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  1. Just a thought. Suppose we believe Hobbes that the state of nature is a horrible place where laws do not exist, property is non-existent, and everyone is out for themselves without a care for others. That then is the motivation to work and pay a portion of the proceeds from the fruits of our labours to maintain a government to protect us, and maintain natural law. The irony is that the value we are getting for our buck these days is inversely proportional to the greed and self-centeredness of the government itself. Regressing into the state of nature and paying for the privilege 😃 Has a Pythonesque feel to it.
  2. my thoughts exactly Del👍🏽
  3. Participated at Noonans today, some interesting lots. This Cromwell shilling surprised me hammering at £2k incl premium. I had convinced myself that I might pick it up for a song however another bidder had seen something I didn’t. Im still looking 🧐
  4. And it goes on… prices for top pieces just keep on rising. An excellent Petition Crown just went for $960,000 with BP at Heritage. Electrotype gap filler for me😬, and they’re not cheap either.
  5. A rare sight in Telford, just taken from Mum’s kitchen window.
  6. “watching the wheels go round and round”
  7. Hope this isn't too close to the bone...
  8. Diaconis

    The crazy world of Top pop buyers

    You simply made a statement concerning the reality of things. As Diogenes said, “Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?” 😉
  9. Diaconis

    Halfpenny ID check

    that's a rum one Paddy, I agree with Martin, a contemporary forgery
  10. Diaconis

    Have NGC got this wrong?

    Looks to me like a 742 on the large flan but I don't have access to Peck at the moment. Definitely not a 734, that's dated 1713.
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