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Topic: Do you know foranangel gimmicks on ebay
Message: Posted by: pabloinus (Aug 22, 2019 08:05AM)
Hi, I saw some gimmicks being sold on ebay by a seller foranangel with very good feedback? I could buy something from him and I wonder if any of you have any of you bought anything from him and can tell the experience?

If you want to send me a PM it is ok as well
Message: Posted by: Poor dini (Aug 22, 2019 09:26AM)
Yes! He is a great gaffer! I use a lot of his products. He is the magic world’s best kept coin secret. Tell him the guy from Lancaster sent you over and you might get a better deal than what he is offering on eBay ha. Shoot him a message on there. His work is right with the top gaffers out there. All my cs, csb, sun and moons, and some hidden projects that are in the works are done by him.
Message: Posted by: Poor dini (Aug 22, 2019 09:29AM)
He also ships fast, custom projects are affordable and his customer service is amazing. His office phone is his cell phone so you don’t have to wait very long to get in touch with him. He’s honest and a perfectionist with his work. Dealing with him is like dealing with Jamie back in 2008...direct and fast.
Message: Posted by: Last Laugh (Aug 22, 2019 02:56PM)
Wow...

Dammit.

I just told myself I was going to take a break from buying coin gaffs. And now these super low prices...
Message: Posted by: Payner44 (Aug 23, 2019 07:47AM)
Unfortunately, no shells or flippers offered. At least I couldn’t find any.
Message: Posted by: pabloinus (Aug 23, 2019 02:29PM)
I just ordered the C/S WL with the English penny, I will report back when I get it
Message: Posted by: Last Laugh (Aug 23, 2019 02:29PM)
Yeah, looks like just copper silver type stuff at the moment. Might be worth asking him?
Message: Posted by: Poor dini (Aug 23, 2019 03:40PM)
He does shell, csb, etc... just no flippers at the moment. I own a lot of his products and his work is phenomenal
Message: Posted by: karnak (Aug 23, 2019 05:27PM)
[quote]On Aug 23, 2019, pabloinus wrote:
I just ordered the C/S WL with the English penny, I will report back when I get it [/quote]

Please do. I’ve long been wanting a C/S coin in either Barber or Walker with the softer and older (and much darker and more chocolate brown — bronze?) King George English pennies.
Message: Posted by: pabloinus (Aug 29, 2019 05:32PM)
Ok, I got the C/S in WL and English Penny, it came with a regular WL and a regular Penny. The C/S has the WL (I like it better than the eagle) in one side and Britannia in the reverse. All coins C/S and the regular coins have the 1936 date. The regular Penny has George V in the face.
The C/S has the same dimensions, diameter and height, as a regular WL coin, and the Penny that is a tad larger was machined perfectly, you can not tell the difference of appearance between the C/S and the regular Penny, great job.
All along I am very happy with the coin, I understand is a simple gimmick but it was well done and the complete package with regular coins make it attractive. Price shipped was $80.

I also got two Chinese coin shells, most likely they are the ones you get on ebay, one dark blue and one light blue, different inside, they came with regular coins. The C/S nests perfectly so I can use it as a CSB coin as well. Very happy with this add-on as well.

I think he does shells and other gimmicks, none available on ebay at this time, I will try one in the future. I hope we have another good manufacturer in the field.
Message: Posted by: Poor dini (Aug 29, 2019 06:32PM)
He is literally a hidden angel within the coin world. Don’t tell too many ha!
Message: Posted by: karnak (Sep 1, 2019 10:29AM)
Any chance of posting photos?
Message: Posted by: Last Laugh (Sep 1, 2019 02:21PM)
There's a similar one still for sale ebay and there are some nice pics.

Nice touch that the dates are all matching.
Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (Oct 5, 2019 07:11PM)
Does he have a website?
Message: Posted by: pabloinus (Oct 7, 2019 06:29AM)
I don't know, I contacted him through ebay
Message: Posted by: dirtyrussian (Oct 9, 2019 01:07PM)
Here is just one of the seller's items, you can see more in the seller's "store". There is an abundance of positive feedback.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Magic-1945-Copper-Silver-Coin-Set-Walking-Liberty-Half-Dollar-George-VI/372753867853?hash=item56c9dca44d:g:9MAAAOSwxAJdafmC
Message: Posted by: lemon ice (Nov 10, 2019 07:48AM)
[quote]On Oct 5, 2019, Michael Rubinstein wrote:
Does he have a website? [/quote]

