thebeav

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  1. When I saw the thread title I thought "Cheerios dime" !
  2. That's a shame, Wade was a nice guy. Years ago, probably the early 80's, we were down at the FUN show. There was an extremely cute girl working in the auction lot viewing room (they used to rent girls from a temp agency). I made it a point to view lots a couple of times a day just to be able to chat with her. I had my name and city on my show badge. So did Wade. So, anyway, days in and this girl is talking to Wade while he was viewing lots. He had his name and city on his badge also. She recognized that he lived near me and asks him a few things about me. Hours later, we cross paths on the floor. "Oh man,you've got it made"! "What are you talking about ?", I ask him. "Marcia (or whatever her name was) was asking me about you up in the viewing room". "Oh wow, thanks for the tip "! and I head right up there. Marcia seems pleased to see me and I make a dinner date with her for that night, her last day as an employee. She gives me her address and I make reservations at a nice place. I stopped at a florist and bought some lovely flowers. I get to the address she gave me and it was a vacant lot ! Certainly one of the cruelest jokes ever pulled on me. I never would understand why a girl would do something like that. On topic, I did plenty of deals with Wade and he was a straight shooter. RIP Wade.......
  3. I wonder if they had a press set up at the convention striking these. I didn't go to that one that year.
  4. When I was a kid I bought a 'Lincoln smoking a pipe' cent. I thought it was an amazing thing !
  5. Be patient...... I'm sure we'll hear something soon.......
  6. 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 !
  7. 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.
  8. Wait a minute.......Are you implying that a fruitcake can get stale ? I've been stockpiling them since the 60's......
  9. I sent him a small sampling....We'll see how his offers are.....
  10. I'm going to start collecting these....I think they're going to really catch on.......
  11. 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......
  12. I was hoping to see dates like 1889 through 1897.....Quite a hoard however......
  13. 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......
  14. After a lifetime of buying/selling, I know I made some good bucks from FM material. Thanks Joe ! RIP......
  15. You can plug stuff in the search box and crawl around in there for days......Pretty nice......
  16. 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.....
  17. While a neat item, laminated planchets are quite common on Buffalo nickels.
  18. That's a cool coin. Boy, if that's an RB, what would you have to have to be R ?
  19. I had forgotten that one..... It's amazing to me that security for such valuable things can be so lax (no alarm just because it was the third floor).
  20. I'm afraid that your two examples are also replica castings. See how grainy (Lumpy) the surfaces are ? Look at the PCGS certified example. See how 'crisp' the lettering is, and how 'smooth' the field areas are ?
  21. I remember a '43 copper selling for 8 grand in the late 70's.That was real money then...... If you were to use the so-called 'rule of seven', which states that an investment should double in value every seven years (don't ask me),these coins should be worth a half million by now......
  22. The little scratch on the shield looks as if it could be a 'bag-mark'. If so, it won't harm the grading. The obverse (much more so that the reverse) does appear to show some hairlines, evidence of an old cleaning. It is tough to tell though. That's a neat coin. I don't know if I've ever had any Liechtenstein coins. Looking at the NGC price guide, it probably is not worth certifying. At least, from a financial stand point.
  23. and the edge 'seam' as evidence of a casting......