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Peckris 2

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  1. Looks like the dark haired girl is about to fire off a text on her iPhone... The guy's saying "Right, I'm going to stick his burnt sienna where the sun don't shine"
  2. Pity the pictures don't expand - it will be really nice to see those bigger as it looks a real beaut.
  3. HOW MANY PSYCHIATRISTS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHTBULB? Only 1, but the lightbulb has to really want to change..
  4. They don't call him the "Victorian pencil" for nothing! Thank gawd he's gone, though I'd prefer even him to Cruella Braverperson.
  5. Peckris 2

    1969 coin prices

    I bought a 1919KN from a schoolmate. My first dealer purchase was a silver 3d (GV) dated perhaps 1933? which was at least EF and cost me around 6d of my 1968 pocket money!
  6. Peckris 2

    1969 coin prices

    A year later, the 1970 Coins and Medals Annual (later to morph into the Coins Market Values annual) listed some interesting prices, including the following two: 1932 penny BU ..................... £50 (probably around £500 at today's RPI?) 1797 twopence BU .............. £35 The 1932 penny has probably doubled in price, i.e. a long way behind inflation, whereas a genuine BU 1797 would probably fetch £1000 in that grade.
  7. Peckris 2

    proposed heating payments this winter

    Precisely NO-ONE has said that. Everyone apart from Truss has talked about regularly reviewing the situation.
  8. Peckris 2

    proposed heating payments this winter

    It's nothing to do with philosophy - if in the event fuel costs go back to what they were within a year, then the 2 year promise is indeed unrealistic. Ok, it might not - probably won't - happen but a review every 6 months would certainly keep an eye on what's needed.
  9. Peckris 2

    Halfpenny ID check

    That's fascinating - I have a farthing of the same date with exactly the same effect (even more dramatic?):
  10. Peckris 2

    proposed heating payments this winter

    Bl00dy reporters have a lot to answer for. That widely quoted £2,500 figure isn't the price cap, which is actually applied to the price per unit. The figure is just an average - some people will use more and have higher bills, others less. As for April 2023 - it makes sense to review the whole situation then, as the cost of fuel may have sharply decreased by then. A two-year promise of help was always barmy.
  11. I think you've put a comma in there by mistake...
  12. Hi @seuk - good to see you back here again
  13. Doctor: "Who's the Prime Minister?" Patient: "Er.. um.. er.." Doctor: "Who's the Chancellor?" Patient: "Er.. um.. er.." Doctor: "Who's the Home Secretary?" Patient: "Er.. um.. er.." Doctor: "Ok, you've passed - you don't have Alzheimers"
  14. You mean the subject of that open letter?
  15. I'm not sure? I believe it was once as short as 20 minutes but longer now.
  16. Peckris 2

    1953 Farthing

    What distinguishes your VIP proof from the regular proof?
  17. Explain - what you say isn't clear...
  18. Peckris 2

    Charles III portrait

    Absolutely not - remember when he was young he could understudy Dumbo?!
  19. you get a short window to edit, but then it closes
  20. Peckris 2

    1953 Farthing

    In terms of farthings? Probably not, but I'm not an expert
  21. Peckris 2

    Charles III portrait

    She should have been Bessa
  22. Is it? Up to now they've been happy to believe Russian state media UNLESS it comes down to conscription - in which case they suddenly put their money where their feet are (going).
  23. for auctions - DNW also (recent name change to Noonans); I found Warwick&Warwick good but that was up to 20 years ago. I think they may have declined? as for dealers, I know some people have had issues with the 3rd on your list. You can definitely add Dave Craddock, and our own @Rob (Rob Pearce) to your list.
  24. Putin has hardly bothered with Kyiv since his 30 km column was halted in its tracks and severely damaged back in the early days. His main objective was the eastern strip which he still largely holds, i.e. the land bridge connecting Russia to the Crimea. I think (just a hunch, but one put forward by Western observers) that his initial push towards Kyiv was either "I'll have a go at that and see if I can get it" or "Kyiv will prove an irresistible bargaining tool if things don't go my way in the east". I don't think they yet know what caused the bridge incident? It's a possible theory that it was an accident made worse by the adjacent train's explosive load. Ukraine denied responsibility which is very unusual. Certainly the missile strikes on Kyiv after the bridge event is Putin blaming Ukraine and venting his anger - I doubt there is any other reason for them.