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blakeyboy

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  1. blakeyboy

    Little coins big prices

    Sssshhhhhh!!!!!!....I haven't gone public yet......you'll scare off my other investors.........
  2. 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.
  3. Oh it's all mad- paranoia, speculation blah blah If I were running Russia, and needed to be the type of leader Russians like, I would do exactly what Putin is doing right now...... whether they attack or not is not important- he's generated panic by moving around what he owns, on land he owns. If he isn't planning anything, he must be falling about laughing, and if he is going to invade, he knows that not much will happen, like with Crimea. Win win for him. I had to explain to someone in Belgium how the French for 'Putin' is not actually accurate, since pronouncing it as the Francophones otherwise would would be 'Putain' which is not a complementary term...he didn't know, fell about laughing, so of course I pointed out that what the media tell him about the Russian build up may also not be true.....we are all in the dark, most of the time.
  4. 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....:-)
  5. 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.....
  6. Legally speaking, was it an open and shut case?
  7. 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...
  8. blakeyboy

    1819 crown A before DECUS edge lettering

    Silver does work harden, so a finished coin could stamp a blank quite well once.....
  9. 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?
  10. .....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..
  11. 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....:-)
  12. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

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

    proposed heating payments this winter

    oops I'll try that again
  14. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    Try changing "oil" to "tobacco", "fossil fuels" to "smoking", and "climate change" to cancer"......
  15. 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....
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. blakeyboy

    proposed heating payments this winter

    They won't dare to stand in front of me when I'm driving my new Kia Starmer......
  19. 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......
  20. 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....
  21. I was monitoring my local Weatherunderground stations here in Milton keynes, and they all read 42˚ plus, but where not listed as the record, so they must be inaccurate, but if they are, then why do they post results?
  22. Why are they so restricted? Is it still covid-related?
  23. What? Only online like Ebay?
  24. Anyone tried to do this? We lost a clutch in London last week, and the voice recognition software couldn't make sense of our address, and it texted us, so we replied with the correct spelling, thus, on a dumb phone, cutting the call !!!! And round you go again..... I fired of a query to the RAC about a number to talk to a human, and I just got a reply that only hinted at a solution, and, hilariously and ironically, the letter proved their non- understanding of the situation by telling me I could always "use the RAC App" !!!!!!!! What a bunch of useless morons run most of this country's customer care. The respondent -always- has a foreign name- are they not even in the country?
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