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I think I know where you bought those...

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Revenant

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A couple of weeks ago I was watching several 67 EPQ graded notes listed by Noteshobby for the Venezuela Bolivares Soberanos set. I was thinking I might try to buy them in December if they were still available. It would have been a good way to make quick progress on that set for a good price.

Then one day they all sold along with several Zimbabwe notes I was watching.

Yesterday, a new set of Soberano notes showed up with those notes in 67 EPQ and the same person just made several new Zimbabwe sets.

Okay... I see how it is. I wanted those but there's more out there! :slapfight:

I am / was planning to try to make the Soberano set happen next year just because its a short set of relatively inexpensive notes that'll be fun to build now that I have the Fuertes series complete. I've also started building the bones / frame of a new Signature set that I'll use to display and talk about the set the way I want since I'm thinking I'm not going to get exactly what I want in a competitive set

New sets popping up that bump you out of #1 less than a week before the cut-off! The sniping is very real this year!

Lol not that I'm entirely sure what we're fighting over at this level. PMG doesn't give certificates or display ribbons for Best in Category so I guess it's just pure bragging rights.

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Holly , @Bonezdogg has been busy today and this month. That's awesome! Plenty of room for new collectors of Ukrainian notes as well :baiting:, just saying.xD

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Lol not that I'm entirely sure what we're fighting over at this level. PMG doesn't give certificates or display ribbons for Best in Category so I guess it's just pure bragging rights.

Wonder why they don't put a ribbon icon next to the Best in Category winners? It just makes we wonder when I see differences between the registries, here and across the isle. 

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4 minutes ago, Fenntucky Mike said:

Holly , @Bonezdogg has been busy today and this month. That's awesome! Plenty of room for new collectors of Ukrainian notes as well :baiting:, just saying.xD

Ha! No! One 100-note project is enough for now! I picked the Venezuelan notes specifically because it was a shorter set and I could do just the Fuertes and expand into the Soberanos when I wanted to. Maybe one of these days I'll look through your galleries for some particularly attractive ones to hunt for or just see if you have graded spares you want to dump. 😆

I do however like the increase in participation that I've been seeing in several of the Zimbabwe categories though and it is sometimes fun to think that, as with you, my work and my writing might be helping to drive some of it. It's nice to see that my 4th dollar set(s) won't be alone anymore. One thing I always find interesting is the people like you and Holly that focus on the 4-6 note short sets of Millions, Billions and Trillions vs the people that open up in the 3rd Dollar P-65 to P-91 set. I'm one of the few that has sets it both it seems.

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12 minutes ago, Revenant said:

I do however like the increase in participation that I've been seeing in several of the Zimbabwe categories though and it is sometimes fun to think that, as with you, my work and my writing might be helping to drive some of it. It's nice to see that my 4th dollar set(s) won't be alone anymore. One thing I always find interesting is the people like you and Holly that focus on the 4-6 note short sets of Millions, Billions and Trillions vs the people that open up in the 3rd Dollar P-65 to P-91 set. I'm one of the few that has sets it both it seems.

No doubt, love to see increased participation.  I think your writing absolutely helps to attract new collectors, getting the information out in the open helps a lot. In addition to your articles I think the organization of the Zimbabwe sets, which I hold you responsible, helps dramatically. Multiple short sets, I feel, helps to attract individuals. Something I hope to work on with PMG in the Ukrainian registry in the next year. I feel like the people who jump into a large set typically don't care and just need a place holder for one or two notes. It's easier to wrap your head around a short set then progress to a larger more encompassing set.

Wait a minute... NOOOO! I got knocked out of fourth place in the Billiions set by Bonezdog, oh you just bought yourself a one way ticket on the pain train my friend, here I come. JKlol

The Ukrainian registry/collector base did increase by one this past week.:)

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2 hours ago, Fenntucky Mike said:

Wait a minute... NOOOO! I got knocked out of fourth place in the Billiions set by Bonezdog, oh you just bought yourself a one way ticket on the pain train my friend, here I come. JKlol

Except you've already admitted that you have a P-86 in the mail. Assuming you bought a 67 EPQ or 68 EPQ you'll be ahead of her soon enough. 😆 ;) Although you've both now convinced me that I'm going to have to bulk up my Billions and Trillions sets if I want to stay on top in those categories. Those may move up in my priorities for 2021.

