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robec

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    1. Peter T Davis
      Peter T Davis
      Happy Birthday robec,

      According to our records today is your birthday.

      Many Happy Returns of the Day!
    2. Peter T Davis
      Peter T Davis
      Happy Birthday robec,

      According to our records today is your birthday.

      Many Happy Returns of the Day!
    3. Peter T Davis
      Peter T Davis
      Happy Birthday robec,

      According to our records today is your birthday.

      Many Happy Returns of the Day!
    4. gijoe76
      gijoe76
      Hi Bob, I sent one message back too you and I am not sure if it sent or not. First off you do some amazing work. I would be honored for you to photograph my set. I am in no hurry but want to make sure that you understand that there is about 140 coins in this set currently. Here is my email address thompsondouglase@gmail.com Shoot me an email and we will discuss this further
    5. gijoe76
      gijoe76
      Hi robec. Do you do photo work for fellow collectors? If so, how much do you charge? I would love to be able to image my #1 ranked NGC 59-date Lincoln business strike set. Please let me know as I think you capture some of the best images. Doug
    6. SSG_Gonzo
      SSG_Gonzo
      Hey Bob how are you. Well I have been working on my collection and I think I would like to set something up regarding my coins and some of you fantastic photography. Let me know what I have to do. Thank you for your time and have a great day.
    7. jello
      jello
      Thank You!!!!:smile
    8. LionelR
      LionelR
      Hi Robec-

      A quick note that I visited your website and was astounded at your collection. All beautiful pieces!

      Best regards and I look forward to your future posts.

      -Lionel
    9. SSG_Gonzo
      SSG_Gonzo
      Hey Robec I checked out your web page and was floored at the coins and beautiful pictures you had there. I was currious to know how much you charged to do your photography of coins?
    10. robec
      robec
      Sorry I didn't respond to your comment earlier. I haven't been here since you sent your PM.

      They really did do a good job with the 1911. I really don't know what method or chemicals they use in the conservation, but I will say that the coin did change in color. The obverse, not so much in color, but most definitely got rid of the contaminants. The reverse was the nicest part of the coin before NCS received it, now it is nothing short of spectacular. The color changed from what would be considered mostly mint red to a gorgeous, almost iridescent wine color. It has to be seen in hand to really appreciate it.
    11. Coinguy56
      Coinguy56
      Stunning 1911 MPL you have, NCS really hit that coin hard with the beauty.
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  • About

    Birthday:
    January 3
    Home Page:
    http://www.robecsimages.com/index.html
    Location:
    Clovis, CA
    Occupation:
    Retired
    I started like most collectors, as a kid searching rolls and rolls of nickels and cents. Also like most, I went through a period of several years with little or no activity.

    Up until 5 years ago, I was strictly collecting with no goal or direction, except silver had to be blast white and copper red. I knew nothing about toning other than by another name, tarnish.

    About that time, I was introduced to the Matte Proof Lincoln series. After years of buying proof sets directly from the mint and knowing that the numbers minted were in the 2 and 3 million range, I decided to finally have a goal. To complete a set of MPL's, with a yearly population of 600 to 4,000 instead of millions.

    The color of some of these coins were phenomenal. About this same time a Morgan collector friend of mine by the user name SkyMan asked if I would take photos of some of his coins. He had a collection of Morgan's that were the most colorful coins I had ever seen. These were from the Battle Creek Hoard which were slabbed by NGC.

    Not long after, another toned Morgan fanatic and friend of SkyMan asked if I would take some photos of his. He goes by the name Toneddollars and his collection was every bit, if not more colorful and extensive as SkyMan's.

    Slowly I'm turning into someone who is starting to like tarnish, but will now refer to it as toning.

    After having started my MPL set, I was approached by other MPL owners if I would image some of their sets. I was fortunate to take photos of some of the nicest, most colorful coins of this series.

    I am now a total toner geek with an album filled with not only pictures my coins, but my photos of several hundred other coins belonging to some of my friends. The photos may not have been the best, may not ever be mistaken for TrueViews, but I never charged a dime to do it.

    As a result of my collecting and imaging other collections, 90% of them toners, I have become hopelessly in love with color.

    Feel free to visit my website to view the eye candy. My personal coins are the first 3 pages. The 4th page is filled with coins that are no longer part of the collection. The other tabs or pages are galleries of coins belonging to my friends that I have imaged, with the exception of Winged Liberty. His tab is present as a showing of another colorful collection belonging to a very good friend. I feel honored to have photos of his collection sitting on the site. Without WL's help and knowledge, the website would probably be here, but would look nothing close to how nice and functional it is. He magically transformed a bunch of data into a work of art.

    http://www.robecsimages.com/

    Collecting and imaging. www.robecsimages.com
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