Hitler, Nazi, Boobs…

Yes, that got you attention didn’t it?

We’ve been talking about how to title eBay sales.

It all started when the Boss noticed someone was selling Churchill Crowns for what seems like a lot of money.  They add “WW2, Hitler, Nazi, Silver” in the title line and sell the crowns for around £12, We normally think we’ve done well if we get £1 and we don’t even bother to put them on eBay as serious coin dealers don’t consider them worth selling. Even the Westminster Collection, who are not known for their modest prices, only ask £3.50 for them.

It seems to me that words like WW2, Hitler and Nazi are attractive to people who want to spend too much on coins.

And “boobs”? Well, from what I’ve seen on sites selling seaside postcards the word “boobs” is used to stimulate sales. I have descended as far as “bosom” in my pursuit of sales (we actually sold three cards from the newly listed lot overnight). I’m not sure how much pride I’m prepared to swallow in the pursuit of wages.


Bamforth comic card

It makes me proud the be an eBayer. Well, actually it makes me question the entire basis of my life, but I thought I’d try some irony.

It also gave me a catchy title for this post. The alternative was “Salad Emergency!” based on my experience of making a salad from random fridge contents after Julia used all the bread.

Quinoa, tomatoes, olives, red peppers, pumpkin seeds with Balsamic vinegar. My fridge is far too healthy.

Quinoa, tomatoes, olives, red peppers, pumpkin seeds with Balsamic vinegar. My fridge is far too healthy.

Or “Shirt Tragedy” because my fifteen-year-old shirt finally gave way under the stress of covering my amply proportioned frontage. The loss is less keenly felt than the loss of the cats, but cuts deeper than such things as cricket defeats and the passing of Little Chef and their All Day Breakfasts. I liked that shirt.

In a couple of months it will rise again, as part of our Christmas Wreath project.

It’s that or throwing it away. It’s too worn to make good rags and Julia says no self-respecting tramp would be seen dead in it.


10 thoughts on “Hitler, Nazi, Boobs…

  1. derrickjknight

    The cricket was a surprise. Sorry about the shirt. How do you suggest I market my Churchill Crown? – I feel a bit of a tit having kept it in keen anticipation of a fortune by now

    1. quercuscommunity

      I persuaded my mother to get me four from the bank in the early 70’s. I now have the problem of either keeping them or selling them for £1 and reinvesting the money. Decisions.

      As for yours – persuade England to use it for the coin toss next time they play and sell it as cricket memorabilia. Worth a try. 🙂

    1. quercuscommunity

      Yes, I had some success with that at one time. I’m told there’s now actually a programme to search for wrong spellings – that really is technology we didn’t know we needed. 🙂

  2. tootlepedal

    I nearly had to eat my hat today when the cricket result came in but luckily I had kept my mouth shut for once over the breakfast table. Perhaps you can find some Nazi comic postcards. there should be a good market for them.

    Sorry to hear about the shirt.

    1. quercuscommunity

      Yes, the cricket could have gone either way. Fortunately I am able to maintain a sense of detachment in cricket which I find difficult to achieve with shirts.

      I will attend to the matter of Nazi comic postcards tomorrow. I understand that Hitler’s impression of Charlie Chaplain was much remarked on at the Third Reich Christmas Parties.


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