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  1. blakeyboy

    1763 Northumberland shilling

    I know nothing whatsoever about this type of coin. BUT It's just looks wrong to me too- the colour- two tone -one wrong light coloured alloy treated in some way, with the dark bits all perfectly uniformly coloured. Nope- looks recently made -a 20 minute patina applied in a factory, rather than 250 years of hanging around in the back of a drawer....
  2. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    You missed out " §•¶ªººººº¢#¢€¡ºº˚¡ " but maybe you thought there may be children reading this....
  3. WOW! Almost as good as my F76! I wish......:-)
  4. ooh...I'm a bit amazed at the response, Gentlemen. I know it's a bit of a rarity, but I assumed that there were many other better specimens belonging to the members of this esteemed forum.... Not a bad deal at £16, I thought. No really - you read that correctly🙂
  5. Your wish...... (I've cleaned the bad blobs of crap off since.)
  6. Mike- my thoughts exactly. Came in very cheap, a gamble on a fuzzy picture, and I like it in this condition- it's been in circulation, and it's humanised to some extent. Obviously, if a BUNC one came in cheap I'd be pleased, but I'd _like_ this one more...
  7. Here's my more worn F69- maybe helpful....
  8. St Giles, Cheadle, and Whitley Court chapel are really worth a look too. Chartres is just beautiful. Mind you Cologne Cathedral makes me have trouble breathing....
  9. blakeyboy

    I'm literally hopping mad

    You smashed it....!
  10. blakeyboy

    I'm literally hopping mad

    'So...' at the beginning of a statement. 'Enquiry' as opposed to 'inquiry'....
  11. blakeyboy

    I'm literally hopping mad

    'awesome ' is irritating to us because of the the extent and accent. We probably use 'awful' just as much, but we don't notice, but to others, our extent and accent probably grate. I rather feel the two cancel each other out. "15 items or less" in a supermarket here. "15 items or fewer" in California. One is correct...... Very unique. Oh- not forgetting the House of Commons 'We must insure this happens' etc etc.... language evolves, and there's nothing you can do about it. To find out how much, play scrabble with a 90 year old and wait for the complaints about the 'words' you play.....
  12. blakeyboy

    NGC grading OMFG!!!

    They will always do things like this whilst funded by people who 'believe' in their 'usefulness'.... .....one born every minute.
  13. 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?
  14. Shot in the dark - I've only ever heard the 'rasher' joke once before- mid 90's, on the Radio 4 show I mentioned....
  15. 'Wildebeest Years' with Dan and Nick reference there, Mike?
  16. blakeyboy

    Mungo Park

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

    Mungo Park

    What did you do there? oh...sorry I thought you said "Itchycoo Park".... See what I did there....
  18. 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....
  19. 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....
  20. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Hopefully, her psychotherapy.
  21. 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.....
  22. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

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