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*CountessA*

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #150 on: January 25, 2011, 09:35:31 PM »
I'll keep my eyes open for something that glitters and is 55 cm in length.
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Re: WANTED
« Reply #151 on: January 25, 2011, 09:39:46 PM »
you said you would never mention that tinsel incident from the Christmas party again !

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #152 on: January 25, 2011, 09:46:58 PM »
Isn't it sad when videos turn up on YouTube of embarrassing tinsel moments...  :wine: :roflmao: :-X
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Re: WANTED
« Reply #153 on: January 25, 2011, 10:18:00 PM »

I find tinsel distracting...

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« Reply #154 on: January 25, 2011, 10:18:55 PM »
"festivus" !!!!

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #155 on: January 25, 2011, 10:20:54 PM »

For the rest of us !

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #156 on: January 25, 2011, 10:39:49 PM »
Ive got at least 15 pennies  ...Oh and a Clarinet , but thats listed and has a watcher war going on at the moment

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #157 on: January 29, 2011, 10:24:28 PM »
4 days, 16 hours... still at £310... but that means nothing. I know it will go up.

Yes, indeedy ... by at least one more bid.  But the question is - what is the leading bidder's bid?


(assuming we can ambush any other bidding.... :devil: )

its up to £355 now with just under 10 hours to go .........


I still cant find a decent gold chain , but my clarinet sold


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Re: WANTED
« Reply #158 on: January 30, 2011, 12:43:43 AM »
The slope is getting steeper!!

(well, the price is...)

£365.39 with just under 7 1/2 hours to go.


I get the uneasy feeling the race to the finish could get rather heated - I hope I'm wrong for Countessa's sake.

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #159 on: January 30, 2011, 12:50:28 AM »
care to take a stab  just for guessings sake ?

I will say £585.89

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« Reply #160 on: January 30, 2011, 01:02:32 AM »
I have absolutely no idea on these things - so a guess it will be.


I don't know if I want to go low - to make the Countess feel better about her chances - or high - to try and pick a possible 'must have' buyer in the audience.....

So I'll have an each-way bet... £465.85 or £742.10

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #161 on: January 30, 2011, 01:04:14 AM »
I hear some collectors laughing in the shadows............


and speaking of shadows, I think even my low bid has garnered a dark stare from our Countessa.

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #162 on: January 30, 2011, 01:07:02 AM »
7 hours to go - and still £365.39


I think Countessa will be up bright and early in the morning!

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #163 on: January 30, 2011, 01:14:20 AM »
yep its a hard one to pick which way it will go ...its one of those unique type of items though where if you get 2 interested bidders it could sky rocket real quick as there is no real RRP for such items , but its also not everyones cup of tea so finding numbers of interested buyers is the tricky bit , but we know there is one here in Aust plus its already had bidders so the seller has an audience its just a matter of how deep there pockets are and if they are up and about in 7 hours time or have 1 or more engaged a snipe service ????

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #164 on: January 30, 2011, 03:04:47 AM »
Okay - here's my sad, sad story.

I had placed a bid, and also placed a definitive (my real maximum) snipe bid.

Then I thought... look, I'll just double-check with the seller that the skiver was original.

The seller replied quite quickly, and unfortunately it seems the skiver is not original, but was part of a professional restoration. The seller was kind enough to suggest that, if this were at all an important factor for me, I could retract my (so far winning) bid.

I was so TORN...! I absolutely loved the look of that writing slope. But I did want an entirely original writing slope, so I did arrange a retraction.

I am now in mourning.  :tissue: :blownose: :hanky: :violin: :'(

At least I have the good fortune to know this is an honest and polite seller; I've saved her to my Favourites list and will look at what she lists. One of these days, the writing slope that is destined to be mine will appear...
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« Reply #165 on: January 30, 2011, 04:16:32 AM »

Why not get it anyway Tess ? ... who would know it's not an original ? ... it's not like we have Edwardian experts around the place... Put this next to the real thing and I wouldn't know the difference.. If you like it just buy it ... it looks fabulous I think...

