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A while back, a forum member by the username "VicPortland" sent me a box of stuff out of the blue. Just leftover stuff. We talked about it being a consignment (I don't like doing consignments much), and in the end, he finally just told me to keep it and have fun with it. Well, I have indeed had fun with that stuff, and to be candid, I probably made a couple of hundred bucks off that box of "leftover" stuff this kind stranger sent me. It was a nice enough gift that I've felt a bit guilty about it, honestly.

So I started a "Why VicPortland Is A Great Guy" giveaway on the US Coin Forum, and had folks post humorous anecdotes about why VicPortland was a great guy, even if they didn't know him. It was going along well until it was suddenly deleted without warning. I probably should have posted it here.

SO- it's time for a sequel.

This time I will pick three winners. The prizes will be world coins, because that is what I have the most of at this or any other time, and cheap world coins, because, well... I'm a generous guy at heart but also a little greedy. I was gonna put some silver in here but, hey- have you checked the price of that lately?

I will make up three prize mailers and seal them beforehand, so once the winners are selected each will get a random package- not even I will know who got what unless the recipients choose to post their results.

Package 1 will contain:
(1) West German 2 marks, 1962-D, KM116 (Max Planck/eagle), VF+, copper-nickel, which catalogs $2.00 in VF in the 2009 Krause,

Package 2 will contain:
(1) Egypt 1 millieme, 1357 AH (1938 AD), KM358 (King Farouk/Arabic script), XF, which catalogs $2.00 XF in the 2009 Krause,

Package 3 will contain:
(1) Cuba 5 centavos, 1920, KM11.1 (coat of arms/star), copper-nickel, VF, which catalogs $1.50 in VF in the 2009 Krause.

Additionally, ALL THREE packages will contain:
(1) Possibly low grade but clearly-dated coin from the 1800s, attributed in a 2x2,
(1) Old Chinese cash coin with the square hole in the middle, unattributed (most likely from the 1700s but possibly earlier),
(2) Different USA Wheat cents, red BU,
(3) Attributed world coins in 2x2s from my 50c pick bin (sometimes worth up to a dollar or so each),
And one of my custom "wooden dollars".

Hopefully this will be a cheap-but-fun giveaway.

Now, to be one of the lucky three who gets some of the loot, all you gotta do is post a reason why VicPortland is a great guy.

I'll do some, just to get us started.

~ VicPortland is a great guy because he doesn't eat pineapple on pizza.

~ VicPortland is a great guy because he listens to Baroque music and Jethro Tull.

~ VicPortland is a great guy because he built the Pyramids. Some say that was extraterrestrial aliens, but in fact the aliens were trying to prevent the building of the pyramids, and VicPortland defeated them all and destroyed their spaceship, using only a roll of French bread and a bottle of Tabasco sauce for weaponry.


There. I think you've got the idea, now. Give it your best shot.

One winner will be selected by the quality of his or her "VicPortland" post, and the other two will be randomly selected.


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    melvin289melvin289 Posts: 3,019
    I don't know who Vic Portland is but I understand he's a nice guy because he never squeezes the Charmin.

    Ron
    Collect for the love of the hobby, the beauty of the coins, and enjoy the ride.
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    baddspellarbaddspellar Posts: 270 ✭✭✭
    VicPortland Is A Great Guy because he doesn't try to show up Chuck Norris. He knows it would hurt Chuck's ego.
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    GaCoinGuyGaCoinGuy Posts: 2,721 ✭✭✭✭
    Nice giveaway, LordM, thanks for the chance.

    Now, let's see...

    Vic Portland is a great guy because he's the grooviest groovster that ever grooved a groove.
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    laserartlaserart Posts: 2,255
    Vic Portland is a great guy cuz he cleans up after his horse when the parade is over.
    "If I had a nickel for every nickel I ever had, I'd have all my nickels back".
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Vic Portland is a great guy because he invented Portland Cement, they named the city of Portland after him as well as the Portland Trailblazers. The TV series Portlandia was developed to demonstrate his high ideals and altruistic life. Cheers, RickO
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    I've heard vic's tears are known to be the cure for cancer.
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    pontiacinfpontiacinf Posts: 8,915 ✭✭
    Vic Portland is a great guy cause he never pokes the Pillsbury Dough Boy.

    Vic portland is a great guy because he doesnt try to take the limelight when Keets is around.

    Vic Portland is a great guy because he carries a pooper scooper and he doesnt even own a dog.

    Vic Portland is a great guy because he endorses Garrett metal detectors.
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    lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,209 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ah, a Chuck Norris comparison. Excellent. image

    Good stuff, folks, keep 'em comin'. Maybe the great VicPortland himself will see this one day, when he comes back around. He has been gone from the forums for a while, but an ancient propecy foretells his second coming.

