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blakeyboy

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  1. Shall I try some pictures as well?
  2. Benny Green, the saxophonist and humourist, once told the story of when he was leaving Ronnie Scott's so late at night, that when he was on the bus home, the two ladies in the seat in front of him were two cleaners on their way to work. He over heard one lady say to the other: "Well, of course, Rex Harrison's not his real name", and the other replied: "Rex Harrison isn't who's real name? " This brought the programme to a halt. I've never forgotten it.
  3. Way past 'scarce', and not a bad price too! Bargain!
  4. I just bought the 1913 F176 that Martinminerva ( don't know how to make that stand out in blue) was selling- I'm really really pleased with it.
  5. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    They are low grade- is that ok?
  6. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    No- I looked earlier. That '5' on yours is really interesting- what the hell is underneath???
  7. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Both of my 'dots below the I' are the small date too!
  8. blakeyboy

    Chinese coin on ebay

    This has just sold for £797. I can't find anything about it- I can't find it in Krause. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/China-1926-20-cent-Dragon-amp-Phoenix-ref-HRC-16-/284351166847?hash=item4234a6797f%3Ag%3AJ8cAAOSwRIlg2f8i&nma=true&si=vmD7EGpQa9qpEyRVsfXWdWanlsw%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 Is this a fake? just a token?
  9. blakeyboy

    Chinese coin on ebay

    Nice one. Glasgow is 'abroad' now?
  10. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Remember when you had labels for instructing record shop staff on the back of the LP? This should have a label saying 'File under Comedy'.....:-)
  11. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    This is almost worthy of an entry in the 'Nothing to do with coins' area.....:-)
  12. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154549134972?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l1120&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=35abe440378d45b9acb1cdaadfb1c880&bu=43180605943&ut=RU&osub=-1~1&crd=20210729093648&segname=11021&sojTags=ch%3Dch%2Cbu%3Dbu%2Cut%3Dut%2Cosub%3Dosub%2Ccrd%3Dcrd%2Csegname%3Dsegname%2Cchnl%3Dmkcid
  13. Is it just me, or are the '3's' in the 1903 open 3 penny and the 1903 florin very similar? If any member has an example of both, it may be worth measuring the size of the '3', and if they are the same size, it's not beyond imagination that the open 3 penny occurred because someone picked up the florin punch by mistake? If this has been discussed before, apologies- this idea just occurred to me, and I can't find it in a search of the site.....
  14. Yes, I think you are right ( I've alerted the media) but it's the coincidental change of style that intrigues me...
  15. Yes, maybe, depending on wear ( any open 3 pennies around in that condition? ) but I do think it's a strange coincidence - that 3 appearing in a new style, and a very few pennies being done the same....
  16. Oh yes- foreign stuff...forgot about that. It does seem odd that this style of 3 pops up on two coins at once....
  17. I've been meaning to go to Powis Castle for years and years and still haven't....
  18. blakeyboy

    1905 Halfcrown

    It looks like you have two different chemical processes going on anyway....you have the greying, but also that greenish finish on the neck and behind the head. I have a feeling that one will remain and stand out unpleasantly. I would go as far as a brush with soap, or maybe a solvent, but no dipping.....
  19. blakeyboy

    cancelled

    That dentist looked down in the mouth about the Covid situation, still, if they work hard and become famous, they may earn a Blue Plaque.
  20. blakeyboy

    cancelled

    A couple of weeks ago I watched a programme about Mel Brooks- ancient now, and still loud, and nutty as a fruit cake. Then they showed Blazing Saddles. So refreshing. More of that type of anti-racist stuff please.
  21. blakeyboy

    cancelled

    Yes. That's why I mentioned it. Caused giggles in the '70's when racist humour was all the rage.
  22. blakeyboy

    cancelled

    I'll stop you going to them Youth Clubs.....
  23. blakeyboy

    Chinese coin on ebay

    Wow - well spotted!!! 10 points. It's odd- no obvious shill bidding, a mix of bidders, the back on ebay at a buy it now...... what's going on?
  24. blakeyboy

    cancelled

    Ban 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' !!! Madness.
  25. blakeyboy

    cancelled

    .....I've dropped me orange......
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