Hi. Since the regular July giveaway got postponed (I'm working on it, but there are lots of donor contributions that need to be photographed), here's a special, simpler giveaway. You see, I was recently on the end of a very lopsided and generous deal, whereby a kind stranger knowingly sold me what is essentially a $500+ coin for the princely sum of one dollar. So I've got some "paying it forward" to do. The prize here is just a modest bauble, but hey, it's old gold. Winner of the drawing at the end of the month will get one of these cute little gold fanams from Southern India, circa 1700-1830. They are extremely tiny, but that kind of adds to their appeal, in a weird way. As with the regular monthly giveaways, all you need to do is post the words "entry post" in your initial post to this thread, and only your initial post. Reply as many times as you like, but if you put the phrase "entry post" into more than one post, you will disqualify yourself. Winning entry post will be selected by random number generator on or shortly after July 31, 2019. Good luck, and thanks again to my benefactor.