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  1. Recently purchased, tried to attach a file but keep getting an error that the type is not allowed (jpg and jpeg) link here http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1
  2. custard1966


    Received from Lady Admin on this forum. Regards Bob I got the same message this morning too. And me - obviously a fake. Still, a very nasty misuse of the forum.
  3. There's a picture of an 8 over 6 in the gallery http://www.predecimal.com/forum/index.php?...=si&img=287
  4. custard1966

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    But, surely, it's extremely rare. It must be a bargain at only £4
  5. The DOT on the 1946 penny is usually described as a die flaw. Some 1897 pennies have a similar flaw.
  6. custard1966

    I in BRITT in penny?

    A good way to distinguish the 1926 ME is to look at the colon dots between GRA and BRITT on the normal reverse the colon is midway between 'A' and 'B' on the modified effigy the colon is clearly closer to 'A' than 'B' this is helpful when the coin is worn
  7. Hi Mark, Hard to grade based on those photos. Fine looks about right. Looks like Gouby obverse J (B of BRITT is close to Victoria's head), reverse d (rock to left of lighthouse, lighthouse top NOT rounded). That makes it Gouby BP 1861 K, Freeman 29 Hope this helps,
  8. custard1966

    Membership Rules Relaxed

    Hi Chris, Be aware that spammers are starting to get around captchas - see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7067962.stm
  9. Hi Josie, No reference work makes any mention of this - the 1897 & 1946 are the only ones that I know of. Given that there are two known instances of such a die flaw, it's not impossible it could've happened again, but clearly not in sufficient numbers for any author to notice. A picture would be nice to see if it looks like the others.
  10. custard1966

    Igor the Hedgehog

    Let's hope the little fellow gets better. Did you have to pay for the veterinary care ?
  11. custard1966

    Qeurry 1967 penny

    No reference work lists any varieties for this date. So I guess it's just natural variation that can occur even with modern minting methods.
  12. custard1966

    1860 PENNY

    Micheal Gouby has a couple of higher grade ones available http://www.michael-coins.co.uk/GBpenny1.htm
  13. I think you did exceptionally well. I paid roughly £420 for mine about 2 years ago and it's in better condition than that one. But, if it's a vital, missing piece in someones collection it's obviously worth it to them - it's one of those where you wonder how long it will be before you see another & how much it will cost when you do.
  14. For yea, as it is written in the Book of Cyril... That a man shall lose his friends' hammer And the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers Which their fathers put there only just the night before At about eight o'clock
  15. Chris,I am definitely not a homosexual,but Pope Benedict XVI of Rome & a majority of the Cult of Rome's 'clergy' definitely are. You should go ahead & read the Book of Leviticus & the Book of Romans.Both of these Books of the Bible make it very clear why homosexuals are heading straight downstairs to the Lake of Fire in Hell,which is where they will burn up for eternity,& why the death penalty is sanctioned. Aidan. People who quote from the Bible always do so selectively. I remember this from a few years ago:- http://www.normalbobsmith.com/fanmail8.html which humourously shows it all up for the mysogynostic, misanthropic, anachronistic, primitive rubbish that it clearly is. None of the gay people I have known have chosen to be that way - they just are. Aiden and his like would have us believe in the god of love who creates people in a certain way only to condemn them in life and then to everlasting torment. People like Aiden and all the other fanatics are the reason why I find religion so frightening. They have no doubts and people who have no doubts can do anything. If we drop our guard they'd soon have us back to burnings, the inquisition and all the rest. There's no merit at all in remaining true to your principles, when they're demonstrably wrong and cause nothing but misery. That's what's so wrong with religion - it offers no possibility to admit to error. But I don't suppose there's much point in mentioning any of this to someone who takes the Book of Revelations literally.
  16. 1856 PT pennies are scarce but not rare In lower grades there are certainly plenty about. In my experience the OT is much rarer, I can only recall ever seeing a couple for sale.
  17. custard1966

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    ...and no picture of the obverse which would show most of the important points.
  18. custard1966

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    After a very rare F169 1909 penny was listed (reached £820 in about fine condition) a number of 'hopefuls' have jumped on the bandwaggon. I was able to convince one seller that his coin was not the rare one. I've sent a message to http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1909-penny-excessive...1QQcmdZViewItem along the same lines This one is pretty incredible, he can't even get the date right http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1903-Penny-Exessivel...1QQcmdZViewItem ' a rare oppertunity' indeed
  19. custard1966

    Get the Most from Your PC

    A simple search for errorsafe reveals a number of sites dedicated to its removal http://www.help2go.com/Tutorials/Spyware_I...fe_Removal.html and http://defeat-error-safe.org/?gclid=CNnB_Y...CFUNWEAodhGqttQ and http://www.remove-errorsafe.org/ anyone who touches this with the cliched bargepole is clearly taking a risk as is anyone who has anything to do the sort of **** who thinks they can spam forums in this way.
  20. custard1966

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I e-mailed eBay too and the legitimate seller. No reply from either. I can't believe the nerve of someone to try something so blatant. Their feedback is comical - all from today (within a few minutes of each other) and all from zero-feedback users.
  21. custard1966

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    ...and then they're all back and added a couple more http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1861-1661-Penny-Free...1QQcmdZViewItem
  22. custard1966

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    They've now been removed.
  23. custard1966

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Why do people do this? Here's the real ones http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1897-High-Tide-Victo...1QQcmdZViewItem and http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1895-2mm-Victoria-Ve...1QQcmdZViewItem and strangely, the very same coins are being sold by an obviously reputable vendor in Taiwan http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1897-High-Tide-Victo...1QQcmdZViewItem and http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1895-2mm-Victoria-Ve...1QQcmdZViewItem
  24. custard1966

    R over G?

    I have no idea what the 'kosher' version is supposed to look like but it looks pretty convincing to me.
  25. I'm somewhat surprised at some of the prices being sought, I don't want to pick on this vendor in particular, but some of the prices are fairly 'jaw-dropping' http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZgg20285672QQhtZ-1 there are some nice pieces there and I'm tempted, but they feel overpriced to me.