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    Otherwise known as Mike
  • Birthday 06/16/1978

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  1. 1949threepence

    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    So trying to sell them he'd have had norfolk_n_chance.....
  2. 1949threepence

    Coin inspection table mat - recommendations please!

    Mine arrived yesterday - very pleased. It'll be useful.
  3. Problem these days is that the West is so acutely distracted with other things, that the Russians might (not unreasonably) assume we'd gone soft. It's noteworthy that they don't care one jot about the things we care about, nor do they ever receive one jot of criticism for not doing so. It's as though they're 100% exempt.
  4. Agreed. Once you get a one party state in power, the right of the ordinary person to criticise or make fun of the political operators, is immediately negated. Not a pleasant prospect.
  5. Are the Chinese government for real? First they blatantly renege on their commitment to honour the one nation two systems concept for 50 years, then they get angry because the UK has apparently "broken promises" by potentially granting UK citizenship for up to 3 million Hong Kong people. I don't think they were expecting this swerve by the UK, and they're well rattled, as they obviously don't have an immediate effective riposte to it.
  6. It's a wonder it wasn't 99% in favour, in the time honoured way of the old communist bloc.
  7. For that era, they are incredibly high quality images. Looking at them, they could have been taken yesterday.
  8. Had this e mail......was obviously successful for them.....
  9. 1949threepence

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    Cat watching a horror film......
  10. 1949threepence

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Very pleased with this 1853 Peck 1503/Bramah 15, intermediate colon penny, which I managed to buy for £135. Like the 1853 PT, it's quite scarce, so to get one in EF for that price, was pretty good. I'd been umming and ahh ing over this one from KB Coins for £295, which is a demonstrably inferior specimen for more than twice the price. So another instance of an e bay "best offering".
  11. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    That looks a tidy and useful bit of kit. Not too expensive either. The idea on this occasion was just to see whether I upload the video to the forum. Now I know that's possible, the potential is there to move forward to something more sophisticated next time, assuming that a need arises to do one. Probably will in due course.
  12. 1949threepence

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    I agree. Unless you can find some way of keeping the camera motionless in the ideal position, then there isn't really a massive gain from it. To be honest I was thinking that as I watched it for the first time. I suppose it might prove useful if you did need to demonstrate a specific point. But other than that, it's probably more heat than light. Nonetheless, at least it can be done via you tube, and it's also possible to upload a much longer video, if needs be. Although I won't be doing so as there's nothing to show.
  13. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    Now managed to do one of the above as a you tube link. Will try next getting a longer video.
  14. 1949threepence

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    Continuing Pete's idea of a video, I've tried to do one as a demo. Probably be a dismal failure, and even if it does come off, will be a bit crude as a first attempt. demo video demo video 2 ETA: Well it did work, but they came through as downloads. There must be a simpler way. Maybe somebody else can take this idea forward?