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Discworld Currency anomalies

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 06:42 pm
by Muba
Cast your minds back a bit. The first Omnian stamps were 1 Ob<u>a</u>1, hastily corrected on a follow up issue. Then way, way back there was a discrepancy regarding Űberwald. While the Bad Blintz stamps were valued in Bizots and the Bonk stamps in Bizlots. This had resolved back to Bizots when Űberwald issued stamps in its own right.
Now there is another discrepancy. The 1T sheet from the YotTR tells us that the T was for Talon. But for this year’s issue the T is for Talent. In the absence of an explanation I would favour Talon.
Wisely, the Discworld Catalogue sits on the fence on this issue.

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Re: Discworld Currency anomalies

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 09:28 pm
by steeljam
When I set up the new stamp page I had entered Talon as the denomination. It was only when I was updating the sheet page that I realised it said Talent.
I type what is there.
I can only assume that advertising money from the hit show Djelibeybi's got Talent had something to do with the name change.

Re: Discworld Currency anomalies

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 09:40 pm
by Muba
steeljam wrote:When I set up the new stamp page I had entered Talon as the denomination. It was only when I was updating the sheet page that I realised it said Talent.
I type what is there.


But the sheet states Talon, as in the image

Re: Discworld Currency anomalies

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:16 pm
by steeljam
Muba wrote:
steeljam wrote:When I set up the new stamp page I had entered Talon as the denomination. It was only when I was updating the sheet page that I realised it said Talent.
I type what is there.

But the sheet states Talon, as in the image

The new sheet states Talent

Re: Discworld Currency anomalies

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:18 pm
by Muba
So which is correct?

Or did it change over the last 10 years? If so the catalogue listing contradicts the sheet

Re: Discworld Currency anomalies

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:35 pm
by steeljam
Muba wrote:So which is correct?
Or did it change over the last 10 years? If so the catalogue listing contradicts the sheet

The catalogue shows the denomination shown on the sheet, be it Talon or Talent.
It is not unknown for a currency to change.
The UK currency went from Shillings and Pennies to Pence; France went from Franc to Euro, Germany from Mark to Euro, etc..

Re: Discworld Currency anomalies

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:42 pm
by Muba
So it was Talon and now it is Talent

So why Djelibeybi One Talent [Roses] (shs0138)

Re: Discworld Currency anomalies

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:05 am
by steeljam
Muba wrote:So it was Talon and now it is Talent
So why Djelibeybi One Talent [Roses] (shs0138)

Now, this is interesting. The early stamps were created/imported from the spreadsheet. I have checked the sheets and have found an early one referring to Talent and a later one referring to Talon.
Emails at the time (2008) advise the issue as Talon.
Things were pretty hectic when I started to set up the website. The 1T Djelibeybi stamp currently designated shs-dj0138 was originally designated as shs-dj0124.
Errors may have been made in transcription.
I am wondering if the author of the new stamp used the catalogue to determine the denomination of the new stamp.

Re: Discworld Currency anomalies

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 01:00 pm
by the_apprentice
Interesting indeed, for this issue I was going on a passage from Pyramids:

"IIa gave a snort and grabbed his own abacus.
‘Limestone at two talents...'"

The Talon stamp was before my time, so I can't really shine a light on that, but as it was approved by Terry it too has verisimilitude.

The Discworld MUD lists both Talents and Talons as being in circulation in Djelibeybi (along with Toons, Ras and Thanras), though I don't know from where this information was gleaned!

Don't know if this helps...

Re: Discworld Currency anomalies

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 01:43 pm
by Muba
it certainly does

Re: Discworld Currency anomalies

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:21 pm
by phalarope
VERY interesting. My philatelic / flatelic frosset pouch has been pleasantly wibbled. :D

Re: Discworld Currency anomalies

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:33 pm
by Grace Speaker
phalarope wrote:VERY interesting. My philatelic / flatelic frosset pouch has been pleasantly wibbled. :D
:shock: My word, has it? I'm not sure what a frosset pouch is, or whether I'd enjoy it being wibbled, if I had one, but I'm intrigued . . . is that the sort of thing The Emporium charges *extras* for ? :wink:

Re: Discworld Currency anomalies

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 01:29 am
by phalarope
Grace Speaker wrote:
phalarope wrote:VERY interesting. My philatelic / flatelic frosset pouch has been pleasantly wibbled. :D
:shock: My word, has it? I'm not sure what a frosset pouch is, or whether I'd enjoy it being wibbled, if I had one, but I'm intrigued . . . is that the sort of thing The Emporium charges *extras* for ? :wink:

Blackadder Christmas Carol. 8) :wink:

Re: Discworld Currency anomalies

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 06:27 pm
by Muba
We still do not know how many Talents or Talons make 1 Ptascp!