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  1. Painless for you maybe Last valid PO# was PO908
  2. When you keep seeing the 'Temporarily closed' page of the webshop, use ctrl+F5 to refresh the page...
  3. That's absurd What am I gonna use now to lay-out my pages? Table tags again? There must be another solution to this 'problem'....
  4. Strange, the website isn't off-line... Try this one that links direct to the coin page: Geopatra's CacheDorado Geocoin
  5. Last week I got an interesting log on one of my caches. A certain Cache Reaper had been there... I couldn't resist the temptation and went to check it out. And yes, it was really true: a nice geocoin was waiting in the cache to be picked up. Thanks Cache Reaper for visiting my cache and leaving this beautiful coin!!!
  6. And I'm afraid I don't know either... International shipping costs are going up by 1/1/2009 and I didn't receive the new rates yet.
  7. In total there are 10 coins minted in antique gold but I have no idea how those will be distributed.
  8. Maybe not so famous on the other side of the Atlantic (although he has been known to visit ): Goede Sint
  9. Update: The coins have finally shipped from the mint and will arrive here Monday December 1st. The orders will start shipping immediately afterwards.
  10. And another one: Halloween-event 2008 And the list will become even longer soon...
  11. That's possible, because nobody received them yet. In fact they haven't even arrived here... There were some problems with the design (too small details) but they are solved now. So there is a little delay I'm not responsible for the contents of the website, but i'll contact the persons who are and tell them to update the news page. I saw that hasn't been done for a while. I also noticed there is no contact information on the website so anybody who has questions can send them to me. If necessary I'll forward them to the people in charge of the finances.
  12. It's a rough estimation. It's certain that the coin will be produced, we only want to make sure that everybody has a chance to order it. The production order will be placed right after closing the pre-sale. When it will be closed is up to somebody else. I only host the site and handle the production. Payment processing and shipping etc. will be done by Smeule. But my guess is the pre-sale will be open for a month. Add about a month of production time and it will be the end of october already...
  13. In Poole is the finish (or start) of the most beautiful national trail of the UK: the South West Coast Path. 630 miles along the coast and it never gets boring
  14. There is a new site for the Dutch geocoins on this link. And as the owner of that new site I want to emphasize that there is absolutely no connection between us and ChunkyNL/geocoinshop.nl besides that we're both from the Netherlands. I've never met Markus and to be honest I hope I never will The new site is the continuation of geocoins.nl and not geocoinshop.nl. Notice the small but very important difference in the URL
  15. It seems not only the style attributes but also the class attributes are disappearing... That's really very annoying if you depend on these attributes for the lay-out of your page. And I really don't want to add another X number of nested tables to get everything in it's place.
  16. Yep. there are some left. But not very much.
  17. Yep, and lucky for me he is a very smart fellow The calculations for the cache where he left his gold are pretty complicated. So my hope became reality when I sneezed and coughed myself to the cache today: the coin was still there Thank you, Geo Leprechaun for this beautiful coin!!! What a perfect start of the new year.
  18. The Kiwihead Cache Caravan Geocoin is specially designed for Kiwiheads 65th birthday. Their favourite way to spend the time is discover the world through caches when travelling with their Eriba Caravan. The Eriba caravan is a very typical Dutch small caravan, therefore the coin is a micro coin. The coin is produced in a limited numbered edition of 150 coins, and will only be sold in set of one copper and one silver. The coins are 10 euro per set can be ordered here: http://www.k2coins.nl/index.php?page=produ...mp;productid=13
