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by vampicker
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FUN ZOOM Call
Replies: 38
Views: 890

Re: FUN ZOOM Call

The list has been ready to present for a couple of months now. Just waiting for a virtual version of VAM Thing to present it publicly. I have had the SSDC Registry awards ready to go too.
by vampicker
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT
Replies: 18
Views: 349

Re: OT

That's funny right there
by vampicker
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: RMG1883CC
Replies: 28
Views: 599

Re: RMG1883CC

Sad news, condolences to family and friends
by vampicker
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-CC question
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: 1884-CC question

The obverse marker on the chin leaves you with a VAM 10 or 10A. If there's not dash left under the 2nd 8, it's 10A - that's the only difference. An 'empty nest' is typically what's left when additional characteristics are described in other listings and nothing fits into the more generic older listi...
by vampicker
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FUN ZOOM Call
Replies: 38
Views: 890

Re: FUN ZOOM Call

It was a great meeting. Thanks again to messydesk and his daughter for setting it up.
by vampicker
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Toner
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: OT Toner

That's a cute dog. Only slab she should get near is ribs.
by vampicker
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901-O VAM 34
Replies: 37
Views: 1070

Re: 1901-O VAM 34

Agreed, still a great coin to rediscover already in your collection
by vampicker
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901-O VAM 34
Replies: 37
Views: 1070

Re: 1901-O VAM 34

This isn't even a 'you suck', I'd say this might be a 'wow I do suck' moment.
by vampicker
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901-O VAM 34
Replies: 37
Views: 1070

Re: 1901-O VAM 34

yup, what John said. I think your example might have been the one that made me put it on the JR list in the first place.
by vampicker
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Carson City in the cupboard
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Carson City in the cupboard

It's a shame that medal wasn't on the cup. Still pretty sure I want one
by vampicker
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 610

Re: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

If you want a revision of the VAM 3A listing, you're going to have to come up with a different example. Van Allen won't touch something with toning like that. I know you think this is significant, but I'd view this as minor at best.
by vampicker
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 610

Re: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

Out of focus, but that sure looks like a wreath clash

It is entirely possible that there was a minor polish job prior to the one with ultra deep mirrors that makes the 3 come back.
by vampicker
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 610

Re: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

Fine, if you actually have the fuggly (IMO) toner in hand, shoot the back of the cap at a different angle. I predict magic.
by vampicker
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 610

Re: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

Or you're just wrong There's nothing special about your 3A. I'm out. Someone else can play
by vampicker
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 610

Re: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

Sorry, I ain't buying it. Looks like a typical 3A with some bagmarks and toning. Unremarkable in my opinion.
by vampicker
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 610

Re: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

Here's the in between stage. Pics are a little tricky because of the insane mirrors
by vampicker
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 610

Re: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

BTW, look at the VAM 7 listing. The earliest stage of VAM 3 has no wing spikes, but has reverse only single clash marks from its use in the VAM 7 marriage.
by vampicker
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 610

Re: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

I'll say it. Are you certain you've correctly attributed the piece in question?