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Schockiert und Enttäuscht

Shocked and Disappointed. Unbelievably, I received an order from a prominent German vendor where two medals were placed in a single flip, for shipment. Though each medal was in a separate pocket, because of their size, the edges of the medals were in contact during shipment. I guess it was worth the risk of damage to save the cost of one flip for each medal.
I shot off a stiffly worded email and will see if there is a response.

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So, some low level functionary handled the packaging? Care to share pics of the edged of the medals.

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  • harashaharasha Posts: 3,077 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fortunately, the medals were packed so tightly, I did not see damage with the naked eye. I can't say the same thing about a similar occurrence perpetrated by a London auction house. There was resulting damage from medals shipped in the same pocket, let alone the same flip. On a subsequent shipment from the same London firm, a lot of several tokens simply were thrown loose into a large envelope.
    For this we pay buyer's fees.

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  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I recently purchased a nearly five figure piece at auction. It was in a flimsy brittle (non-PVC) sleeve sealed with a couple of staples to keep it from sliding around. Which worked, until it didn’t. The staple scratches almost couldn’t have been worse. I was able to return it, but it was a numismatic tragedy. FWIW, I think the auction company learned a valuable lesson.

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  • neildrobertsonneildrobertson Posts: 1,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I always wonder how much coins slide around in paper envelopes during international transit. If it's an old coin with a patina, there is usually some grey/dirt that rubs off onto the paper. So I know it's not flawless.

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