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blakeyboy

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  1. You're just jealous that me and Richard got in before you..... Or is my reaction based on a bottle of Macallan and Wayne Shorter's 'Speak no Evil'. from 1965,....a dangerous combination.....?
  2. I went out with her.....
  3. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Thanks Pete- I really wasn't sure from the pictures I had, so I figured it was worth the gamble- all in, £32. I paced up and down for a few days....and lo! Once again, you can't trust photographs that well- it's a _much_ better colour, with better features, and all together more pleasing than I thought. The prices of low grade ones is getting a bit daft lately- there's one for sale I saw that's over a hundred- one of three that went from me via you, I believe- the seller is asking what an F76 should be up for.....everyone is scared of not being able to afford to live, so are punting stuff out for crazy hopeful figures.... Mind you, the way things are at the moment, can you blame them?
  4. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Just had this arrive- I wasn't sure it was when I bought it- bad picture , but it was very cheap....
  5. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Forget what date, forget the reverse, - to me, not a copper collector, that reverse is the most pleasing one I have ever seen. Quite a thing of beauty.
  6. blakeyboy

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    "Go and tell your Master that if he gives us food and shelter for the night he can join us in our quest for an 1827 penny" "Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he'll be very keen - he's already got one. you see..." "What????"
  7. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    What what what what what???!!??? ( For all you F, M & B fans out there )
  8. 'Stunning' sums it up. It's stunning for an 1874, but it's a f69!!!
  9. blakeyboy

    2021 Unc set mystery

    Sorry, I couldn't resist- a bit of a red flag.....
  10. blakeyboy

    Coin robbery in Birmingham

    This is horrible news. How would anyone expect to be able to sell the coins, unless they already have someone who buys the result of a robbery?
  11. Time this was wheeled out again, I feel. It is my favourite, and just sums it up for me, sadly.
  12. blakeyboy

    Coins for 70th Jubilee

    My god what did they spend it all on ? Most folks of that era lived quite frugally as they lived through the war years - bet they had a lovely garden and nice holidays !! Exactly!! When we cleared the house, we found fifteen potato peelers in the kitchen!! I mean the utensils, not hired staff:-)
  13. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Oops- I didn't mean to infer that Mike is a 'worn example'. Just thought I should make this clear!
  14. blakeyboy

    Coins for 70th Jubilee

    I just like the silence that results just after pointing out the King's lack of clothes.....
  15. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Ah...knew it was someone on here... Oh- did anyone get penny folder before Xmas that had a strangely good 1919KN in it?
  16. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    I maybe see one very couple of years. Mike tipped me off about the last one- a worn example, but clear.
  17. blakeyboy

    Coins for 70th Jubilee

    Yes, when you look at my parents- middle management and a headteacher- £40k a year coming in when they were both 92....! By the time I was starting a private pension, in the early 90's, that beano by the 'Golden Generation' was well and truly over. Now it's bizarre ancient history. Young people now are often advised not to get a pension what are they supposed to do then? How that's going to work out when half the population will be over 65 in a few years time is anyone's guess..... My pension is a molehill of beans.
  18. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Just received this:
  19. blakeyboy

    Books Section

    ...and not too expensive a read. Thriftymost on the bankee balancer! Deepjoy in your thorpus.
  20. blakeyboy

    Storing penny

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze_disease
  21. blakeyboy

    Storing penny

    ....and not forgetting that if you collect tin issues, 13˚C is the point, below which, pest starts....
  22. blakeyboy

    Coins for 70th Jubilee

    Even having this open conversation about it _proves_ that there is no investment opportunity here. As soon as everyone is doing something, the trend is over. People make money through 'investments' by selling/promoting them, and fooling people into thinking that the 'investment' is a good one. Nearly all ideas pushed like this are bad, but not as bad as the bad stuff, so look the best to people. It only then need a small push in marketing to make them seem positively _good_. So many people crow in a pub about how much their house is worth, but often, when calculated, taking into account interest, repairs etc, they all have gone backwards. It's cost you to live there. The unique fact about houses is you can compare that figure to what you would have spent in rent, and it's worth doing because you have to live somewhere.... Personal pensions are a good idea merely because some money exists at the end, rather than having been frittered away. Once again, the pension companies take a big whack. You don't actually profit. You were just forced to change your behaviour. If you do the same with the concept of having bought a coin a month instead of having a pension. it's easy to find coins that have lost in real terms over 30 years. Mainly the 'rare' ones that everyone knows. There's the rub- 'everyone knows'.....to make future genuine profit, takes calculated risk. You hunt down future rarities- what will suddenly become the new variety to look for, before everyone else is. People can't / don't want to take calculated risks with their money, so they pay other people to do it. The other people are therefore the only ones making anything. You don't need coins to live, but to get more than just enjoyment from collecting, i.e. getting a future return requires canny thought, which nearly always, first up, involves ignoring ALL 'pushed' product. The people selling such coins are the ONLY ones making money out of it. Every time I get an offer of future riches from someone who wants me to join them in some scheme or other, I always ask them why they don't just do it quietly on their own, and keep all the profit, rather than giving some away. Moral? Find your _own_ future rarities at the bottom of a tin of cheap coins. I haven't spent 10% of my collection's current value to obtain it. That'll do, and I have the fun and satisfaction of the hunt as well, which you don't get from paying other people large markups to sell you heavily advertised stuff. I could sell all my audio gear I've collected over 30+ years, and make a killing. This would knacker up my future earnings. If I did that, and I bought loads and loads of coins from the RM or LCA for example, for sure I could do some glorious posting of the 'look what I've got' variety, but in the long run I'd have a bleaker retirement. If that's what you enjoy, and you find it keeps you sane and happy, and you can afford it, then fine. Do it. I know that me drinking different expensive beers and whiskies, and eating different expensive cheeses, ain't gonna make me rich in the future, but I still do it.... "It's a penny for your thoughts, but you have to put your 2¢ in. ............ Some guy's making a penny." - Steven Wright.
  23. I have decided not to listen any more to people who selfishly have too many children in the state the World is in, and call them Boniface, Wulfric, Leyson, Pius, Anselm, Wentworth, Lettice, or Apollo..... Does any else have one? Happy New Year!
  24. blakeyboy

    New Years Revolutions?

    Wolfie Smith's brother?
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