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  1. blakeyboy

    Unusual 1945 Penny

    If you look at the picture, the whole piece has moved outwards- the teeth and rim have moved, so there is surely a crack underneath the metal blob.... Is it reverse die or obverse die that sits in the collar while the opposite side comes down and strikes, or does the ring/collar also move?
  2. blakeyboy

    Unusual 1945 Penny

    What does that mean? How did the word appear? Is it from that America they've got now?
  3. blakeyboy

    Unusual 1945 Penny

    Hmm..do you have the rim mis-alignment like on my one?
  4. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Well put. However, the Chinese won't be listening to our views. https://www.predecimal.com/forum/topic/14695-ebays-worst-ai-coin-descriptions/ It's not going to get better....
  5. But, of course, being England, only 'if wet'.
  6. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I told the seller I have a bagful, and I've offered to sell them for £20 each.....
  7. Yes, we've all seen the hilarious AI stuff, making out some ruined Sanyo music centre from the 70's is the best thing since sliced bread regarding aesthetics and sound reproduction, but what about coins???? Please post them here!!
  8. blakeyboy

    Edward the Confessor mint and moneyer?

    He also was one of the Doormen at the 'Ye Pyg and Whystel', since it used to get a bit rough at chucking out time, after five flagons of mead.....
  9. blakeyboy


    I suspected that was the case, because the coin was very rare, or in unusually good condition, but I can't believe that something invented last week, that doesn't exist, is such a lure for people. How or why 'mining' happens is a mystery too. When it all collapses into a Malthusian nightmare, and people are jumping off tall buildings like they did 100 years ago, then I'll understand a little more.
  10. From a pre-ww2 stamp album page header. No wonder we lost everything! Children would have read this.
  11. blakeyboy


    Explain this to me please this, bitcoin people : if, for example, you made £1K from buying and selling a bit coin, who has lost £1k?
  12. blakeyboy

    Florin diameters

    ..but then you lose the understanding of the etymology and derivation of a word which I think is a shame. Mr.Webster can take the blame for this- immigrants couldn't learn English quickly so they simplified it. At least in the US or the UK we don't have to explain to foreigners why we think windows are feminine.....
  13. I'm working in a better area of Paris right now and everyone is fantastic, but only because, I firmly believe, because of how I treat them in the first place, and keep standards up from then on. If I did the bigmouthed opinionated GB News idiot type of thing, my trip would not be pleasant.....
  14. I wasn't doing any more than pointing out that right now, more than ever, this confusion exists, and is rarely clarified in televised arguments etc....
  15. Zionism versus Judaism.....
  16. Yes i know it's old hat and worthless, but I don't have a reasonable camera, and I've just inherited a GF2, with a 14mm lens and a 14-42 lens. I'm hoping, because I think I can turn everything off, that I can do par focal down-the-eypeice shots with a telescope- my crappy auto camera takes pictures of the telescope....:-) I would like to try taking pictures of coins with the GF2, but the only macro lenses I can see seem very expensive- is there a simple screw- in lens available to fit on one of the two lenses I have?
  17. Thank you for this- I'm just off to work in Paris, so I'll read more closely when I'm not eating, drinking, or visiting cheese shops....
  18. I thought 'Sandstone Bluff' was a card game......or maybe Donald Fagan's second album.....
  19. Ah right- I've always held a plano-convex lens over the front of a cheap camera to take pics of coins etc.... ....I have seen some things like that but I don't know the lens/thread terminology very well. Is the extension tone as it sounds? It fits over the lens rather than on the front?
  20. I still think the 1875h is very overvalued- it's not as rare as it's 'mintage' figures suggest, in my book.
  21. I laughed so much at the cheek of it I ignored our 'Ebay's worst offerings' section and put it here! My wife has suggested they change their name to "The Dunning-Kruger Coin Company"....
  22. blakeyboy

    Coin prices continue to rise

    It's all so moronic and designed for rich gullible twats with more money than sense. The giveaway for me, and a main indication of why I won't take notice of this crap is that in the 1952 penny row it has a 'shop now' button. as if you can find one on Ebay!!! The morons who run this site can't see that this is just really sloppy....
  23. blakeyboy

    Coin prices continue to rise

    A fiver. Out of that came the postage, and Ebay's fees. We were left with about £1.80. I was expecting £25+. I have the remains of three pre-WW2 albums, and I'm trying to shift them. I put 20 lots on, all at a fiver start, and only two had bids.
  24. Here's a good one: a man goes on Ebay and buys this for too much money: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/196131388195?itmmeta=01HR48BF1FAPQE6AYCFSC8SBG0&hash=item2daa577b23:g:u7cAAOSwHsBleY4M&itmprp=enc%3AAQAIAAAAwIF9z38GnCcBUt2pYBXWQQzTK6PFL6xu57AbQQUyU4674tOlFvY1UQf2AvfpY9Y2UqLf8q%2FVj8%2Bz7v%2FXhv52r2RvM2tch6x1BR7VceC6SVjO%2FYCO1CMptMzYcB8JaSKGZ3dCA%2Ff6hW%2BmG5I7a0B12UZrrkWan%2BKjcI%2FFdGwIt8QoSShO8Fd8IEo5UE3WxDArm%2FYhIhAF3JTEl70XSN7lUsd78Vqqxh7DvTLS7JDQaOW%2BdiDZ29GEAZqTxlXoc8j6tw%3D%3D|tkp%3ABk9SR-bwrYjBYw He then immediately puts it back on Ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/266701983441?itmmeta=01HR48N96Y7PY4RTWWANTK28DK&hash=item3e18ad4ed1:g:d6oAAOSwuzplkAH0&itmprp=enc%3AAQAIAAAAwGf8YelEAh0xZP5qjG0TGRIZGrih3Pf%2BUTUU7pRTuaDaPt0GebIUdPL9vsWmvTVRqUPuiZiZsTC331T8IPm5q4fJA3eEEqyi9gQgl2%2BBWtnRIbv%2BdkhSTfVMCgTFO%2FcYi7M6PdC4mQh7bDuytEqDlNJoi4Lo7P4zTkNnwXKaKqaHLqB5XohFGx6g827x%2B%2FG1jIbOW%2FfG1Qp%2FLeHm9J167V78YSaiq3wmPlUJT41Iv4zjQu0%2BMy%2Bv44CHxBkomVwIOQ%3D%3D|tkp%3ABk9SR9iT1YjBYw
  25. blakeyboy

    Coin prices continue to rise

    I've been trying to sell a pile of stamps I inherited, and the prices on rare stuff are strong, but the average stuff is worth nothing, Are coins going that way, where anything not top quality or very rare will slump in value, since the rich boys aren't interested? Here is an example: A pile of old Australian stamps that I would have been _so_ pleased to have been given when I collected as a child. Low quality pics but it gives you an idea of age - lots of old Victorian States stamps in there too. Have a guess what they fetched: