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    I really butchered my first attempt at a journal page so I'm just testing this out to see if it posts correctly before I start over.

    I think if I 'Use Message Boards Login' I'll be able to edit it correctly. The last page I created, I wasn't able to gain access to it after it posted in terms of making changes.

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    I love to collect a little bit of everything, bottom line , I live collecting and over the years I've developed a pretty big and valuable coin and currency collection

    I've been concentrating mostly on my Confederate States of America currency collection. I've got one of each denomination $0.50-$500 notes, all in EF-UC, and I'm trying to collect all the different prints of each denomination all in good the same condition to put together a complete set of every note from 1861-1864 and have one of the best collections. I've got around 30 different notes but my collection is slow going because of my desire for only the best quality which as all know is expensive but I will continue till complete.

    I'm also trying to complete the Australian Chinese Calandar Lunar Series II Year of the Dragon. I have all but three or four coins. I like low Mintage collections due to the higher value increase.

    I have the complete BU Silver Eagle set and also the complete OGP Proof Silver Eagles complete with all Burnished OGP's. The Graded set I want to collect all the PF70 Graded Proof coins which I have a lot of already and one of my prize Eagles the 2008W Rev. of 2007, MS70 I won for $510. about a year ago.

    I completed my BU & Proof IKE Silver Dollar collection in a Dansco Albumn , also in the Graded version.

    Completed Susan B. Anthony set including the 1981 type II

    2010 5 oz Quarters set MS69, 2011-2012 BU sets

    Morgan Dollars I have a lot of including an 1889CC AU58, GSA set of 1880CC MS64, 1881CC MS64, 1882CC MS63, 1883CC MS65, 1884CC MS63,1885CC MS64

    1878CC MS62, 1879CC VF20, 1891CC MS65, also a 1891CC VF20 and an 1890P MS65. I've got lbs of Morgans and half I haven't been through those were just some of my better graded ones.

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    You have no doubt, regardless of generation, heard the term 'A Man's Word and a Handshake'. It is usually used in conjunction with how lawyers have contributed greatly to the problems in America.

    Well some of us still believe in that old adage and practice it in an ongoing and unspoken philosophy relied upon daily. Not just a Man but an Adult. When a person gives his/her word and agrees to certain terms in an open forum and then avoids your attempts to contact for the follow up it is apparent that they do not prescribe to that same philosophy. When they eventually do respond with a 'Dog ate my homework' type of childish excuse for changing their minds, selling to someone else, or any other motivation it is nothing short of extremely insulting.

    I would challenge everyone to adopt and follow through with the a fore described philosophy; one that was the basis for creating a nation with strong social expectations and to the ordinarily raised person with high moral character, just plain common sense.

    If you want to be childish and change your mind then please at least resolve to be Man enough to tell the truth and not practice the art of avoidance.

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    Kitchens Liverpool Area www.solidwoodkitchen.co.uk. Full kitchen with appliances only £595 in Liverpool area. Cheapest kitchen sale in Liverpool area, Tel spam-694785. Kitchens Liverpool area.

    Kitchens Liverpool Area www.solidwoodkitchen.co.uk. Full kitchen with appliances only £595 in Liverpool area. Cheapest kitchen sale in Liverpool area, Tel spam-694785. Kitchens Liverpool area.

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    Homebase Kitchen Prices beat by 30%. At www.solidwoodkitchen.co.uk we guarantee to beat Homebase kitchen prices by 30%

    Homebase Kitchen Prices beat by 30%. At www.solidwoodkitchen.co.uk we guarantee to beat Homebase kitchen prices by 30%

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  4. JuiceMan
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    from my fathers WWII travles #1 front side

    german & various countries pre WWII notes front side

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  5. Historians and archeologists have long regarded coins as important historical artifacts for understanding the culture and history of ancient peoples. That is why all world class museums include ancient coins in their collections. Modern coins and notes also reflect the historical and cultural context of their times.

    In order to fully appreciate the coins and notes in our collections it is important to understand the historical context in which they were created. While most numismatic reference books provide some historical context space limitations necessitate that the historical information in these publications is often highly condensed. It is impossible for these condensed summaries to fully convey the often complex historical context surrounding historically important coins and notes. In order to do so it is necessary to go beyond the basic numismatic reference material and study original source documents.

    Original source documents provide a much richer and more detailed understanding of historical context and really bring to life the importance of historically important numismatic specimens.

    My area of numismatic specialization is the coins and notes of the Philippines while they were under United States sovereignty. This is a particularly interesting and important period in United States and Philippine history. Fortunately America's experience as a "Colonial Power" and "Nation Builder" in the Philippines is well documented and many original source documents are available in the "National Archives", and museums in the United States and the Philippines.

