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 Post subject: Schoolcraft? or Lassen Gaffs?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:14 pm 
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What gaffs are better? I want top notch Quality coin gaffs, because i intend to use them for many years.

Which one is personally better in your opinion?

edit: also.. is the deans expanded shell set a lot better than the regular expanded shell sets?


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They're both excellent. I bought from Schoolcraft basically because Lassen is sometimes hard to reach via email.


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were you really happen with your purchase? no regrets?


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The Deans set is not expanded. It's an unexpanded shell with four milled down coins.


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have you bought lassen before? and how long does it usally take for shipping?


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For either of them there's usually a waiting list. Shipping is the least of your concerns if it takes them six weeks before they can fulfill your order. If you're in a hurry, call them and see what they have already made up. I got lucky. Jamie Schoolcraft was coming to the Magic Live! convention with samples and I bought his sample set right on the spot.


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where's the old avatar dave?*

*if I may call you dave


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I like Schoolcraft's work. I have his Expanded Shell Morgan set and a Walking Liberty Flipper. So far, I don't have any Lassen stuff, but his prices are higher and he seems to like calling people out on his site, so I'm sticking with Jamie.


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thanks a lot exodus. Ive been favouring schoolcraft a little myself. I think i will buy from him.

Im getting Walking liberty expanded shell set, and a english penny/walking liberty copper silver coin.

In the future i am going to try and purchase his morgan 3CM shells, and then get a morgan dollar expanded shell set.

Also what uses can you do with a flipper that you cant with a shell?


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I would go with schoolcraft.

I bought a walking liberty expanded shell set and they are amazing. They are soft coins too and make no noise sliding past each other. I'm glad I got them for my coin work and are totally worth the money if your serious about your coin magic.


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jmingo, so you got the walking liberty expanded shell set in soft coins?

And how long did your shipping take?


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I have items from both makers. They are both quality.


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but schoolcraft shells are still really high quality right? and on lassens website i cant find a walking liberty/english penny copper silver coin. And i heard lassen shipping takes forever?


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fletch7777777 wrote:
Also what uses can you do with a flipper that you cant with a shell?


I don't use the Flipper Much, but you can easily put a Gravity Flipper in someone's hand without them finding the gaff. Not so with a Shell. They can also be handled like a single coin much easier.


As for the Shell quality, if Lassen's are better, they'd have to be unbelievable. Schoolcraft's Shells are amazing.


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thanks exodus. And i think i am going to go with schoolcrafts stuff. Maybe someday ill try Lassen's But for the time being ill get schoolcrafts shell set


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