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Peckris 2

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  1. 5 hours ago, Rob said:

    10 days old, but another gem from Darth Putin :)


    Day 250 of my 3 day war. My army advances backwards and I'm losing all my warships in a land war to a country that doesn't have a navy while my air force fires at Europe's largest country and misses it, hitting one next door.

    I remain a master strategist.

    Meanwhile I withdraw from Kherson but leave the announcement to my generals so they don't associate this colossal failure (sorry, "strategic realignment") with me.

  2. 4 hours ago, DrLarry said:

    you get a reasonable number for the price ..  I have to admit I am a bit smitten by toy coins .  most of which, since the 1860' s,  have been used for some educational use.  

    Yes, but you can't really class lifesize plastic 20p's as toy coins .. even if they are!!

  3. 9 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    Hi Bob,

    I remember we discussed Carole Towler once before.

    Whilst casually looking through some old Coin Monthly magazines, I spotted an article about her in the February 1969 edition, which includes two photos of her - one with her husband. Thought you might possibly be interested. 

    She looks about 30ish there, so she'd no doubt be in her 80's now. Anyway here is the article, with separate close ups of the the pics:-




    Carole Towler 1.jpg

    Looking not 100% unlike Emma Peel in that picture..

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  4. 14 hours ago, Sword said:

    Rees-Mogg handed in a hand written resignation letter dated ‘St Crispin’s Day’ and requested that the new PM to "convey my resignation as secretary for business, energy and industrial strategy to the King".

    Isn't it rather poor that his handwriting is barely legible and that it wasn't sealed and written on a parchment.



    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. 13 hours ago, Iannich48 said:

    I guess that there are a few members on here that did buy coins in 1969. I was born in 1969, so that is a few years before i bought any.

    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!

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  6. 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. 6 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    3/ Why is it unrealistic? Absolutely no-one in politics or the media (that I recall) said it was unrealistic at the time it was announced, NOBODY bar none - so why is it suddenly and miraculously unrealistic now? Expensive yes, but unrealistic no. In fact it's a disgrace to just scrap a public commitment on an extremely serious issue, simply because you have a different philosophy.

    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.

  8. 2 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    We already know that it's not an absolute cap in terms of individual usage, which may be more or less. But it is the accepted phrase used to describe the overall cost to consumers, unless you can think of a better one.

    Well, only "The £2,500 figure is the new cost to consumers currently paying £1,200. (Some pay more, others less, depending on actual usage)."

    The energy price cap, which I believe is set by Ofgem, limits the maximum amount energy suppliers can charge you for each unit of energy used.

    As for April 2023, the two year promise helped worried households to feel a bit more secure

    They'd have felt no less secure if the government had said "It's help for 6 months, and then we'll review it every 6 months for up to 2 years to see how the situation changes."

    , and could have been modified to take account of overall energy price changes along the way. Now they've had the rug pulled from under their feet again.

    Only because the government made a fatuous unrealistic promise (probably for purely political reasons).

    Wit regard to helping the most vulnerable, I can forecast quite accurately now, that will be an administrative nightmare as there will be millions right on whatever borderline is set, who will be disputing the decision in their case. 

    Sadly you're right, I think.


  9. On 10/17/2022 at 3:58 PM, 1949threepence said:

    We'll hear what Hunt has to say soon, but the one decent thing that was announced before Kwarteng's mini budget, namely a 2 year energy price cap set at £2,500, now only lasts for 6 months, until April 2023, with (as yet undefined) help for the vulnerable.

    Absolutely bloody spiffing.   

    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.