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Peckris 2

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  1. Eh? They are about 3 times the size!!!!
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    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.
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    name for large marbles

    Ah. I must have only had regular marbles then!
  4. 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.
  5. Peckris 2

    name for large marbles

    In Liverpool they were "ollies"
  6. Peckris 2

    Ebay listings explained!!!!

    "You will receive the coin pictured"..................................................."...if you can track it down and buy it separately"
  7. 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"
  8. Peckris 2

    Can anyone explain this?

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

    Coin cabinets

    yeah - the Pheon is my main cabinet; as you say, lovely little thing.
  10. 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;)
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    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...
  12. 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.)
  13. Not at that price. Yes, it's a nice strike, but anything over £100 for a silver George V florin is pushing it.
  14. 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.
  15. that's because it was never a single - just a track on one of the Trojan compilations
  16. 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"
  17. 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...
  18. I'd say it was a simple and straightforward repunching of the 8 and 6, a very very common phenomenon with early bronze.
  19. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I did too and got a very dismissive reply.
  20. 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.
  21. Peckris 2

    more FAKES

    Astronomical. Die imperfections I can live with, but not identical digs which - being incuse - cannot have come from anything to do with the die.
  22. They were totally inexperienced and green, so they ended up red-faced and far from 'in the pink'. In fact they were quite blue, and decided to leave to take part in the #BlackBallsMatter protest.