Doc, I originally found them through their [url=https://www.etsy.com/shop/MagicMetalMiracles]Etsy Shop[/url]. Can’t find a conventional website. Their [url=https://www.ebay.com/str/angelstopshelf]eBay Store[/url] has some items a little bit cheaper, though. I’m sure you could inquire about custom items through eBay or Etsy.
Message: Posted by: w i l s o (Feb 25, 2020 10:11AM)
Does anybody know of anybody doing similar work in the UK?
Message: Posted by: Jxb1989 (Feb 28, 2020 12:52AM)
Ronald Davies. Contact him on Facebook
Message: Posted by: griz326 (Apr 10, 2020 02:29AM)
I've had good luck so far with foranangel.
Message: Posted by: Stephon Johnson (Apr 15, 2020 12:29AM)
“forangel” is a coin maker to watch for sure. I really like the Chinatown and Copper/Silver gaffs. CSBs need some work if comparing to established producers.

Davies to watch too!

Blessings
Steph
Message: Posted by: Jxb1989 (Apr 15, 2020 01:08AM)
[quote]On Apr 15, 2020, Stephon Johnson wrote:
“forangel” is a coin maker to watch for sure. I really like the Chinatown and Copper/Silver gaffs. CSBs need some work if comparing to established producers.

Davies to watch too!

Blessings
Steph [/quote]


^on point. Both Davies and Forangel are more affordable than anyone else too
Message: Posted by: Eldini (Apr 15, 2020 02:44PM)
I love the 64'Kennedy/New Zealand Penny coin I purchased. I've never really liked the English penny. The New Zealand Penny has a bird on it, which is funnier (See Tommy Wonder's Coins Across). Did a random search and found Forangel, couldn't believe the price. I definitely believe the results now that I have it in hand!
Message: Posted by: MatrixAddict (Apr 15, 2020 08:43PM)
Does anyone know if foranangel sells a morgan expanded shell? I don't see it on his ebay account.
Message: Posted by: Dollarbill (Apr 16, 2020 11:34AM)
[quote]On Apr 15, 2020, MatrixAddict wrote:
Does anyone know if foranangel sells a morgan expanded shell? I don't see it on his ebay account. [/quote]

Goto Ebay and message him. Most of his coins seem to be copper/silver sets. I'd bet he could get you a quote. :)
Message: Posted by: MatrixAddict (Apr 16, 2020 04:37PM)
May try this, thanks.
Message: Posted by: Wednesday (Apr 23, 2020 06:57PM)
I see his stuff frequently on eBay, always looks incredible for the value, even with the $20 CDN shipping to Canada. His copper/silver with the Walking Liberty seems like a great value. Anyone have experience with his version?

Side note, it's interesting he's got a sizeable audience just from using eBay as his platform with no external website.
Message: Posted by: draupnir (Apr 27, 2020 06:29AM)
Oh man some of his sets look really nice. Thanks for the heads up on this seller
Message: Posted by: Tom G (Apr 27, 2020 08:19PM)
Anyone have one of his shells to comment on?
Message: Posted by: pabloinus (Jul 15, 2020 11:34AM)
Hi, I just bought a CSB from foranangel (I bought before a C/S coin). The CSB is an East African coin (Shell) an Australian Penny and a WL.
I think this is the best CSB set I have. The shell covers more than 90% of the C/S, and it is not expanded to the point of being deformed, the coins are superb, great coins the C/S (Liberty/Kangaroo) as well as the single coins, the dates of the coins match.
When nested the WL/AP looks like a WL coin, there is no gap between the coin and the shell.

Note: He sent me pics of the C/S coin nested and the coverage of the shell was 80%, I asked him to have a better coverage and he made another C/S, the one I got, that is perfect. Communications was excellent and shipping very fast

Here is a link to the pics (these are the ones foranangel sent me, before sending the coins)
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zA1y1bLUIvamRFZZMQQZropLKhNuNNWu?usp=sharing
Message: Posted by: Wednesday (Jul 15, 2020 12:53PM)
[quote]On Jul 15, 2020, pabloinus wrote:
Hi, I just bought a CSB from foranangel (I bought before a C/S coin). The CSB is an East African coin (Shell) an Australian Penny and a WL.
I think this is the best CSB set I have. The shell covers more than 90% of the C/S, and it is not expanded to the point of being deformed, the coins are superb, great coins the C/S (Liberty/Kangaroo) as well as the single coins, the dates of the coins match.
When nested the WL/AP looks like a WL coin, there is no gap between the coin and the shell.

