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  1. 1949threepence

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Making absolutely crystal clear which is genuine and which is fake. Such as genuine as the left hand picture and fake as the right hand one, with clearly emboldened "GENUINE" AND "FAKE" below the respective photos.
  2. 1949threepence

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It's a phrase we use sarcastically in the UK to kind of ironically underline how appallingly bad something is. For example, we might say, "I took a look at that house today, and apart from the roof falling in, the garden completely overgrown, dry rot and damp everywhere, it's a great place"
  3. 1949threepence

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Great idea, Richard. No idea if such a site already exists, and not sure whether too huge too accomplish. I'd imagine not, actually, as I can see it being a site which is started with the known fakes, and then frequently updated. So huge in the long term, but added to bit by useful bit, as it were. Seeing genuine and fake side by side is most definitely the way forward in terms of ID'ing fakes in my opinion.
  4. 1949threepence

    Coin Auction on the 24th Feb

    Do you mean Sunday 24th February? 24th October is a Thursday this year.
  5. No, in fact you've clarified my thinking. The key is in repairing a single digit, an 8 or a 6, not multiple digits. Thanks Richard.
  6. With regard to the three above mentioned, if, as Gouby suggests, the repairer forgot that the die would be in reverse order to the coin, then how come we don't get specimens where both the 6 over 8 and 8 over 6 are present on the same coin? Especially on the 33A and 39A. If he forgot that the die would be in reverse order to the coin, then by logical definition, if there is an 8 over 6, there should be a "preceding" 6 over 8. Gouby also thinks that the reverse order theory explains the 1862, 2 over 1 specimens, as opposed to the re-use of old dies. OK, I may be talking a load of old cobblers, but I did mention that it was idle musings.
  7. 1949threepence

    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    It's pining for the fjords...... Anyway, somebody had to post it.
  8. I think if I'd ordered a coin Bob, I'd want it sufficiently to overcome any annoyance at paying a tariff for it. (or tax, whatever)
  9. Obviously an exception was made for the 147.
  10. 1949threepence

    What are these Spink "timed auctions" when they're at home?

    Thanks Chaps. I'll have to take a punt and find out exactly how it works.
  11. 1949threepence

    What are these Spink "timed auctions" when they're at home?

    That's sort of what I thought, Pete, but not sure.
  12. Some can be seen here Anybody able to explain what they are. According to the dates they seem to go on over 10+ days. Thanks in advance