thebeav

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  1. Back in the mid 70's I spent some time in Central New York. Schlitz was the common draft beer at many establishments. I loved it !
  2. Sorry I can't attribute this piece, but, what appears as graffiti on the obverse would bother me. It bothers me a bit that the seller doesn't point it out either.
  3. Wait a minute.......Are you implying that a fruitcake can get stale ? I've been stockpiling them since the 60's......
  4. I sent him a small sampling....We'll see how his offers are.....
  5. I'm going to start collecting these....I think they're going to really catch on.......
  6. Their stuff was always beautiful. They were first class in quality. It was just difficult to maintain a 'secondary' market interest. It was kind of like, anyone that had interest in any particular issue, purchased that issue. Then, when they decided to sell, there were few takers as a collectible. Of course, intrinsic value was always there. People didn't have an internet to help with promotion or resell. Once upon a time, Deak-Perera made a two-way market in FM issues. That was interesting for a while, and gave both buyers and sellers an avenue. They ran into money laundering trouble before their collapse and that was the end of that......
  7. I was hoping to see dates like 1889 through 1897.....Quite a hoard however......
  8. Another mushy casting.....sorry...... You know, with the massive quanity of these that have been produced, (I bought my first one as a kid in the 60's at our 'Historical Building'), can you imagine the excitement that runs through the house when someone finds one in grandpas old cigar box? It really is a little sad......
  9. After a lifetime of buying/selling, I know I made some good bucks from FM material. Thanks Joe ! RIP......
  10. You can plug stuff in the search box and crawl around in there for days......Pretty nice......
  11. That used to be a common type of error on our coinage. Coin dies today have flats and notches that prevent them from rotating during use. It's fairly easy to find 'rotated reverse' Indian cents, as an example.....
  12. While a neat item, laminated planchets are quite common on Buffalo nickels.