Note: He sent me pics of the C/S coin nested and the coverage of the shell was 80%, I asked him to have a better coverage and he made another C/S, the one I got, that is perfect. Communications was excellent and shipping very fast

Here is a link to the pics (these are the ones foranangel sent me, before sending the coins)
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zA1y1bLUIvamRFZZMQQZropLKhNuNNWu?usp=sharing [/quote]

Those are looking pretty nice. If you could post your thoughts after you receive them that'd be really awesome. :D

I like that his sets are using the African coins which have a really nice aesthetic to them.
Message: Posted by: stevie c (Jul 15, 2020 03:16PM)
I have this C/S on way to UK from this guy. Looks great!!
Message: Posted by: stevie c (Jul 15, 2020 03:20PM)
Sorry it won't let me upload image!!
Message: Posted by: pabloinus (Jul 15, 2020 08:06PM)
Wednesday, I did received the CSB, my comments were about the coins I have in my hands. The photos are of the coins I have but were taken by foranangel to get my approval before sending the coins.
Stevie, not sure why, it is a link to my google drive, it should opened for you
Message: Posted by: stevie c (Jul 15, 2020 08:11PM)
Sorry Pabloinus. I meant I also ordered some coins from foranangel and tried to upload the pictures he sent me (but couldn't!!). Your CSB set looks great!!
Message: Posted by: Nev Blenk (Jul 17, 2020 03:11AM)
I have had several gaffs from foranagel and I can't fault the quality and his service.

Nev
Message: Posted by: Stephon Johnson (Jul 17, 2020 07:38PM)
The ONLY thing that has hindered me buying a CSB is that the “Shell” isn’t traditional CSB gaff rim. It is actually just a Shell with a C/S Coin inside. Technically, NOT the same gaff. The “rim” of the Silver side of the gaff affords more camouflage with the insert edge at the rim edge.
Most CSBs by Johnson, Lassen, Schoolcraft and yes even Sterling use this machining and most CSB users prefer it!

Otherwise, the other gaffs are fantastic C/S and Chinatown sets!

My take anyway.
Steph
Message: Posted by: Wednesday (Aug 4, 2020 06:46PM)
I ended up ordering an expanded Barber shell from Losh and it arrived last Friday. I spent the last few days playing around with it and using it in routines I do and compared it to other expanded shells that I've gathered.

From the get-go, the overall experience from messaging Losh on eBay to placing my order was excellent. Communication was very fast, the turnaround time for a reply was at maximum 30 minutes. After I placed the order, Losh sent photos of my order after he finished making it. Then after I confirmed it all looked good, he would then ship it. That's about it. Not much more I can say except it was a good experience.

Turn around time for my shell was a day. That was very unexpectedly fast.

As for the shell itself. I'm pretty happy with it. It fits my Barbers really well with an ever slight amount of wiggle room, which I like for all my shells. And the coverage is by default 100%.

It's a bit of a unique construction that I hadn't encountered before. My guess is that the coin's edges are milled off and then the face of the coin is soldered/welded onto a new rim from a different coin.

Because of the construction method the face has no distortion or relief that's been removed since it's still the same coin along with the fact that the depth of coverage is deep.

The only thing I'm a little iffy about is the slightly bevel edges along the shell. But when I put the shell in practice in front of a mirror and camera at a spectator's point of view and distance, that hasn't been noticeable.

Anyways. I'm a happy camper with this purchase, especially with the Canadian dollar being in the gutter. I finally have a shell for my barber coin set.

I'll also add the order was packaged with care with layers of bubble wrap so you don't have to worry about shipping accidents.
Message: Posted by: Jxb1989 (Aug 10, 2020 10:15AM)
[quote]On Aug 4, 2020, Wednesday wrote:
I ended up ordering an expanded Barber shell from Losh and it arrived last Friday. I spent the last few days playing around with it and using it in routines I do and compared it to other expanded shells that I've gathered.

From the get-go, the overall experience from messaging Losh on eBay to placing my order was excellent. Communication was very fast, the turnaround time for a reply was at maximum 30 minutes. After I placed the order, Losh sent photos of my order after he finished making it. Then after I confirmed it all looked good, he would then ship it. That's about it. Not much more I can say except it was a good experience.

Turn around time for my shell was a day. That was very unexpectedly fast.


As for the shell itself. I'm pretty happy with it. It fits my Barbers really well with an ever slight amount of wiggle room, which I like for all my shells. And the coverage is by default 100%.

It's a bit of a unique construction that I hadn't encountered before. My guess is that the coin's edges are milled off and then the face of the coin is soldered/welded onto a new rim from a different coin.

Because of the construction method the face has no distortion or relief that's been removed since it's still the same coin along with the fact that the depth of coverage is deep.

