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Everything posted by mr-dead

  1. 4 Ducat

    All restrikes are dated 1915 I think
  2. 4 Ducat

    Nice coins, look huge but extremely thin to make up for it.
  3. Why is it

    For me silver is not attractive due to VAT + its not value dense like gold. If I converted my current gold stack to silver based on today's ratio I would have just over 884 KG of silver, good luck stuffing that under the mattress lol. It would also take a significant amount of time to piece it out when selling to recover premiums + VAT paid where with gold you can just dump large amounts of generic gold on a dealer with a minimal spread.
  4. I was eyeing up the 1kg bars at Guernsey mint thinking should I roll the dice and hope I dont get hit with VAT
  5. Use a quint sov, no danger of swallowing one of those You could also cover the pudding with edible gold leaf : https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/112367381088?chn=ps&adgroupid=48716125379&rlsatarget=pla-382120634315&abcId=1129946&adtype=pla&merchantid=115027865&poi=&googleloc=9045393&device=c&campaignid=974960635&crdt=0
  6. Today I Received

    Another 4oz to add to the stack making the most of the recent dip. Shame Hatton Garden are sold out of pretty much everything
  7. Today I Received

    1oz gold proof Queen's Beasts red dragon. Nice low serial number @ 28
  8. 2018 queen beast dragon silver proof

    Just had the leaflet through the door for these and grabbed the 1oz gold proof. 7 more to go to complete the set.
  9. Today I Received

    That 1/2 oz Krug looks a little weird. One side looks like a mirror finish the reverse looks matte.
  10. My latest money making sideline involves flipping limited edition art prints or original pieces. Takes a little research to get up to speed on the current trends of who's hot and who's not then its just a case of waiting for the latest print release, a mad F5 refresh session followed a quick buy then sell for an easy profit. Good site to build up some knowledge: http://urbanartassociation.com/ To date I have doubled my investment on several pieces and holding a few more slightly longer term for a larger return. Holding these longer term: The notes are created by "Penny" a surgeon that quit the day job to become a full time artist. They are created using real bank notes and hand sprayed using up to a 20 layer hand cut stencil using a scalpel. The second one pictured uses a real £10 and a real Peso note: A John Doe "Miss Universe" Artist proof Gold Edition (1 of 5 created) Henrick Uldalen original oil on glass: Marchal Mithouard Ondes coloured print Marchal Mithouard Ondes monochrome print Charming Baker, created for a "Big Issue" charity edition of the magazine Tip of the century if you are lucky enough to grab one is a new "Invader" print is shorlly due to be released from the lazerides gallery : http://www.lazinc.com/ Some of these prints are now hitting up to £15k in galleries and on ebay and should be <3k when released.
  11. One advantage of sculptures is they are easier to display. You soon run out of wall space with pics + good quality framing costs a fortune.
  12. @MickB Still learning the ropes myself and he's new to me. Just googled some of his work and I really like it.
  13. @breaktwister I was lucky and grabbed the 1/1 gilt rose version
  14. I stick 25 in a tube with a blob of cotton wool on top to hold them snug.
  15. Magnetic slime

    Just grabbed some of this for my daughter as a stocking filler for xmas (I get to have a play with it too then )
  16. Grabbed a few more pieces recently. Latest one I am waiting on being delivered is this Geremy Geddes piece, bought his one for myself as I really like his work
  17. The ECB is now proposing an end to the £85k bank deposit protection. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-19/ecb-proposes-end-deposit-protection Pair this with the push to a cashless society and it doesn't take genius to see it wont end well. Ive had the mindset for some time now that the more wealth you can keep outside the banking system the better.
  18. You got me beat, bet that Daimler weighed about 2 1/2 tonne though lol. edit: just checked : Daimler Double-Six = 2641 kg Gallardo = 1340 kg So basically double, must have done about 8 miles to the gallon. Probably bought this car just at the wrong time, councils country wide will ban me from entering town centers + will get hit with selfish polluter tax at every turn.
  19. With modern sports cars going smaller engine + turbo to meet restrictions, older, big engine normally aspirated cars should hold up on the value side if looked after as purists think they delivery a more responsive driving experience. The 5.2 V10 puts out hell of noise too. That my man maths anyway lol.
  20. Ticked something off the bucket list today. Just bought a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder. Amazing looking car in the flesh, looks like a spaceship on wheels Just have to wait for the private plate to come off and will be delivered next week.
  21. Queens beast unicorn bullion

    when is the next 1oz gold proof due to released?
  22. Canadian 5 kilo 150 anniversary coin

    Looks like a 2014 5kg one here : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Canada-2014-500-Canadian-Monuments-National-Aboriginal-Veterans-5-kg-Silver/281861613027?hash=item41a042e5e3:g:xEwAAOSwLzdWThRf nice looking coin
  23. Canadian 5 kilo 150 anniversary coin

    only 5kg? 10kg lunars - go big or go home
  24. Looks like Atkinsons have also picked up on this story and is included in todays newsletter.
  25. Silver has not been good to me

    Atkinsons buy 1kg gold bars at 2.25% under spot: https://atkinsonsbullion.com/sell-to-us/gold-bars/1kg-gold-bullion-bar