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  1. blakeyboy

    Can anyone explain this?

    ....anyway he said it was his fault as he's been run over before......
  2. blakeyboy

    Can anyone explain this?

    It is rather apt when discussing the Birmingham area to remember one of Jasper Carrot's better routines....
  3. blakeyboy

    Can anyone explain this?

    I will never forget the sad face of the old man as he slid across my bonnet.....
  4. blakeyboy

    Royal Mint quality control (or the lack of)

    Four words that I put together 30 years ago and has been my main mantra: Hope doesn't change reality. What does anyone expect from the RM? What?
  5. ...in your long black limousine.....ever looked into the lyrics? BBC missed it...
  6. ...the amount of diamonds destroyed by hitting them with a hammer, whilst 'proving' they weren't diamonds....the only thing that I think is amazing about diamonds is that they conduct heat five times as well as copper....
  7. Yes, very sad, and of course it took dear Kenny Everett too. I had a 38 year old studio engineer in the workshop this week who had never heard of Kenny Everett.....how quickly people are forgotten.
  8. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    You mean "really nice in plastic"....
  9. blakeyboy

    Coin prices continue to rise

    I think the two 1874's with that 'wide ribbons with small gap' obverse are _way_ rarer than is assumed. Just look at how often any examples turn up anywhere, in worn condition. Very unusual to see one. Mike is so right- one in this condition turning up, regardless of perceptions of rarity, would drive a purchase that would be argued as 'rash' in our house, but I would defend the decision! An UNC 1864 or 1869 or 1871 would not be half as tempting......
  10. blakeyboy


    Tin suffers from 'tin pest'- below about 13˚C the white tin allotrope really wants to be the grey powdery form. There are videos of this spontaneously happening in a freezer.
  11. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I saw their listings when in just the right mood....:-)
  12. blakeyboy

    1920 Half Crown, Superb

    Yes there is - I don't own the coin in them. That's what's wrong.
  13. blakeyboy

    Coin prices continue to rise

    ....now you're being niggardly....
  14. blakeyboy

    Coin prices continue to rise

    You can find stupid price hikes in 1970's Fords. I have to deal with mad prices everyday - doing vintage studio gear is sometimes very odd, The prices people are paying for anything from microphones to complete consoles are through the roof, in many instances making coin price rises look unremarkable. I think this time the prices will fall back slightly once people stop acing like headless chickens. It's already happening in the classic car market with some models, with the Austin Healey 3000, for example, dropping back from mad heights as people realised the price was just too much.....
  15. blakeyboy

    Coin prices continue to rise

    'Post of the Month' , mate.
  16. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    And both sides for identification?
  17. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Here is my 1861 - 8 over what looks like a much smaller 8.....
  18. Agreed on Larson comments at beginning of this thread in 2018 - every bathroom should have a Larson book somewhere in it. Worth looking at afresh. Still wonderful. Here is a pic my mate in Nashville sent me:
  19. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    .....but a pencil must be lead. Stan Laurel
  20. Hmm..why would I worry if outbid? Someone wants to pay more than me? I let them have it. Paying more than you wanted, often with a buyers premium, for something that everyone has seen, is how you lose when you think you are winning. Real fun comes from finding something really cheap as a surprise in the bottom of a box etc., and you also then have a story!
  21. No, my surveillance cameras catch pretty much everything.....:-)