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Lord Of The Rings Glamdring Scabbard Gandalf The White

Submitted by Mike on May 25, 2019
Sale Price
$630.00
Lord Of The Rings Glamdring Scabbard Gandalf The White

Depending on subject matter, pop culture and movie reproductions can be big sellers these days. This company sold the sword and the sheath separate and we suspect more swords were made than scabbards. People in other countries have less access to some types of items and will pay a premium when they become available in the secondary market. Hopefully the customs agent doesn't say 'You shall not pass' to my package!  

Antique Ancient Relief Wood Temple Carving Hindu Lakshmi Vishnu Shiva

Submitted by Mike on May 8, 2019
Sale Price
$100.00
Antique Ancient Relief Wood Temple Carving Hindu Lakshmi Vishnu Shiva

This was an impressive piece - legitimately old and in respectable condition for the age. While I know enough to be dangerous, I'm not a curator and could only offer the public limited information about it. For all I know, this could have been a thousand years old and sold for a million dollars at Christies if properly documented.... probably not, but I'm just stating that eBay is not the place to sell some types of items and after running it through auction a few time, a whopping $100 was my only offer. 

Antique Spice Tin Can Elk Manufacturing Tenn Mohican Company NY

Submitted by Mike on April 22, 2019
Sale Price
$134.00
Antique Spice Tin Can Elk Manufacturing Tenn Mohican Company NY

Sometimes we get large collections of assorted items and my general preference is to 'cherry pick' the best pieces for individual sale and group lot those of lesser value. Collectors usually just want to buy one or two specific items at a time and someone even asked me to sell just one of this pair. 

Mid Century Modern Brutalism Brutalist Teak Wood Wall Hanging Plaque Panel

Submitted by Mike on April 22, 2019
Sale Price
$300.00
Mid Century Modern Brutalism Brutalist Teak Wood Wall Hanging Plaque Panel

Some items just have 'that look' to them and since one of a kind art can be hard to price, we just have to go with our instinct and find a balance between 'top dollar' and making a quick sale as we can't sit on things forever. Knowing buzz words to describe things like 'Brutalist' certainly helps.

Sterling Silver Turquoise Inlay Taxco Mexico Necklace

Submitted by Mike on April 8, 2019
Sale Price
$200.00
Sterling Silver Turquoise Inlay Taxco Mexico Necklace

Everyone knows jewelry has value but what pieces and styles actually sell requires experience. For example, if this had been gold, I would have simply scrapped it as no one wants to pay todays gold prices. Being a Native style with a name brand that has a following, I was able to get top dollar for what was under $50 in silver.