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Stu

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    Stu reacted to CadmiumGreen in In Remembrance For All Those Who Have Served   
    In remembrance to all those who have served and continuing to serve...honoring those this Veteran’s Day 2018.

    My Father served during the Vietnam War as a Loach door gunner...according to popular legend they had a life expectancy of 5 minutes on an given mission. He lived through the arduous and I am probably lucky to have been born. He did return with PTSD, improperly undiagnosed until later in his life. Potential Agent Orange exposure may have complicated his health throughout as well. He was layed to rest last year with full military honors in our home town last year following my return from my own military deployment. 
    His humor, artistic creativity and different perspectives on life and people are tremendously missed.
    Remember that we will never forget!
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    Stu reacted to Silversaving in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    Was just donating to the cause. Why don't you re-raffle this next year as a prize?  Thanks though and congrats on all the money raised.
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    Stu reacted to Abyss in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    Received PM from @BackyardBullion saying won a prize and I did not believe it. I just seen the Poppy Appeal video and I WON third place prize 3 oz Silver Forum Round. Considering I have already purchased the last two 3 oz Silver Forum Rounds when they were on sale I would like to give me prize to next years Poppy Appeal of available prizes.
    Thanks for organising BYB

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    Stu reacted to blackadder in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    Congratulations to all the winners 👍 I finally won something in my life to 😂😂
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    Stu reacted to BackyardBullion in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    Results are coming....
    Tomorrow at 1pm!

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    Stu reacted to BackyardBullion in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    We have just filmed the prize draw!!!!!
    OOOH - the power of knowing who has won what is quite fun!
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    Stu reacted to Deputydog in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    I just realised that the raffle has closed.
    Keep the money BYB and use for the forum.
    Deputydog
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    Stu got a reaction from Bullionaire in Three Fakes - from London Coin Show   
    Thanks , I've not heard this point before.
    Think I'll go and sniff my stack now. Mrs thinks I'm strange enough already.😀
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    Stu reacted to BackyardBullion in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    £1,210.38 Raised
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    Stu reacted to caloundracats in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    Good. I agree with @kimchi
    Also there is no urgent rush as no one will be posting off their donations till Monday at the earliest. Mine is packaged waiting for an address. to send to, unless of course I win my own!
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    Stu reacted to BackyardBullion in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    £1184.81 Raised - #roadto£1500
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    Stu reacted to BleyerBullion in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    Whoohoo!!
    This is awesome BYB!  🙌
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    Stu reacted to coinage in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    Sent payment to a friend for 5 entries via PayPal from US to UK.  Had to pay with CC so I sent a bit more to cover any unexpected charges, if needed.  If not,  just add the balance to the pot.  Thank you.
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    Stu reacted to BackyardBullion in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    Holy brown trousers Batman.....
    £1030 Raised!
    That is some incredible work guys and gals!
    It oy seems right to add another stretch goal!
    £1500 raised and I will donate......
    5 oz (approximate) of hand poured silver of the winners choice! 
    Get donating!!!
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    Stu reacted to caloundracats in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    Just bought a ticket via PPFF
    Donating a prize as a very small token of thanks to all who defended our freedom and the great, and often untold sacrifices they made.
    2012 Koala with Berlin Privy - thought it appropriate.
     
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    Stu reacted to BackyardBullion in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    NEW PRIZE ADDED!
    Huge thank you to @BleyerBullion for donating two GOLD prizes to the pool!
    Both coins are 1g of 9ct gold and commemorate the centenary of WW1 (2014). 


     
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    Stu reacted to BackyardBullion in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    We have 1 week to go now. 
    I really want to give away that gold 1/10th oz
    £1000 would be such an amazing achievement for this community! 
    Some amazing prizes up for grabs, here is the updated list:
    250g Silver Forum Bar #1 of 25 donated by @Lr103  100g Silver Forum Bar #150 of 150 donated by the BYB's 3 oz Silver Forum Round #50 of 50 donated by the BYB's 1 oz Silver Forum Bar #200 of 200 donated by the BYB's Poppy Appeal Silver Coin (10g 925 Silver) by the BYB's 1 oz American Silver Eagle donated by @Piggybank 3x 1 oz Silver coins (from USA, UK and Canada) donated by @StackinJack 1/4 oz SS Gairsoppa Britannia donated by @Bullionbilly Cupronickel £5 commemorative Poppy Coin donated by @h103efa 1922 & 1923 Silver Peace Dollars donated by @Lr103 1oz 2006 British Virgin Islands S10 .925 silver coin donated by @Fastnick 3x MS70 US Eagles donated by @MickD 2.5 oz Hand Poured Silver Poppy Round donated by @jonrms Stretch Goal for £1000 is this....IT WANTS A NEW HOME!!!

