The Speech... and the end of a long road!

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Kurt28
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Re: The Speech...

Post by Kurt28 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:02 pm

Congratulations Rob.
And thanks for sharing your story.
One of my fondest memories is when you helped me sort out the differences between the 1889-P Bar Wing VAM-19A and VAM-22.
Unfortunately personal responsibilities have taken me away from my coins in the last couple of years, and will probably continue to do so for the next few.
But I cannot recall any activity that has been so rewarding in terms of camaraderie and intellectual stimulation.
Thanks again.

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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by impairedsquirrel » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:39 pm

Thanks Vern and Kurt!
I think this is the first I've seen you on VW2 Kurt, good to hear from ya!
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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by PickNGrin » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:59 am

Hi Rob,
I just started the set. Hopefully this will make the tie.
I think you will like the name.
Ed

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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:10 am

OK, now put a circulated set together.

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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by vamsterdam » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:30 pm

I am too lazy and forgetful to login to the SSDC and see what your set looks like. Hard to believe(and yet not) that you are first to complete the set. You sorta had a head Start by creating the list but there are some deep pocketed and aggressive folks out there. Congratulations!

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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by impairedsquirrel » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:45 am

Thanks Ed! I'm not sure which other set is new, but we're now officially the 3rd most popular SSDC registry set!! :D
Rabbit, half of my set IS circulated... my WOW! lowball set has 200 and some odd points!
I go totally NUTS for WOW! VAMs!! Or is that from WOW! VAMs?

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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by impairedsquirrel » Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:27 am

Bumped for Burch...
I go totally NUTS for WOW! VAMs!! Or is that from WOW! VAMs?

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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by morganman » Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:31 am

:popcorn: Admittingly, as much as i dislike you personally, I love your
WOW list coins

Congrads roofer- LOL
:|

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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by fogie » Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:45 am

WOW - congrats!

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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by 78-sLongnock » Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:36 pm

Hey Squirrel, thanks for bumping this to the top again. Thanks for writing The WOW Book and congratulations being 1st and still only one to completed the set.

Below, are pics from three 1921 Vam 29A , 29B and 29C that LVA inspected and attributed,
Here are his finding:

The first is the LVA attributed 1921-S Vam 29B with the I clash, Rev swirls and crack to the wing tip (Right).

So my furry friend, from page one of this thread, pictures of your Vam 29A is actually a Vam 29B and a WOW list Vam.
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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by 78-sLongnock » Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:50 pm

This is LVA attributed 21-S Vam 29A. There is an I clash and crack goes to bottom O in OF. There is no polished swirl. This is also a WOW Vam and should be in the Book.
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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by 78-sLongnock » Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:56 pm

For S&G’s here is a 1921-S Vam 29C LDS. The I clash and swirls have been polished away. The Rev crack extends into the M of AMERICA. So, no I clash so not worthy for the WOW book.

On another note, Morganman, why don’t you be an addition to the Vam World community
And take it upon yourself to do a research project or publish a finding to advance this community knowledge.
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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by HawkeEye » Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:59 pm

WOW for sure. Congratulations.
Deep in the woods of North Georgia

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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by Andy Hansen » Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:43 pm

Great Job Rob.

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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by tbconcrete » Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:16 am

8-)

I know the passion needed to complete the guide was intense. Well done !! No one could have worked harder to earn that keep. While your set is 100% filled, I doubt it will stop you from the quest of the " WOW " list coins ;)
Tiny

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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by iwillbenice » Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:28 am

Great Job! :geek: :)

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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by Tekkie1 » Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:13 am

Hey Congrats on those 3!

All I know is these VAMS are a pain in the Lowballs(Prof) to find. :lol:


BTW Rob,

You always have and always will be a great person and great friend to me.

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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by impairedsquirrel » Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:44 am

Tekkie1 wrote:
Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:13 am
Hey Congrats on those 3!

All I know is these VAMS are a pain in the Lowballs(Prof) to find. :lol:


BTW Rob,

You always have and always will be a great person and great friend to me.
Thanks Felix! I've experienced a lot of changes in my life over the last few years and I don't get to chat with you folks much anymore, but I'm proud to always call you guys my friends!
I go totally NUTS for WOW! VAMs!! Or is that from WOW! VAMs?

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Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

Post by impairedsquirrel » Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:46 am

Thanks folks! But, just for the record, this thread was from 2 years ago and I bumped it up for Burch to look at... ;)
I go totally NUTS for WOW! VAMs!! Or is that from WOW! VAMs?

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