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blakeyboy

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  1. blakeyboy

    1866 Penny narrow high 6

    No- my mistake- I confused my strikings up- the jumbled 'triple' was an 1888 in Michael's book...
  2. blakeyboy

    1866 Penny narrow high 6

    Is that second six one of the three on Tony Crocker's triple struck one?
  3. ...and asked for odds on: the Pound going down to 1.04, Liz Truss being in No.10, and Russia invading Ukraine, what odds would you have been offered??
  4. I'm going Pound, 50:1, Liz Truss 1000:1 Russia invading 100:1
  5. blakeyboy

    I'm sure that mark wasn't there before, syndrome

    Is a slab not sealed, and if it is, do they not flush the humidity out with dry air/gas when sealing it?
  6. blakeyboy

    Little coins big prices

    Sssshhhhhh!!!!!!....I haven't gone public yet......you'll scare off my other investors.........
  7. blakeyboy

    Blank for a Brass Threepence?

    Hmm..I wold get some vernier callipers on that, and if the diameter happens to be a standard imperial size, then that's been cut from a bar.
  8. For many years, the Chinese restaurant on the corner of Tavistock Street in Bletchley had a sign that read: 'All you can eat....from £15' I never got my head round it....it's wonderful....:-)
  9. Watch out for these people....not only have they ripped me off, but have continued with the listing after being warned about their use of pictures. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334514858278?hash=item4de2a3a926:g:WA8AAOSwURZi4TLf&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAA4AHQw0uXUq%2BDjvfI0LxL6GsvSSuBWvqbYa1HXdWAd%2BuACjompC76dnrSCIFAQVVHA2Cyi%2FOsH4WEaKuSSbs3EgyPgeZn758iToTl%2FPtESRXbUDTnszObknrIzQ1EXKcD4ViYctc684DzWGrT4EIUNFlF%2F97kp25q5sw8DbZi1ldsOiezBTdTyKmdvoyniwgoaFQdy5nMBOVbenj0mONHmlUgGKN8OlQ03VcuExBzvWmHgVbjRWf4%2Fq0JuqvQ%2F7Ufnr0klZ0F1bJTBksP3W7gIr%2Ba%2BwPmtFYr6ohO3UMCLuge|tkp%3ABk9SR8DG6YTfYA Here is one of their pictures. Notice the coin on the third row, second from the left- a clear F169. I bought the pile of 1909's..... 'as pictured', remember....and that coin wasn't there.....grrrr.... No refund, just silence. Trading standards very interested, but what a waste of my time just to get my money back, and these twats are still suckering people in.....
  10. Legally speaking, was it an open and shut case?
  11. No- silence- I think they are hiding behind the 'buyer pays for returns', but this doesn't apply since the transaction was a private one. I don't see why I should pay anything, after being ripped off...
  12. blakeyboy

    1819 crown A before DECUS edge lettering

    Silver does work harden, so a finished coin could stamp a blank quite well once.....
  13. blakeyboy

    1819 crown A before DECUS edge lettering

    Hmmm...as far as I can see from the pictures, the A's have a thick righthand slope, whereas the misplaced on in the original query has a thick lefthand one, so either a blank edge was hit very hard by a coin with edge lettering, causing the reversal, or it was made by a different collar. On all the different edge types, is the righthand downstroke of an A always the thick one?
  14. .....what? When you have a case of 'as pictured', and there is a rarity in there that hasn't been noticed, I dare you admit that you would have bitten too..
  15. Still trying to resolve...one coin sold officially via ebay, but there was no way to buy the lot via the ebay system, so this was done mainly direct, hence the silence from the seller. Whether they, as 'professional coin dealers' know what they have done is another matter.... I do have some ideas to make them return my cash though....:-)
  16. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    Exactly. As was the argument over lead additive in petrol. But not conspiracy theories...
  17. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    oops I'll try that again
  18. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    Try changing "oil" to "tobacco", "fossil fuels" to "smoking", and "climate change" to cancer"......
  19. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    You choose to slightly misunderstand the vast majority of scientists, ( they don't understand or agree with each other 100%) and think that the opposite of your actions has to involve conspiracy theories.... This doesn't make sense. Not all change is caused by Man!!!! That's where the problem lies- this mistake generated the idiocy of thinking it's easy to reverse global warming, going around telling everyone what to do. There are positive feedback loops involved that we don't yet understand. There are negative feedback loops involved that we don't yet understand. The natural forces involved are beyond our comprehension. We are a passenger in, not the driver of, this runaway vehicle. Sure, we've had a play with the steering wheel, and we are increasingly being asked to do so, but we have no control over the brakes....
  20. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    Hmm....read again. We have affected the climate, and changed it. This is obvious. OK? What is ridiculous and arrogant is to assert that ALL climate change is down to us. Forces far greater than we can really imagine have been fighting each other for millions of years, the result being a constantly shifting climate. All we have done is added a warming bias to this, but who knows what the climate would have done anyway? Was it about to go into a warmer period, which we have now exaggerated, or was it about to enter a cooler period, which we have stopped?
  21. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    The climate has varied enormously over the millennia. It's not that we have affected the climate that offends me. It's the arrogance that asserts that _all_ climate change is all down to Man's activities that offends me, because this clearly is not true.
  22. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    They won't dare to stand in front of me when I'm driving my new Kia Starmer......
  23. Ah no- MK- I hail from Kiddy- friends and family still there, and bought somewhere in Worcestershire earlier this year, so one day hoping to move, after turning a village hall into a house, but the cost of materials is now crazy......
  24. I think you're right- the gulf stream may well move or stop- compare the climate of the Isle of Lewis to Churchill, Canada.....same latitude..... that's what we will lose....
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