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Everything posted by Nick

  1. The view from Australia seems pretty accurate.
  2. I don't think prices would go up that much. Even Carney only said 5-10% and that was probably exaggerated. https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2018/12/05/Food-prices-at-risk-of-rising
  3. Which is why taking the WTO option is what we should do. Some short term pain for long term gain.
  4. She is clearly duplicitous, she says one thing and does the opposite. "No deal is better than a bad deal" was soon replaced with "Any deal is better than no deal".
  5. At least you're confident it's going to happen then.
  6. Nick

    Books Section

    I'm sure they can, but not by a mere mortal like me.
  7. Nick

    My Latest Acquisition

    Yep. Especially 1904, 1905 and 1906.
  8. Nick

    Books Section

    Looks like the "Books" section has been well and truly hijacked now.
  9. Nick

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    As I've said before, eBay behaves more like an organised crime group than a business.
  10. Nick

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It is a fake. In addition to only looking similar to a crown, it has a reeded edge.
  11. If you use automatic white balance, then the camera will make its own determination of which setting to use. If you can change it, choose whichever fixed white balance setting gives you the most realistic picture and then stick to that. Upper tier digital cameras allow you to calibrate the white balance for your exact lighting.
  12. Coins of England & the UK lists the reverse design as Mary Milner Dickens also.
  13. Nick

    LCA December

    They certainly have a perfect opportunity to examine it.
  14. Nick

    LCA December

    Because I believe that I've seen the original, which had all the same bag marks, but not the cud on the n of tenth. Here's the link.
  15. It's the code that is specified by the exporter that tells the importer what is contained in the package and thus what rate to charge. It should be on the Fedex documentation visible on the outside of the package.
  16. Nick

    LCA December

    There were a number of them that appeared about 5 years ago. They all have the same bag marks and a cud on the n of tenth. If you search here for 1864 and florin you'll find all the previous discussion.
  17. What HS code appears on the shipping document?
  18. Nick

    LCA December

    Lot 472 is one of the infamous 1864 dn 64 fakes.
  19. Bigger pictures of VS's 1920 proof halfcrown.
  20. Nope. I do too. Here's one of the better examples that I have of that era.
  21. As did the auctioneer (~£40k commission).
  22. Not wishing to continue the discussion but it should be remembered that more pits closed under Harold Wilson (1964-1970) than under Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990).
  23. Nick

    1887 6d's

    Nice close up. Interesting that the the diagonal line above and below the crossbar appear to be not quite on the same alignment.
  24. Nick

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Ebay does not make things that straightforward. That would allow bidders to be identified. The username is encoded into a random sequence, probably containing few of the original letters. In this case, the m and o are just coincidental as you can see that the seller has 125 feedback whereas the bidder has 234.