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Paddy

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  1. Yes - I was watching that one as well. I decided I didn't need it quite that much at £75 + commission + postage.
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    Convert PDF to Jpeg

    If you are on Windows and it is only for a few bits you can use the inbuilt Windows snip/screen saver. Hold down the "Windows" key and shift S - you can then draw a box round the bit you want. When you release the mouse button the image is saved to the clipboard and you can save from there as jpg. If you need whole documents converting, I found this: https://pdf2jpg.net/ - not used it myself before, so maybe try with something small and unimportant first.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    You would have thought they had got the message by now that no one will pay that much for it. Last Revision April 2020 - it has been there at least 8 months already.
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    1858/3 Penny

    Sadly he died in the last 5 years. He retired from the school long before that and enjoyed his later years in a house maintained within the grounds for retired clergy. I kept seeing reports on his wellbeing in the Old Boys magazine, and kept thinking I should pay him a visit - and then he died.
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    1858/3 Penny

    My old housemaster, Father Andrew Alexander again! I wish I had got to know him better.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Interestingly in the detailed description he does highlight that the apparently valuable coin is a restrike. Covers himself when the disappointed buyer realises his mistake!
  7. Worth reporting to trading standards?
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Or the Ouzo...
  9. The US constitution actually has a clause barring anyone from standing for election as President if they are insane. You have to be mad to want to be President!
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    My ship is abundant eels aericumbens?
  11. Is the 1987 Jamaica proof set of any interest to anyone? Spotted at auction - PM if you need a link to it.
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    Help ID Scottish coin

    Nothing like as scarce as a £500 price ticket would suggest! A quick search on Ebay's completed listings finds two of similar period sold for £50 and £60. EG: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-James-VI-quarter-thistle-merk-Scottish-hammered-Coin-1601-/353341519725?hash=item5244cbb76d%3Ag%3AJTkAAOSw-6xfQUWF&nma=true&si=sdsWcVmnWAUu62OHx12jAVvAjjE%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 and while the condition of yours may be slightly better, not enough for a 10x increase. - in my view.
  13. I'd go VF+ if that is not the same thing! Scratch on the face and slight flatness to some of the design on the obverse holding it back a little.
  14. Another slight upgrade arrived today:
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    Grannie's old sayings

    When I was very young a neighbour boy, a year or two older than me, used to tease me with this one: How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? I couldn't get it right then, but it seems easy now.
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    Grannie's old sayings

    I posted that last night and only when reading back this morning realised that I had got it wrong! Should be: "The sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick." Much more difficult!
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    Grannie's old sayings

    That one at least you have chance of getting right (or if not have a good laugh). The one I could never get right was: "The sixth sick sheikh's sixth son's sick."
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I think I would have chosen a different Ebay userid than "fakingit-fun"!
  19. Not really my area, but I think they are different coins. There is a small scratch between the ribbons on the Heritage coin, that is not on yours. Also a black dot between the E and G of REG - which they could have removed if they cleaned it, and does not appear on yours.
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    Grannie's old sayings

    My granny was a lousy cook. (A great engineer - could make almost anything in wood or steel, but dreadful with a frying pan!) If we ever complained about her latest efforts she would always say: "Eat it up - what doesn't fatten will help to fill up!" The result, I suspect, of bringing up a young family on rationing during the war. I still dread omelettes as she cremated so many of them.
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    Grannie's old sayings

    Great idea for a thread! I am sure I can think of lots given time, but a couple I recall straight away: She was a devout catholic but as teenagers, when we were on our way out to a party, she would always say: "Be good - but if you can't be good, be careful!" .. and her wise words on road safety: "He was right, dead right, as he went along, but just as dead as if he were wrong!"
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    1611 James I Shilling Mullet over Bell

    "Mentioned" is the same as "tagged" in this context. The system could not recognise you simply by name - the tag highlights the userid and so can trigger the message.
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    1611 James I Shilling Mullet over Bell

    Probably something in your settings for the site - you can elect which actions trigger an email notification and which don't. If you click on the down arrow beside your name in the top right of the screen, and then select "Account Settings" from the drop down. The page you get to has "Notification settings" as a link on the right side beneath the advert box. Click on that and you should see your current options. I suspect you have "Do not send me notifications" set at the moment. Further down you can also select which actions trigger a notification in the website and which an email to your registered account.
  24. ... and this 1925 type 1 Sixpence:
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