    Over the years I have acquired a respectable private library of original source documents. My library includes out of print books written by the government officials, generals, and Guerilla leaders that played pivotal roles in the history of the Philippines under United States Sovereignty as well as official histories written by the "Center of Military History United States Army", and "The Historical Section of the Philippine Army". I also have certified copies of many original documents from the National Archives and the MacArthur Library. The documents from the National Archives and MacArthur Library are particularly fascinating to me as these once "Secret" but now declassified documents paint a very vivid picture of one of the most important periods in our nation's history. I am also privileged to own some of the original research notes and personal correspondence of the noted numismatic researcher and historian C.M. Nielsen.

    Today's Journal is the first of a series that I will be posting on Numismatics and History. In this series I will be highlighting some of the books, documents, research and private correspondence in my private collection. Hopefully I will also be able to share my enthusiasm for studying the historical context of our numismatic specimens.

    Today's offering is a certified copy of a declassified "Secret" U. S. Army document from the MacArthur Library. The document, which was not declassified until 1975, is the official transcript of a secret radio communication (dated January 16, 1943) from General MacArthur to LTC Marcario Peralta the Guerrilla commander in the central Philippines.

    Peralta was one of the most dynamic military leaders of the Philippine Resistance. He was born in Manila in 1913. In 1936 he graduated from the University of the Philippines with a law degree and a reserve commission in the Philippine Army. He was later commissioned in the regular forces and by the eve of World War II had risen to the rank of brevet Lieutenant Colonel.

    When the Japanese invaded the Philippines Peralta was the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Training (G3) of the 61th Division Philippine Army which garrisoned the island of Panay in the central Philippines. As Division G3 Peralta oversaw the establishment and operation of a Guerrilla Training school to prepare the reservists of the 61th Division to carry on the fight in the event that the main U.S. and Philippine forces on the island of Luzon were overwhelmed. He was also responsible for the stockpiling of supplies and munitions in the mountainous interior of Panay.

    When Corregidor was overrun by the Japanese and Lieutenant General Jonathon Wainwright ordered all USAFFE (United States Army Forces Far East) forces in the Philippines to surrender Peralta refused to accept the order and told his Division commander, General Christie, that he would rather face court-martial after the war than surrender to the enemy.

    Christie sympathized with Peralta's position and sent several passionate communications to Major General Sharp the USAFFE commander in the central and southern Philippines requesting that the 61th Division be detached from Sharps command and be allowed to fight on. Sharp flatly refused and ordered Christie to surrender. In fairness to Wainwright and Sharp they had little choice since the Japanese were holding the American and Philippine garrison of Corregidor hostage and were threatening to execute one hundred prisoners a day until all American and Philippine forces in the Philippines surrendered.

    On May 21, 1942 Christie reluctantly ordered the 61th Division to surrender. At the last division staff meeting before surrender Peralta convinced Christie to turn over the division funds, consisting of sixty thousand pesos in Philippine currency, so that he could organize Guerrilla forces on Panay. Five thousand officers and soldiers of the 61th Division followed Peralta's example and refused to surrender.

    After the formal USAFFE surrender Peralta reorganized the 61th Division on Panay. After the 61th Division was fully operational Peralta extended his influence to other islands in the central Philippines and established the IV Philippine Corps. Peralta was the first Guerrilla commander to establish radio communication with MacArthur's Headquarters in Australia. By the end of the war Peralta commanded one of the largest and most effective Guerrilla commands in the Philippines. When American forces returned to the Philippines they found Peralta's Guerillas waiting for them on the beaches ready to join in the liberation of Panay.

    For his actions during War War II Peralta was awarded two of the U.S. Army's highest awards for valor the Silver Star and the Distinguished Service Cross. After the war Peralta went on to a distinguished career in the Philippine Army retiring as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Philippine Army. After retiring from the army Peralta was elected to the Philippine Senate. He also served as the 13th Secretary of National Defense for the Republic of the Philippines.

    At the time of the radio communication of 1/16/1943 Peralta commanded the IV Philippine Corps which consisted of the 61st Division on the island of Panay, the 72nd Division on the island of Negros and the 83rd Division on Cebu. Please note the last line of the communication where General MacArthur authorized Peralta to "issue reasonable amounts of -script for military purposes only". This authorization served as the basis for the establishment of the Free Negros Military Currency Committee and their issuance of 1943 Military -script.

