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  1. 4 points
    Here you go... Now you can...
  2. 4 points
    How would you grade it? With a colonoscopy?? Assuming you can stomach it
  3. 2 points
    Well spotted Pete. I think I even looked at that one and missed it.....losing my touch!!
  4. 2 points
    Just purchased a 1860 Penny at a local coin shop for learning purpose. There are many many varieties, and would like to know how to define the die combination of this one.
  5. 2 points
    I guess I've never really got around to it..............
  6. 2 points
    Like that old addage "Why do dogs lick their balls" Answer "Because they can"
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    Face coverings have been made mandatory for everyone working in the House of Commons except MPs. In updated guidance, the Commons authorities said all staff, visitors, contractors and press must cover their faces to combat the spread of Covid. But it remains up to individual MPs to decide whether to follow suit - and many Conservatives have chosen not to. Sajid Javid has said he will wear a mask for Wednesday's Budget when the chamber will be packed. But the health secretary said on Monday it was a "personal decision" for ministers and backbenchers as to whether they did too. Arrogant b**ards
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    My pictures are crap but these are more like the F175 looks in hand than the sellers.
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    I've got one of those... In fact I've got two.... Not that they make an ha'p'orth of difference.....
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    We've been veggie here for decades and are always happy to try new things. Beverage from potatoes though? In our family that would've always meant poitín....
  11. 1 point
    Looking at the third and seventh pictures down on the listing it's clear both sides were struck upside down. Must be worth a fortune.
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    Here's something rather different for the penny collectors. The attached photos show a penny sized brass 'coin', clearly marked GPO Telephone Service. This was used by engineers in the pre-decimal era to test the operation of the Coin and Fee Checking Equipment in a public phone box - for those of a certain age the Press button A then button B type phone box. The idea was that the engineer checking the operation of a box should have no access to the money, but needed to test the equipment functioned correctly. He was issued with these tokens which are of the correct size and weight to operate the mechanism, thus avoiding any need for him to use actual pennies. The boxes were emptied by a specialist team and the coin compartments were taken away for the cash to be to be counted. Any brass tokens were removed and returned to the engineers for use another time. In this way any possibility of fraud or theft was eliminated. The face with GPO Telephone Service is plainly obvious. The reverse shows S Eastern District, which refers to the organisational structure of the GPO at the time, and the number 447, is likely to be the identifier for a specific engineer involved in this work. Alternatively, it may simply refer to the actual number of the token itself. To the best of my knowledge it isn't clear which. This particular example came from Margate exchange, some 30 years ago. End of history lesson!
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    Thanks for advice. i am using silica gel as well, and yes, have to monitor the color change regularly.





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