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Posts posted by copper123

  1. I remember in the mid seventies the newspapers were all full of stories about how electricity bills would be practically free in later years , sucking up to the baby boomers as usual - .If we had known the truth we might have behaved better - ah well.

  2. Anyone else out there not to sure about the goverments help for bill payers this winter?

    If it happens (and I am sure it will) what will it happen in year 2 3 4 and 5 will this not add tens of billions to the national debt, all to be given to putin for his nasty little war.

    The point is any goverment that stops doing this "subsidy" or paying peoples bills for them will be immediately voted out of office .

    The goverment even compounds this by giving the Ukraine weapons and money to carry on with the war

    I cannot see anything else but tax rises in the future unless truss has found that magic money tree and I don't belive she has


  3. Just picked up a A/unc britannia £2 2015 for £3 at a local antique and collectors fair got to be a bargain with only 650 000 made I am sure these are pretty underrated by collectors and will fetch a lot more than £3 in the future , I dont know when but probably when the mail get hold of this information

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            (Burt appears.  He is very big.)
    Burt:   Yeah?
    Harry:  This bloke won't haggle.
    Burt:   (looking around) Where are the guards?
    Brian:  Oh, all right ...  I mean do we have to ...
    Harry:  Now I want twenty for that ...
    Brian:  I gave you twenty.
    Harry:  Now are you telling me that's not worth twenty shekels?
    Brian:  No.
    Harry:  Feel the quality, that's none of yer goat.
    Brian:  Oh ...  I'll give you nineteen then.
    Harry:  No, no.  Do it properly.
    Brian:  What?
    Harry:  Haggle properly.  This isn't worth nineteen.
    Brian:  You just said it was worth twenty.
    Harry:  Burt!!
    Brian:  I'll give you ten.
    Harry:  That's more like it.
            (outraged) Ten!?  Are you trying to insult me?  Me?  With a poor dying
    Brian:  Eleven.
    Harry:  Now you're getting it.  Eleven!?!  Did I hear you right?  Eleven?  This
            cost me twelve.  You want to ruin me?
    Brian:  Seventeen.
    Harry:  Seventeen!
    Brian:  Eighteen?
    Harry:  No, no, no.  You go to fourteen now.
    Brian:  Fourteen.
    Harry:  Fourteen, are you joking?
    Brian:  That's what you told me to say.
            (Harry registers total despair.)
            Tell me what to say.  Please.
    Harry:  Offer me fourteen.
    Brian:  I'll give you fourteen.
    Harry:  (to onlookers) He's offering me fourteen for this!
    Brian:  Fifteen.
    Harry:  Seventeen.  My last word.  I won't take a penny less, or strike me
    Brian:  Sixteen.
    Harry:  Done.  (He grasps Brian's hand and shakes it.)  Nice to do business
            with you.  Tell you what, I'll throw in this as well.  (He gives
            Brian a gourd.)
    Brian:  I don't want it, but thanks.
    Harry:  Burt!
    Burt:   (reappearing rapidly) Yes?
    Brian:  All right!  All right!!  Thank you.
    Harry:  Where's the sixteen then?
    Brian:  I already gave you twenty.
    Harry:  Oh yes ...  that's four I owe you then.  (starts looking for change)
    Brian:  It's all right, it doesn't matter.
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  5. BUT HE REALLY DID GET BREXIT DONE  (The one honest thing he really promised)

    Loved the bits about him shagging though , this would have been a minus to a politician in the sixties but somehow fifty years later people sort of admire him for it....

    It also means his partners will never trust him and know he's always after sticking his Johnson, somewhere he should not be.

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  6. On 7/12/2022 at 11:33 PM, Zo Arms said:

    That's why I said ' of no consequence '. Just felt Oswald had been misunderstood, so, even after 5 yrs, I went and stood in his corner.

    I've read the majority of the forum now. Decimals was a bit heavy going. Really enjoyed the Ancients.

    Certainly opened my eyes to your breadth of knowledge Chris. I'm impressed.

    Thought about reading the Bible next but someone said that he dies in the end, so maybe not.

    Dont bother with Harry Potter as well then

  7. 17 hours ago, Sword said:

    I agree with you. But I think it is fair to say that bronze / copper collectors are more into rare varieties than silver collectors. A rare variety penny grading fine can worth many thousands, but the market is not quite the same for a rare variety silver in my view. 

    Very true indeed penny collectors are notorious in finding /discovering new varieties ,with halfpennies and farthings the fans are fewer but there again every so often something new pops up

  8. 9 hours ago, Sword said:

    If it is a choice between collecting high grades and rare varieties, then I would go for high grades.

    while this is your opinion I would say only 60% agree and a hell of a lot will point to 1849 pennies and 1860/59 and say whats the point when the coins don't exist?

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