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  1. Michael-Roo

    Coin prices continue to rise

    Sachin Tendulkar, surely?
  2. Michael-Roo

    Coin prices continue to rise

    I've a large bag of tulip bulbs in the shed. A grand a piece to anyone who wants some.
  3. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I can't imagine what their ugly coins might look like.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/72366/i.html?_ssn=coin.empire&store_name=coinempirenumismatica&_oac=1
  4. Michael-Roo

    name for large marbles

    'Ollies' were your regular marbles. The larger ones and ball bearings were 'Bullies'.
  5. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Yes, I thought it a tad mushy looking too.
  6. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    'Light tooling'? Whitby Goth eyeliner. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/374212849519?mkevt=1&mkpid=2&emsid=e90001.m43.l1123&plmtId=700008&mesgId=3024&mkcid=8&ch=osgood&bu=44013324433&trkId=edbf371e-b52f-493a-9f67-a641c0f92a12&cnvId=700003&recoId=374212849519&recoPos=1
  7. Michael-Roo

    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    Is this seller a giant?.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/266209500361?hash=item3dfb529cc9:g:-U8AAOSw3PtkMZKq&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAAwM6TE6RwVgAaqKVw%2B0RcLaDGmffNn2f88SEIiwHPfBYeGDLf9CylCgy1pjYJmEfUUdsbITHmbYD1RnGJxMPI2nNW1BYpd%2BD56EUBo2p235ODcs9vUB%2BexhFN9Gr%2Fa%2FGrs0v2eoNnUSDQ2K5eTaZ2afyk794ObIRR%2B3UQAicD4OrTgFmy9RCuc4aN3abbo%2BrGlmee6i7mcGwxQYg4yIKiq0SiVzIMyPgg4j2Vr7%2BGFHv5BEN%2FHgBDqp2RDUKFNqm8kA%3D%3D|tkp%3ABk9SR8yMwpHyYQ
  8. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Please, no undignified scramble.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/404232938867?hash=item5e1e292573:g:RG0AAOSwN-FkLfOG&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAA4OmQo%2BGWXAyHX1WI4XTnwF%2FA0m87xQnsMIT5F3Q05xLn6ZyrApelO7MkZkSgqLFhMP%2FWgiux1wXU0KmDKxcnXYfuUKoQaD7aA2u%2BXvTWBsRF0gau4DzZfB93I3RhtBDmBsNZNNRwSUP1qKXuvP4RMR2zbwgWAqd44%2FR92ggiGDOMunW3QqkNtWy7jK22dKoSZ2DY2RUZQ1nV7c0Bw4bnmDecsNgMp3vUqM07TLMdR4NLh%2Bhrx0%2BuMTfoyzpyPSu1poU5fnX1WqNeZyLRXw1OzrhldEKIjqNYwioc8qN2EcV0|tkp%3ABk9SR4K168LrYQ
  9. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Though none will buy, obviously. Same seller's full list. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?item=125587797461&rt=nc&_ssn=alibat-143&_pgn=1 I'm drawn to the rather lovely 1977 crown. Very rare, apparently, so likely a snip at £150....
  10. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Many bargains to be had for the canny investor. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/11116/i.html?_ssn=santoor-uk&store_name=santooremporium&_oac=1&_pgn=1
  11. Michael-Roo

    Evasion and Contemporary Counterfeits

    You're very welcome. Did you spot, more than once, reference is made to the coining of sovereigns. 1690s?
  12. Michael-Roo

    Gary Lineker (moved)

    BBC. Impartial. Sport. The BBC, being a license financed, non ad revenue, broadcaster, brand names and logos are always edited out wherever possible, even to the extent of food brand identifiers being clumsily censored by use of black tape on containers in cookery shows. Sport? Come footy post match analysis; any manager, player, associated pundit, loon with a view, is shown standing before a board festooned with ads for all manner of companies and products. Why is this?
  13. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I've been told these daft listings can sometimes be money laundering.
  14. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Completed listings shows it last closed at £155 so I suspect, whatever the seller ID, she's now so familiar people are happy to have a bit of fun at her expense. Who here remembers the slightly faulty decimal coin she asked a million for because she wanted to buy a chippy?
  15. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Currently at £54 and 24 bids.
  16. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    "The coin does have a small hole on it likely to be from use." Eh?
  17. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/385421080558?hash=item59bce2f7ee:g:SCwAAOSwhtxj7Tf7 I see the lucky chimney find is at £37, with 17 bids, and with 6 days still to run. I suspect it likely a few rascals having a bit of fun? Poor dear, she's been let down in the past by winning bidders who failed to pay up for her 1933 pennies hasn't she. Tsk, you just can't depend on people these days. So, fingers crossed this time eh? Told it may be worth around a quarter of a million, so listed on eBay, without reserve, at a starting price of 99p.🤞
  18. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I despair, I really do. How long would it have taken this div to search eBay for the same coin before listing? It took me as long as it took to type '50 pence 1997 Bailiwick of Guernsey'. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=50+pence+1997+bailiwick+of+guernsey&_sacat=11116
  19. Michael-Roo

    Is this a mule 1860 Penny?

    Is this the 1860 mule you were grading Uncirculated?
  20. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    The third came in a Whitman folder with a date run of other worn pennies and a crude hole had been cut in the margin of one of the pages for the 1933. The collection had been bought at a charity sale held at The Church of St Cross in Middleton.
  21. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    The seller ID may be fresh but that idiosyncratic voice is familiar. Is this now a third 1933 penny and accompanying tall tale in as many years?
  22. Michael-Roo

    1922 penny

    My guess is PMD.