    The Military -script of 1943 consisted of "Army of the United States of America" notes in Two Pesos (S711 and S711a), Five Pesos (S712), Ten Pesos (S713), and Twenty Pesos (S714) denominations issued under the authority of the IV Philippine Corps and a second issue of One Peso (S715) and Twenty Peso (S716) notes issued later in the year under the authority of the 7th Military District.

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    All in a row

    I still have not found a way to use my sequential notes in a set yet. Then I have to many PCGS notes and I know we can not use them here, and I understand why.I suppose mI should get it together and submit my notes so I can make some kind of killer set here. I'm mainly a coin person but I have always like things in some kind of order, and notes does this just fine for me. I think I will branch out a little and collect with making a set in mind. It's a tough one. In coins it's very hard to stay with all NGC. I don't mind one bit about getting PCGS coins. In notes though PCGS notes are worthless. I suppose I should have a sale and rid myself of these notes because I don't want to set up to collection sites. Well I gues it'll work it's self out. It just takes time and I find I am a little impatient. I have a lot of time to make up.

    Well it's good to get it out and it helps me to concentrate on whats important.

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    I spent that last 15 years putting together my obsolete currency collection and its now going up for auction!

    Unfortunatly due to circumstances beyond my control my entire obsolete currency collection will be going up for auction at this years FUN show through Heritage auctions.

    There are heaps of rare proofs and issued notes from a variety of states with little or no reserve! Due to the current fiscal climate i dont expect record prices for the notes so it may be a great chance to snap up some ultra rare notes for a fraction of there value.

    If you collect notes from IL or WI then this will be a great auction to have a look at as there are some fantastic notes from these two states.

    In regards to proof obsoletes one of the fastest growing areas of obsolete currency collecting IMO there are some fantastic notes up for grabs including some very high grade notes (PMG/PCGS 67s etc) and a couple of proof sheets!

    I do believe obsolete currency still has a long way to go in regards to pricing relative to rarity so at this time there are some ultra rare and , in some cases such as the $3 Manhatten Bank Ohio proof note, unique notes selling for literally hundreds of dollars....i cant think of any other area of numismatics where you can still find raritys such as this for under $1000

    Anyway i thought i would let everyone know that an actual colletion of obsoletes will be in the auction...Heritage are very good at getting real collectors collections to the auction blocks compared to dealers inventory that cant be sold like a few of the other auction houses etc...i always find better items in auctions with collectors collections, not just dealers stock, some that havnt been seen since they were last purchased by the consignor.... sometimes decades previously

    Happy collecting and if you cant get out to the FUN show then def have a look at the auction online as you can bid on the auction & watch it live online! wow how things have changed lol

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  7. Freshly-printed 30-country currency proofs plus a double whammy 2-set Rentenmarks - Face value 3trilliegoats$$$

    30 proof notes in extra-fine condition represnting 30 different countries. Available to all Central Banks whole=- sale only and payment exclusive via Paypal.

    Email contact: [email protected]gmail.com

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    I have always had moderate interest in paper, but never could really get started. I've found a real fondness toward obselete's and confederate notes.

    Started a Signature Set to incorporate unique and interesting obsolete notes. Seems to be a fun and interesting way to keep the hobby fresh, take my interest away from coins now and again, so that nothing every gets stale.

    The first note has a bit of hometown flair. Hagerstown, MD is about 15 miles from where I grew up and I've been watching many of these Hagerstown Bank notes recently. Made a fair offer on this MS 64 EPQ and now I'm the proud owner.

    Perhaps the most interesting part of these notes is the traceable history, which I hope to be able to add to my Signature Set as time permits.

    Todd

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    I haven't logged in for awhile, being busy with some other issues, but managed to today.

    And was surprised to see I won Best Small Size Set in the registry with my N. Africa set. Thanks guys and gals, this was nice to see. It's going to be a toss up to see if N. Africa or Hawaii is 100% first.

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    Just a rant, on understanding CGC's rules, nothing more nothing debateable.

    So I recently sent in my cupon for my 4 issues to be graded for joing up with CGC and I'll be honest that was one of the many things which attracted me to joining up.

    So I'm looking through my comics and I knew I wanted to have some of the books I got signed by some pretty awesome artists @ this year's Boston Comic-con graded, so I start the paper work and I'm like cool maybe they quailfy for the "sigunture series" which I was informed was not possible... to which I was like "WTF" then I read the rules again and figured ok, their play ground their rules, EVEN Though it was @ a con that CGC was working I found out that someone from their company needs to be there to sign off on as a wittness... Which Was kinda of a bummer epsically when you think about getting excited about down the road showing someone your signed copy of ______ comic only to find out it would just get a "Green" label asaposed to "Gold" to which after a while I was like "Enh" screw it, as I know it was signed,and It not like I'm getting the books graded to sell, I mean in all honesty, If I get a book graded It's going in the Safe Deposit Box with the rest of my important stuff... I just had to go " WTH,Ok Whatever" Well looks like I'm going to abuse this.

