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  1. 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.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    And only a few miles from me. Be still my beating heart.......
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Given the state of wear to the reverse and the ammount of tooling to George's bust this coin was fairly dead on its feet by the time the enamel came. I'd estimate 1885-1920. Arts and Craft Movement. Every man an artist/metalsmith/jeweller/etc. In truth, it was a period when ordinary working folk started to to produce works of art at home. Started of as a middle class thing but at the start of the C20th, the Workers Educational Trust opened up opportunities for working people to become involved. And they took to it with a vengance.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Drink. It can have terrible effects.
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    Spink book sale

    Yes, that's on the list
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    Spink book sale

    I'll be in for a few quid and telling myself how much I'm saving: https://spinkbooks.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=99
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    "This seller is spewing out this rubbish as can be seen by all of his other items! People are still 'drawn-in' despite the buy-it-now prices - take a look at the buyer feedback. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jubilee-Bust-Double-Florin-Roman-I-VICTORIA-DEI-GRATIA-Four-Crowned-Shields/264060685003?hash=item3d7b3e4acb:m:mtnUUZX7U-b6ET3Id_c1UXg:rk:1:pf:0" Interestingly, the seller information shows Manchester and the item location shows Singapore. She looks like she's drop shipping.
  9. And I should mention that in my time as a freight forwarder we hated Carnets. Temporary exports were hell to document and police, something always went wrong. One company that exclusively handled Rock tours with all of the amps, lights, instruments and scaffolding, charged 12 x the going freight rate and were lucky to make a profit most years. If you can find a coin dealer with a bulk shipping arrangement with a TPG it's by far the best arrangement.
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    Coin ID required

    If the bottom image has a vlenticular hologram centre, then I've seen a few similar. Not encountered the top[image thought.
  11. The "ball ache" documentation is called an ATA Carnet and is usually issued by your local Chamber of Commerce. Basically it's a temporary import/export document which must stay with the goods at all times.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Probably gold but it looks like an Eastern jewellers copy.
  13. Thanks Peck. I've underslept, been up since 3.30 and now I've got this strange desire to listen to Bill bloody Bailey all day.
  14. "This is likely to prove extremely difficult in its execution as it would require electronic scanning of lorries moving in either direction for the passage of conforming items, but any item that does not conform to agreed standards or is otherwise unregulated would need some method of customs inspection. i.e. Those two provisions are essentially mutually exclusive, so a prolonged and potentially open-ended customs union is not a fanciful distortion." Anyone familiar with the Irish border issue Pre EU will understand that in comparison, a sponge is watertight. The two way traffic in commodities as diverse as butter, detergents, diesel of both colours, tobacco, all of this was facilitated by farms and warehouses that literally straddled the border. Drive in from NI, exit in the Republic.
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