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  1. Thanks. Number 1 set up a gmail account, but isn't this account type something to do with cloud things where you give the info to a third party and so is inherently insecure being in the public domain? Unfortunately, I would also need more than one account. Business names are relatively easy being as you can't have two identically registered busnesses, but the same can't be said for private individuals. I'm grateful I am not a John Smith. Best I keep plodding on for the immediate future. Business doesn't have a website because marketing and advertising was limited to two days visiting half a dozen people in January 1987. Since then it has been word of mouth. I'm still here, but winding down, so a website is not necessary.
  2. Firstly, it isn't easy nor necessarily desirable to change my email address because I have customers from the last 20 years who know the contact details. Coins aside, I don't have a website for my businesses, so these non coin contacts would probably be lost in any change because of their inability to find me. btyahoo insisted on us changing the passwords a month or so ago on the grounds that their systems had been hacked. It got to the point that you couldn't login until they were changed. Didn't have any problems before that. I can honestly say that if there was an easy method of transferring all the emails to a different place, I would dump BT. I just don't fancy forwarding over 10000 emails. I'll be pushing up the daisies by the time the list is exhausted.
  3. Unfortunately I don't have an email address book. I have lost the contact details previously saved in outlook every time the computer gets upgraded and I can't see a way to safely save them. Anything important I now write down. I am currently trying to rationalise my emails in outlook, but have 10-15000 to sift through. Then I will have to go back to btyahoo and do the same Trying to save the relevant emails in a sensible archive structure is a bugger too. So much easier saving word documents. Hopefully one of the deleted items will solve the problem. Hope springs eternal.
  4. I had AVG on the computer. It has been quite quiet for a few years, but this month I've had a large upturn in the number of emails rejected by others that purport to come from me. This Jenny Downing was the only obvious anomaly as I have never heard of her(?) and I don't use flickr, so thought it might have got through when viewing an image.
  5. A quickie for anyone au fait with btyahoo mail. Been suffering a surfeit of undelivered messages (spam?) emanating from my computer of late, so suspect my computer may have something unpleasant installed. Normally I use outlook and never go into BT, but as the undeliverable messages came from bt postmaster account I assume they are genuine. Having gone into BT, just above the start button, when I am in BT messages page on their site, I see a small icon with Jenny Downing on Flickr which I can't explain. Is she/he/it spying, or the likely source of the spam? I've never seen this before and can't delete with a right click. Help please
  6. Hopefully the 1968 sale and not his father's in 1912? James I sixpences (6), third bust, 1604, 1605 mm. lis; 1605 mm. rose (tooled); 4th bust 1605, 1606 rose; 1606 scallop. All VF. Bought by Spink for £100. Most likely for stock, so a gander through the Circular for June 58 onwards ought to produce dividends. No time at the moment.
  7. Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Contorted methods (or downgrading a simple method) usually mean there's something to hide.
  8. Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Could be right. It's possible it just fell out the mint as there's a mark in front of Britannia's helmet.
  9. Depends on the denomination, but almost certainly what it says on the coins
  10. Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Country/Region of Manufacture:Andorra Getting closer to the source it seems, and as a bonus, it explains the MANUEL ON AND mint signature. Only one question remains. Why on earth did Harold get his coins struck in Andorra when he had ample facilities in Britain?
  11. I would say it is part of an H where the RH vertical would pass down the immediate right of the current H
  12. Auction Coin Values Help Needed

    Forget the portrait. The trident pointing to the legend says it is a twopence.
  13. Never have had live bidding. You have to attend. Jury is out as to whether I go. I could always spend money on something, but need to keep my powder dry for Stewartby pt.5, not to mention any other sales that are yet to be announced
  14. No kidding. I have single-handedly reduced the combined NGC & PCGS MS slabbed populations of one type by 30%. At one point it was 4 from 9, but maybe the two coins I subsequently released back into circulation have found their way back into the statistics via a resubmission. So who knows how accurate the figures are?
  15. Because the rarity values were assigned by Rayner years ago, possibly in conjunction with one or two collectors' opinions which in itself introduces bias. A database of sales and images to accompany the list will give a better idea on population size. The problem with all references is the inference that they are 'complete', though we all know they aren't and that new varieties come to light every year. It is a case of where do you draw the line in assigning variety status. Given that the lists are not complete, it does not take a great leap of faith to say that the rarity values are also not a true picture. The original populations of any given variety are only known in a very few cases, these being mostly special strikings. In the case of currency pieces there is no data on the variety numbers, only the mint records for numbers struck in the year, nor is there any data for those that have been subsequently melted, so again, 'how long is a piece of string?'. That is why you have to do your homework to get any feel for rarity.