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1949threepence last won the day on September 21

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About 1949threepence

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    Otherwise known as Mike
  • Birthday 06/16/1978

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  1. 1949threepence

    1986 £2 Commonwealth Games

    Never got one of those in my change. But prior to the main issue of £2 coins in 1997, a 1986 Commonwealth Games £2 would occasionally turn up. But not seen one since about 1995.
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    Newspaper clippings

    Never imagined for one second there were.
  3. 1949threepence

    Newspaper clippings

    Very nice - yours? I hadn't realised there were two.
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    Newspaper clippings

    I presume, still in the British Museum to this day.
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    Newspaper clippings

    Got an interesting one from June 1854 (exact date not known) referring to the Cuff coin auction of June 1854, and the sale on 26th June of one particular coin which fetched £260 hammer. Unsure which newspaper it's from - possibly The Times - but it makes for very good reading.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Indeed - I noticed your identical post on September 26th. I would though take this opportunity to add that Bletchley Park is well worth a visit if anybody has the time. Also, you get a year pass, so can revisit free of charge as many times as you want in the following 12 months. Hall Place is in Bexley, Kent and is also well worth a visit link
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    More Pennies

    Although isn't it the case, Ian, that the F10 has the I and/or T of BRITT slightly out of alignment?
  8. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    Still not a bad price as quite a decent coin. Maybe bidders get carried away in their quest to win the item. Might have been offered for less as a buy it now, or, paradoxically, attracted no bids at all if the opening figure had been £250, say.
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    Does evidence actually matter anymore?

    He probably is guilty, but my point is that I don't personally consider guesswork to be sufficient basis for taking someone's career off track.
  10. 1949threepence

    Does evidence actually matter anymore?

    It's incredibly biased, which is not surprising considering the author's political leanings. He looks for every opening possible to highlight Kavanaugh's potential guilt. Not necessarily saying that his ultimate conclusions aren't correct, as we still definitively don't know, but they are certainly not impartial, and for that reason, I can't find it convincing. If the article had been titled something like "Is Brett Kavanaugh guilty or innocent?", then proceeded to impartially examine both sides of the story and form a conclusion based on what was considered more probable than not after weighing up known facts (balance of probabilities), I'd have been far less sceptical.
  11. 1949threepence

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Roll up, roll up. An opportunity too good to be missed for this beauty. GEF with lustre, I'm told...... Oh and here's another. Very nice detailed condition with lustre. Obviously a choice item that would grace any coin collector's cabinet..
  12. 1949threepence

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It does that - and why are so many people deliberately mixing up the words "woman" and "women" these days?
  13. 1949threepence

    Newspaper clippings

    I must admit, I love those old newspaper clippings. Pity they're not all dated, although the 1951 pennies at 7/6 each has the notation "Sunday Express 23/6/57" and oh yes....another one underneath for the bangle coins (manillas) "Sunday Express Oct 10, 1948". Plus February 1, 1817.