An eBay Sort of Day

We ended up sending 14 parcels this morning, which took a bit of application. We posted one to Canada, one to France, one to Italy and one to Portugal. Who would have thought I’d end up as a packer of International Parcels?

The tests I did at school indicated outdoor jobs like farming and being a gamekeeper. Now I work in the windowless backroom of a shop.

The twists and turns of my life have been mighty strange.

I’m thinking about becoming a writer next, with a book about a man who is haunted by the ghosts of his youthful dreams. At the moment I’m trying to work out a way of introducing an Egyptian mummy into the plot. You can’t sell human remains on eBay so that’s a non-starter. I’ll have to check the rules on Amazon…

In the afternoon I took Julia to Beeston – the one on the edge of Nottingham rather than the one in Cheshire – to buy a copy of Medal News. The shop has been mentioned, with picture. I bought the last copy in W H Smiths, took it home triumphantly and found I’ve bought the old issue. It seems that although the subscribers have had their copies, and have been getting in touch with us (mainly to tell me I’ve put weight on) the newsagents are still flogging the April issue. Ah well.

Today’s picture is a rather battered Staffordshire County Ambulance Service Badge. That sort of non-numismatic item gets passed on to me. It made £20 on eBay, which was a surprise – I knew it was a good badge but I thought the damage would hold it back, and we posted it off this morning. That’s the magic of eBay – you don’t need to know much to make money.

16 thoughts on “An eBay Sort of Day

  1. beatingthebounds

    Is it me, or is it always 14 packages? I’m beginning to get suspicious.

  2. Laurie Graves

    Somehow suitable that an ambulance badge would be a little beat-up. What about a black-market mummy? We all know there is a shady underside to collecting and selling.

      1. Laurie Graves

        Well, sometimes collectors hire people to steal paintings from museums. Happened in Boston a while back. The paintings were never recovered. A mummy could be stolen, too, although admittedly it would be much harder.

      2. quercuscommunity

        I’ll have to check up on the Mummy situation. Did I blog on rhino horn recently? I know I researched it. There was a criminal gang going round the museums of Europe cutting horns off the stuffed rhinos.

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