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  1. I found this thread on a minerals site, and it stuck me how similar it is to threads on this one!! Maybe some of what these mineral collectors say is relevant to us? If nothing else it's very interesting.... https://www.mindat.org/mesg-115692.html
  2. blakeyboy

    Maverick Britain

    We don't seem to put identifiers on our coins any more - 'BRITT OMN' long gone. Any other countries with the same attitude?
  3. Oh the mind reading on this forum is getting too good. No cash right now-to many big projects halfway through.....!
  4. I've just read this thread, and am now going to have quiet lie down.
  5. blakeyboy

    Thames Hammered River Find

    Oh and Danelaw, in the original pic you put up, is the design below his chin a representation of the folds of a cloak with a gathering pin?
  6. blakeyboy

    Thames Hammered River Find

    ...and what would Aethelric think if he knew we would be talking about him a millennium on....?
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    Mary I Groat

    Isn't it odd that we all listen to the 'ring', yet silver's not a bell metal... I slide them down a magnet.
  8. blakeyboy

    Thames Hammered River Find

    Oh wow. Even my wife, who is not a coin nut, was so impressed and amazed at this short thread. 1000 years in mud ( the coins, not my wife ) and you pick them up, and they look amazing, Nice one Danelaw!!!
  9. All friends who used, five years ago, to try to browbeat me into joining Facebook no longer do ......! Parties and functions that I don't hear about because it was only announced on Facebook are not a problem- when I'm invited face to face, by email, or with a phonecall, I know that someone wants _me_ to be there, rather than just a crowd of acolytes. Facebook is, most of the time, a circle of people, patting each other on the back, chanting "Aren't we wonderful"....
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    Hmm.. I would have thought that if you left the coin in a city, it would change it's surface far faster than if it was out in the country somewhere. Any switches in the equipment that I restore that have silver contacts show this clearly.....
  11. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Edward VIII was often called 'Mono Face'...
  12. blakeyboy

    Thames Hammered River Find

    This is absolutely fascinating.
  13. blakeyboy

    Maverick Britain

    Ah yes, but only with 'Rex' after it...our current queen had 'REG' after it, but only in 1953- I never found out why it was dropped. Thing is, we don't have any marking of origin, yet everyone else does...that's an attitude and a half!! Even the Euro coins have all the countries of europe somewhere on them.... Are there any countries that haven't their name on their coins??? I can't think of one...
  14. About ten years ago I got all my spares together, just under 2 tons in weight, and we had a sale on the lawn at Mike's house, and what was left we sold to his daughter who had taken over the business. I had some rare stuff in there - we had two cars turn up from Holland for the sale..... Mike did a barbecue in the sun, and it was a great day.
  15. Has anyone ever broached the subject of this Forum's members meeting anywhere? If some Member's sense of humour is anything to go by, it would work really well....
  16. BMW thanked their 2002 car ( late 60's-early 70's ) for saving the company, since it was a runaway success, by taking out full page ads in better newspapers all over the world, with pictures of cars that were still being used, on 2nd Feb 2002. I had 11 of them. Fabulous simple strong design. Most reliable vehicles I've ever owned.
  17. Apart from checking your relative's change ( I drove them crazy doing that EVERY time we met ), Kellog's 'Variety Pack' was always such a treat to see on the breakfast table. Anyone else share this view? i am always reminded of those memories whenever I breakfast at a hotel that still uses this individual boxes... Such a waste packaging nightmare now, really.... Any one else with small brilliant memories like this?
  18. blakeyboy

    Childhood excitement!

    Or the newspaper headline, after the man broke out of the asylum, raped some launderette workers and escaped, that read: "Nut screws washers and bolts"....
  19. blakeyboy

    Childhood excitement!

    You're skating on thin ice, Mike...!
  20. blakeyboy

    Childhood excitement!

    Oh here we go.....
  21. blakeyboy

    Childhood excitement!

    Oh wow yes....forgotten...real un-homoginised milk. I remember when the milkman delivered jam, and the blue tits got to work as usual. The tops were all pectin. Quality midweek pun for you all there.
  22. blakeyboy

    Childhood excitement!

    I was working in an upstairs nightclub in Milton Keynes on the Great Storm night. I couldn't hear the wind for the music, but I looked out of the window and the top of the street lights were moving a full metre side to side like puppies tails and I wondered what the hell was happening. The Winter of '63 - with snow, even in the Midlands, up to the window ledges, with my dad optimistically pushing his bike up the drive, hoping to get to work..... In the summer of 64 he arrived with a brand new white Ford Corsair. It looked like something from a film to me. Stunning.
  23. In the Seventies I had to take a friend to hospital in West Wales- and there were two signs by a low doorway that said " Psychiatry Department" and "Please mind your head" My friend Simon almost got expelled for removing a letter from every Fire Alarm sign in his school so they read: "In case of fire, contact a ember of staff"
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    Childhood excitement!

    Oh my God yes...PG tips cards - a obsession of mine. Still got the lot somewhere... And - Schweppes ginger beer in those curious brown bottles that blew your head off when you were eight. On Tenby beach with a bottle of that in my hand - didn't get much better than that! Mind you, my sister and I still find Vimto and a packet of Quavers an excellent combination.
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    Childhood excitement!

    Well, I bet it wasn't the first time in his life that that had happened....!!