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VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:01 pm
by HawkeEye
Well one of our granddaughters, age 9, arrived yesterday. My wife told her if she was good I would teach her about VAMs and she maybe could become a VAMweenie if she was smart enough.

We will see, but maybe so!

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:22 pm
by vambtym
pardon me, but what is there to comprehend being "smart enough"? this is a reference for all the varieties. one looks up the date/mint combo and then the variety list comparing what they have to the detailed known possibilities. and then hopefully identifies theirs.

am I misusing this site/forum or missing something else here? seems like anyone of any reasonable average intelligence can do it?

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:09 am
by HawkeEye
Not if you are 9 years old and have never seen a Morgan Dollar or heard of a VAM. Hope to have all four grandkids able to recognize the 1D, 5, and 27 before they go home. We all need to introduce our kids and grandkids to VAMing, otherwise the hobby dies.

"seems like anyone of any reasonable average intelligence can do it?" If this were true there would be no VAMworld Discussion Forum. And yes she is above "average intelligence" but like most her age she has never even seen a Morgan Dollar.

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:41 pm
by vambtym
fair enough hawkeye. sorry for coming off a bit 'hawkish' with my previous post. 4 vamweenies for the win!

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:45 pm
by vambtym
and i don't even know which i imagine to be 'famous' year(s)/mint mark(s) VAMs you referred to, re "the 1D, 5, and 27" shows my vamweeniness. :?

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:34 pm
by HawkeEye
1881-O, I am a one trick pony

https://www.1881o.com

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:10 am
by impairedsquirrel
Pfft, even I done did knowed that and I've been 9 for going on 40 yrs now! :mrgreen: :lol:

Good luck Hawk! (whatever keeps you too busy to circle my tree!)

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:17 am
by HawkeEye
Shucks I even mention those three on this page

https://www.1881o.com/mentor.html

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:53 pm
by HawkeEye
Well it only took Caroline, age 9, about thirty minutes to be able to identify the 1881-O VAMs 1D, 5, and 27. She liked the 1D Flaky Eye the best.
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Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:59 pm
by iceman
HawkeEye
Very COOL !!! Passing on the Knowledge !!! Way COOL !!

John

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:47 pm
by DHalladay
Caroline rocks!! Go girl!! :D

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:04 pm
by messydesk
Very cool! I think I have that same ringlight on my stereoscope. If you black out about 1/4 of it, the light will be a little less flat and you'll see a little more depth. Try with just holding a card over part of it and you'll see what I mean.

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:05 pm
by messydesk
Oh, and in 4 years, she'll be eligible to attend the ANA Summer Seminar. Most YNs end up going on a scholarship.

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:54 am
by impairedsquirrel
Well, duh, why wouldn't she like the WOW! best?!? :lol:
Next time you'll have to introduce her to a 33b... ;)

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:04 pm
by HawkeEye
I am thinking about having a tee shirt made for her to make it official. Then when her friends ask her what a VAMweenie is she can pass along some interest!

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:01 pm
by Longstrider
This makes me feel good. Thanks🐍

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:08 pm
by messydesk
HawkeEye wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:04 pm
I am thinking about having a tee shirt made for her to make it official. Then when her friends ask her what a VAMweenie is she can pass along some interest!
Might I recommend dialing that back to an 1881o.com t-shirt?

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:59 am
by blh74
messydesk wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:08 pm
HawkeEye wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:04 pm
I am thinking about having a tee shirt made for her to make it official. Then when her friends ask her what a VAMweenie is she can pass along some interest!
Might I recommend dialing that back to an 1881o.com t-shirt?
More better.