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  1. 1949threepence

    Daily Challenges

    Here's one for you:-
  2. 1949threepence

    Daily Challenges

    Logically, nothing. You will never know which of them is the liar. Pure Russian roulette - you might as well choose yourself.
  3. Just back on this point alone, may I suggest you contact Dix Noonan & Webb, after taking a look at the pictures on their website. Their photos are not only superb, but can be enlarged to whatever size suits the viewer, without any loss of clarity. I'm sure your business would increase by many orders of magnitude if you were to follow what they do, as collectors would know exactly what they were attempting to buy. I'd also suggest you take a long hard look at your grading, which is a tad generous, and your pricing structure, which is more than a tad steep for sometimes quite mediocre stock.
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    Music to sort coins to

    My favourite trance track, also from 2003 - Pretty Green Eyes, Ultrabeat.
  5. 1949threepence

    Music to sort coins to

    Used to love trance and techno back in the day (early 2000's) - talking of which, anybody remember this effort from 2003:-
  6. 1949threepence

    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    Well I was really adventurous. I went into the back garden and picked up some rubbish that Storm Jorge had blown in several weeks ago. Thought, that's my exercise quota, and then some, for the day.
  7. 1949threepence

    Who is this dealer?

    It's interesting actually, because some have their details (name and address) on their e bay page, and some don't.
  8. Thank you both for stepping up and responding positively to the criticism. I'm not a photographic expert, but as I said earlier in the thread, I can get a reasonably clear, light and well focused photograph simply by using an old 2013 Google nexus 7 tablet, in combination with an incandescent bulb/dimmer switch, from an armchair in my spare bedroom. If I can do that with such a Heath Robinson set up, I'm sure you, as full time professional dealers, are able to invest in whatever is necessary to obtain top quality photos. It makes such a profound difference to the way customers view your website (and business generally). I'd also urge you to familiarise yourselves with the correct Freeman numbers for bronze coinage. When you haven't posted a photo of say a 1908 or 1913 penny against a listing on your website, I'd prefer a definitive response to the question of which Freeman type it is, as opposed to you just e mailing me a dark photo, wrong year, and one of them still in a plastic envelope. I'm afraid that really did come across as sloppy and couldn't care less. Indeed, the Freeman and/or Gouby type should already be on the listing. It can mean the difference between a very common and very rare year variety. Criticism can be harsh and hurtful - we've all been there at various times - but if justified, then ultimately you can learn from it and vastly improve your game.
  9. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    and the drop in temperature was quite palpable, Ian. Great idea for a wedding anniversary present on 2nd August 2027.
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    More Pennies

    Fantastic - really interesting account. The next decent one in the UK is 12th August 2026, with something like 95% of totality, at not long after 7pm. Similar to how the August 1999 and March 2015 eclipses appeared for most places. Of course the next total solar eclipse here, isn't until 2090, so it might be worth being in Iceland for the August 2026 one.
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    More Pennies

    Did you get a clear sky on the day of the eclipse? (which was 21st August 2017, in case anyone was wondering). What did you think of it? I was in Falmouth for the 11th August 1999 eclipse. It was unfortunately cloudy as it often is in that part of the country. But even cloudy it was still a magnificent spectacle.
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    1945 3d Discovered

    No surprise at all.
  13. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    Or maybe just over the border in Alberta Canada, along with Medicine Hat.
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    More Pennies

    A really exquisite smoking knee on this one
  15. Fantastic - almost exactly 100 years ago. Love some of the phrases like "the obverse a trifle double struck" and "prostrate anchor".
  16. They can't be trusted to get it right, unfortunately.
  17. Seriously outrageous. I rest my case. This is absolutely unacceptable (and, I am led to believe, illegal under the distance selling regulations and sale of goods acts) and I really don't think you should even begin to accept a £6.50 loss for their mistake/incompetence/deliberacy. This is clearly their "policy", and as I said in my earlier post, they are clearly doing this so as not to lose money themselves but let customers take the hit. If every mistake was actually paid for by them, then they might actually sharpen their act up, but, no, they don't give a sh-one-t, and until we customers act, it'll go on. i would politely suggest the following actions: You get back in touch with them and demand your £6.50, referencing distance selling regulations. As Craigy is happy, contact Chris P to see if he is too, and then refer Ingrams to this site/thread. We on the forum boycott them and further spread the news of their appalling service among the coin fraternity. Do members agree, or am I being the unreasonable one??! Originally I wasn't going to pursue this, but on further reflection I think I will. If I hadn't mentioned the cost in my e mail to them, then I wouldn't. But having done so, I find the fact that it's been totally ignored as of zero importance, deeply irritating. It's definitely not the way I would treat others. So yes, a further e mail on that topic will be coming their way soon. I'm no barrack room lawyer, so I won't be mentioning the legislation you refer to, but they'll get the message - trust me on that. Oh, and no, you're not being unreasonable.
  18. Possibly, possibly not, but the time factor is irrelevant either way. The thread will still be around, as will the dealers concerned. There's no desperate urgency.
  19. So anyway, I've messaged Chris and will await what he says. Obviously he has the reputation of the forum to consider and I don't want to step on anybody's toes by jumping the gun on this one.
  20. 1949threepence

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Well it's clearly either obverse 4 or 5 - note the narrow rim and the space underneath and to the right of the bust, for the LCW signature. But because that photo is so dark, you can't be absolutely certain (IMO) whether the signature is there or not. Since the reverse is obviously G, that makes this coin either a F25 (signature present) or a F28 (no signature) - hence the doubt. Should just add that with obverse 5, the space for the signature is present, but not filled in.
  21. As I said earlier it's definitely the last time I buy anything off them.
  22. Hmmm, well it's obviously not a great deal. But don't forget I bought a mis-attributed item in good faith, and due to their error, I'm out of pocket, albeit by a very minor sum. After all, which one of us would walk into the street and just drop £6.50 down the drain. It could preferably have gone to charity.
  23. Any rate, I have got my money back. Didn't notice this in my in box last night. They haven't refunded the cost of tracked delivery postage back, but I'll let that stand as a testament to what they think of good customers.
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    I think Sainsbury's are giving priority delivery slots to elderly and/or disabled from 23rd March. Athough how you prove either, I've no idea. In other news, that ancient roll of Izal medicated toilet roll that I discovered in the loft many years ago, and left there, has finally come into its own.