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  1. 7 hours ago, jelida said:

    Definitely basic 10% of final price although VAT could take it up to 12% and PayPal and listing fees may also factor, so 15 to 17% might seem reasonable. More than 40% certainly isn’t.



    As a regular seller, I am sure you are aware of the following, but I restate it for the record..

    There are a many added fees for additional services which, IF you use them can add up very rapidly (ie: bold, picture paks, highlighted, additional country site,  etc.).

    On a lower priced item, these fees can vastly increase your cost percentage.  These fees are less likely to be as obvious nor skew your percentages on a higher priced sale.

    Another factor to consider is the cost of listing and relisting items that do not sell the first time around.

    It's very easy to jack your costs up with little or no appreciative added value to your gross sale. The fees only serve to cut into your net profit and/or increase your expenses.

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  2. 8 hours ago, PWA 1967 said:

    The N in ONE Gary ,both of the uprights is to a gap and another indicator ?

    You're correct Pete, inasmuch as it was the N in ONE...

    Reverse D both uprights point to teeth

    Reverse E the uprights point to a gap

    Unfortunately, as I indicated in my original post, if the border is so worn that the position of the 1 cannot be determined, the same problem will probably exist regarding the uprights of the N.

  3. 2 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    F.W.K.Gee was a contributor to Coin Monthly in the early days. He wrote an article on Edward VIII pennies in the October 1969 edition. Then he wrote articles on the same topic in the August, September, October, November and December 1971 editions. A five part series.

    They were very detailed and informative articles, Jon. No idea what the "F W K" stood for though. 

    With regard to the F169, I've never seen one on offer except at auction. I suspect there are one or two more, but difficult to tell as the border teeth are too worn to determine whether the 1 of the date is directly over a border tooth. Funnily enough in the November article, there is an interesting piece on how to determine whether a 169 is a 169 when the border teeth are too worn to otherwise tell. Bit late tonight as I'm practically falling asleep at the keyboard. But I'll dig out that specific article tomorrow, and post the details here.     

    Unless I am misremembering, I vaguely recall reading something about an alternative method of identifying an F-169. Regretfully I do not have any way of determining my original source of that information.

    I believe that it might have had something to do with the position of one of the N's in PENNY.  Unfortunately, in many instances, if the date was too worn to determine the position of the 1, the same situation existed for the lettering in PENNY.

    As I stated in the beginning, I might be merely misremembering, simply incorrect, or just delusional...

  4. 3 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    Probably some bloke down the pub he saw three of when blotto.

    Pubs are full of experts on all sorts of things I've noticed over the years - kind as well, all willing to give you their expert opinion free of charge. 

    Experts are those that help substantiate your opinions or claims....   Otherwise they don't know what they are talking about....

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