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  1. bagerap

    Digging up a hoard

    I wonder if this is the same Hambleden that produced a Roman hoard in the 1920s.
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    ebay photos

    The close cropped pics follow on 2nd & 3rd but at least potential buyers can see the whole coin at a glance. I also include a clickable image in the body of the listing via an HTML link. HTML insert
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    ebay photos

    Much as I like to show close cropped images, for my opening shots I'm starting to use a pic with plenty of border with a hi res central item. example
  4. I write and/or proof read Latin based languages for a number of publications. It doesn't keep the wolf from the door, but it slows the bugger down a bit. My colleagues translating from Russo/Bulgarian tongues are making a lot more than me for the present. Pro tip: If you want your children to support you in your old age get them learning, Turkish, Korean and Portuguese
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    My late father in law was a stamp dealer. Died just as I met his daughter. Although he'd retired, he never had the chance to sell his shop stock. End result, I know sod all about stamps but there's around 45, 000 GB and Commonwealth stamps in my loft. And herself is always saying "when are you going to get round to them?"
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    He usualy sells 3-4 a week
  7. bagerap

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I'm getting sick of the blatant lies this seller uses on his listing headings. In the body of the copy he states that the coin is Cu-Ni but week after b****y week he's still selling this tat under different trading names. Are ebay interested? Funny you should ask because, no. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Winston-Churchill-Silver-Crown-Coin-1965-Prime-Minister-Great-Leader-Hitler-UK/312519827040?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160727114228%26meid%3D6537ec59007f47e690f725c75bb8fde5%26pid%3D100290%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26mehot%3Des%26sd%3D312519827040%26itm%3D312519827040&_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Winston-Churchill-Coin-Crown-WWII-WWI-Hitler-Nazi-Germany-Medal-Silver-London-UK/303091841131?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  8. He's in Weymouth, a place we frequent from time to time, and we have to go past his house for refreshment purposes. If I get refreshed enough, I'll probably go and ask him.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Croydon evidently
  10. 🤤Very much my meat, and a beautiful example. These silver medals were thrown to the crowd by Lord Cornwallis, as witnessed by Samuel Pepys who remarked that he was unable to lay hands on one.
  11. bagerap

    Halfcrown watch

    I phoned Chris the watchmaker as he 's still finishing the watch and he tells me that the movement is actually set into the coin. Pics when I get it back. I want to see his reaction to the Edward VIII watch.
  12. bagerap

    Halfcrown watch

    I'm very glad that I didn't give him a better coin as it has been milled down to wafer thin and the edge skimmed. Quartz movement I believe.
  13. bagerap

    Halfcrown watch

    I have a friend, a retired horologist, who recently asked me if I could find him a halfcrown. He chose a 1948 from the group I gave him and offered no reason for the request. Tonight he showed me what will become my next birthday present. Albeit in a better case and with blued steel hands.
  14. The Brits have ever been amused by "Johnny Foreigner" attempting the Queen's English. This probably wouldn't go down so well today, unless it were at a Farage party.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Which is just as well, because there's no decent beer in Blandford anymore.