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On the scrounge... (And some GREAT news!)
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:50:58 AM »
Hi All,

First of all the GREAT news...
Some of you may know that I've been hammering away at a keyboard for many years and looking to enter the world of Bona-Fide authors, rather than stay on the self-publishing route.

Well, just last week, I signed a contract with Cranachan Books (A Scottish publisher) who are going to be publishing my children's historical novel "The God of All Small Boys" early 2019 !!  ;D ;D ;D

So, there's the background... now the scrounge...  ;)

The book is set in Dundee (Lochee) in 1917...
And I thought it might be a good idea for the book launch to have a nice wee pile of 1917 copper coinage (Farthings/Ha'pennies/Pennies/Thru'pennies) to give to the kids when they buy the book.
(I wouldn't ask for silver's as they would be .925 !)

So, I'm wondering if any of you guys might be willing to dig out any 1917 coins (condition does NOT matter, as long as the date is legible) and pass them on?

If people want cash for them I could prob spend , what, 5p per coin?
And would paypal postage costs back to you.

Anyone interested in lending a hand with this?
Drop me a PM or email at JoeCovenant@blueyonder.co.uk

Cheers!!

Joe







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Re: On the scrounge... (And some GREAT news!)
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 01:51:56 PM »
I can do a small review in The Searcher for you if you think it is applicable and will boost sales. Probably an opporunity to add something about yourself too? Please advise.

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Re: On the scrounge... (And some GREAT news!)
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 02:56:01 PM »
Well done Joe,i have a few tubs of bronze coinage up the loft,i will have a look through  and send of what i find mate. 8)

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Re: On the scrounge... (And some GREAT news!)
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 09:41:32 PM »
Congratulations Joe and well deserved after all your hard work! I'll have a hunt through my boxes and see what I have.
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Re: On the scrounge... (And some GREAT news!)
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 09:46:32 AM »
I can do a small review in The Searcher for you if you think it is applicable and will boost sales. Probably an opporunity to add something about yourself too? Please advise.

John, that would be excellent.

Release isn't until 2019... but if you want to link it to put out my request for 1917 coins... :) 
(Although maybe best to leave out the 5p per coin bit! :)  )

(And maybe have a follow up next year when it comes out, and allude to the way people pulled together to help with the coins?)

If you drop me a line at joecovenant@blueyonder.co.uk and we could discuss what you'd be looking for?
CHEERS!

Joe

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Re: On the scrounge... (And some GREAT news!)
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 09:47:21 AM »
Hawkeye, Stewart... you're good people !

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Re: On the scrounge... (And some GREAT news!)
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2018, 10:59:39 PM »
Well done Joe on the book deal, will look out for it.
Coinage does not appear to be much of a forte of mine whilst detecting :) but I will double check my findie box for 1917
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Re: On the scrounge... (And some GREAT news!)
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 09:44:46 AM »
Thanks Shona!   :D :D

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Re: On the scrounge... (And some GREAT news!)
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2018, 08:25:30 PM »
Sorry Joe had a look through the small amount of coins and no 1917 pennies... Well done on the book.
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2018, 09:50:08 AM »
Sorry Joe had a look through the small amount of coins and no 1917 pennies... Well done on the book.

Awwh well...
Thanks for looking though!

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Re: On the scrounge... (And some GREAT news!)
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2018, 10:54:02 PM »
Gotta give thanks to Stewart!

Coins arrived today - including five silver thru'pennies!
(They'll have to go to pecial folk!)  :)

Stewart = Top Dude!!!  :)