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Peckris 2

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  1. 4 hours ago, Paddy said:

    Anything that undermines the resolve, strength and morale of your enemy is useful to your cause. If Russia decided to invade across Europe now, how many of our present population would actually volunteer to resist them? Compare that to the situation in the last 2 World wars.

    Putin is well aware that the British have been the most resolute in resisting tyranny in the past. By taking us out of the equation he makes his ambitions much easier to achieve.

    I don't dispute any of that, but what does it have to do with your crazy "extremes of wokery" phrase?

  2. On 8/25/2023 at 8:20 PM, Paddy said:

    Does anyone else think that the extremes of wokery that are undermining the Western world's entire ethos are also emanating from Russia? 

    It would be so easy for them to stoke the crazy ideas through social media and stand back to watch the ensuing chaos in glee.


    I've absolutely no idea what you mean by "extremes of wokery that are undermining the Western world's entire ethos"

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  3. On 8/21/2023 at 5:40 PM, jelida said:

    Don’t you dare leave, Richard, you are one of the most important contributors here!

    I found this photo amusing as well, a gentle dig at the stereotypical inability of manhood to cope when the womenfolk are away. While I can only assume that there are other interpretations, I have certainly been disappointed at the nature of some responses and I think that we all carry a responsibility to be civil, I’m sure most would agree.

    To be honest, that's how I interpreted it as well. I can see how another view is possible - i.e. 'a woman's place is in the home', but that's not how I saw it.

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  4. 12 hours ago, Paddy said:

    Not necessarily - many of the mobile phone operators add the +44 to the beginning of UK numbers even when communicating entirely within the UK.

    That doesn't mean everything else is OK though! 🙂 


    When I make a booking at Cote Brasserie, they always put +44 where I have to enter my phone number, even though both they and I are in the UK.

  5. 4 hours ago, Chris Perkins said:

    It's out of print, as you may have gathered. Printing it again worked out so much more expensive than in 2016 so I put it on the back-burner for now.  

    What's of equal concern is that the last edition of CCGB was only available in print, there was no Kindle edition. I find it very difficult to use print books and rely on there being digital versions. Was there any particular reason for that?

  6. 2 hours ago, blakeyboy said:

    I have an acquaintance who collects expensive whisky.

    He has a mouth-watering collection.

    He has no idea what any of them taste like.

    The world of vinyl collectors is no different. A slightly battered and scratched first pressing of Floyd's 'Piper At the  Gates of Dawn ' is still apparently worth more than a slightly later pressing in mint condition where the ONLY difference is that the first doesn't have the words "File under Popular" on the reverse foldback of the sleeve. Sigh.

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  7. 9 hours ago, Mr T said:

    Okay I finally got around to doing it and it looks like the 7 at denticle is a normal 1887 sixpence, besides the date difference. It has 119 rim denticles like Davies 1160 and the leaves and berries all appear the same to me.

    definitely NOT a normal 1887 6d!

  8. On 7/30/2023 at 9:24 PM, 1949threepence said:

    If you're working from a standard desktop PC, Chris, you should be able to see it at the bottom left of the screen a few seconds after clicking. Just click on it to read. 

    It will in any case be saved in your downloads. 

    Yeah, but I don't want to download something just to look at it - a standard link or an inline picture is much preferable.

  9. 17 minutes ago, Patrick2023 said:

    Thanks. Adding to my question, I found this specimen on Noonans auction. Both obv and rev dies do look quite worn (a die crack along Britannia elbow). So was KH16 used solely in the early Soho period? Peck in his book said that “practically certain that KH 10 to 17 were early pieces”. I find it quite odd that these lacking detail pieces were produced in the early period along their counterparts.

    Perhaps your example is a Taylor restrike, but @Rob would know whether that's possible from the die(s) in question.

  10. 15 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    Some of them you now could obtain at the same absolute price you would have paid then - unadjusted for inflation. A BU 1953 penny being an example.

    The 1953 plastic set as well - about £5 back then, and you needn’t pay much more now. It's weird how 1953 was considered a 'scarce year' back then, with no-one apparently realising that millions put coins aside in the first year of a new monarch.

  11. What I think you're seeing is almost entirely the result of photography - the second slightly less precise focus than the first and third - and also the lighting used. You should also see that - unlike when a coin is scanned not photographed - those 3 pictures each show the coin in a slightly different plane; the second example in particular seems to show that the plane is tilted with the head closer to the camera than the bust.

    The scratches on the first are incuse not raised, and therefore not die scratches.