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Peckris 2

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  1. Peckris 2

    Coin prices continue to rise

    Interesting read ... but the absurd rise in plastic coffin UK coin prices has got to come down sooner or later. Perhaps the same will be true of Pokemon?
  2. Eh? They are about 3 times the size!!!!
  3. Peckris 2

    The rarest coin you own?

    I think possibly that my rarest coin is an 1887 6d identified as one type among very many patterns that exist for that year (and none have more than subtle differences): As you can see, the first 8 is struck over another 8; however the feature that first drew my attention to it (and why I bought it) is the big gap between the second 8 and the 7. The inner circles of the 8 point directly to a space, but on the normal example they are to the left of a bead. The tail of the 7 points exactly to a bead, rather than to the left of it.
  4. Peckris 2

    name for large marbles

    Ah. I must have only had regular marbles then!
  5. Wow, those are very good for Photoshop 2 (out of 12)! One thing to remember is Photoshop always saves a larger file than other apps - without resizing I always re-save Photoshop jpegs using Apple Preview and usually the file sizes are 2/3 of Photoshop's.
  6. Peckris 2

    name for large marbles

    In Liverpool they were "ollies"
  7. Peckris 2

    Ebay listings explained!!!!

    "You will receive the coin pictured"..................................................."...if you can track it down and buy it separately"
  8. Peckris 2

    Can anyone explain this?

    "What's that?" "A castle" "What's a castle?" "I don't know, why do you ask?" "Ask what?" "I don't know" "What's that?" "A castle"
  9. Peckris 2

    Can anyone explain this?

    I turned into my drive and collided with a tree which isn't mine.
  10. Peckris 2

    Coin cabinets

    yeah - the Pheon is my main cabinet; as you say, lovely little thing.
  11. Peckris 2

    Can anyone explain this?

    I worked in Redditch! At a software house that did the programming converting BL systems owned then by BMW, from mainframes to Oracle client/server - and before you ask I was the dinosaur monitoring the mainframes... (αλλά αυτό είναι πιθανώς όλα ελληνικά για εσάς;)
  12. Peckris 2

    Can anyone explain this?

    My mistake - I used to live south of Birmingham and in my mental map I was travelling due north on the M5 (really, NE) and therefore north east on the M42 (really, due east). Just goes to show that mental maps can lead one astray! I stand by my Spinal Tap theory...
  13. Peckris 2

    Can anyone explain this?

    Obviously created by a Spinal Tap fan. (By the way, the M40 and the M42 merge NORTH East of Brum - the SE is the merge of M42 & M5.)
  14. Not at that price. Yes, it's a nice strike, but anything over £100 for a silver George V florin is pushing it.
  15. Peckris 2

    Coin prices continue to rise

    I'd suggest they're just flying a kite to see if anyone bites (if you'll excuse the mixed metaphor). I'd say the fact that no-one is watching tells you all you need to know.
  16. that's because it was never a single - just a track on one of the Trojan compilations
  17. Absolutely nothing compared to Wreck A Buddy by the Soul Sisters! "I need a man to wreck ′im buddy. A big, strong man to wreck 'Im buddy. And if he′s ugly, I don't mind - He has a dick and I want to grind I want to grind, I want to grind"
  18. Caravan named one of their albums Cunning Stunts. Mind you, this was the band that had In The Land Of Grey And Pink, and If I Could Do It All Again, I'd Do It All Over You, among others...
  19. I'd say it was a simple and straightforward repunching of the 8 and 6, a very very common phenomenon with early bronze.
  20. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I did too and got a very dismissive reply.
  21. Yes, well struck specimens of 1920-1926 are worth getting, as the shallow portrait isn't always well struck, and wears very quickly even where the reverse appears UNC.
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