Star City Homer

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About Star City Homer

  • Boards Title
    I am gonna miss that car.

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    starcityhomer.com
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    USN, retired
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    Virginia
  1. Post your most recent world acquisition thread !!

    A few posts above I showed a Japanese coin I bought from a European auction house. This is a European coin (Albania) from a Japanese auction that arrived recently. Life is weird in world coin collecting. It's actually the second 'difficult' Albanian coin I've found in Japan, which makes me wonder about a Japanese collector of Albanian coins.
  2. pcgs

    Would you characterize the PCGS registry the same way? Just curious as some people get so incensed over both TPGs having aligned rules, yet the ire is disproportionate.
  3. Pictures in registry set descriptions

    Well shucks.... Sort of like keeping the PCGS coins in the registries but not allowing more. Maybe it has to do with the updating they are doing to the registry format...it's much more photo friendly for the coins, but maybe not for the description section. Unfortunately they haven't added a live link to custom sets so I can't check my one set that has a photo. Thanks for the info. Oh well. I'm bummed so I'm posting it here:
  4. Pictures in registry set descriptions

    I've got a header photo in one of my custom sets, but can't seem to add one to one of the competitive sets. Does anyone know the coding for that? As far as I can tell I'm doing the same thing as what I did on my custom set.
  5. What do you think of this design?

    Pretty cool circulating coinage. Never heard of the sheep before either, nice to learn something new!
  6. Any one else having trouble with Photobucket?

    Does this work well for third party hosting? Backing up I can do (have a mix of hard drive/cloud) BUT what I'm looking for is a simple host. I'm probably going to get Imgur for those sites that need a third party (like for my dogs as collective coin frowns on being used for anything other than coins) and my cheapy website plan also does not want to function (by the TOS) as a third party host. I can pull off a few, but not for anything organized.
  7. Unfortunate update on kryptonite comics (Shane Canup)

    I thought this meant no third party could access the internet on his behalf. Kind of sucks if you can't access your bank account and end up being found innocent yet in the meantime you've ruined your credit over missed bill payments (and all your bills are e-bills)--or lost your livelihood if you happen to be required to do some online certifications or something. Don't get me wrong, people with these kind of obscene and internet based charges pending should not have unfettered access to the internet...but in the modern era it seems there should be some kind of 'activities of daily living' accommodation while the wheels of justice are turning.
  8. Coin Collecting

    Yes. Or a genetic disorder. Pretty sure I have a dragon gene--must hoard shiny (or not), round, metal disks.
  9. Is NGC on Holidays?

    Try the 1-800 #...I've always gotten fast and cheerful responses. And, they were probably closed Monday, and definitely Tuesday!
  10. NGC graded coins ONLY in Registry Sets (US and World)

    I get what you are saying, but I find it all somewhat odd that people seem so much more angry with NGC for doing this when all they are (almost) doing is exactly the same as PCGS. It's like if Company A kills puppies and kittens and Company B only kills puppies but announces they are going to start killing kittens now too. And now everyone wants to boycott B for doing exactly what A has been doing all along. Personally, I have very much enjoyed the customer service and responsiveness from NGC. The registries are much more in line with what/how I collect which is why I have NGC sets. Mostly I have world coins though and my sets date from after the PCGS coins were removed as an option, so I never felt the pain of having the rules changed. Perhaps I'd be more angry if I'd had a mixed world set and lost half the coins in it. Don't think I'd run ATS though. Keep it as a custom set which is something I think is done very well here. Also, having seen the new registry format preview, I think it's going to look loads better (after the first couple months of angsty-ness as people adjust to the new software. I can tell you it will make me take more photos though--really going to love it for my pride of place custom set).
  11. Great Collections

    Been on both sides of the equation with them and have always been happy with them.
  12. NGC graded coins ONLY in Registry Sets (US and World)

    Good question.
  13. NGC graded coins ONLY in Registry Sets (US and World)

    Because ones that were in place prior to the rule change are allowed to stay, just no new ones to be added.
  14. From local auction. Care to guess the price realized?

    Some of it might be the photography...hope they work out.