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #166 on: January 30, 2011, 11:31:03 AM »
Hmmm £620 smack bang in the middle of your low and high Brumby

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #167 on: January 30, 2011, 11:42:43 AM »
care to take a stab  just for guessings sake ?

I will say £585.89

Pretty good shot, Smee - out by less than 6%!!!


Hmmm £620 smack bang in the middle of your low and high Brumby


Perhaps I have a little bit of the statistician gene showing through.....

Remember: A statistician is someone who, with their head in an oven and their feet in a freezer are - on the average - quite comfortable.



Hmmmm.... That does NOT work for me.  Better call my figures random flukes - even 'educated' guesses would be an overstatement!

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #168 on: January 30, 2011, 02:07:52 PM »
I would know, and it would bite at me like one of those annoying midges at sunset.

I'll keep looking.
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Re: WANTED
« Reply #169 on: January 30, 2011, 06:04:34 PM »

I would know...



That was always obvious to me.

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #170 on: January 30, 2011, 06:12:41 PM »




Still in mourning.
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Re: WANTED
« Reply #171 on: January 30, 2011, 06:32:32 PM »


Still in mourning.

As a distraction ... may I ask something?

Why does "National Opera Week" go for a week and a half?

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #172 on: January 30, 2011, 06:33:56 PM »
Why does "National Opera Week" go for a week and a half?

they sing very slowly in Operas

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #173 on: January 30, 2011, 07:28:50 PM »
It's only right and good that OPERA is forced on granted to everyone for that period of time...
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« Reply #174 on: January 30, 2011, 08:34:07 PM »
... for all the encores and curtain calls, I suppose.

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #175 on: February 01, 2011, 10:35:23 PM »
WANTED!


One million dollars by tomorrow afternoon at 5ish.  Thankyou.
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Re: WANTED
« Reply #176 on: February 01, 2011, 10:38:10 PM »
Wanted

Next Monday night's Lotto numbers.

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #177 on: February 01, 2011, 10:40:57 PM »
Wanted

Next Monday night's Lotto numbers.

Ive got'em I will sell'em toya for a mil 

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« Reply #178 on: February 01, 2011, 10:43:15 PM »
Sounds fair, provided it's a double up (2 Mil). I will whack 500 entries in with the winning numbers so if anyone else jags the numbers they only get 1/500th of the first div prize.

I've got it all worked out.

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #179 on: February 09, 2011, 11:25:06 AM »
WANTED: Victorian brass letter rack with ornate filigree, cherubs playing musical instruments, and two inkwells... and I've GOT IT.

Offer submitted yesterday, and accepted.



MINE, all mine!
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Re: WANTED
« Reply #180 on: February 09, 2011, 12:47:32 PM »
  Good for you Tessa, very nice looking piece.
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Re: WANTED
« Reply #181 on: February 10, 2011, 07:20:45 PM »
Wanted ....... 18ct or 24ct  gold mens chain .... I dont know maybe 55-60cm in length

I recently sold an 18ct one that had shrunk just like all my shirts have , and got sod all for it in comparison to what these thieving Sebastians that own jewellry shops now want ...sure I expected to get sodomised on the price but these bastodians want a kidney for a 9ct chain weighing 15 grams and trying to find 18ct at any price is near on impossible.... so talk to me ...hussle me ....Ive got at least 15 pennies  

Yipee...... I am now the pround owner of some new 18ct gold bling to dangle around my neck

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #182 on: February 10, 2011, 07:42:36 PM »
Excellent!

Now all you need is a nice Greek accent, and an open shirt, and you're set!  ;) :angel: :groucho:
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Re: WANTED
« Reply #183 on: February 10, 2011, 07:44:09 PM »
No thanks ...Ive heard what those greeks get upto
and besides I havent got the stuffed dice to hang from my car  rear view mirror or a fox tail to tie to the aerial , and I dont own a fish and chip shop ,pizza place or a fruit & vege joint 

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #184 on: February 10, 2011, 07:48:34 PM »
And I'll bet you don't have six daughters... and you don't sell fruit...

http://south-west-news.whereilive.com.au/news/story/tips-from-con-the-fruiterer/
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Re: WANTED
« Reply #185 on: April 03, 2011, 04:00:29 PM »
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Re: WANTED
« Reply #186 on: April 03, 2011, 04:04:02 PM »
Or this?
An ORMOLU letter rack

I'm not fantastically keen on ormolu, but it is a quite attractive letter rack...

