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  1. There's a game they play in the Vatican – rock papal schism
  2. I still firmly believe in "Buy the book before the coin" but tonight half my reference library fell on my head. My wife says I've only got my shelf to blame.
  3. I love Mr Boyle. Congratulations on finding a repeatable quote of his.
  4. A young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church, by hand. He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not from the original manuscript. So, the new monk goes to the Old Abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up! In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies. The head monk, says "We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son". He goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery where the original manuscripts are held as archives, in a locked vault that hasn't been opened for hundreds of years. Hours go by and nobody sees the Old Abbot. So, the young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him. He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing. "We missed the R! We buggered up the spelling and we missed the bloody R!" His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying uncontrollably. The young monk asks the old Abbot "What's wrong, father?" With a choking voice, the old Abbot replies "The word was....... Celeb-RATE!"
  5. My friend just hired a limo for £750 but it didn't come with a driver. Imagine spending all that money with nothing to chauffeur it!
  6. Well, that was an education. It stood for a few days at £80 and I was very well pleased, after which came an attack from an ID I recognised as an American dealer in U.S. Colonials. (Anything bearing the head of the Georges becomes< automatically "colonial.") He kindly boosted it to £137, whence I gratefully expected it to stay. After a day or so I began to think that if a dealer were prepared to push the price by $35, then maybe collectors might pile in. They did. Tonight @ 09.30 it sold for £ 204.86 and the purchaser paid three minutes later.
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    Wellington Waterloo medal by Kempson - info?

    Sorry Paddy but I've spent most of the day on this and can find nothing. Zip, nada, zilch, bubkes. Not one reference, not even a mention.
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    Wellington Waterloo medal by Kempson - info?

    My field and my speciality, and I've never seen this before. Certain that it's not in BHM, possibly Eimer, which I don't have. I wouldn't part with this until I was sure. Can't check this out until Friday when I'm home. I'll PM you if I find anything.
  9. It is to my shame that I've had this for 53 years without noticing anything unusual.
  10. It has been on ebay for three hours with a starting price of £45, and the first bid is in. It's on for ten days, so it could get interesting.
  11. Thanks Paddy. I think I'll give this a whirl on ebay as I have a cheap commission rate tonight.
  12. Thank you. Is this recorded or catalogued anywhere?
  13. Interesting piece, a 1735 Geo III halfpenny. Apart from the anachronistic date, it's a very thin flan, 28.5 mm, 6.3 gr.
  14. Just giving this a bump on the off chance that someone can ID it
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    R.I.P Toots Hibbert

    My Man. From the 60s to the 20s'. This is, was, and always will be my music. Bam Bam me man. R.I.P.
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