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Posts posted by blakeyboy

  1. On 2/29/2024 at 4:01 PM, SilverAge3 said:

    It's bc they got the UC designation, in addition to being very choice gem. I haven't looked at census reports for that specifically, but imagine it's quite uncommon. I'm not all that surprised, tbh. Prices on such are showing no sign of slowing or reversing.

    edit: so i looked up the penny census on ngc, there's only a single pr67uc, only other uc designation is several grades down at 64. It's no surprise people fought over that. I'm guessing the halfpenny and farthing are similar, and pcgs likely also has few, if any deep cam.  I have a pr66cam penny, which is still among the better of graded examples, I'm content with it, certainly not able to go to war for that one sold on heritage, lol, and even the 67 cams likely would be hefty prices i could spend on getting pennies i'm missing.


    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....

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  2. 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:




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  3. On 2/1/2024 at 9:59 AM, richtips86 said:

    The Royal Mint has now released the mintages for the strike your own coins for 2019, which means we aren’t far from 2020 figures.

    Make what you will of it of regarding the politics, design of the coin, business model of the Mint, but there are two strike your owns for the Brexit 50p. Those done for two weeks in February and one for 31/01/20 - random Friday not in school holidays.

    The Harry and Meghan wedding coin (for one day only) had a mintage of 508 whilst the Snowman 50p had a mintage of 700 and ran throughout December! Both attract decent sale prices on the Bay!

    I’m guessing when the Brexit 50p mintage figure is announced we’ll have similarly pretty low figures! You can currently pick them up for between £15 and £25.


    Am I on drugs?

    I cannot make any sense of this - have I had a stroke? Harry and Meghan coins?

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  4. We've just been let down by our 4th contractor in a row.

    We need an insulated metal roof and insulated green corrugated walls for our Village Hall in Worcestershire.

    We've had:

    Too busy coming out of cover, and not his area.

    A 6-figure quote, site unseen, hoping we were idiots,

    Then very keen but heart trouble, into Papworth, then silence,

    now we've just had the got to start another job, can't wait any more to start ( wheels have ground slowly)


    Anyone on here have any contacts or ideas?

    We've lost 3 years so far, and got nowhere - rather annoying, and I want it done before I'm too bloody old!


  5. I’ve ordered the skip for Tuesday.
    I have the tough rubble sacks.

    Then, on Wednesday, when I can’t see the front  door for Valentine’s cards,
    I can bag them up, drag them upstairs, and throw the bags out of the bedroom window,
    straight into the skip.

    Last year I didn’t think it through, and was stuck in the house for a week.

    You must know what I’m talking about….:-)

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  6. 6 hours ago, Coinery said:

    In the very, very, beginning I used to use olive oil, until I discovered it wasn’t benign at all. Olive oil is actually a weak acid, apparently characterised by an acidity between 1-2%.

    Just taking a quick Look at fingerprint oil, it looks to be 95-99% water and measuring anything up to 5 on the PH scale, which I read makes it comparable to black coffee.
    Needless to say I had an anxious few weeks decontaminating all my coins with acetone and sealing them back up again in airtight coin flips!

    To be honest, though, I don’t think the dry, ambient air of modern households would notably tone a coin more after decontamination with acetone, than it would before, but everyone to their own experience and views on this, I do however choose to keep mine in flips anyway.

    Yes, hurried sloppy mistake.

    I work with recording studio  mixing consoles that are changing hands at £300k plus at the moment,

    and are full of silver plated brass switch contacts. 

    A $12 can of 'switch cleaner" will  do £40k of damage to those contacts.

    Properly thought through "Switch Lubricant" is another matter....

    Try Electrolube EML.

    It was specced for pro use in the 1970's, and still works, for _minuscule_ layer of protective oil.

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  7. I lost count of the times I emailed Torr coins to tell them to stop hanging their coins in photos on Ebay....

    Acetone can leave a coin 'too clean', and the atmosphere loves that...the TINIEST amount of a benign oil,

    olive, EML switch lube, etc etc and I mean the TINIEST bit, keeps things stable.

    Put a speck on a small clean brush and apply like that - _no_ rubbing!

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