We mentioned on a newsletter how various ‘alternative’ investments have fared over the years.
A coin dealer got in touch with some values of commemorative coins.
It was a bit of shock, but here we go:
In 1990 the Royal Mint sold a £5 cupronickel coin to celebrate the Queen Mother’s 90th birthday. They sold it to Joe Public for £9.99 but a dealer will give you just Continue reading Not coining it in . . .
As you may have noticed there was a solar eclipse visible in America this week.
Needless to say it was an opportunity for the US Postal Service to issue special stamps for the occasion, and they were not the only ones.
Using modern printing technology some of the stamps, including the American ones, used heat-reactive thermochromic ink. That meant that the moon looks black on the stamp but when you put your finger on it the ink is warmed and the moon appears. When the stamp cools it goes Continue reading Storing the Moon
Being active on the web means we do attract a lot of junk mail, often from folks who have the secret of increasing turnover/selling more/getting higher in search engines/turning base metal into gold . .
Actually we are not sure of that last one but have probably been offered it more than once. The ones we like best are the ones which say they can push our site up the Google rankings. The odd thing is that none of their sites are ever highly ranked.
Some clown keeps telling us we are not getting enough ‘organic traffic and growth’. No, we have no idea what that means either. The only organic thing we have seen recently was a carrot and Continue reading Rabbiting on, but organically
Search – use keyword, phrase, or reign (GB & Commonwealth).