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  1. I assume it must be as the pound reverse has XX which can only mean 20 shillings.
  2. Sword

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I think the "seller" only wants to get information on his teddy which is sentimental to him. A price needs to be given for an advert on Ebay and a £10k price just mean he doesn't want to sell it. Nothing sinister in that. Likewise he is only after information on his coin I think. It would be different if he had artificially toned the teddy a pale golden colour (which I understand can be a very rare colour), sew a button onto the ear to pretend it is a Steiff, make up some story about it being the favorite teddy of Queen Victoria and get "assistance" with the biddings.
  3. I think the standing Scottish lion is just a hybrid between a man and a lion. It is also well known that the crowned lion on George IV shillings has a very human looking face.
  4. Sword

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Great to see you back !
  5. Sword

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Unsold of course and relisted. It's now withdrawn (for the time being) after a couple of bid retractions.
  6. Sword

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I think it is not that likely she will get the £98 for it. The buyer O***R(16), placed bids on 175 items in 30 days! Her interesting items have a habit of being relisted after being "sold".
  7. Sword

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    With such a terrible tone and other relevant factors, the "item" is already found wanting. It's not even worth the trouble to weigh it in the scales.
  8. Sword

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    An old article I came across. Something that eBay sellers and buyers should be aware of. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2010/apr/20/ebay-seller-convicted-auction-fixing
  9. Sword

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Marleybob1 started the bidding at £40 because " I CAN'T LIST IT AT THOUSANDS OF POUNDS I CANT DO THAT.. THAT WOULD BE DISHONEST AND I WAS BROUGHT UP BETTER THAN THAT.. .BUT I CAN SHOW AND TELL YOU WHAT THERE IS." Now she has started the bidding at £25k. Reason: "I have been looking and i have found something else about the man Robert armitage and he wasn't just to do with coal like I thought and 11.11 wasn't his birth date . And this came from where I said it did so on that basis I have increased the price."
  10. Sword

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I wonder when will the bids from n***y(162) and 1***z(1) kick in. They have 100% bid activities with her but do not appear to have brought anything.
  11. Yes, a speck of "foreign" verd on its own might not be enough to cause problems. But verd, like other forms of corrosion does not develop evenly across the surface. Spots get bigger with time and would suggest that it is easier to form further verd on an existing spot rather than a clean surface. If a coin is stored in less than ideal conditions, it is not improbable that a verd speck could trigger off the process. These are all just speculations of course.
  12. Sword

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Told you so. Some people are so predictable.
  13. I honestly don't know but can imagine that a speck of the green stuff can catalyse further verd development.
  14. Yes, but you might also turn a shade green if your best coins get infected by those things. Looks like the verd is dropping off readily onto the background piece of paper.