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cliveb13

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    cliveb13 got a reaction from motorbikez in Australia RAM Polar Series 2009 complete set.   
    They look great
    I would like to buy them if still available. I will send a PM
    CB
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    cliveb13 got a reaction from Bullionbilly in Queen's Beast 1/4oz gold Griffin + Case   
    Hi Tom
    I can buy this if still available . Good place to start w coin & box
    Let me know if I am the first
    Cliveb13
    Thanks
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    cliveb13 got a reaction from blab in Gold and bits of silver   
    Hi Blab
    Sent you a PM
    C
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    cliveb13 got a reaction from SilverSkipper in Tunes to stack too   
    Freda Payne - Band of Gold

    Always good to be reminded of that great song
    C
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    cliveb13 got a reaction from HyHy in What do you stack and why ?   
    Hi, 
    i collect PMs . Not silver but I have collection, definitely not a stack, across Au, Pd, Pt and Rh. I think it's a collection not a stack as I would be loathe to trade, but not completely . It's just not my plan 
    I started abt 5 years ago when I had an idea for a present for my wife & made a small corner of the Periodic table with actual bars. Then I bought some for me but I still have not worked a best way to display. 
    What I like is that I have something rare and pure. That got me interested & I have picked up bars and coins across the last 5 years. The coins are nice but it's the intrinsic pure metal I like. 
    My kids think it's weird but they don't collect anything so how would they know. 
    Its interesting & I keep a close eye on the forum to see what comes up but not too much beyond Au, Ag and occasional Pt 
     
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    cliveb13 got a reaction from HyHy in What do you stack and why ?   
    Hi, 
    i collect PMs . Not silver but I have collection, definitely not a stack, across Au, Pd, Pt and Rh. I think it's a collection not a stack as I would be loathe to trade, but not completely . It's just not my plan 
    I started abt 5 years ago when I had an idea for a present for my wife & made a small corner of the Periodic table with actual bars. Then I bought some for me but I still have not worked a best way to display. 
    What I like is that I have something rare and pure. That got me interested & I have picked up bars and coins across the last 5 years. The coins are nice but it's the intrinsic pure metal I like. 
    My kids think it's weird but they don't collect anything so how would they know. 
    Its interesting & I keep a close eye on the forum to see what comes up but not too much beyond Au, Ag and occasional Pt 
     
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    cliveb13 got a reaction from HyHy in What do you stack and why ?   
    Hi, 
    i collect PMs . Not silver but I have collection, definitely not a stack, across Au, Pd, Pt and Rh. I think it's a collection not a stack as I would be loathe to trade, but not completely . It's just not my plan 
    I started abt 5 years ago when I had an idea for a present for my wife & made a small corner of the Periodic table with actual bars. Then I bought some for me but I still have not worked a best way to display. 
    What I like is that I have something rare and pure. That got me interested & I have picked up bars and coins across the last 5 years. The coins are nice but it's the intrinsic pure metal I like. 
    My kids think it's weird but they don't collect anything so how would they know. 
    Its interesting & I keep a close eye on the forum to see what comes up but not too much beyond Au, Ag and occasional Pt 
     
