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  1. That's understandable. I guess some people don't want to give their full name and address because of security reasons. A PO Box address should be relatively safe though.
  2. Superb portrait of the King on horse! This portrait is particularly impressive when well struck as it shows a three dimensional effect. (And I have got to say that your photos are much better than the seller's!)
  3. His full name and address details are on his ebay page. Just click on "Business details"
  4. Sword

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    There is now a frightful number of "error" banknotes on sale with parts of the design missing (e.g. Queen's Head, wording, bits of designs etc etc) One problem with the new polymer banknote is that the ink can be removed relatively easily. E.g. this featured in the Sun after some one rubbed out the queen's head with a rubber. https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/4466648/watch-as-the-queens-head-is-erased-from-the-new-10-note-in-minutes-with-only-a-rubber/ Does this offer look similar to the note above? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Very-rare-5-note-printing-error-Queens-face-missing-Excellent-condition/302394991876?hash=item4668256504:g:~bIAAOSwHn1ZeIhb Some people are even selling "error" notes totally blank on one side. Some even come up with rather implausible stories of how they came by them. I rather suspect that someone must have found a solvent to dissolve ink off the notes.
  5. Just brought this and awaiting delivery. I guess grade is EF and good strike.
  6. A man told his wife that she is painting her eyebrows too high. She looks surprised.
  7. For me buying something for my hobby is a treat. Hence, I only want to buy from dealers able to provide good photos and are not likely to give me the stress and hassle of returning afterwards. (I just hate returning things - anything!)
  8. I imagine they will just refund the amount you asked for. It's not good business to lose a customer over £15.60
  9. Pay attention. 😀 Danelaw gave that joke already (just one page back)!
  10. U.S. News & World Report https://www.usnews.com/cartoons/donald-trump
  11. Sounds like some sort of dodgy attempt to claim accidental damage on your insurance. 🙂
  12. Sword


    The slab is in MS condition though. No scratches visible.
  13. Sword

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    There is a photo with the coin on a scale. Weight is 18.49g and so it is definitely not on a heavy flan.
  14. Did that really happen? 😀 Hardly fair to get annoyed when a joke backfires!
  15. It's one of those in-jokes that someone with A level Maths might find funny. Square root of -1 is given the symbol i. (If square root of -1 = i, then i2 = -1. When you square a positive number like +3, you get +9. When you square a negative number like -3, you also get a positive number 9. Hence, it appears to be impossible to have i2 = -1. Hence i is called an imaginary number.) 23 = 2x2x2 = 8 which sounds like ate. The symbol Sigma in Maths means the SUM of The pi symbol is well-known. Hence "I ate some pie"