R.U. Serious?!

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Re: R.U. Serious?!

Post by Tubbers » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:05 pm

Hell of it is, the reserve was 25 cents.
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Re: R.U. Serious?!

Post by Pat Dodson » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:28 pm

Tubbers wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:05 pm
Hell of it is, the reserve was 25 cents.
:lol:

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Re: R.U. Serious?!

Post by Granary Guitars » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:20 pm

I was thinking of bidding for this until the auctioneers told me it wasn't suitable for dishwashers.

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Re: R.U. Serious?!

Post by Tubbers » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:36 pm

Granary Guitars wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:20 pm
I was thinking of bidding for this until the auctioneers told me it wasn't suitable for dishwashers.
Or microwaves. :)
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Re: R.U. Serious?!

Post by Hotsoup » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:24 pm

You could still put it by the door to throw your keys on it. Perfect!

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Re: R.U. Serious?!

Post by Pat Dodson » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:39 am

Hotsoup wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:24 pm
You could still put it by the door to throw your keys on it. Perfect!
Wonderful username for this thread! :D

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Re: R.U. Serious?!

Post by Andrew Fryer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:37 am

Pat Dodson wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:29 pm
a record for Chinese porcelain.
You are probably right, because I don't know the definition of porcelain, but I wonder if you remember this story: -
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -home.html
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Re: R.U. Serious?!

Post by Pat Dodson » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:55 am

Andrew Fryer wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:37 am
Pat Dodson wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:29 pm
a record for Chinese porcelain.
You are probably right, because I don't know the definition of porcelain, but I wonder if you remember this story: -
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -home.html
:shock: :shock:

No, hadn’t seen that. A bit more colourful/prettier/ more garish than this plain porcelain pot. (I’ve no idea re porcelain, I merely quoted the BBC item on the sale.)

Amazing/frightening/frightful prices folk will pay for rare items.

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Re: R.U. Serious?!

Post by Andrew Fryer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:06 pm

I saw a bronze buddha bought for £50 sold for £8,000 on TV the other day, but that was a fair price for a 19th century antique.

People should look out for Chinese antiquities - there are more of them around than you might think - people went out to China before the Revolution to be nurses and what not - a work colleague in 1990 had a grandmother (or some such relative) who had been a nurse in China who had a house full of things like solid ivory mah-jong sets and things.

That bowl is exquisite, btw, especially given its age. The price doesn't really surprise me. Well, not in the light of the earlier story.

It's about easy money - Russia, China, once people come into that kind of money, which means nothing to them, they are happy to grab anything they can at any price. Although Russia and China are different - China wants to get some of its history back from the people who exported it. The Greeks have no chance of making the money that the Chinese have been making recently. Well, maybe if they discover oil.

Also of course these things are an object lesson for the economically challenged - increase money supply and you get inflation.
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Re: R.U. Serious?!

Post by chuckinphoenix » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:51 pm

It's all relative. The money we spend on musical instruments would surely disgust a significant portion of the world population.
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Re: R.U. Serious?!

Post by Tubbers » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:08 pm

chuckinphoenix wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:51 pm
The money we spend on musical instruments would surely disgust a significant portion of the world population.
Even an Esteban?
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Re: R.U. Serious?!

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:00 am

Buying an Esteban is like choosing to wipe ones self with paper money...you're just flushing it down the toilet.😩

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Re: R.U. Serious?!

Post by Gorn » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:07 pm

Hey, I've got almost the same bowl in my cupboard, even with an 100% original stamp on the bottom, saying "Made in China". Anybody got the mail address of the Hong Kong auction company? :D :D :D
People are too dumb to recognize that they are mortal. They behave like anything will go on and on forever and believe that this little piece of tableware is REALLY valuable millions of dollars, because it will sell for a lot more in a couple of years. Even when falling down the cliff, they'd say that everything is fine, because nothing happened until now.
As soon as civilization is broke up by global warming, nuclear war, environmental pollution, an asteroid or whatever, this bowl is worth not more than my made-in-China-bowl. But maybe a $ 10.000-guitar player will easier earn some food, because it's louder than a $ 100 guitar... and '59 Les Paul collectors will kick themselves

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Re: R.U. Serious?!

Post by Pat Dodson » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:01 am

Paul Newman’s watch sells for $18m :roll:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41787046

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Re: R.U. Serious?!

Post by Andrew Fryer » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:21 am

Pat Dodson wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:01 am
Paul Newman’s watch sells for $18m :roll:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41787046
Whereas you can buy a bottle of his salad dressing for £1.49. It's a no-brainer.
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