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  9. SPHansen
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    ...or how my first submission may be my last.

    Currency Journal for August 3, 2012Okay, I am new to currency, but not new to collecting in general. When I won the free grading from PMG, I didn't want to waste it with just any old note. I decided on a $2 FRN Millennium note in the original BEP packaging. I carefully judged it against the criteria that PMG has listed on their site. This note was sweet... glass smooth with no hint of handling, razor sharp corners, and centering that was nearly perfect; only the top and bottom margins were slightly off. Based on the criteria, I judged it to be 67 or 68. Just learned the results:64 NET - ThinningNow, I'm assuming that NET is the equivalent to Details grading in coins. I don't know what 'thinning' means, so I'll be investigating that. A quick search says something about paper loss, but I'm not sure. What I am sure about is that I am very diasppointed, and very skeptical on how a note that nice can be grade out NET, and 64 at that. Here is the grading scale directly from the PMG web site:68Superb Gem UncMargins or registration are off slightly to the naked eye. No significant handling.67Superb Gem UncGreat color and eye appeal. A well-centered original note. May have very minor handling.66Gem UncirculatedAbove average original note held back from superb quality due to handling and / or margins and registration.65Gem UncirculatedStrictly original note with great color and eye appeal. May have one or two minor distractions. Centering is above average.64 EPQChoice UncirculatedOriginal paper quality, but centering is off on one or two sides.64Choice UncirculatedNote is well-centered and shows signs of alteration (for example, pressing or re-embossing, etc.). No folds in design.I want to know how in the world that note got a 64. Totally unacceptable. I feel cheated... very, very cheated. I had been thinking about sending in more notes that I acquired from the BEP, but now... no way. Its like sending in a proof set, and getting it back in Details grade. WTF? The worst thing is that I'll never know what the graders were thinking, since there is no report, no explanation, nothing to tell me why. I do know one thing... they'll not get a penny of my money until I do know. I'm so angry, I'm thinking of selling every friggin' note and starting over with PCGS. I'll make that decision once I'm calmer, and can think about it with a clear head.Ciao for nowTo see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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    Looking for world sets to start

    Friends,

    I decided there may be a possibility of starting a foreign currency set. I clicked on add set and then on world notes. All I got was South Korea!!! Whats up with that? Did I get something wrong there? I would like to start a German set but?????

    Later---Rick

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    internauta
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    notas

    vamos ver

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  10. P.PAVAO JR
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    I'm anxious to see the result of my submission notes of 5, has one that can not come less than 67

    Comes next, we will wait !!!

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  11. Will know for sure if i got a good deal by friday

    I am hoping that it gets the grade it should get. I am a newbie to collecting currency. when i recieved it in the mail last week, i took it out and felt it and it had that nice crispy feel. if that makes any sense. i did not see any folds. a couple of slightly rounded corners. barely noticeable though. well i can guess and hope all i want but it is out of my hands now. wish me good luck.

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    What would a complete set be worth?

    I am looking to put together a full set of all three denominations of the 1896 Education notes.

    I am starting with the $1 note. I found a nice one on eBay at

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/180881940473?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

    This is a raw note that looks to be in AU condition.

    Is it worth doing the Buy it Now insteaad of the auctionas to not risk losing out on winning it?

    Any recommendations on putting the $2 and $5 notes together and is there any added value of having them as a set???

    Thank You!

    -Dylan

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    So, during my daily routine of bringing in a bundle of $1 bills to exchange for more $1 bills (to look for older bills and/or star notes), the teller asked if I was interested in these: a 1929 $10 and 1929 $100.

    So, of course, I said yes! I guess the $10 one came in thru the drive-thru earlier today and the teller had the $100 in her drawer - both exchanged at face value.

    I'm trying to figure out if these are Type 1 or Type 2. Also, why are there 'blocked' out sections near the signatures?

    Also, what grade would you give to these bills?

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    dolls for sale

    i have inhereated barbies and i am looking for a buyer

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  12. Never enough information...

    I have the Haxby series on Obsolete Bank notes and am looking for a good current source on conditions and prices. There are a number of books out there. Can anyone tell me which would be most relevent, please.

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    I finally found affordable high denomination 1928 gold certificate notes.

    As a new collector of paper money, I have been smitten with finding gold certificate notes. Although the large notes are beautiful, I am particularly fond of the small 1928 notes. One day a few weeks ago I decided to bid on both a $500 and then a $1000 1928 small gold certificate note. I miraculously won both auctions and now very proudly display them on my site.