The only thing I'm a little iffy about is the slightly bevel edges along the shell. But when I put the shell in practice in front of a mirror and camera at a spectator's point of view and distance, that hasn't been noticeable.

Anyways. I'm a happy camper with this purchase, especially with the Canadian dollar being in the gutter. I finally have a shell for my barber coin set.

I'll also add the order was packaged with care with layers of bubble wrap so you don't have to worry about shipping accidents. [/quote]


So he doesn’t use modern techniques. He hand sands the coins and will solder the rim on for expanded shells and for the copper silver will hand sand them flat before gluing them together. It’s actually a tedious and beautiful technique.
Message: Posted by: Wednesday (Aug 10, 2020 06:28PM)
That's cool. Didn't know that was an older method for making expanded shells.

[quote]On Aug 10, 2020, Jxb1989 wrote:
[quote]On Aug 4, 2020, Wednesday wrote:
I ended up ordering an expanded Barber shell from Losh and it arrived last Friday. I spent the last few days playing around with it and using it in routines I do and compared it to other expanded shells that I've gathered.

From the get-go, the overall experience from messaging Losh on eBay to placing my order was excellent. Communication was very fast, the turnaround time for a reply was at maximum 30 minutes. After I placed the order, Losh sent photos of my order after he finished making it. Then after I confirmed it all looked good, he would then ship it. That's about it. Not much more I can say except it was a good experience.

Turn around time for my shell was a day. That was very unexpectedly fast.


As for the shell itself. I'm pretty happy with it. It fits my Barbers really well with an ever slight amount of wiggle room, which I like for all my shells. And the coverage is by default 100%.

It's a bit of a unique construction that I hadn't encountered before. My guess is that the coin's edges are milled off and then the face of the coin is soldered/welded onto a new rim from a different coin.

Because of the construction method the face has no distortion or relief that's been removed since it's still the same coin along with the fact that the depth of coverage is deep.

The only thing I'm a little iffy about is the slightly bevel edges along the shell. But when I put the shell in practice in front of a mirror and camera at a spectator's point of view and distance, that hasn't been noticeable.

Anyways. I'm a happy camper with this purchase, especially with the Canadian dollar being in the gutter. I finally have a shell for my barber coin set.

I'll also add the order was packaged with care with layers of bubble wrap so you don't have to worry about shipping accidents. [/quote]


So he doesn’t use modern techniques. He hand sands the coins and will solder the rim on for expanded shells and for the copper silver will hand sand them flat before gluing them together. It’s actually a tedious and beautiful technique. [/quote]
Message: Posted by: Jxb1989 (Aug 10, 2020 07:35PM)
[quote]On Aug 10, 2020, Wednesday wrote:
That's cool. Didn't know that was an older method for making expanded shells.

[quote]On Aug 10, 2020, Jxb1989 wrote:
[quote]On Aug 4, 2020, Wednesday wrote:
I ended up ordering an expanded Barber shell from Losh and it arrived last Friday. I spent the last few days playing around with it and using it in routines I do and compared it to other expanded shells that I've gathered.

From the get-go, the overall experience from messaging Losh on eBay to placing my order was excellent. Communication was very fast, the turnaround time for a reply was at maximum 30 minutes. After I placed the order, Losh sent photos of my order after he finished making it. Then after I confirmed it all looked good, he would then ship it. That's about it. Not much more I can say except it was a good experience.

Turn around time for my shell was a day. That was very unexpectedly fast.


As for the shell itself. I'm pretty happy with it. It fits my Barbers really well with an ever slight amount of wiggle room, which I like for all my shells. And the coverage is by default 100%.

It's a bit of a unique construction that I hadn't encountered before. My guess is that the coin's edges are milled off and then the face of the coin is soldered/welded onto a new rim from a different coin.

Because of the construction method the face has no distortion or relief that's been removed since it's still the same coin along with the fact that the depth of coverage is deep.

The only thing I'm a little iffy about is the slightly bevel edges along the shell. But when I put the shell in practice in front of a mirror and camera at a spectator's point of view and distance, that hasn't been noticeable.

Anyways. I'm a happy camper with this purchase, especially with the Canadian dollar being in the gutter. I finally have a shell for my barber coin set.

I'll also add the order was packaged with care with layers of bubble wrap so you don't have to worry about shipping accidents. [/quote]


So he doesn’t use modern techniques. He hand sands the coins and will solder the rim on for expanded shells and for the copper silver will hand sand them flat before gluing them together. It’s actually a tedious and beautiful technique. [/quote] [/quote]


Yessir. Or another old method was literally “stretching “ the rim