I can't take credit for the current layout of the Categories. PMG did that on their own. I actually would have never asked for the Millions and Billions set - just a Trillions short set. I wouldn't have thought there would have been a demand for that when PMG made those categories in (I think) 2016. Props to them though. They clearly knew something I didn't.

You can thank me for the fact that most of the slots have scores populated and that the scoring system has been improved overtime. :D Hopefully Ali and the Admins don't get too tired of dealing with me on this stuff.

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2 hours ago, Fenntucky Mike said:

The Ukrainian registry/collector base did increase by one this past week.:)

Good to hear! They're going to have some work if they want to worry you I think though.

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8 minutes ago, Revenant said:

I can't take credit for the current layout of the Categories. PMG did that on their own. I actually would have never asked for the Millions and Billions set - just a Trillions short set. I wouldn't have thought there would have been a demand for that when PMG made those categories in (I think) 2016. Props to them though. They clearly knew something I didn't.

Good to know, yes mad props to PMG for arranging the sets the way they did.^^

10 minutes ago, Revenant said:

Except you've already admitted that you have a P-86 in the mail. Assuming you bought a 67 EPQ or 68 EPQ you'll be ahead of her soon enough. 😆

Oh yeah, I already forgot. I let my rage blind me.:roflmao: Third place here I come.:bigsmile:

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On 12/1/2020 at 6:59 AM, Fenntucky Mike said:

lol, Bonzdogg is still pumping notes into their sets. Looks like it is going to come down to wire.

Yeah. Looks like she's going for a full Trillions set in 68 EPQ, which will definitely be a problem for me staying number 1 there but that's a problem for another year.

 

They didn't do a countdown timer this year but we're about 24 hours from the end for this year.

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On 12/1/2020 at 6:59 AM, Fenntucky Mike said:

lol, Bonzdogg is still pumping notes into their sets. Looks like it is going to come down to wire.

A lot of expensive high grade Zimbabwe notes sold late last night, so I think she's buying like crazy and it looks like she's coming for me. I guess we'll see what next year brings.

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50 minutes ago, Revenant said:

They didn't do a countdown timer this year but we're about 24 hours from the end for this year.

Hmm. Oh yeah, I hadn't noticed. They typically started the clock about a month ahead of the cut off.

I kind of liked the countdown clock, made it seem more urgent/exciting.

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Uh oh, Bonezdogg is taking no prisoners. She's about to kick both our butts in the new Zim dollar set and I noticed a new Ukrainian set popped up the other day.doh!:fear:

xD

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On 12/11/2020 at 6:05 AM, Fenntucky Mike said:

Uh oh, Bonezdogg is taking no prisoners. She's about to kick both our butts in the new Zim dollar set and I noticed a new Ukrainian set popped up the other day.doh!:fear:

xD

Yeah... They are buying Zim dollars from P-1 to P-104 at a pace that is mond boggling to me and the same thing for Venezuelan Bolivar. I have zero interest in playing that game. They can have it. 😆 

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3 hours ago, Revenant said:

at a pace that is mond boggling to me and the same thing for Venezuelan Bolivar.

Oh wow, yeah. I hadn't looked at the Bolivars but yeah. Hope we didn't lead them astray with our collecting interests. 

Maybe I should stop rocking the boat.?.?. Nah! :devil:

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2 hours ago, Fenntucky Mike said:

Oh wow, yeah. I hadn't looked at the Bolivars but yeah. Hope we didn't lead them astray with our collecting interests. 

Maybe I should stop rocking the boat.?.?. Nah! :devil:

:takeit: Ya know, if my prattling-on encouraged someone to dump a couple of G's in the span of 2 months just for the joy and pleasure of hammering me into the dirt on rankings, I'll take that compliment. lol 

I don't talk about this part much but, part of my motivation in building "Gradually, Then Suddenly" was that I really liked this series and found the history interesting but when I brought them up a couple of times on the NGC side a few people kinda dumped on them and dismissed them as "just big numbers," etc (A quote that was in my description for a while there at least, it torqued me off so bad... lol Anyway...) That set was created, in my head anyway, to show just how cool and interesting that set, the series and the history could be and prove them all wrong. I think I succeeded. lol 

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