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Posts posted by blakeyboy

  1. Germany, Austria and Italy are stood together in the middle of the pub, when Serbia bumps into Austria, and spills Austria’s pint.

    Austria demands Serbia buy it a complete new suit, because there are splashes on its trouser leg.

    Germany expresses its support for Austria’s point of view.

    Britain recommends that everyone calm down a bit.

    Serbia points out that it can’t afford a whole suit, but offers to pay for cleaning Austria’s trousers.

    Russia and Serbia look at Austria.

    Austria asks Serbia who it’s looking at.

    Russia suggests that Austria should leave its little brother alone.

    Austria inquires as to whose army will assist Russia in compelling it to do so.

    Germany appeals to Britain that France has been looking at it, and that this is sufficiently out of order that Britain should not intervene.

    Britain replies that France can look at who it wants to, that Britain is looking at Germany too, and what is Germany going to do about it?

    Germany tells Russia to stop looking at Austria, or Germany will render Russia incapable of such action.

    Britain and France ask Germany whether it’s looking at Belgium.

    Turkey and Germany go off into a corner and whisper. When they come back, Turkey makes a show of not looking at anyone.

    Germany rolls up its sleeves, looks at France, and punches Belgium.

    France and Britain punch Germany. Austria punches Russia. Germany punches Britain and France with one hand and Russia with the other.

    Russia throws a punch at Germany, but misses and nearly falls over. Japan calls over from the other side of the room that it’s on Britain’s side, but stays there. Italy surprises everyone by punching Austria.

    Australia punches Turkey, and gets punched back. There are no hard feelings, because Britain made Australia do it.

    France gets thrown through a plate glass window, but gets back up and carries on fighting. Russia gets thrown through another one, gets knocked out, suffers brain damage, and wakes up with a complete personality change.

    Italy throws a punch at Austria and misses, but Austria falls over anyway. Italy raises both fists in the air and runs round the room chanting.

    America waits till Germany is about to fall over from sustained punching from Britain and France, then walks over and smashes it with a barstool, then pretends it won the fight all by itself.

    By now all the chairs are broken, and the big mirror over the bar is shattered. Britain, France and America agree that Germany threw the first punch, so the whole thing is Germany’s fault . While Germany is still unconscious, they go through its pockets, steal its wallet, and buy drinks for all their friends.

    And when Germany wakes up, it goes out to its car, gets the gun out of the glovebox and heads back inside...

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  2. Just now, Unwilling Numismatist said:

    Is someone lining up a spamming campaign ?


    Yeah- so many people with a limited intellect that they are determined to mis-use.

    The big problem with Berners-Lee's lovechild is the anonymity it confers the users, in many cases.

    It's incredible how childish people can be on line......

  3. I don't understand this at all.

    There is a clear enough picture, with a '3' that has no damage or bits missing, 

    that shows it to be the variety that's claimed, albeit a slightly different form to the usual 158A

    Grade? Look at the coin and decide.

    Always ignore other people's grading, whoever they are.

    (If you like it, and the price is right, buy it is my system)

    The price is hilarious, I grant you......

    I've bought from this seller many times and never had any problems....

  4. On 21/03/2018 at 10:00 PM, craigy said:

    i do have a soft spot for these, bearing in mind Ingram coins sold me one of these for £550 and i had a hell of a time getting any of my money back, so i don't think a £20 note for this inc postage is a bad deal, maybe he will give me £300 for it !!!!   anyway it has a nice bit of cameo going on thereI


     Is it a special proof for VIP's? The finish is incredible...


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  5. Anyone got any ideas on the two 1880's I put up with missing sea and the extra bit on the '0'?

    I can't find anything like them anywhere.

    Funny, isn't it- one on it's own is just a curio. If ten turn up, everyone starts looking for the eleventh one,

    and the price rises. Unless, like the first 1863  5 below date, it's been looked for......

  6. Well, looking at all his others, what he'd sold in the past, made me realise his position.

    I also recognised that because I'd been there before.

    I have a friend who can't keep his mouth shut when I'm doing a deal on something really cheap, and ruins everything.

    I've been there too.

    You probably feel that I spoiled a bargain for someone, but the penny had already rocketed, and it's the only time in the last five years I've helped someone out like this. Those who were going to bid, bid, and someone won, and, you are forgetting that my main advice was to let the auction run, so I rather sided with your view........

    I've had loads of auctions pulled that I was top bidder on, knowing that my bid was probably higher than what the seller took,

    and it's annoying, and this was my primary reason for contacting the seller, and it worked!!!!

    You have probably gathered by now that I buy lots of things that are way more valuable than pennies for a living,

    so I know how it goes......

    Don't lose sleep over it.

    It's not that important, if you think about it....