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    cliveb13 got a reaction from Piggybank in Today I made.....   
    I would like to add my comment that I too think you are seriously talented. The ideas and the execution are extremely professional. The anniversary dog tags are very special and the gold ring with the intertwining is very very good. Please let us all know if you have a xmas gift pop up shop opening for the Forum members cos I know my daughters would like something different in their gift pile. 
    Great videos too. 
    CB
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    cliveb13 got a reaction from Madstacks in Ever been in a share with possible takeover news?   
    I have a small portfolio of shares and over time a couple have been merged, or sold. Only a minority though. 
    The share price will rise and unless there is expected to be another bidder who will go over the offered price, the share price will be close to the offer price you already know about. If the 'market' thinks another bidder may emerge the price might be even higher. 
    You can sell ahead of the close of the offer in the market and bank your profit but you would pay dealing costs. If you wait till the deal closes and it goes thru you will get the full price with no dealing costs either as a cheque or into your holding / nominee account. That could take a little time though. 
    Does this help. Either way, great timing. CB 
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    cliveb13 got a reaction from Madstacks in Ever been in a share with possible takeover news?   
    I have a small portfolio of shares and over time a couple have been merged, or sold. Only a minority though. 
    The share price will rise and unless there is expected to be another bidder who will go over the offered price, the share price will be close to the offer price you already know about. If the 'market' thinks another bidder may emerge the price might be even higher. 
    You can sell ahead of the close of the offer in the market and bank your profit but you would pay dealing costs. If you wait till the deal closes and it goes thru you will get the full price with no dealing costs either as a cheque or into your holding / nominee account. That could take a little time though. 
    Does this help. Either way, great timing. CB 
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    cliveb13 got a reaction from BullionBoy in Platinum   
    Hi Bullionboy, 
    The buying bit is easy. Not sure about Vancouver Exchange as I am in UK. Here many dealers, though not all, will offer Pt bars of various sizes. The challenge is twofold in making cash or a beneficial exit strategy. Here, and again, I don't know about Canada, our Value Added Tax, VAT, adds 20% to the base price of the bar. Not the spot price. The dealer price. In addition, smaller bars of any variety and especially the non-gold ones has a bigger margin over the spot price. Partly because demand is small and the dealer might be making one-off orders. Also, the smaller bars have the same transport, packaging and registration costs. 
    So its not easy. I have been buying some Pt and Pd but mainly because the physical metal interests me and the idea of something pure and rare. I don't trade but at some stage there may need to be an exit. I have no idea how best to sell, but so far I have been a purchaser on the Silver Forum, and becoming a seller would certainly be one route. The items that are keenly priced do sell quickly and you will see users give feedback on suggested costings. 
    I hope you can make it work if thats your plan. 
    CB
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    cliveb13 got a reaction from Lindeman in Platinum   
    Thanks Kdave, I can put them away or display them. They are rare and pure and a member of a very exclusive part of the periodic table. I am a chemist, or was. I won't sell them though I don't think. In theory some of the pieces have been good investments but that is mainly down to a lower £/$ since brexit vote. In the long term I think metals will increase as an asset class. And I have only bought as a second-owner from dealers or ebay and of course the SilverForum. 
    I'll take some pictures in the morning and post. 
    CB
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    cliveb13 got a reaction from KDave in Platinum   
    I have some Platinum and Palladium and bought some of it near but not exactly at, the very low. I don't think its really tradeable as the margin to buy is big cf gold especially, but from an interest point of view I like having something rare and pure. Slightly unhinged, my kids think so and when I said they might inherit it they both said 'why' 
    I have been trying to think what to do with it so any ideas welcome. I did do a 'picture' of ounce bars of Pt/Pd/Au/Rh as a present for a friend but thats the extent so far. 
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    cliveb13 got a reaction from ChrisSIlver in Hi. I am a new member too   
    Hello everyone & thanks to Chris for inviting me to post an introduction. Great idea

    I am novice collector of precious metals. Somehow I became interested in rare elements, researched some forms of the metals & over year bought ounce bars of Au, Pt, Pd & Rh.

    I now have a few others of the same elements & a bigger Ag bar. I have no idea what I am going to with them but the idea of owning something rare & pure & finite is appealing. Kids think I am eccentric though!

    Nice to meet you all
    Cliveb13
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    cliveb13 got a reaction from ChrisSIlver in Hi. I am a new member too   
    Hello everyone & thanks to Chris for inviting me to post an introduction. Great idea

    I am novice collector of precious metals. Somehow I became interested in rare elements, researched some forms of the metals & over year bought ounce bars of Au, Pt, Pd & Rh.

    I now have a few others of the same elements & a bigger Ag bar. I have no idea what I am going to with them but the idea of owning something rare & pure & finite is appealing. Kids think I am eccentric though!

    Nice to meet you all
    Cliveb13
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    cliveb13 got a reaction from ChrisSIlver in Hi. I am a new member too   
    Hello everyone & thanks to Chris for inviting me to post an introduction. Great idea

    I am novice collector of precious metals. Somehow I became interested in rare elements, researched some forms of the metals & over year bought ounce bars of Au, Pt, Pd & Rh.

    I now have a few others of the same elements & a bigger Ag bar. I have no idea what I am going to with them but the idea of owning something rare & pure & finite is appealing. Kids think I am eccentric though!

    Nice to meet you all
    Cliveb13