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Bronze & Copper Collector

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  1. 2 hours ago, jelida said:

    Sadly my attention has just been drawn to it 😆 . What a lot of cut and paste rubbish! Why do these people think yards of pointless text enhance the sale of their pointless tatt! EBay should charge by the word, might speed up my internet connection ☹️.

    Jerry

    I would never have thought that it could take so many words to say NOTHING...

    Possibly more words in the listing than in the dictionary....


  2. 6 hours ago, PWA 1967 said:

    No the seller on eBay gave it me 😂 👍

     

    Extraordinarily GENEROUS Seller..

    Unlike most that you find .....

     

     

    Seriously, a lovely coin...

    There was a high grade slabbed example on ebay that became unavailable about a month or two ago.... I was watching it, but it was out of my price range.....

    Was that this specimen???

     

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  3. 6 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    You're close to Bletchley Park. Do you ever visit there?

    I went in 2012 - fascinating place.

     

    My father was stationed there during the war.....

    Many fond memories of the area...

    They had a temporary exhibition a few years ago,  that was supposed to be converted to a smaller permanent display, about its role during the war .. My dad sent them some pictures, his library card, and some other memorabilia on loan for the duration....

    Not sure if it still exists though. I haven't heard back from them recently, and he asks me periodically about it. (He's 99, my mom 95, married 73 years this Oct 12).

    If anyone visits Bletchley Park, I'd appreciate an update...

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  4. 16 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

    Not a problem - Doc's exempt, being an NHS worker :lol:

    However, which of the Magnificent Seven will have to take a hike?

    And even 6 Brides can not get together with 6 Brothers...

    One would think that, siblings or not, they would probably want to be alone with each other.

    They would have to remake 7 Brides for 7 Brothers as My One and Only.....

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  5. 4 hours ago, AtlasNumismatics said:

    Hi Everyone,
    We just received this piece back from PCGS: https://www.pcgs.com/cert/40396601. We can't find the overdate listed anywhere and wanted to see if any specialists in British copper knew of such an overdate or if it might be a die flaw instead? I have attached close-ups of the date.
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    This is similar in many respects, however I consider it to be a 5/5...

    I'm not sure that yours isn't a 5/5 too...

    That being said, I'll defer to John and Ian for a more definitive response....

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  6. 1 hour ago, 1949threepence said:

    Thanks - how many have you seen, out of interest?

    Just the one....

    For full disclosure, once I checked it off my list, I didn't actively look for more....

    However it did take me awhile to find this specimen...

    Chingford or Alfnail might have more information regarding population...

    Its existence proves that they do exist though...

    Good Hunting.....

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  7. 56 minutes ago, bagerap said:

    I've got some racing geese for sale. Let me know if you want a quick gander.

    I'll check it out like an EAGLE eye HAWK

    If it's nice, I'll be RAVEN about it. I'm just  BATS about them.

    I might have to DUCK if it flies overhead though..

    The price would have to be fair to you however, inasmuch as I would not want to be ROBIN you. Just as I would not want it to be overpriced, as I am not some PIGEON waiting to be plucked like some CHICKEN.

     

     

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  8. Think positive Richard, most likely it will eventually get there, don't know when however.


    I know the feeling.... Top 3 stories that come to mind right now.

    I lost an F-76 that way many years ago....

    The seller tossed it in loose in an envelope where it rattled around and punched a hole in the side where it slipped out....  I was the proud recipient of an empty envelope.

    The F-76 was purchased from a non coin dealer on ebay who did not know how to properly ship a coin....

    As infuriating as those who go to the other extreme and overly secure the coin DIRECTLY to a cardboard sheet with an exuberantly abundant supply of tape..

    I only lost a few dollars, but I missed out on a substantial upgrade.... as well as the loss to the collecting community.....

    I can only hope that it was found by some who knew what it was so that it would not be totally lost and might surface again one day..... 

    C'est la vie. .... 

    I mention this ONLY as a contrast to your coin which was properly packed.


    Similarly, with a happier outcome, was an F-103 that went missing in December, in the midst of the Christmas rush.....

    I received the missing package in a USPS body bag about 8 months later with the coin still intact inside. The outer packaging was all torn up. Fortunately the seller knew what the coin was, knew how to properly package it to survive mishandling, and had images posted of it, should it appear anywhere else in the future.....

    Not numismatically related however, was the time I sent 2 Christmas cards to the EXACT SAME ADDRESS, a friend of mine and a gentleman who lived in her basement apartment.
    She received her card the day after I mailed it. He was miffed because he never received a card. I told him that I had sent him one at the same time, but I'm sure he had his doubts.
    Fast forward to the following September or October, and I received the card back as UNDELIVERABLE, along with postmark from around the country, Texas, California, Nevada, Illinois, New Jersey, of course New York, etc.
    We all had a good laugh at the well traveled card.

    Point being, short of being totally destroyed, it will most likely eventually turn up, either with the proper recipient, or with the sender, you....


    As an aside, although it is uninsured and more expensive, I prefer to ship more valuable sales by FedEx, as it is tracked at every stage and generally arrives within 2-3 days. This also applies when I want to ensure that something that I ordered safely arrives. Nothing is perfect, but Fedex seems to offer the best odds. And, although I never pursued it, I believe you can purchase 3rd party insurance for shipments.


  9. 9 hours ago, mick1271 said:

    Of Course I have , But I thought I would take it a bit more literally lol

    Of course another interpretation could be that the person is WEARING the barrel and shooting the fish in a stream, ocean, river, lake (any body of water containing said fish)... he/she might need to be concerned about getting a splinter though...

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  10. On 7/8/2020 at 9:09 AM, Rob said:

    William II type 5 of Romney. GOLD ON RIIMNE. ex Lawrence, Roth, Drabble & Lockett

    It came with a ticket that noted ex Stacks 1969, but wasn't in either of the two sales that year listed as having world silver - Illinois (16/5/1969) and Emmons (19/9/1969). If anyone has any other Stacks lists or catalogues for 1969, could they please do me a favour and check as this coin was unique until a second was dug up just over 20 years ago, so any reference as per the above description will be to this coin. Thanks.

    c2197-William II type 5 Romney.jpg

    Stacks had a foreign coin division called Coin Galleries... perhaps it was sold by them and not Stacks directly...

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