     
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    Stu reacted to dicker in Great Silver Forum Member Stackingitall   
    All
    I very recently bought some Sovs from @StackingItAll.  I paid by Special Delivery which was mid delivered to another address(!) 
    In the spirit of the forum, @stackingit all sent me the Sovs even though the payment had not been received, and I offered to pay immediately by F&F until the money had been received.  
    The Special Delivery problem was eventually resolved (they delivered to the wrong address....) but I just wanted to highlight that dealing with @StackingItAll was a pleasure, and he is a true gent. 
    The forum has great, trustworthy and members with real integrity.  Many thanks @StackingItAll 
    best
    dicker
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    Stu reacted to Ryland in North Dakota   
    Some pics of western nebraska and the last one is the Wyoming capital building in Cheyenne. Don't mean to hijack thread it's just that wyoming, nebraska, south dakota and north dakota are very similar. Lots of room to stretch out!






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    Stu got a reaction from Madstacks in HGM "young head"   
    Just the plain G&D I think mate. Shields are rarely up and a higher premium again .
    edit, tell a lie, saying from 1838 on. Not listing exact dates for coins they have in stock however?
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    Stu got a reaction from StonedMofo in New Stacker   
    Welcome to the forum.
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    Stu reacted to gji25 in Silver Monitoring Thread £ only.   
    no change there then after 4 years its £11.50
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    Stu reacted to SovTracker in Gold Import- Paying/ Claiming back the VAT   
    Did you request your sender put the CPC Code 40 00 073 on the Customs Label?  If you check the shipping label it normally says "Full Description of Goods" - In your case you should have requested the sender to declare "Investment Grade Gold Half Onza" if there isn't a "TARIC Code, Tariff Code, Harmonisation Code or CPC Code" box on the form you put the CPC Code 40 00 073 in the Full Description Box also.
    You give the coin weight, cost and total value as appropriate and the currecy, say $ USD.  If the cost of the coin is over 180% of spot gold, VAT is due.  Gold coins minted after 1800 must be over 0.90 fineness, Legal Tender in the Country of origin and the purchase price of the coin must be below 180% of gold spot.
    VAT should be 5% but I've known 20% charged.
    It also helps if the Seller puts the Invoice in the external Customs plastic wallet and declares the CPC Code and other Full Details there.  
    It is the buyer's and sender's responsibility to quote the correct codes.  I always tell the Seller what I want on the Customs Form.
    When I made a successful claim against a Customs charge to HMRC using form BOR286, I had to prove that the correct codes had been declared.  It took about 8 to 10 weeks for me to get my money back - but I got it.
    HMRC tend to have a policy of charge and you prove they've made a mistake.  If the Customs Form hasn't got all the details, you can't expect HMRC to quess what is applicable.  Just because it's on one of their exempt lists isn't enough.
    Regards Parcelforce invoicing later for the charge that's exactly the same as FedEx.  The reason they give is if someone pays for an "Express Service", they get it through Customs in minutes but you get invoiced later when Customs confirm the charge to FedEx or Parcelforce, 7 days or so later.
    If you just send the bill back and say "tough I've got my goods" - expect to get chased for the money and they will take legal action and it could put a "black mark" on your credit rating.
    Customs Labels are there for a reason and it's a bit like Tax Self Assessment - the onus is on US to fill out the forms correctly.
    Sorry for the "War and Peace" but buying from Overseas comes with certain problems but I hope my comments help you and others in the future.
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    Stu reacted to Bullionbilly in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    @BackyardBullion
    My prize is below. Its only small but a piece of history . 
    1/4 oz SS Gairsoppa Britannia.



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    Stu reacted to BackyardBullion in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
    OK - update. £200 raised so far, not bad for day 1!
    We have also had some amazing additional prizes added to the pool, here is the updated prize list. 
    250g Silver Forum Bar #1 of 25 donated by @Lr103 (THANK YOU!!!) 100g Silver Forum Bar #150 of 150 donated by the BYB's 3 oz Silver Forum Round #50 of 50 donated by the BYB's 1 oz Silver Forum Bar #200 of 200 donated by the BYB's 1 oz American Silver Eagle donated by @Piggybank 3x 1 oz Silver coins (from USA, UK and Canada) donated by @StackinJack Prize yet to be determined donated by @Bullionbilly Cupronickel £5 commemorative Poppy Coin @h103efa 1922 & 1923 Silver Peace Dollars donated by @Lr103 Thank you to everyone who has already donated and thanks to those who have added prizes too!
    I would love to hit the £1000 mark for this raffle, I know we can do it!
    So, to that end I have a stretch goal for you all to think about 🙂
    If we raise £1000+ I will donate a GOLD COIN (2008 1/10 oz Gold Eagle) to the prize pool. 
    SO GET THOSE ENTRIES IN!!!