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Forum: Off-topic Conversations Mar 22, 2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98,366
Posted By delafe
Welcome! I remember the gimbles counter and used...

Welcome! I remember the gimbles counter and used to visit it at least once a month with my allowance savings. (Talking about the late 70's in my case)

Although, I dont remember seeing any...
Forum: Commercial Sales Dec 6, 2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,381
Posted By delafe
It looks great! I wish you the best of success...

It looks great! I wish you the best of success with your sale.

Best,

Alfred
Forum: Commercial Sales Nov 24, 2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,412
Posted By delafe
Hey Phil: I hope your collection does very well...

Hey Phil:

I hope your collection does very well for you! You have some magnificent coins.

Best,

Alfred
Forum: Barbarous Jun 24, 2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,847
Posted By delafe
Nice example of an imitative! Alfred

Nice example of an imitative!

Alfred
Forum: Archeology Apr 26, 2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,307
Posted By delafe
There is another "discovery" which was...

There is another "discovery" which was posted to Moneta-L of what are also most likely fakes:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=37611

Alfred
Forum: Roman Apr 8, 2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,281
Posted By delafe
Exclamation Time to Speak Out

Friends (and otherwise);

The U.S. State Department has announced a date of May 6-7 for Cultural Property
Advisory Committee hearings on the request for renewal of the Memorandum of
Understanding...
Forum: Beginning Collectors Mar 28, 2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,651
Posted By delafe
Nathan: You should take Zach up on his offer, he...

Nathan:

You should take Zach up on his offer, he is one of the most knowledgable collectors of Late Roman Bronzes you will ever meet and a great guy to boot.

Alfred
Forum: Lost or Stolen Coins Mar 10, 2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,346
Posted By delafe
I have had more than the usual number of outbound...

I have had more than the usual number of outbound packages go missing and/or returned for one silly reason or another. Thankfully I have never had a single inbound registered package go missing. ...
Forum: Roman Feb 12, 2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 25,386
Posted By delafe
I would imagine that the fact that these coins...

I would imagine that the fact that these coins had such a low silver content was not exactly broadcast throughout the Roman empire. Quite frankly, the coins most likely looked as if they had a MUCH...
Forum: Interactive Map Project Jan 9, 2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192,149
Posted By delafe
Tom: The flash movie is not loading, are there...

Tom:

The flash movie is not loading, are there some missing files or did something "break"? I realize that this is an old thread, but it was an interesting project.

Alfred
Forum: Greek Dec 15, 2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,734
Posted By delafe
It could also be a result of harsh cleaning. ...

It could also be a result of harsh cleaning. Depending on how they were found and in what condition they were in, once the crud was removed it would be easy to confuse wear with damage from removing...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 7, 2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,634
Posted By delafe
Reid: Each instance is for a relatively small...

Reid:

Each instance is for a relatively small sum of money, the transactions are usually on a one-on-one basis or single sales over eBay or some other electronic venue. Any large frauds are done by...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 7, 2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,634
Posted By delafe
And what study or survey did you use to come up...

And what study or survey did you use to come up with your conclusion that "primarily dealers, also weathy collectors, don't want it to happen."? I would love to see your data, because every...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 7, 2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,634
Posted By delafe
Reid: Just look at the trouble the ANA started...

Reid:

Just look at the trouble the ANA started facing when they tried to work with eBay to deal with the issue of forgeries. Granted, some of it had to do with whose slab or certification was...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 6, 2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,634
Posted By delafe
There is a big difference between proving or...

There is a big difference between proving or disproving authenticity in the "real world" versus a court room.

In the case of the NY Gallery, one of the big reasons why they have not been...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 5, 2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,634
Posted By delafe
First, I am editing this message because I...

First, I am editing this message because I realize that the thread was originally in reference to Freeman & Sear. It is obvious that F & S are reputable to a fault and my responses are in reference...
Forum: Forgery Alerts Aug 24, 2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,991
Posted By delafe
I spoke to David Vagi and he does not believe...

I spoke to David Vagi and he does not believe that this coin has been handled by NGC.

In fact, a recent response to a question to the seller via eBay seems to indicate that the seller plans on...
Forum: Attribution Help Aug 19, 2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,894
Posted By delafe
Gold tends to stand up to the test of time for...

Gold tends to stand up to the test of time for several reasons. For starters, it does have the patination and encrustation issues of bronze and silver due to it's very nature as a noble metal...
Forum: Coin of the Day Jul 21, 2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,394
Posted By delafe
What coin would you HATE to part with?

As a dealer, I come across MANY nice coins and often I am tempted to keep one for my personal collection. (I have a policy that I do not mix my business resources with my personal) But it is rare...
Forum: Greek Jul 6, 2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,322
Posted By delafe
The smallest coin I ever handled came in at just...

The smallest coin I ever handled came in at just under 6mm (alas, I do not have a digital caliper)

SATRAPS OF CARIA, Hekatomnos. c.392-377 BC. Tetartemorion (6mm, .25g). Head of roaring lion left /...
Forum: Education Jun 3, 2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,496
Posted By delafe
I have had the pleasure of speaking with Scott a...

I have had the pleasure of speaking with Scott a few times at the New York international. A very nice guy that is a "serious" collector. He has my vote...

Best,

Alfred
Forum: Attribution Help May 10, 2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,729
Posted By delafe
Unfortunately the site was partially taken down...

Unfortunately the site was partially taken down again and Dane was working to restore it. Apparently there is a vulnerability in an older build of something on the Wildwinds server.

I find it...
Forum: Commercial Sales Apr 4, 2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,170
Posted By delafe
You have the technical grade and you have...

You have the technical grade and you have conditions of manufacture and time. (worn dies, "deposits", etc.)

But all of these factors have little to do with a coin being FDC. For a code to grade FDC...
Forum: Attribution Help Apr 1, 2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,252
Posted By delafe
Help with tiny Greek fraction

Hey All:

I dont have the coin with me, so I cant weigh it, but it is small. Have not been able to ID it, probably Cilician. If anyone has any info, it would be appreciated.
Forum: Commercial Sales Mar 28, 2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,528
Posted By delafe
My "informed audience" comment had to...

My "informed audience" comment had to do with the blurb about perhaps getting coins possessed by THE widow.
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