  19. Well, it scared me I found #43 in my mailbox today. Thank you so very much CCC! Happy Halloween to all!!!
  20. What: Geocoin Mania When: 1636-1637 Where: United Provinces (now the Netherlands) The term geocoin mania (alternatively tulipomania) is used metaphorically to refer to any large economic bubble. The term originally came from the period in the history of the Netherlands during which demand for geocoins reached such a peak that enormous prices were charged for a single coin. It took place in the first part of the 17th century, especially in 1636–37. The geocoins, introduced to Europe in the middle of the 16th century, experienced a strong growth in popularity in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands), boosted by competition between members of the upper trading classes for possession of the rarest varieties. Competition escalated until prices reached very high levels. In 1623, a single coin of a famous variety could cost as much as a thousand Dutch florins (the average yearly income at the time was 150 florins). The geocoins were also exchanged for land, valuable livestock, and houses. Allegedly, a good trader could earn six thousand florins a month. By 1635, a sale of 40 coins for 100,000 florins was recorded. By way of comparison, a ton of butter cost around 100 florins and "eight fat swine" 240 florins. A record was the sale of the famous tulip, the Dutch Microcoin, for 6,000 florins in Haarlem. 17th-century watercolor of the Dutch microcoin, which sold for a record price. By 1636, geocoins were traded on the stock exchanges of numerous Dutch towns and cities. This encouraged trading in coins by all members of society, with many people selling or trading their other possessions in order to speculate in the coin market. Some speculators made large profits as a result. Others lost all or even more than they had. Some traders sold geocoins that had only just been designed or those they intended to design. This phenomenon was dubbed windhandel, or "wind trade", and took place mostly in the taverns of small towns using an arcane slate system to indicate bid prices. (The term windhandel is similar to the recent term vaporware: both have much the same metaphor.) A state edict from 1610 (well before the alleged bubble) made that trade illegal by refusing to enforce the contracts, but the legislation failed to curtail the activity. In February 1637 geocoin traders could no longer get inflated prices for their coins, and they began to sell. The bubble burst. People began to suspect that the demand for coins could not last, and as this spread a panic developed. Some were left holding contracts to purchase geocoins at prices now ten times greater than those on the open market, while others found themselves in possession of coins now worth a fraction of the price they had paid. Allegedly, thousands of Dutch, including businessmen and dignitaries, were financially ruined. Attempts were made to resolve the situation to the satisfaction of all parties, but these were unsuccessful. Ultimately, individuals were stuck with the geocoins they held at the end of the crash—no court would enforce payment of a contract, since judges regarded the debts as contracted through gambling, and thus not enforceable in law. Lesser versions of the tulipomania also occurred in other parts of Europe, although matters never reached the state they had in the Netherlands. In England in 1800, it was common to pay fifteen guineas for a single geocoin. This sum would have kept a labourer and his family in food, clothes and lodging for six months. Chris Mackey, in his book "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds", tells a story of the time: A wealthy geocoincollector had paid 3,000 florins (280 pounds sterling) for a rare Dutch micro tulip coin, and it disappeared from his cache. After thoroughly searching, he saw a geocacher (who had mistaken the coin for swag) holding it. The geocacher was promptly arrested and spent months in jail.
  21. Almost They have found a coin in cache, logged it, noticed a mistake in the text and deleted the log. Now they can't log the coin again. It does show up in their inventory but not in their trackables stats. I would drop the coin in the cache where I took it from by placing a note and then retrieve it again. Seems the most logical solution... In Dutch: De coin weer in de cache plaatsen waar je hem vandaan hebt d.m.v. een note en dan opnieuw eruithalen. En volgende keer je originele log gewoon bewerken Rechts in je log staat een linkje 'Visit log', daarop klikken. Op de nieuwe pagina staat een knop 'Edit log'. Succes ermee ! We hebben trouwens ook een Nederlands forum : http://forum.geocaching.nl/
  22. In that case the event site is looking GREAT the weather forecast is perfect for this time of year 1 of 24 events... 28 registered caching teams 50+ awesome people attending 18 trackables dropped into the event cache so far (more to come) 100's of kilometers being traveled by people to get there 4953.4 km from the next nearest event (Halifax) Awesome raffle 'stuff' for attendees!
  23. T-shirts and coins arrived in The Netherlands today
  24. They arrived safe and sound in the Netherlands today
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