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  1. How do you get "none of us have heard this recording yet. The neighbours who supposedly recorded it are left wing activists - not exactly neutral" from Mr. Penn's only public utterance on the subject "I, along with a lot of my neighbours all across London, voted to remain within the EU. That is the extent of my involvement in politics."
  2. This just came in, but I can't recall seeing anything like it at the time. Most "converters" were written on the back of fag packets as I remember.
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    Coin Cabinet for sale

    In my local (Poole) auction house on Saturday. As usual they give sod all detail. https://www.cottees.co.uk/catalogue/lots/69BF7E5017DE1642EC20BB2286D259203A4B16D601DF23AEE9D4969C3449DC33/6D1D55C614E74AFAC7581C29641A3D85/collection-of-vintage-whisky-and-champagnes-20thcentu-lot-449/?d&action=10
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    1971 £.s.d. to Decimal converter.

    On WorldofCoins, Malcolm Johnson has come up with the answer: "HME - HORDERN, MASON & EDWARDS Cincinnati began as a small machine shop in the downtown area of the city of the same name in Ohio, USA, in the mid 1860s. After World War II it took over the Birmingham (UK) press manufacturers Hordern, Mason & Edwards, of Vesey Street, Birmingham, (HME) who had been approached by the Royal Mint in the early 1960s to prepare a specialist modern coining press suitable for the quantities of UK coins needed when the country changed over to a decimal system; the Mint estimated that 150 additional presses alone would be needed. HME designed the Coinmaster, a forged steel press with a novel rotary feed plate, which was subsequently sold to many mints the world over. In 1969 the parent company name changed to Cincinnati Milacron, reflecting the rapid development of plastics and injection moulding in the company’s markets; the name was changed again to Milacron Inc in 1998" Thanks Mal
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Sheer, unadulterated magic. Thank you Declan and many thanks to Peck for finding it.
  6. "Many older voters without party allegiances to consider will not support him due to his and much of the left's opposition to the creation of private wealth in the first place. " I'm not entirely convinced that Corbyn et al. are opposed to Private Wealth. I do know that the Labour Party is very much opposed to the alarming increase in real poverty brought about by the present government's austerity campaign. People die because of deliberate officialy sanctioned neglect. It is projected that in the next five years child poverty in the UK will reach 37%.
  7. A few Floridian ladies may be wondering where their son-in-law has vanished to, next Saturday
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    new coin magazine

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    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
  12. 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
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    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
  16. 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
  18. 🤤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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  22. 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.......