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Yup. It even has The Jackson Michigan Zouave Drill Team. In reverse. :D 

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11 hours ago, Arcadia said:

Pre-print? Me not know that term.

We watch The Court Jester every year at Christmas. I don't know why; it's not Christmassy. But my brother and I think it's the funniest thing ever filmed. :D 

My dad was always a Danny Kaye fan but I don’t recall ever seeing the movie. I’ve just checked on YouTube but it’s not available there. I’ll keep my eye open for a cheap copy.

A pre-print is basically a copy. It’s usually when someone has a genuine signed photograph and then sells copies at a reduced price. For eg. you can get Rathbone pre-prints for day £5. But a real one is 40 times that.

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Odd term, since what you describe just sounds like an everyday copy to me. Learn something new all the time!

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This article explains in some detail:

Recognizing pre-printed autographs from authentic ones

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I think the reason it's called a preprint instead of a copy is that it's not a copy of just the autograph, it appears to be an autographed photo.  But only one photo was actually autographed; then it was mass-reproduced, so that in the copies, the "autograph" is actually part of the photo.

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So, "pre-printed" refers to the autograph (which was previously written by the person who signed it) rather than to the print itself, I guess? Still find it an odd term, but at least now I understand what it means.

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I can’t really see why anyone would want one? It would take someone even sadder than me😃

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More like a kid, maybe?

 

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Probably Carol. Someone who wants the picture but doesn’t want to pay for the signature.

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... or is too young/naive to care that it's not a "real" autograph.  I think I developed an appreciation for that distinction somewhere in my teens.  (Not that I've ever been an autograph collector.)

It's kinda interesting just seeing what a person's handwriting looks like, and a pre-print serves just about as well for that.

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On 1/11/2019 at 10:33 AM, Sheerluck said:

In case you were unaware, the Royal Mint is issuing a new 50p coin for Sherlock Holmes anniversary.

https://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/2019-annual-sets/sherlock-holmes

I think it should have been a pound coin, or better still a tenner.

The 50p coin with Holmes on it looks way cool.

Unfortunately, it seems one must buy the entire 2019 Collection at 55 pounds in order to own the Sherlock coin . . it's not sold separately.

I'm with you about the denomination, though . . is 50p an insult to the Great Detective?  Certainly a pound coin . . (is that the same thing as a 'sovereign'?--seeing as SH was so fond of passing those out to the Irregulars) would have been more fitting.  It's not like anybody is going to be *spending* these--quel horreur!--so might as well give SH a really good one.

Like Pippi Longstocking, SH appears to have had an endless chest of valuable coins for passing out to street urchins because he never seemed short of gratuities or cab fare.  One can save a lot of money by not eating.  

Wish I could manage not eating as well as SH did.

Thanks for the tip, Sheerluck.  Will pass this along to our inveterate Collector, Herlock Sholmes.  :)

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1 hour ago, Hikari said:

The 50p coin with Holmes on it looks way cool.

Unfortunately, it seems one must buy the entire 2019 Collection at 55 pounds in order to own the Sherlock coin . . it's not sold separately.

I'm with you about the denomination, though . . is 50p an insult to the Great Detective?  Certainly a pound coin . . (is that the same thing as a 'sovereign'?--seeing as SH was so fond of passing those out to the Irregulars) would have been more fitting.  It's not like anybody is going to be *spending* these--quel horreur!--so might as well give SH a really good one.

Like Pippi Longstocking, SH appears to have had an endless chest of valuable coins for passing out to street urchins because he never seemed short of gratuities or cab fare.  One can save a lot of money by not eating.  

Wish I could manage not eating as well as SH did.

Thanks for the tip, Sheerluck.  Will pass this along to our inveterate Collector, Herlock Sholmes.  :)

A sovereign has a nominal value of £1 but the gold value is much higher.

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