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« on: July 29, 2020, 09:05:42 pm »

            To those of you who made good use of your COVID19 lock-down time to reorganize your numismatic life, I can only say.. &#&%S!, you #$#%#$
         Now, that might SEEM like negative energy, but thats only if you are one of those people who actually made good use of the time.  The rest of us understand.
For example, Top Photo, are Things I wanted to Do Something About.  That might seem like a very low threshold of accomplishment, but (apart from these photos), I did not even achieve that.
   Item A are Aes Rude about 5 lbs./2.2 kg.  Just big lumps of bronze.   You can weigh them, photograph them, throw them at Carthaginians.    Still in the box they were in on March 13.
   Item B is a storage box.  Of things such as medals I dont remember buying; thing in a nice case; paper money (?) and Lusitania Medal (Brit. copy) 3 of 3.  The label of the box says paid bills 1999-2002.  Zero progress on that one.
   Yes, by the way, that is a very fetching new Home Depot box below the items.  Another, different, un-fulfilled project.
   Item C is 2x2x9  boxes, black, which are undetectable in the back of a dark closet.  They may have been there for years.  Maybe since February.  Hard to say.
   Item D gets close to being interesting.  As you can see from the next photo, the box is clearly labeled Coin Supplies/Extras No Coins.  That implies that the following photo cannot possibly be a photo of the interior of that box, as, if that were the case, the box with No Coins would thereby seem to be nearly filled with coins.  And casino chips and things that look like coins.  And you would be right.  It is not nearly filled with coins.  It is only about 25% filled with coins (by volume).  
   In the Top Photo, there is a cardboard box to the right of C&D it is 5/6ths filled with presentations boxes of the Hall of Fame of Great Americans series of medals.  Perfectly nice.   The medals are also perfectly nice, and also in the boxes.  I have (maybe) half of the issue (or so) of the bronze.  They sit in the back of my closet waiting for me to figure out which half I have.  Not happening during this pandemic, apparently.  A nice monograph of these medals, from an expert I know (not me), is forthcoming.
   Now, note that these photos have almost nothing to do with my actual collection, as I define it.   However, the boxes at E are part of the collection the part consisting of struck bronze Roman Republic coinage that doesnt fit in my other boxes of struck bronze Roman Republic coinage.  Or even in the same cases with my other boxes of struck bronze Roman Republic coinage.  I probably made the most progress with these coins the coins are in order of Crawford, RRC.  Except, of course, for the box of Crawford 56 TBD.  And, except, Crawfords chronology has been tweaked and refined.  Yeah, I know, live your life like its 1974.
   But that may seem a bit pessimistic, and there is some light at the end of the tunnel.  The F items are Abafil cases.  They are not my only Abafil cases, as I have a bit of a fetish about them, but they are the ones I planned to make use of during COVID19.  The one in the front is very old, with 5 half-size trays.  Very handy --- if I were to go someplace while carrying coins.  The beautiful blue one just one half-tray -- carried some of my coins the last time I was in the presence of anyone else with ancient coins that was March.  
   Indeed, in January, I won show and tell at my coin club.  I was extremely happy.  So you guessed it -- those January coins are still waiting to be re-filed, in the double-size red box next to items A and D.  It was too depressing to label that box as Get with the Program, in part because it also has about 100 other un-filed coins in it.  I think I acquired them during COVID.  Or perhaps I just moved them to the red box because I was bored of them being in a black box (which, as I noted above, can be hard to see.)  Or maybe I found them.
   The final photo is the interior of the largest Abafil case.  Thats the new style, where the surface is really, really leather-like.  I love it.  If I was much younger, I might hope that it would marry me some day.  I was supposed to start filling it two years ago.  The COVID19 lockdown would have been a good time to do that.  Note that most of the trays are still wrapped.
   So, for all of you who DIDNT accomplish much, I join and salute you!  Those of you who did make numismatic progress I look forward to your presentations.
     (I apologize to our board members for whom my highly-idiomatic American English in this post is not clear.)
        Please stay healthy, numismatically and in all other senses.



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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 09:07:36 pm »

Ah, the Abafils were over-the-limit, and they are the best part....


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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 11:39:15 am »

Look at it this way, you can't get sick and die because you have too much to do.

I imagine (but don't know) that one thing that is overwhelming is where to start.  You might start with prioritizing.....?
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 05:29:26 pm »

Yes, there are clearly priorities.   I really should put the coins in the red box back where they belong, then I can move the coins-in-the-box-that-doesn't-have-coins into the red box.  And so on.  Probably done by November at this pace...

  Sigh... I'll probably end up moving the casino chips and random US coins into the Abafill and take them as I wander around a bingo night somewhere, trying to impress the big players..
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