thebeav

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  1. Jeepers, those are weird. I'm not a fan of the odd shapes (modern sport coins, even colorized pieces) of these coins. I suppose I'll just stick with classic stuff.
  2. A photo or list might be a good start. In coin terms, 'old coins' should mean 100 or 200 years old. Sometimes people think 30 years ago was a long time.......
  3. I remember getting constant mailings, perhaps a newsletter and catalog, from First Coinvestors. All I remember is that it was a lot of mail. I don't remember doing business with them though.......
  4. I've seen this on Lincolns quite often. It's never been clear to me whether it means a straight grade or not.......
  5. Great love token ! Count me among those not the least offended by the terminology.......
  6. Very nice looking '58 ! I was always a fan of George Five on Canada coins. That guy really looked like a king. Come to think of it, he looked like that guy in the old cartoon, "The Little King"......
  7. It looks like the 'thinnest' denarius I've ever seen. I'm afraid I don't like it also.
  8. There is no easy answer to your liquidation problem. You'll find that coins with higher values will be easier to sell than those of lower value. As an example, a world coin with a catalog value of 200 dollars will be a desirable coin. Especially if it comes from a very collectible and popular country. Germany, Britain, Switzerland etc....Even with that criteria met, you will have a very difficult time getting 80%. Most likely, not possible. A world coin with a catalog value of 8 dollars ( I suspect a VAST majority of your stuff would fall in this range, or less), is virtually not salable at any percentage of that value. These are the type of coins that are in 'grab bags' and junk boxes. When I had a shop, I had '10 for a dollar' and '5 for a dollar' world coin bins. Needless to say, the coins in these bins cost me pennies. Any more and I could not have bought them. Quite simply, good stuff sells, not so good stuff doesn't help anyone......
  9. I've had some 'flat' wooden nickels in the past also. Not this series though.
  10. I no longer collect or remit sales tax for or to my state. Ebay does it. I do pay the paypal fee on the tax collected though.......
  11. I sent them a copy of my tax number and completed another form,I believe it was something they sent me. I became tax exempt as a buyer. I'm sorry I don't have a link,but it is possible to do. I think it took a week or 10 days to hear back.
  12. When I saw the thread title I thought "Cheerios dime" !
  13. 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.......
  14. I wonder if they had a press set up at the convention striking these. I didn't go to that one that year.
  15. When I was a kid I bought a 'Lincoln smoking a pipe' cent. I thought it was an amazing thing !
  16. Be patient...... I'm sure we'll hear something soon.......
  17. 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 !
  18. 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.
  19. Wait a minute.......Are you implying that a fruitcake can get stale ? I've been stockpiling them since the 60's......
  20. I sent him a small sampling....We'll see how his offers are.....