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #187 on: April 16, 2011, 10:29:04 AM »


Far too late now Tessa......but the Ormolu was beautiful........not as busy and untidy as others. I hope you were succesfull.
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Re: WANTED
« Reply #188 on: April 27, 2011, 11:36:08 PM »
I think I have found a caravan.....

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« Reply #189 on: April 28, 2011, 12:04:40 AM »
Is it an ormolu caravan?
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« Reply #190 on: April 28, 2011, 12:32:47 AM »
I don't know.

Is Ormolu anything like Millard?

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« Reply #191 on: April 28, 2011, 12:40:49 AM »
I don't know. Is Millard anything like Etruscan?

(How long can we stretch this...?)
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« Reply #192 on: April 28, 2011, 12:47:27 AM »
Not sure ... Is Etruscan anything like Viscount?


(.... depends.

How long before the other members organise a lynching party?)

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #193 on: April 30, 2011, 09:32:41 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/19c-Antique-Victorian-Coromandel-Writing-Slope-Box-/150596433719?pt=UK_Antiques_DecorativeAntiques_Collectables_EH&hash=item23103f3737

The seller does say he won't post outside the UK, but Oh! Look at this gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS original skiver!

(Detail: >>

It's also a bit late for my liking - it dates to the 1880s - but such a beautiful patina on the wood...

Another slight drawback: the brahma key is missing.

But the skiver! I utterly love that particular shade of blue, and I am very attracted by coromandel wood...

Oh, the dilemma.
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Re: WANTED
« Reply #194 on: June 04, 2011, 06:17:18 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.fr/ANCIENNE-MATRICE-DE-SCEAU-MEDIEVAL-BRONZE-FLEUR-LIS-LYS-/120732725911?pt=FR_JG_Art_Objets_XIX&hash=item1c1c3b3297

What do you think about this? It's an ANCIENNE MATRICE DE SCEAU MEDIEVAL BRONZE FLEUR LIS LYS (Mediaeval bronze seal featuring a fleur-de-lys).     

I'm also thinking about this one: http://cgi.ebay.fr/matrice-de-sceau-medieval-royal-/290572235404?pt=FR_GW_monnaie_pi%C3%A8cesantiques&hash=item43a774728c
(matrice de sceau médiéval,royal) (i.e., mediaeval seal featuring a lovely green patina - legend on the seal not able to be distinguished clearly, though).


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Re: WANTED
« Reply #195 on: June 04, 2011, 09:58:29 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/19c-Antique-Victorian-Coromandel-Writing-Slope-Box-/150596433719?pt=UK_Antiques_DecorativeAntiques_Collectables_EH&hash=item23103f3737

The seller does say he won't post outside the UK, but Oh! Look at this gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS original skiver!

(Detail: >>

It's also a bit late for my liking - it dates to the 1880s - but such a beautiful patina on the wood...

Another slight drawback: the brahma key is missing.

But the skiver! I utterly love that particular shade of blue, and I am very attracted by coromandel wood...

Oh, the dilemma.

looks like you will be doing pick-up!  :plane:

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #196 on: June 05, 2011, 01:40:44 PM »
I'd have had to if I were the winner - but I didn't bid on it.

Had the seller offered postage to Australia, I actually would have.

I do love that beautiful shade of violet blue.
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Re: WANTED
« Reply #197 on: June 15, 2011, 06:07:39 PM »
http://www.abebooks.fr/plans-profils-principales-villes-lieux-consid%C3%A9rables/1415920843/bd

Look at this. Oh, blimey, look at this. "Les plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France" by Tassin. But it's EUR 3200.00...
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Re: WANTED
« Reply #198 on: June 15, 2011, 06:15:33 PM »
do you want to tear the picture pages out and sell them as prints ?

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Re: WANTED
« Reply #199 on: June 15, 2011, 06:34:27 PM »
Oh, you can be so evil, Smee...

No. I want to have it, hold it, hug it, put it on my bookshelves...
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