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Bronze & Copper Collector

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  1. 2 hours ago, Diaconis said:

    I'm trawling through American auction catalogues to find the provenance of a Cromwell coin I own and came across, "Ralph Barker's Collection dd 1904". I was stunned to see full-colour plates in such an early catalogue, beautiful quality. The Newark siege half-crown looks particularly identifiable with the red wax identifiers, unless NGC have 'conserved' it that is.😂




    A tantalizingly mouth watering assortment of coins imaged on that plate....

  2. On 6/21/2018 at 5:31 PM, Diaconis said:

    I rue the day we become a totally cashless society. It's bad enough as it is imo (nuff said). With disbelief, I witnessed first hand the distressing effects on a couple of Greek friends with whom I was working in the US in 2016. The financial crisis hit home and from one day to the other they had no access to funds, their bank accounts were frozen and their credit cards were blocked. Technically, 'someone' decided to  render them penniless overnight. Luckily for them they were not stuck in Greece at the time where no-one could buy anything without cash.

    I see it as relinquishing power to someone who has no regard for who I am, in which situation I am and views me purely as a cow to milk. 'They' would have the power to sentence me to a life of penury without recourse.  They could incite chaos and anarchy at the push of a button so to speak. No thanks. With cash in pocket we have the power to make at least some decisions and choices if the etherial pot of electronic money ever decides to go pop again. Call me paranoid, a Luddite, or more appropriately here maybe, a Ramage if you will, but I honestly believe that it should be resisted at all cost.

    That said, and in answer to 1949threepence thread question, Yes, I think we probably will.

    A well articulated and well thought response.

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  3. 2 hours ago, Rob said:

    No idea, but a guess would be the need for pennies far outweighed that for halfpennies [and farthings], the requirement for which could be considered already served by the numbers circulating, whether genuine or not. Another angle could be that the security edge wasn't sufficiently developed for a currency issue, bearing in mind there was no security edge on the pennies or twopences. Or maybe it was down to a shortage of copper given the quantities needed for ships' hulls.

    The IOM being self determining could presumably issue what it liked. The head of state might have been Victoria, but the Tynwald passed the laws.

    I doubt Victoria would have had much influence in 1797, having not been born till 1819....

  4. The issue in instances as this, would be more with the TPG than with the seller. Especially when the seller says to buy the coin and not the slab.

    I would NOT put it in Ebays Worst.

    I believe it was PROPERLY placed in the TPG section by the original poster.

    Just my tuppence worth....

  5. 1 hour ago, Rob said:

    I've screwed up my Microsoft Office inbox and have lost the spam folder. Tried to move a useful message to my inbox by dragging the spam folder to it and now the spam folder has disappeared. I'd like to reinstate it if possible due to the large number of useful things that end up in spam, otherwise I don't know where they will end up. I tried turning off and restarting but doesn't solve it. Ideas anyone on how to recreate a spam folder? Thanks.

    A long shot, but take a look and see if the spam/junk folder has been dragged to the inbox and is now a subfolder of the inbox.

    In that instance, you would probably (hopefully) be able to reverse the process and just drag the folder to where you want it to be.


    Or, alternatively, try searching for the missing folder and see if appears elsewhere among your other folders...

    It happens to me occasionally too...


  6. 4 hours ago, Sword said:

    Interesting newspaper clippings. With regard to the first clipping, I think the appearance of George V didn't change very much over the years. The modified effigy from 1926/27 did make an attempt to age him by adding some winkles around the eye and made his hair a bit more receding. It probably still flattered the King by giving him a bit more hair than he had, but is in my view still a good likeness. His beard might have turned white by 1935 but you can't show this feature on a coin.

    1911 portrait 



    1923 photo



    1933 portrait



    Added some wrinkles too....

  7. 4 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

    An elderly guest at a hotel went out for a walk at 7:15 in the morning, ambling at a sedate two miles per hour. At 8:15 another guest went for a walk along the same path with his dog. He walked at a bit more active three miles per hour. The dog was full of beans and trotted off at five miles per hour.

    The dog chased the first man along the path. When it reached him, it immediately turned around and ran back to its master. When it reached him, it turned right around and ran back to the first man, and kept this up - to and fro - right up until the second man caught up with the first man.

    Are you able to calculate how far the dog ran altogether?

    In answer to your question...

    Yes, I can calculate how far the dog ran altogether....


    If anyone is interested in how far the dog ran, the answer to that is 10 miles....

  8. 4 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

    Ah yes. Missing from the puzzle as stated is the fact that each robot knows the nature of the other robot, whether they lie or not.

    A very valid point.

    Interestingly enough though, I have no recollection of any presentation, in any variation, of this conundrum that I have seen wherein that stipulation is made.

    It appears that the assumption is that truth and lies are absolutes and any specific knowledge is irrelevant...

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  9. On 3/12/2020 at 5:31 PM, alfnail said:

    Sorry to hear of your experience Mike.

    If you are looking for an F114 upgrade then may be worth trying to find one with the added feature of the protrusion from the H as per below.


    1882La (R + p) Bit above H.jpg

    Based on my searches of a limited number of F-114's, it appears to manifest itself on the

    F-114 1882     Gouby-BP-1882- La    

    but not on the

    F-114 1882/1  Gouby-BP-1882-Ma

  10. 43 minutes ago, secret santa said:

    And what about the awful habit that's crept in of saying "Can I GET a ham sandwich ?" instead of "Can I have a ham sandwich ?".

    Shouldn't it be "May" and not "Can"??

    Possibly, in this sense however, "Can" is acceptable, inasmuch as the restaurant may not have all the ingredients in stock.

    Ergo, you may have a ham sandwich, except for the fact that we don't have all the ingredients. Therefore you can't have one.

  11. Listening to US Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren starting most of her responses with "so", was one of the most annoying speaking habits to which I've been exposed.

    I've always felt that the use of "so", or "well", was superfluous and annoying and indicative of poor public speaking training and habit.  I've nothing against its occasional use, however it's consistent usage makes it, to me, a point of caricature.

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