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Steve's Treasure Talk Blog. 4th June

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I see Steve did the same post back on 11th April under A Couple Of Firsts....Oh well. Worth looking at again.:biggrin:

JW :smile: 

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I don`t own a Equinox and probably never will, but I read it out of interest and the Equinox is pretty amazing stuff.  Terrific finds Steve 🙂

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