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Message: Posted by: magicblademan (Dec 24, 2007 02:01PM)
Does anyone have the walking liberty E[ set by Jamie Schoolcraft ....

If so, what is the E[ like, is there any distortion to it. I am thinking of buying some gaffs including his gravity Flipper.

I am torn between choosing which to go for, I have about nine 64 silver Kennedy's, but I like the walking liberty's and the barbers but I am swayed more towards the walking liberty set, now I have done some research...I can afford to get a Deans set, but I do not really want to lose too much in size, my Kennedy's are 31mm and palm like a breeze, walkers are 30 millimeters in the reg coinage, so I don't really want them to lose much against my 64 Kennedy's.

Can anyone who has the E[ set in walkers from Jamie let me know what the coins are like? PM if necessary.

I am thinking of ordering after the holidays so I could do with a little help as I really can't make my mind up here.

The only way I'm gonna find out is with a little help from you guys as I ain't got any walkers...

Thanks in advance and a Merry Xmas to you all.

Message: Posted by: Fingers (Dec 25, 2007 05:31AM)
Hi Blade and a Merry Christmas to you. I have a soft Dean's set of Walking Liberty's from Schoolcraft and they are Fantastic! You lose very, very little in size with the Dean's set, just barely noticeable. If you put them side by side next to a regular Kennedy on the table.

I seriously doubt a spectator would be able to tell the difference in size. The e] is superb in every way, no noticeable distortion. I had the set for about a year and a half now and have never regretted getting them.....
Message: Posted by: magicblademan (Dec 25, 2007 08:47AM)
Thank you Fingers my mind is made up I'm gonna order a deans set after xmas..

And all the best to you .

Message: Posted by: Motor City (Dec 25, 2007 09:15PM)

I purchased a walking liberty gravity flipper from Jamie. I really love it. It is one of the best purchases I have made.

I understand that his Dean sets are precision made. For example, if you lose a coin and contact Jamie, you can purchase a replacement coin that will fit your set perfectly without having to send your coins in. Also, if you have a Dean's set and later want to order a gravity flipper to match your set, Jamie can fix you up, again, without you having to send your coins in.

Hope this helps.
Message: Posted by: Fingers (Dec 26, 2007 05:41AM)
I have a Walking Liberty gravity flipper too and purchased it after the fact, after I received my Dean's set and it matched perfectly and is a great piece of artwork. I also will second everything Motor City mentioned.....
Message: Posted by: magicblademan (Dec 26, 2007 05:42PM)
Thanks everyone for your reply's ....I had wondered if jamie could do that with sending coins in (if they are a deans set).This was one of those things I was thinking regarding getting a deans set or an e[ as I did not want to have to keep sending the coins back and forth if I wanted to add extra coins at a later date.

Fingers/ Motorcity ...could you tell me on Jamies site ,he mentions about changing The outside diameter of the Grav compared to the schoolcraft one...

I know this is so it works with the deans set ,my question is does the Deans Grav lose much and would a spec realise it say for Dan's "4 coins your hands" routine which I have just recently ordered.


Message: Posted by: Dan Watkins (Dec 26, 2007 11:01PM)
The size difference between an expanded shell and regular coins are the same size difference between an unexpanded shell and re-edged coins. If anything the unexpanded and cut down coins have less size difference since they are precision fit.

As for my particular routine, I happen to be using re-edged regular coins with a re-edged flipper so they match perfectly in size.

Honestly, if you used any of the types of coins (cut down, regular, expanded, etc.) nobody is going to notice. It is not worth obsessing over.

Just pick either a cut down set or regular set with expanded shell, and go with it.
Message: Posted by: magicblademan (Dec 27, 2007 09:01AM)
Thanks all my research is done now and I am ready to place my order....

Just had to be sure..


Blade :thumbsup:
Message: Posted by: Mb217 (Dec 28, 2007 05:13PM)
I wholeheartedly agree with you Dan, and I'd say "obsessing" is about the right word. Poor me, in my "set" all I got is 3 regular half dollars and a Johnson's expanded half *(David Roth says "The finest shell in modern times ... beautifully made.") ...pretty neat though and it has done the trick for years, never a problem. But I feel so cheap. :D