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Paddy

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  1. Don't often see Crowns on here, so here is one I picked up on Saturday:
  2. Paddy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    If the buyer knows what they are looking at at all. I suspect many of these dodgy sellers get away with it most of the time because of the inexperience of the buyers.
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    10p a-z

    I have been shown a few in hand by ardent young collectors. All so far have come through contacts at the local post offices. I spoke to the guy in my local PO and he confirmed they had received one bag of them. When I asked if he had any left he went a bit cagey - I suspect he took the lot himself and sold them on...
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    No - looks, even to me, like a badly cast copy. Someone just wasted £31 I fear.
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    Bronze 20p

    Well try him! He probably has no more idea what it is worth than the next guy. Was it here or on another forum that there was an Ebay token up for £2400 BIN and an offer of £50 was made and accepted promptly. Not for me - error coins are a mistake as far as I am concern - double meaning intended.
  6. Or Penny Lane (Beatles)? Or Kiss Me by Sixpence none the Richer?
  7. ... or maybe "My old man's a dustman"...
  8. Sounds great to me - I am on it!
  9. Obviously I am going to have to try this Warren Zevon - I have to admit I had not heard of him before. What genre? P
  10. I picked up this in a box with a load of other stuff. I believe it is a British Coin weight for 10 Shillings and probably 19th Century, but can anyone tell me any more? I do not have the Galata book, which would probably do it. Weight approx 4.2g, Diameter about 17.5mm. Thanks!
  11. Paddy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    The one time we have had a listing removed recently was the duplicate Gold 1937 coin. When I reported this I used the "fraudulent listing" option rather than the "restricted items" route. When it is clear that the seller knows he is selling a scam I suggest we use that one - it may get more attention from Ebay.
  12. That sounds right to me - the style and quality seemed too strong for Edward VI. Thanks @Richard2
  13. Paddy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Seems also to have had that magic toning treatment discussed in another thread. Yuck!
  14. Wow thanks @Rob that is great! Much older than it looks. As it is not in my collecting area, I will be looking to sell it on - what sort of value should I put on it?
  15. OK - I will take the consensus and go back to school! Grotty though it is, it will be in my collection for now as 7+H was not one I had before. (Now in the penny folder.)
  16. Paddy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Just had a polite thank you note from the genuine seller, which is kind of him.
  17. This one was in a job lot and cost me nothing. Trying out my variety detection skills, I think I get this to be 6 and H - Freeman 67 - am I right? The neck seems to narrow to be Obverse 7 or 8 and the narrow date is the feature of Reverse H... I know it is RANG by Peter's standards, but we have to start somewhere!
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    Encased Farthings Wanted

    I have picked up this one today @UPINSMOKE - not in great condition, but it may be one you need? PM me if you want it.
  19. Paddy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I have reported to Ebay as a Fraudulent sale and also messaged the genuine seller to let him know what is going on. I hope he takes action and that may resolve the problem.
  20. Paddy

    Ebay malicious redirects

    I had a chat with my local Computer expert and it seems we have Google to blame, not Ebay. All the ad space on Ebay is handled by Google Adsense and Ebay have no control over what appears there. Adsense is the system that detects your browser history and tries to put up ads relevant to you. Often you get caught out clicking on an apparently empty area of screen and trigger the Ad that is still loading to that space - hence a pop-up or redirect to another webpage. Google do very little checking on who rents space through them, so it may be a genuine and innocuous ad, or, in the worst case, a site that is attempting to install malware on your computer. Hence why it is insane to go on the web without good antivirus and anti malware installed. Adguard and similar things will block 90% or more, but nothing is fool proof. Perversely you will get les ads if you use Google Chrome instead of Microsoft IE as your browser - not sure if this is because Chrome is better at detecting malware sites, or if Google is deliberately down-rating the IE experience... It's a jungle out there!
  21. Holy shmoley! I am glad I am not chasing after variations!
  22. Another batch, including some shillings, finishing Sunday 15th evening...
  23. I have another small bunch of British Farthings, brass threepences - also a silver threepence and two silver sixpences - on Ebay finishing tonight (Sunday). I will probably post another bunch to start tonight and finish next Sunday. See: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/pbowen24/m.html?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEFSXS%3AMESOI&_trksid=p2053788.m1543.l2654
  24. There has been an interesting thread in the Members area regarding individual pre-decimal collections as a percentage of my collection. It was suggested there might be interest in a similar thread for decimal coins, so here is my starting list. Counts must be for individual different coins - no scores for duplicates and spares. As many people have decimal coins in year sets, I have listed those separately as I generally have both. Precious metal proof coins do not count and all coins must be British mainland coins - no scores for Channel Island, IOM, Gibraltar etc.I have left out the £5 coins, but if people feel they should be included I can add them in. (I have stopped collecting them as I am fed up with the Royal Mint on these!) If you post your figures I hope @Stuntman will do one of his magic spreadsheets... Half P - 14 Penny - 48 Two Pence - 45 Five Pence - 50 Ten Pence - 51 Twenty Pence - 43 Fifty Pence - 101 One Pound - 46 Two Pound - 61 BU Sets - 32 Proof sets - 41 (Some standard, some executive) I'm sure lots of people will beat those! (I am NOT planning on photographing all of these!)
  25. Looks that way to me - certainly the first and third could be "Do" which was a recognised abbreviation for "Ditto" - ie same as above. Middle one is a little less clear, but unless someone was bidding with a very short name, I can't think what else it could be.
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