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  1. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Clocks not subject to capital gains tax in the UK?.

    The situation in the US sounds far worse than here. Here you can sell your possessions without incurring tax liabilities at all

    Nov 18, 2019 at 9:36 AM
  2. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Clocks not subject to capital gains tax in the UK?.

    Even better news, if you pop your clogs and probate is agreed at a low value then the beneficiaries to your estate will not have a...

    Nov 18, 2019 at 7:42 AM
  3. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Moral dilema.

    yes, you should report it. Whether anybody does anything about it is another thing entirely. Thefts of antiques are extremely damaging...

    Nov 18, 2019 at 6:58 AM
  4. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Black Case Finish.

    Sorry, age showing, it changed its name.

    Nov 17, 2019 at 7:52 AM
  5. novicetimekeeper liked Uhralt's post in the thread bad teeth?.

    Sometimes wheels wear "together" as a pair and run well a long as they stay undisturbed. When the movement is taken apart and then the...

    Nov 17, 2019 at 4:19 AM
  6. novicetimekeeper liked John Matthews's post in the thread English dials - VI or no VI?.

    I have just checked through 30 single piece dials with seconds subsidiary in my collection. They date from 1812 to 1858 - thereafter all...

    Nov 17, 2019 at 4:18 AM
  7. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Black Case Finish.

    I used to use zeebrite on my fireplace, you could try that on that bottom edge out of sight

    Nov 17, 2019 at 3:00 AM
  8. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread 9 O'Clock.

    The second one sounds quite ghostly. I'm a bell man though, so they all sound wrong to me but the first one is the most impressive.

    Nov 16, 2019 at 5:58 PM
  9. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Antique Long Clock by John Benson of White Haven.

    To me it looks like the brass bit has a groove in it for a pin which would have gone through the arbour which now looks peened over.

    Nov 16, 2019 at 4:08 PM
  10. novicetimekeeper liked zedric's post in the thread Hooded clock with verge fusee movement by John Sterland Nottingham.

    You really have a good eye for these interesting clocks. Very nice.

    Nov 15, 2019 at 3:48 PM
  11. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread 1710 Etherington Table clock with lots of bits missing.

    yes, that's what I'm saying is sneaky. When I first looked I couldn't see what he had done. In lantern clocks it is usually done with a...

    Nov 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM
  12. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread 1710 Etherington Table clock with lots of bits missing.

    That's sneaky that cock to provide the pivot for the alarm crownwheel so it doesn't interfere with the verge.

    Nov 15, 2019 at 5:50 AM
  13. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Hooded clock with verge fusee movement by John Sterland Nottingham.

    I've never seen such a thing before, it must be very rare.

    Nov 14, 2019 at 6:32 PM
  14. novicetimekeeper replied to the thread Robert, Gerth & Cie, movement..

    Welcome back, you were missed.

    Nov 14, 2019 at 5:22 AM