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HighlandTiger

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  1. A very handy exception which I will be using to the full in a decades time.
  2. 20 years ago, when the pension was at 65, most guys died within 5 years of getting their pension. Today people could be collecting their pension for 20 years +. Unfortunately someone has to pay for it, and the younguns don't want to put their hands in their pockets as they hate us old brexiteers stealing their future. But none of this stops anyone retiring younger, it just means you pay into a pension scheme, and don't rely on the government to keep you in your old age. I don't have a problem with that. My mum was a nurse for over 40 years and only fully retired last year at the age of 74, my Dad still works part time, (driving posh cars off the docks) and he's 77. 75 is no age these days.
  3. I have this rule, I never listen to speeches made by terrorists or their supporters.
  4. Somewhere in this pdf, is the medal you have, (I think) I'll let you search through it. https://www.oviedo.es/documents/25041/78942/Catálogo_Medallas_Archivo_Municipal_Oviedo.pdf/4529e55f-350b-495c-804e-d1ac8555a36c Found it ....... Page 166 Number: 253 Inventory Number: 365 Title: FELIPE DE BORBÓN AND GREECE PRINCE OF ASTURIAS 1977 Description: Round. Medium module: 35 mm in diameter. Obverse: Bust of Felipe de Borbón profiled to the right. Circular legend: “PHILIPPUS ASTURUM PRINCEPS 1977 ” Reverse: Oviedo Shield. Circular legend: "LAUDATE PRINCIPES ET REGES DOMINUM" Singing: Striated. Material: Copper Weight: 14 gr. Year: 1977 Observations: It is accompanied by a lead test (nº 254). Col. Luis Gutiérrez Fernández. Looks like it's copper not gold.
  5. And two of the crew are flying to the States, in order to bring the boat back. But then what do you expect from uneducated liberals. I wonder if she is still trotting out the "world will end in 12 years", that is also mirrored by AOC and her ilk. Turns out that has been debunked, as it was a misreading of the UN report. The 2030 deadline, (the report was in 2018, i believe), was the time that countries had put in place as a future date to reduce their emissions by. NOT a deadline to disaster. But hey no one said climate change activists were intelligent.
  6. I had already done both..........but that was before a post written in May was brought up and commented on. But as i said to Chris, I will refrain from commenting on any Buckingham collection threads, unless my name is mentioned, then out of courtesy to that person I will reply. As I have done here. .
  7. I've always had my eye on this one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanda_Island But i doubt the current owner will sell.
  8. I'd like them numbers, I could retire tomorrow.
  9. Well according to the experts there are around 450 different scales to collect. They differ in base, poise, beam and platter shapes. They have different crowns and maker marks. Most don't have maker names on them, and can only be identified by the type of crown on the poise. There have been several guys researching these scales for years and there are scales that even they have failed to identify a maker for them at the moment. There are some scales that are known just from one example, (a scale with Bartlett stamped on it), all the way to scales with Harrison stamped on them which are known to be over a thousand scales. I've collected about 40 scales so far costing about £1.5k, so over the next decade I hope to get to around 300 different ones. The last 150 will be hard to find as many are only known from single examples.
  10. Thanks. I actually have that one. I'd normally pay about £30 max for a Harrison. They are the most common maker of Sovereign Scales, with research indicating that around 24% of all sovereign scales that still exist are made by Harrison. I would pay up to £300 for a really rare scale, but sadly this isn't one of them.
  11. I have to disagree with you there. This is not a private issue but one that all forum members should see, look at the evidence and issues that many many people have had, and then make an informed choice as to whether to use this company or not. This forum has been great for information on both good and bad companies to buy from, and should continue to do so in the future. If people can't tell others about their experiences, in order to warn them of what may or may not happen, then what is this forum for. If people don't wish to read these posts then guess what, they don't have to. As long as no-one posts anything libelous, and only post factual information and true life experiences, then everyone is the wiser. Note the fact that TBC deleted the comments they made about me, (they obviously realised they had over stepped the mark), but the comments are still visible in my replies. People can make their own judgements of who is right or wrong. I bear the company no ill will, but I certainly won't ever be buying from them in the future.
  12. Just to put you right, "Slander is the action or crime of making a false SPOKEN statement damaging to a person's reputation" "Libel is a PUBLISHED false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a WRITTEN defamation" There is nothing I have "published" that is a false statement. I have only written what I have seen and experienced I have no problem with you expressing your opinion, but in the same vein, you have to be aware that people will have negative opinions of your company, and will air them. As I have said before, I have been in retail for nearly 40 years, and the way you have handled criticism, is very poor, and possibly appearing petty and childish. You certainly wouldn't have lasted long working in any of my stores if you had spoken to any of my customers the way you have spoken to people on this forum. You can take this as constructive criticism or not, it's up to you. I'm not bothered either way. Reputation is something that is earned, not something that is given as a right. And I'm afraid you have a lot to do to earn a decent reputation among gold buyers. You can do several things immediately to improve your customer service. Match prices of other well known bullion sites, and deliver by special delivery within 48 hours of accepting an order. (not making people wait three or four weeks). These are the things gold buyers are used to, and the companies that do this get repeat orders. The people on this forum between them, buy thousands of pounds of gold and silver EVERY day. You will see very little of this business unless you improve drastically. The ball is in your court....!
  13. When I first mentioned website problems, you assured me that it would be fixed at the start of the month, it's still a very poor website. Something that I can express my opinions of if I wish. To be honest why should I thank you for the free half sovereign, (especially after the post by yourselves on the other thread), I never got an apology about how I was treated by your company previously. I consider it fair recompense for you keeping my money for weeks and ignoring all emails. Also I can't have exceeded my one bullion order per year AS YOU NEVER BOTHERED to send my order in the first place. God, you are touchy......! And a little bit of education for you, Slander is the spoken word, Libel is the written word, but I doubt you actually know the meaning of either. You won't last long in this business if this is how you treat customers. Ps, I created the website for the company i work for, so I know a little about website creation. And in my "professional opinion", yours is .........not good! (Mustn't use rude words )
  14. So I'm banned for using your website TWO AND A HALF MONTHS AGO? I suggest you put your brain in gear and look at dates of posts before jumping down peoples necks. And for the record I CAN'T have exceeded my bullion order as I have never been able to buy anything from you. You refunded me REMEMBER for not fulfilling my order, ignoring my emails and me having to get paypal involved.. I'll tell you what, you can shove your company where the sun don't shine, I won't ever consider buying from you ever, and I'll be telling everyone I know to do the same. No wonder you have a poor customer service reputation. Jeeeez! 🙄 Added 0 minutes later... look at date of initial post.
  15. Is there anything written on the base? I can't quite see.