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  1. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    HAHAHA!! If only I could press 'Like this' more than once.........!!!
  2. blakeyboy

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    Anyone got any ideas on the two 1880's I put up with missing sea and the extra bit on the '0'? I can't find anything like them anywhere. Funny, isn't it- one on it's own is just a curio. If ten turn up, everyone starts looking for the eleventh one, and the price rises. Unless, like the first 1863 5 below date, it's been looked for......
  3. Oh you may well do- it's weird enough......
  4. Yeah! Roll on Spring- this Winter has gone on for long enough!!!!!
  5. blakeyboy

    Terrible Journalism

    Wow....the only person who uses 'Pfffft' more skilfully than that is Homer Simpson......:)
  6. blakeyboy

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    Thanks Mike- it was, up till then, the most I had ever spent on some pennies, and I worried for days that I was wrong and going to be sleeping in the shed......
  7. blakeyboy

    My MGTF

    How's the head gasket? My mate's Elise used to eat them, so he moved the thermostat, apparently....
  8. Put me on the site as 'Blake Devitt', then it's correct!!


    How exciting...

    Is the 1875 cannonball that rare?

    And what about the 1870 dot?

  9. blakeyboy

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    Hmm...not after it had clearly been spotted for what it was, by virtue of the price.......QED
  10. blakeyboy

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    Well, looking at all his others, what he'd sold in the past, made me realise his position. I also recognised that because I'd been there before. I have a friend who can't keep his mouth shut when I'm doing a deal on something really cheap, and ruins everything. I've been there too. You probably feel that I spoiled a bargain for someone, but the penny had already rocketed, and it's the only time in the last five years I've helped someone out like this. Those who were going to bid, bid, and someone won, and, you are forgetting that my main advice was to let the auction run, so I rather sided with your view........ I've had loads of auctions pulled that I was top bidder on, knowing that my bid was probably higher than what the seller took, and it's annoying, and this was my primary reason for contacting the seller, and it worked!!!! You have probably gathered by now that I buy lots of things that are way more valuable than pennies for a living, so I know how it goes...... Don't lose sleep over it. It's not that important, if you think about it.... B
  11. blakeyboy

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    To be fair, I only do that when the price has already gone through the roof, and the seller is all at sea....!
  12. blakeyboy

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    Pitted 1897 Dot- a £2 pile...
  13. blakeyboy

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    1880 remains of high'0' above '0'... New one?
  14. blakeyboy

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    1880 missing sea and rocks by ship...blocked die? Been seen before?
  15. blakeyboy

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    1875 Cannonball- less than £30, I think....!
  16. blakeyboy

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    1874 7 over 7- don't even remember getting this....
  17. blakeyboy

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    Next up, 1874 F69.- odd-with three others, fuzzy picture. looked at 4 in the morning- clear picture!! Left big bid. rest of week, fuzzy picture- Ebay having bandwidth problems? £16 for the four pennies.
  18. blakeyboy

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    Here're a few of my recent finds- all dirt cheap, and more pacing up and down. I don't have pics to hand of my 1862 halfpenny in Fine- I bought a tin of halfpennies and farthings, under two quid, and had to hand that coin to my wife, with palsied hand, to tell me what she could see through the magnifying glass next to the lighthouse---"Oh, it's a little 'B' " she said, thus confirming that I wasn't seeing things...... That paid for a chunk of our holiday..... First up, 1870 dot. Left loads on it, no-one saw it properly, £20 ish.
  19. blakeyboy

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    Oh wow- you must have gone mad, and everyone would have tried to understand why you were acting like a spaniel!!!
  20. blakeyboy

    March 2018 LCA

    Oh yeah.....strange....it's like they had Letraset numbers ready to stick on an '18**' blank...
  21. blakeyboy

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    Well, it was in the background, and this was when ebay's pictures were lower resolution, and it was a pile of high grade, so the other bidder wasn't as determined/convinced as me. I paced up and down for several days until it arrived. I don't think I've ever opened a package faster.....
  22. blakeyboy

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    Here's the one I got off Ebay in a £300 pile of pennies a few years back..
  23. blakeyboy

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    Ah yes- as I thought....just because you are a close auction loser doesn't mean you ever had a chance- you don't know what the winner left as their bid....good job I wasn't tempted more- all I would have done is cost you money Jerry!!!
  24. blakeyboy

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    An interesting question to ask is why did the penny sell for less than half what It would go for at auction? What forces are at work that makes the Ebay coin seem less worthy? Is this true of all coins on Ebay compared to say, LCA?