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Leroy Spanking Stories

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:08 am

In my time sending stuff to Leroy, I have gotten a few letters back from him that in my mind were gentle spankings. Here is one example from the same letter. Anyone want to share other spanking stories?
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Re: Leroy Spanking Stories

Post by CascadeChris » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:50 am

I have yet to receive a "spanking" but I've heard of them. Especially if you are either a: An upper echelon or have been in the game a while.. b: Doing a die study and send him below AU coins.. c: he sees you are moving from novice to intermediate and wants to gently guide you with tough love.

I dont shotgun stuff to him and most of the stuff I send him turns out to either be new or interesting revisions etc (aside "story" coins, which I wish didn't count under the 10 limit, it SUCKS and shouldn't imo, but whatevs) which I'm sure has helped in not getting "spanked" yet.. I can count the number of rejections / already listed back on one hand or close to it with close to 40 DC's to my name for far.
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Re: Leroy Spanking Stories

Post by messydesk » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:23 am

I think somewhere I have one that says it's a variety that was already reported to him ... by me. This was probably way back when I'd send submitter's coins to him myself, and I probably didn't have the discovery coin from the first time around.
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Re: Leroy Spanking Stories

Post by vampicker » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:03 pm

In my '5 in 5' interview that ...kenny did for the Mallis library, I talk about explaining a counterclash. Leroy listened politely then stopped me with "I've seen this before". A few years later I discovered he invented the word I was explaining.
I've had several of the 'this was reported by you' responses, but like JB, they've been other people's stuff. It's still a cringe worthy moment when you first read it.
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Re: Leroy Spanking Stories

Post by vamsterdam » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:20 pm

I got spanked a couple of times. Several for coins that weren’t high enough grade and for ones that had been listed. I’d have to dig through to find the letters.

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Post by impairedsquirrel » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:07 pm

Not really a spanking so much as a bummer, but I found a 79-P VAM-7b (before there was a VAM-7b) and posted it here for vetting. JR said "I think I saw this once a long time ago, but the owner never sent it to Leroy." So off to Sydney it went and came back with a letter that basically said "This variety was reported and listed two weeks ago..."
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Re: Leroy Spanking Stories

Post by bob259 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:44 pm

None yet! I try to make sure of what I am sending. Now, not everything I send gets a new VAM but he has been kind so far.

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Post by Unc90o » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:10 pm

I sent Leroy a 90o whizzed-to-death coin, got spanked and rejected. Two months later, I sent him the same whizzed coin along with 90o v2a1 for comparison. This time he listed the whizzed coin as v2c. A year and a half later, I sent him the whizzed coin again which now in a discovery slab along with an EDS of it. He split the listing to v2c1 and v2c2, and spanked me once more for that whizzed coin as there are areas on it that's not attributable due to whizzing and made him do double work. So, I got spanked practically twice for the same coin. :lol:

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Post by dave700x » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:48 pm

Unc90o wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:10 pm
I sent Leroy a 90o whizzed-to-death coin, got spanked and rejected. Two months later, I sent him the same whizzed coin along with 90o v2a1 for comparison. This time he listed the whizzed coin as v2c. A year and a half later, I sent him the whizzed coin again which now in a discovery slab along with an EDS of it. He split the listing to v2c1 and v2c2, and spanked me once more for that whizzed coin as there are areas on it that's not attributable due to whizzing and made him do double work. So, I got spanked practically twice for the same coin. :lol:
That almost sounds like double jeopardy... :lol:
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Re: Leroy Spanking Stories

Post by blh74 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:24 am

Sorry to say but I think you deserved it. I mean spanked. Don`t you think Leroy deserves more respect?

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Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:54 am

Thanks for the opinion. If you knew the backstory behind this, you likely would not have made that comment.

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Post by blh74 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:42 pm

OK the story might be of interest.

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Post by Raybob15239 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:52 pm

I expect a gentle spanking for sending a polished coin. The polishing at least does not impair the heavy file lines in the hair gap of this particular 26S. I would not have sent it if I could have found another example... You have to play the hand you're dealt!
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Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:19 am

I will try to avoid being a curmudgeon about and on this thread that I started. The story behind Leroy's comments are not really pertinent to the thread. I was trying to start a lighthearted thread about Leroy stories, nothing more, nothing less. Maybe in a way I was trying to show folks that I have been down the road of submitting mundane stuff to Leroy that brought out his consternation. making me human. Most folks that responded seemed to take it in the way of lighthearted Leroy stories, which is the way it was intended.

Responding to the single negative comment is not appropriate, but my comment remains.

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Post by TheYokel » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:26 am

LateDateMorganGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:19 am
I will try to avoid being a curmudgeon about and on this thread that I started. The story behind Leroy's comments are not really pertinent to the thread. I was trying to start a lighthearted thread about Leroy stories, nothing more, nothing less. Maybe in a way I was trying to show folks that I have been down the road of submitting mundane stuff to Leroy that brought out his consternation. making me human. Most folks that responded seemed to take it in the way of lighthearted Leroy stories, which is the way it was intended.

Responding to the single negative comment is not appropriate, but my comment remains.
I firmly believe that for every small irritation that LVA feels toward seeing a "mundane" coin sent in, he is equally, or more-so, filled with joy that people are still interested in what he started; that another generation of hunters continues the search for cool coins and unique dies.

Except scribbles. In my mind everyone hates scribbles. Including LVA :D
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Post by blh74 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:48 am

Want to apologize to LateDateMorganGuy. I was referring to sending whizzed and polished coin to Leroy.

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Re: Leroy Spanking Stories

Post by Raybob15239 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:55 am

TheYokel wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:26 am
Except scribbles. In my mind everyone hates scribbles. Including LVA :D
Thems fightin' words!
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Re: Leroy Spanking Stories

Post by TheYokel » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:00 am

Raybob15239 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:55 am
[quote=TheYokel post_id=13430 time=1554337597 user_id=809
Except scribbles. In my mind everyone hates scribbles. Including LVA :D
Thems fightin' words!
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Post by ashmore86 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:38 pm

Back about 12 -14 years ago, I started searching out clashed varieties. I had heard LVA was starting to put "A's" on the normal VAMs for coins with letter transfer. I searched 4-5 major shows and got together 20-30 new clashes. I got them all together and sent them off to Leroy. I got back the package 2 weeks later and I had 3 or 4 new clashes and about 25 of them came back with a Note "submitted and listed a month ago by Mark Kimpton. :) Oh well.

so since then, I don't submit to LVA-I just wait to get out Leroyed. If it is something REALLY important, like the 1921 VAM 44, ....OK I send it... I'd just rather have someone else get it listed normally.

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Re: Leroy Spanking Stories

Post by crabscrape » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:21 pm

The Good Lord! will Bless me one day with a vam 44. U wait and see. Its coming I got that feeling!

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