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  1. 1949threepence

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Pleased with this Bramah 26a (no serifs to first I of BRITANNIAR) - quite scarce. This one is completely issue free aprt from a tiny blemish to the immediate right of the date. Just £64 best offer accepted.
  2. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    I see they've corrected the F24 missing leaf to reverse F, but inexplicably still haven't noted it as an F24.
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    Gary Lineker (moved)

    Not to mention Norway, Poland, Denmark, Hungary, Slovakia and Italy. Although no doubt many in Norway and Denmark subsequently made the passage to neutral Sweden if they got the chance.
  4. It arrived today. Very pleased, looks as good in hand as the seller's pics. £170 odd is actually quite a decent price. I had already got an 1858 small date in similar grade, but scruffy looking with spots all over it.
  5. Happens only very rarely though.
  6. I'm not sure it's a mind game in the closing stages. The whole thing is over too quickly for it to be that. It might be more of a mind game in the earlier stages. I manually snipe in the closing stages in order to secure coins I want.....although if it carries on the way it is doing, there won't be much point.
  7. Sniping, whether manual or automatic, can't operate properly if the e bay clock is all over the place as it was last night. Moreover, if the exact second is hidden from view, that is an added issue, as even if the clock were running correctly, if the time given was 21:30, but with seconds included it's 21:30:56, that would make a huge difference.
  8. Thanks Jerry. Thought it was a very nice example of a small date 1858. Not entirely certain how scarce or otherwise they are, but either way, I still think it was worth it for the issue free condition alone. Did you notice clock issues? Incidentally, this has been flagged up by the e bay community. One or two have suggested switching to firefox - link. Not convinced, but might be worth a try.
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    Gary Lineker (moved)

    Oh 100% absolutely. Gay people, gypsies, the mentally disabled etc. Some of them were early casualties. Anyway, I reckon this is a topic we're never going to get true consensus on, but thanks gents for a reasonable, interesting and civilized debate.
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    Gary Lineker (moved)

    Skilled though Rosen is, I still don't think there is any realistic comparison between UK 2023 and Germany in the 1930's, and that such comparisons are extremely unfair. Just to show, this is a picture showing the flight of Jewish people from Germany between 1933 and 1939. The polar opposite to this country, where the argument is about the desperation to get in.
  11. Thanks, but again, that's slightly confusing as they always used to. The time given clearly indicated 20:16, with no seconds shown (or 8:16pm) The clock weirdness is way more than broadband connection issues. Again, it would never have done anything like that before. Sorry, something is radically wrong.
  12. 1949threepence

    Possible 1854/3 penny with crisp hair

    Not 100% sure. As you say there is definitely a bump to the right of the top of the 4. But the rest is slightly unclear. I do actually have an EF version of the 1854/3, which I bought from LCA in Dec 22. There is even a trace of lustre. The classic features of a 4/3 are present with protruberances both sides of the top of the 4, and a thin line extending from the end of the left base serif to the left crossbar of the 4. There is more hair detail than is usual for a 4/3 on mine, but nothing like as good as the one you show above Jerry. It's example 13 on Richard's rare penny list - ex Steven Clegg Can't rule out yours being a 4/3, but I'm not sufficiently qualified to give a definitive yea or nay. Cope & Rayner have the 1854/3 as being of very high rarity in the upper grades.
  13. I have managed to get this though, from the bidder's list. It clearly shows that the auction was supposed to finish at dead on 20:16. But the late bids, including mine, clearly prove that bids were made and accepted after the deadline. I made my bid as soon as the clock started going in the other direction, and the details show it was actually made post 20:16.
  14. Well I've just bid on a coin, and the clock was clearly massively out of order. When it got down to about 10 seconds, it literally started going the other way. Just bizarre. I did win the coin, but there is a major major issue, which I'm filming next time and posting on here as well as sending to e bay. Got a screenshot which shows that I'm the high bidder, but also that the auction had ended................ Useless, they're wise to that and have obviously put some sort of block on screenshots as it's just come out with the e bay image.
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    Gary Lineker (moved)

    Well you say that, but it should be noted that asylum seekers are being fast tracked into housing via a dream offer to private landlords, made by the government, via SERCO. See the link. This is at the expense of many people already here, who are suffering because of the severe shortage of private rental opportunities these days. SERCO link