swinging Blue Jeans- 🎶 For goodness sake, these are just shitty shitty fakes...🎶 Commodores - 🎶 It's once, twice, three times on Ebay....🎶 I can only apologise.....
  10. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    "I scammed the Sheriff, but I didn't hoax the Deputy"... ....and so it begins....
  11. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    ....or a rat.......
  12. blakeyboy

    1879 Halfcrown

    .....or try the magnet slide test....the eddy currents in silver ( the best conductor) oppose the magnet and it will slide down very slowly. You have to be careful with alloys- it all depend on what the additive metal does with stopping electrons moving about. If copper is 100 conductivity as a datum, silver is 105. Aluminium is around 71. Brass is a _big_ surprise- mainly copper, but the zinc binds the electrons, so it's only around 30 at best.... Solder- lucky to get 10.....
  13. Yes- from about 1969 onwards, I saw loads of late Victorian pennies in change, but only ever one 1894. It's one of those strange dates that doesn't follow the rules.
  14. blakeyboy

    Spink English Silver Coinage

    Yes, but....running microprocessors gulps energy, and that's the problem. Reading a book does not......
  15. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I love it when threads wander off into humour. Please Sir, can I have some more?
  16. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    I can't help thinking about the slope of the '2', and it looks the same on the 'H' ones and the purported 'no H' one discussed above. If you did alter a '3', it would have to already have the same tilt????
  17. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    I looked at a lot of H examples and they all appear to have the H in the middle or slightly to the right. This one seems, I say seems, to have an 'H' type shape slightly left of centre... The weak '2' is unusual as well....
  18. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Yes, I remember that too- so there is definitely only one pairing for the 'No H' type?
  19. blakeyboy

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Too lovely a coin - good bye.
  20. At the time, the Royal Family tried to cover up HRH's mustard addiction.