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    pontiacinfpontiacinf Posts: 8,915 ✭✭
    Vic Portland is a great guy because he salts the ground that Bob S. searches on.
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    Musky1011Musky1011 Posts: 3,899 ✭✭✭✭
    Vic is a great guy because he wants to give the coins to the Boyscouts that are doing coin collecting merit badge
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    melvin289melvin289 Posts: 3,019
    I'm going to list a second post on this one, please forgive.

    Vic Portland is a great guy because he doesn't drink in excess while taking Cialis.

    Ron
    Collect for the love of the hobby, the beauty of the coins, and enjoy the ride.
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    mkman123mkman123 Posts: 6,849 ✭✭✭✭
    Vicportland is a great guy because he doesn't drink kool aid. He loves both grading companies equally.
    Successful Buying and Selling transactions with:

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    DBSTrader2DBSTrader2 Posts: 3,460 ✭✭✭✭
    Vic Portland is a great guy because he actually DID see his doctor for any erection lasting longer than 4 hours!!imageimage

    (I hope the P.C. Police don't delete this response, but, as someone else stole my idea of going the Chuck Norris route, that left me with only the Chuck Barris route !!)



    - - Dave
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    MrLeeMrLee Posts: 1,847 ✭✭✭
    The Incredibly Great & Mysteriously Wonderful VicPortland has been known to heal the sick, cure the blind, stop natural disasters and raise the dead.

    He can also bake a mean Pecan Pie.
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    MrSpudMrSpud Posts: 4,498 ✭✭✭
    Ummm.... Vic Portland is a great guy because he saved 1000 people from possible injury by inhaling a poisonous vapor cloud and neutralizing it in his own body by sheer willpower and determination.
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    vic portland is a great guy because he has great attitude ..... adjustment
    "see ya at the beach"
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    Vic Portland is a great guy because he recognized Lord M as a worthy person to receive his extras.
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    robkoolrobkool Posts: 5,934 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Vic Portland is a great guy who reminds me of Vic "The Brick" Jacobs, who is also the funny guru of sports reporting, and coin collecting...
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    OmegaOmega Posts: 1,587 ✭✭✭
    VicPortland Is A Great Guy because he is not Charlie Sheen.
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    fastfreddiefastfreddie Posts: 2,769 ✭✭✭✭✭
    uhhhh... It's Victor Portland. The last guy to call him 'Vic' wound up in Portland, mixed with Portland and now swims wih the fishey's there and I don't wanna be next. Besides and I hear he's a heck of a dude. image
    It is not that life is short, but that you are dead for so very long.
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    sbeverlysbeverly Posts: 962 ✭✭✭
    Hi Rob,

    I'll use the same one that I used and allegedly won on the first giveaway.

    VicPortland is a Great Guy because he exists.
    Positive transactions with Cladiator, Meltdown, ajbauman, LeeG, route66,DennisH,Hmann,FilamCoins,mgoodm3,terburn88,MrOrganic, weg,dcarr,guitarwes,Zubie,Barndog,wondercoin,braddick,etc...
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    deadmunnydeadmunny Posts: 165 ✭✭
    VicPortland is a great guy because he has a black belt in origami.
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    pontiacinfpontiacinf Posts: 8,915 ✭✭
    VicPortland is a great guy cause he stopped reading this thread weeks ago.
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    VicPortland Is A Great Guy because "IT IS BETTER TO GIVE THAN RECIVE"
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    laserartlaserart Posts: 2,255
    Vic Portland is a great guy because he put the first letter of his last name on all the Philadelphia State Quarters.
    "If I had a nickel for every nickel I ever had, I'd have all my nickels back".
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    lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,209 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Vic Portland is a great guy because he didn't say anything about how I'd temporarily forgotten I was doing this giveaway.

    I'll run it a little longer yet- I'll draw the winners sometime after 4/21.


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    Vic Portland is a great guy cause he IS the most interesting man in the world but when Dos Equis came to him he said he would rather have a Budwieser
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    VicPortland is a great guy because he puts the toilet seat down for the ladies after he finishes

    VicPortland is a great guy because he puts the toilet seat down for the ladies, but does it without his hands or feet.

    VicPortland is a great guy because he puts the toilet seat down for the ladies, but does it without his hands or feet while blindfolded.

    VicPortland is a great guy because he puts the toilet seat down for the ladies, but does it without his hands or feet while blindfolded, and doesn't question the fact that he is using the bathroom blindfolded but instead assumes it's because he is "that good".
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    pontiacinfpontiacinf Posts: 8,915 ✭✭
    was that him ->

    nope
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    lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,209 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry I am so belatedly drawing the winners, here.

    They are: sbeverly, deadmunny, and GaCoinGuy.

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    deadmunnydeadmunny Posts: 165 ✭✭
    Thank you so much lordmacrovan!
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    GaCoinGuyGaCoinGuy Posts: 2,721 ✭✭✭✭
    PM Sent. Thanks!
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