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  1. jelida

    Coin robbery in Birmingham

    He seemed pretty well when I spoke to him yesterday, but bemoaning the fact that the police have recently closed their file on his robbery without any progress, and none of the stolen coins have surfaced. He seems to have a good selection of coins for sale. Jerry
  2. Not me, though I was watching. An F24 I’m sure, and possibly missing leaf. The second ‘1’ of the date is in the right place. Jerry
  3. About £1960, after commissions, taxes, insurance and postage, and I might end up with 5% import vat too though Australian purchases often sneak through for me. Jerry
  4. I agree they look different, though photos from an identical viewpoint - camera stand etc- would be helpful as photos can/do lie. However the relationships with border teeth do seem to differ. The second, more worn coin does appear to have the die flaw through the date, as Ian shows. Both are better than my pitiful current example. Jerry
  5. Ah, but global warming affects the winter too! But you just can’t predict which way we will be affected- if the Gulf Stream changes course we could actually be colder. I think we have to be resigned to climate change whatever, and our kids more so. What the planet needs is a good plague, when in fact we all seem to want to live forever. Jerry
  6. Look on the positive side, if this carries on our heating bills will be much lower…….. Jerry
  7. Quite frankly, Peck, this is rather pathetic. Others have tried to move on from the desperate politicking, this thread is to do with humour and you are massively missing the mark. Brexit is done and dusted, it doesn’t help you to take things you can’t change so seriously, move on and yourself a favour. Jerry (with apologies, but I doubt I’m the only one getting fed up with this stuck record.)
  8. I can’t imagine how it happened……….
  9. It had everything to do with not being in the EU. As you correctly say, there was a lot of flexibility in terms of negotiation regarding the vaccine. But also, as you correctly say most EU members opted for the ‘United’ approach. In this respect they were hampered by massive bureaucracy and inter-state competition for resources which impaired their decision making process. Even when presented with access to an effective and inexpensive vaccine, developed with British money and expertise, in which they had declined to invest heavily or place early contracts for, they actively maligned the vaccine in many quarters, misrepresenting the risk/benefit ratio and discouraging usage as exemplified by Macron’s stupid pronouncements. Had we still been in the EU would things have been different? Well, there would have been considerable pressure to conform to a united approach, and we probably would have done. But if we had acted as we in fact did , but as EU members , we could have been restrained by EU compliance and regulatory delays and possibly contracted differently and there is no guarantee the outcomes would have been the same. So outside the EU we had a very successful vaccine rollout. Within the EU we might still have done reasonably, but we certainly wouldn’t have done better and would most likely have done worse. Quite frankly, logically it’s a no-brainer. Jerry.
  10. Absolutely, about a month ahead of the rest of Europe in approving and implementing vaccine rollout utilising the effective and vastly cheaper Astro-Zeneca vaccine, and more expensive alternatives where clinically indicated. Despite adverse National factors such as ethnic make-up, population density, multi centre seeding etc our NHS was not overwhelmed unlike Italy, and Spain amongst others and over the pandemic as a whole we are in the middle ground compared to other European countries in per capita mortality and were able to open up economically much earlier. Professor David Spiegelhalter, who I saw at the Hay Festival, acknowledged this as being a UK success story. Jerry
  11. jelida

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    And look at his recent feedback. Jerry
  12. jelida

    Counterfeit Georgian Copper Coins R Coleman

    Here. https://www.rpcoins.co.uk
  13. Well they have agreed to pull it now, having been shown this thread. Polite reply, but no further explanation. My correspondence was with their London office - 'incorporating Seaby Coins', but the auction and I presume cataloguing is in the USA - though I agree it should be obvious, unless of course they have the original from which the fakes were copied....nah!. 😁 Jerry
  14. It wasn’t a slender 3, despite Bruce’s insistence, but a better than most open 3, so I decided to keep it. I took Gouby’s page on the types of 3 to give him at the Midland fair, but he wasn’t there last time. I find that Bruce is a little erratic on grading and varieties, and I hadn’t expected the real thing so wasn’t too disappointed! It’s a shame he seems unable /unwilling to send photos. It must be a month since I received his catalogue with this in, the delay makes it pretty pointless advertising in the magazine. Jerry
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