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Election stuff
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 5:53 am   Subject: Politicians
John B Scott
 
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Yes, we Australians do have the gift of being able to see right through politicians.
Blonde on Time
PostForum: Common Sense   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:31 pm   Subject: Blonde on Time
John B Scott
 
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BLONDE ON TIME

A girl was visiting her blonde friend, who had acquired two new dogs, and asked her what their names were.

The blonde responded by saying that one was named “Rolex” and one wa ...
Tall Stories
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:42 pm   Subject: Tall Stories
John B Scott
 
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Hope Stephen doesn't mind me piggybacking, also from Melbourne.

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THE HAIRCUT

Blessed are those that can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.

One day a flori ...
Antartica coming to NE
PostForum: Common Sense   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:11 pm   Subject: Antartica coming to NE
John B Scott
 
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Miserable. Commiserations. Good for the tennis players, here.
Today's Exciting Events
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:06 am   Subject: Today's Exciting Events
John B Scott
 
Replies: 38
Views: 3188




What about good quality American pocket watches??
Getting Married in Heaven
PostForum: Common Sense   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:49 am   Subject: Getting Married in Heaven
John B Scott
 
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Subject: Getting Married in Heaven

On their way to get married, a young couple were involved in a fatal car
accident.

The couple found themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St ...
dial collecting
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:56 am   Subject: dial collecting
John B Scott
 
Replies: 16
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The Elgin Arabic dial came loose, a long time ago. I forget the details but it is old (and unsigned) - 1870s to mid 1880s, I would say. Currently it is on a Grade 69 BWR (263412, as it happens).

Un ...
dial collecting
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:35 am   Subject: dial collecting
John B Scott
 
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This is the Ball-Hampden dial that I mentioned, above. Not blemish-free but it has cleaned up nicely and it looks very beautiful on 18s tu-tone 23J Special Railway 1150060.
dial collecting
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:22 am   Subject: dial collecting
John B Scott
 
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Those are very interesting comments, especially the ones about freelancing and Arabic numerals.

You have made me wonder about this dial.
dial collecting
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:22 pm   Subject: dial collecting
John B Scott
 
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I guess I should be clear about what I see as fancy dials - those colourful ones with bits of gold here and there. Yes, with curly gold hands.

I would never consider a Moorhouse EH&Co dial, for ...
San Francisco advertising dial/Portuguese Mercantile Co.
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:45 pm   Subject: San Francisco advertising dial/Portuguese Mercantile Co.
John B Scott
 
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So do I, even though I am on the other side. It is a special place.
dial collecting
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:41 pm   Subject: dial collecting
John B Scott
 
Replies: 16
Views: 2673




For the first 30 years, or so, I actively avoided the many private label dials that could be had (often at lowered prices), sticking to straight down the line open face railroads. I thought I was work ...
dial collecting
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:38 pm   Subject: dial collecting
John B Scott
 
Replies: 16
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For the first 30 years, or so, I actively avoided the many private label dials that could be had (often at lowered prices), sticking to straight down the line open face railroads. I thought I was work ...
I can play signed Moorhouse dials also
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:25 pm   Subject: I can play signed Moorhouse dials also
John B Scott
 
Replies: 3
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I appreciate seeing those. Dials are so important.
warm today
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:51 pm   Subject: warm today
John B Scott
 
Replies: 12
Views: 1265




It seems as though Melbourne is where it is all happening!

For those away, this is our summer holiday, so we are at a bit of a loose end.
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