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  1. Just thought I would try to catch up with folks. I have been away for awhile as many of you know. Health reasons. My tests are finally in the normal + range. But in February I had my 4th back surgery which left me much worse off than what I went in as. But in July we got my next hobby to keep me waking up for something to do each day, being disabled and retired, in no particular order, and waiting for Mrs. to retire in 1 1/2 yrs. It is a 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme with matching numbers and near original interior 84,000 miles. We owned one when we got married in 1973 and miss it since then. Looked for nearly 9 yrs to find one in good shape. Being an ex auto mechanic, had to dig out the Motors and Chilton's to refresh on some things. Was embarrassed to admit it but I have forgotten more than I can ever remember. But none the less, I am pressing on. I am hoping my Competitive Isle of Man cats gets some attention for this years awards as well as my custom cats of the world, or others, especially the Snow Leopards. Hope my old followers will follow me again, as I will follow you as well.
  2. Done both of those. Only was able to upload in comment section
  3. Will try to add photos again
  4. Don't know why photo wasn't uploaded, maybe that's whats altered.
  5. Got this back from grading. Bought it from the Mint. Called NGC to find out what this meant. Got a gal who read a prepared sentence. I called the mint to see if they had done something to this coin, and they say no, can't be responsible for coins once they leave the mint. Still don't know what is wrong with it. I guess the Postal Service did something to it before NGC got it, because I know that they don't "alter surfaces". Anyway, can someone explain what the mints do to alter surfaces so as to negate a coin from being graded. Thanks anyone.
  6. In response to my journal about the 14 day turn around. I sent them in with the Modern tier, World coins. Also here is my colorized coin rejected as colorized outside the mint.
  7. I guess NGC edits journal entries. Some of my language has been deleted. Sad to see this. It took away some of my emotion that I felt was necessary for the entry
  8. WOW!!! I sent in 18 World coins to NGC on April 10th via small flat rate priority mail. They received it on the 12th. The 13th of April, the tracker said received and verified. I checked the tracker and it said scheduled for grading on the 16th of April. The 17th of April it said finalized/shipped. WHAT THE F!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can it be?????????? Received it this morning the 24th of April. Only 7 days to ship here. Other submissions took 2 weeks or more. WHAT'S UP WITH THIS?????? Anyone have any thoughts on this miraculous turnaround. By the way I was very pleased with the grades on this submission. Of which all my previous submissions have been less than rewarding. I sent in this submission because I have been waiting for a particular coin to get to complete a set I have been striving to complete for years. Now it's time to add them to the registry and then later this summer put them up for sale, God willing. For all you who remember, my health is stable for now which is good I guess. I am recovering right now from a major surgery that has really drained my gas tank (emotional and physical). Folks, please try to keep the journals going. I look everyday and sometimes days/weeks go by and the same last three posted show up. IT IS DISHEARTENING to see what it has become. DAMN IT NGC GET YOUR TOGETHER AND PUT IT BACK THE WAY IT WAS OR FIX IT SOMEHOW. LISTEN TO YOUR MEMBERS. THEY!!!!!!!!!!! ARE THE ONES WHO MADE YOU. Don't go the way of Ebay. Us small sellers made Ebay and now they cowtow to the big internet sellers and national businesses. Just DON'T go there. I am Formally known as Eagles-r-It. And my favorite color is ORANGE.
  9. I too am sorry to read this post as I revealed my own serious illness just a few days ago. I don't know RMW, but I feel your pain in many ways. I am sorry that We may no longer enjoy the fabulous posts and tremendous knowledge that RMW showed. My SINCERE heart and prayers to you my fellow member. I really hope that treatment stops and reverses the ills that you have.
  10. I guess that sometime everyone gets the "dreaded" phone call in life. Whether it is being notifyied of a family member death or failing health. This time it is my turn. Failing health and serious problem has made it's way to myself. I am having to start selling and don't really know how to approach it. I think there are members here that work for auction firms and people who sell online alot. If anyone could contact me about advice or people to contact I would appreciate it. If you are looking for something, let me know if I have it maybe we can work something out. I won't make a firm decision on how to sell until I hear from alot of you, my friends and colleauges here at NGC. It pains me to do this, but selling was not a choice I made lightly, rather it is a necessary thing. Thanks to you all. I must say CONGRATS to all the registry winners, way to go and best of luck to all of you in 2018.