Preparing for one auction and imaging for another

A split day today, partly setting up tomorrow’s auction down at Fakenham Racecourse and partly imaging for the December auction back at the shop. A full catalogue for tomorrow’s auction can be viewed at http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/james-and-son-auctioneers/catalogue-id-2901720, and if you cannot get to Fakenham tomorrow you can also register to bid online at www.the-saleroom.com.

My main imaging task today was producing pictures for the back cover of the next catalogue, some of the highlights being included below. I also imaged some postal history lots after this with what was left of the day.

Now for some pictures…

This is lot 1 in the December sale.
This is lot 1 in the December sale.

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This is a composite of five coin lots which I scanned at the same time before separating out.
This is a composite of five coin lots which I scanned at the same time before separating out.

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Preparing for Auction and starting to image for the December auction

Today has been a hectic day, with getting things set for the auction coming up this Saturday at Fakenham Racecourse. Those who cannot make it to Fakenham can bid online via http://www.the-saleroom.com. In addition to this it was necessary to start imaging for the December auction since there are only two weeks between the two auctions.

Also a class from twitter: in an example of self-inflicted gunshot wounds to both feet a member of UKIP contrived to mistake Westminster Cathedral for a mosque!!

Here are some pictures for you…

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Richard Corbett MEP Speaks Out On TTIP

Save Our NHS Hull and East Yorkshire

rally6 - Copy - CopyRichard Corbett is the Labour MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber. He made time in his incredibly busy Saturday schedule which involved campaigning all over Yorkshire, to join our local councillors and speak at our Community Mass March and Rally.

The MPs had other priorities which did not involve campaigning or standing shoulder to shoulder in a public manner with the community on this issue.

Local MPs Greg Knight, Andrew Percy, Alan Johnson, David Davis and Graham Stuart were not present in the Commons last Friday for the TTIP debate which formed part of Clive Efford’s NHS Reinstatement Bill, according to Hansard: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm141121/debtext/141121-0001.htm#14112159000001

Here is Richard’s blog about the Rally with some more pictures from the day.

“I spoke at the Save the NHS from TTIP rally in Hull on Saturday. It was a well attended event, despite the weather.

It’s not that I oppose trade agreements between Europe and America. As a Yorkshire…

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The Seven Deadly Sins of banking

Make Wealth History

All is not well in the City, and last week saw the latest in a string of banking scandals. Despite the regular declarations from the industry and their apologists, none of these scandals have seen any serious change either to banking behaviour or to the way the industry is regulated. The banks are caught, fined, and carry on as before. At least that’s how it appears to the rest of us.

So it feels like there is something of the zeitgeist about Molly Scott Cato’s new project, the Seven Deadly Sins of banking. It explains seven ways in which the industry goes wrong, with lots of detail and research under the visual wit.

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It’s a project from the Green Party, who Molly Scott Cato represents as an MEP, in collaboration with Green politicians across Europe. It aims to highlight some of the recurring wrongs in banking and what…

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Preparing for Auction and Twitter Following Hits 500

I have been at work today, preparing the auction side of my database for the James and Sons November Auction which takes place on Saturday. A full catalogue can be viewed at: http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/james-and-son-auctioneers/catalogue-id-2901720 while if you cannot get to Fakenham Racecourse on Saturday you can sign up to bid online here: https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/my-account/login?ReturnUrl=%2Fen-gb%2Fmy-account%2Fregister%2Fsign-up%2Fevent-2901720%3FcallingPageUrl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.the-saleroom.com%2Fen-gb%2Fsearch-filter%2Fauction-catalogues%253Fauctiontype%3DLiveAuction%26clientUrlName%3Djames-and-son-auctioneers%26returnToCallingPageIfRegistered%3DFalse

I have one other piece of news to report/ celebrate: thanks to @allinoneplace hitting the follow button my tally of followers on @aspitweets has reached 500 (there has been another new follower, @charlieomalley, even since I started writing this post). Big thanks to all of these people.

This is a rarity for one of my posts – no pictures.

 

Taking Part in a Research Project

Yesterday I travelled to Norwich to take part in a research project relating to Asperger’s Syndrome/ Autistic Spectrum Conditions. The project, being run by Graham Bradley of UEA, involved three stages: an abbreviated version of the diagnostic test that confirms whether or not one is on the spectrum, then a two part intelligence/ reasoning test, first attempting to define words and then a pattern recognition exercise (I was got by one word, pavid, but as you might expect handled the pattern recognition exercise with considerable ease), the final part of the session being a computer based exercise, again themed on pattern recognition. This last involved identifying the letter H or L according to what came up on the screen. The two fundamental variants: sometimes the key letter was a large letter made up of a collection of smaller (irrelevant) letters organised in appropriate array, and sometimes it was the smaller letters that were key and the large letter they formed that was irrelevant.

Anyone who is able to get to Norwich and interested in taking part in this project can contact Graham Beales. His email address is G.Beales@uea.ac.uk and he can also be contacted on 07851 319347.

I do also have some pictures for you…

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This is a sample of my aunt's knitting skill - these pieces will form a blanket.
This is a sample of my aunt’s knitting skill – these pieces will form a blanket.
Swaffham church on a sunny but cold day
Swaffham church on a sunny but cold day
This is from just beyond Swaffham
This is from just beyond Swaffham
This shot was taken in Hockering.
This shot was taken in Hockering.
The first of the Norwich shots
The first of the Norwich shots

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Full circle - this set of pictures started in King's Lynn and we are back there now with the Christmas lights.
Full circle – this set of pictures started in King’s Lynn and we are back there now with the Christmas lights.

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King’s Lynn Bird Life and Twitter

I did not allow the fact that is a bleak, rainy November day to prevent me from getting out and about, and I have some good pictures, particularly of birds to share with you. My twitter following continues to grow, 450 having being reached today.

Now for some pics…

There is a small bird on this branch.
There is a small bird on this branch.

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An adventure playground for arctic terns!
An adventure playground for arctic terns!

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