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Posts posted by Michael-Roo

  1. On 5/9/2022 at 10:18 AM, DaveG38 said:

    I used this photograph of the interior for my wife's first poetry book. Quite spectacular colours!!


    I know nothing of your wife's poetry but if you're going to self publish maybe spending a few quid with a graphic designer would have been a good idea? I doubt that image would scrape a pass for a 4th form art project.

    And before you all start whinging, I have 35 years experience in publishing so I know what I'm talking about.

  2. Just now reading in the 'More Pennies' thread about the B over R 1862 penny which sold on eBay recently and it being only the eight known example it occurred I'd not shared this here.

    A 1694 halfpenny with the MVRIA error in the obverse legend. Before now both Rob and myself had believed there to be only three in existence. Mine makes four.

    Extremely rare, and to give this some context; there are now six 1695 DEI GRATIA halfpennies recorded.



    MVRIAobverse-01 .jpg


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  3. I like that Richard, it reads very 1950s sci-fi pulp fiction.

    I'd make a weeny editorial change your synopsis to include more than just the one all-loving deity which inhabitants of the newly discovered planet have, for millennia, slaughtered each other in arguments over the non-provable existence of. 

    Oh, and, in our house, the idea another living, sentient, creature should need to die simply for us to be fed was long ago dismissed as bol**cks.


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  4. 39 minutes ago, azda said:

    I do want a birth year coin, but buying some bullion here and there is never a bad thing, especially with the economies the way they are just now, wish I bought earlier though

    When I was buying most you'd get four or five sovs for a grand and, as I said, aUnc-Unc old coins would be included. Now a grand won't buy you three and choice collectable coins will not feature. However, check out the five to ten year graphs, you'll still get a better return than you would from any savings account. I see the ten year interest for gold currently stands at 47.66% and fifteen years a whopping 342.79%.

  5. A fair assumption though I suppose as I did put aside a particularly nice one from my birth year.

    I've bought lots of bullion coins over the years and, back before it became the popular form of saving it is now, you'd often get aUnc-Unc coins included in the batch. I always separated these out and keep them stored individually. Ten or so years ago Vickies and Eddies, which are now sold at a premium in VF+ condition, would be included in aUnc-Unc with any group of sovs sold as bullion.

  6. 1 hour ago, Peckris 2 said:

    From the two stains (coincidentally botth adjacent to different I A ), it's obviously the same coin. What I don't understand is that there is flattening of the hair above the ear on the LCS picture, but the Atlas picture shows all hair strands - especially the 1st and 3rd below the ribbon - which don't look retouched.

    Very interesting Chris. Is there even more 'enhancing'?

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  7. That fake ceiling was criminal. Well done sir, and a lovely reclaimed space.

    It reminds me very much of the Barnston women's institute hall which is around the corner from us and where you'll find a plaque informing you it was the venue at which the Beatles appeared for the first time in the suits Brian Epstein had bought them. 

    Yeah, yeah, yeah.....






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  8. 25 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

    Never mind hammered. How much would you say a circulated 1949 brass 3d (F/GF) should go for ? £10 (plus juice)? If you're lucky?

    DNW estimate was £60 - £80. "Aha" I thought, "an obvious error. Just see what it actually fetches, and observe the faces with egg on..."

    IT FETCHED FIFTY QUID!!! Plus juice...



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  9. 1 hour ago, secret santa said:

    Just heard that Boris and Rishi have received fines for breaking Covid rules so they'll presumably resign in the morning, or maybe get on with the important things like supporting Ukraine ?

    Ah, I see you've deleted 'getting on with important things like genocide' and have replaced it with 'get on with the important things like supporting Ukraine'.

    The question remains: what does one have to do with the other?

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