    I now am looking to complete my star notes from the same series. I hope to add them to my collection soon.

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    It is time that we demand that our currency returns to a Gold and Silver Standard to finally stop our failing economy. Just as it was done at the founding of our National Currency which kept is strong until the coins and notes we collect lost their true meaning.

    Today I was looking at a recently purchased 1928 Gold Certificate PMG 40. I was thinking about how that note at was time a hedge against the incredible inflation that has our United States currency has suffered. It was a piece a paper that was truly converted; to a piece of paper worth much more than the cost of paper that the note was printed on. It was even more than that it was a guarantee that the government could not print that note unless it possessed the twenty dollars in gold that it represented. This is not news to numismatist, or at least I hope it is not news to numismatist. That paper money that was in the form of gold or silver certificates was not money that is faith based.

    I personally think faith when comes to my personal belief in God is a great thing. However, a U.S. Govement note that is based on faith to give value as money is a bad thing, and that is what we are exactly left with now. If you are person who thinks they do not know what it is like to have faith or know someone that claims that they do not know what faith is just produce a modern U.S. Federal Reserve Note if it's yourself or the person who claims to have no understanding of faith and ask them if the current Federal Reserve Note has any value. If they say it does then they are exercising faith, pure and simple.

    For when the Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate was printed it was done so with the backing of twenty dollars of gold in the U.S. Treasury. The government could not just print money if it did not have the precious metal in reserve to back-up the note. For the possessor of that note could demand twenty dollars or gold in exchange for the note from the government. This form of currency backed by or made or precious metal has survived for thousands of years and was a strong hedge of inflation. Inflation did not climb several percent each year as it does now. Under the Gold Standard it moved in hundredth of a percent if went up at all or even went in reverse.

    Our elected officials both and have done us a disservice by putting us on a faith based currency which in turn makes our entire economy based on faith. There have been several examples of faith based economies throughout history and everyone has or is in the process of fiscal oblivion and or failure. We are, whether you care to admit it or not in the very mists of a continuing failure of our current faith based economy. It is the reason why government bailouts and other attempts to stimulate our economy have failed. The citizenry and world have lost faith in the United States. For a while the Euro was doing well for a world that had lost faith in the U.S. economy and thought the European nations that backed up the Euro dollar were worthy of faith. It has come to the attention to the world and Europeans that they deceived each other and out right lied about the financial assets and liabilities of nations that joined and formed the Euro Bank. The truth has started to come out about the reality of financial status of the countries that back up the Euro is even more dismal than the situation in the U.S. and it will correct its self to the point that if the Euro ends up being worth 75% of the dollar would be unlikely; if the accusation of book cooking the countries using the Euro turn to, being allowed in played a type of pyramid scam and there is no one else left to kick in. I should not be surprising to see Euro either exchanged into a new weaker form or fail all together. Sad for Germans that have done so well and made the Deutsch Mark a very strong currency and makes the British look wise in not joining the club and keeping their own national currency.

    The point of this all is simply this. A faith based currency is good for governments; it allows them to print money as fast as they can because the reality is it has as much true financial backing as Monopoly money. We must demand that our government place us back on the gold and silver standards. That will turn our economy and currency around and we will see an end to our continuing inflating money. It would stop it and keep the U.S. as the number one market in the world and also turn us back in to an economy that is based on all types of commerce not just the service and consumer economy we live with now. Write your congressman and senator and demand that we be put back on a precious metal standard. This action will save the middle class instead of seeing it get smaller and smaller since the last precious metal backing of the dollar was done away with in the early seventies. For those of you old enough to remember think about what your dollar could buy in 1970. If you are old enough to remember what a dollar could buy in 1932 the last year of the gold standard.

    There is something horribly wrong that by leaving my money in a savings account and it will lose value due to small amount of interest paid will not outpace inflation. Moving us back to a currency backed by precious metal will certainly end that, stop the shrinking of the middle class and return those of us that do not get bail outs to a reasonable expectation of obtaining some wealth not just trying lose our wealth.

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    PCGS is worse...

    I just read a journal about PMG's "ridiculously slow service". I sympathize, but get this. I am a member of both PMG and PCGS-C, and I am currently right at 5 MONTHS with my "complimentary" membership submissions. Now, I realize that these have the lowest priority at both companies, but I have always gotten my PMG "complimentary submissions" back in about a month. I sent an e-mail to PCGS-C about 2 months in, and was told they should be complete in "a few weeks". That was 3 months ago. I try to be a patient guy, but .....