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post #991 of 1136
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Very, very nice! Did you get a good deal on them?

$23 incl. shipping.

Speaking of good deals ...



These were $2 in an op shop. They are sterling silver. Filthy when I bought them, but they came up a treat after a rub with a polishing cloth.

Not sure if Texas longhorns are really my thing, but they are fun.

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif I missed out on this post before! Awesome links. If you DO want to get rid of them . . .
post #992 of 1136
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icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif I missed out on this post before! Awesome links. If you DO want to get rid of them . . .

They would be ideal for a guy named Horns, wouldn't they? smile.gif
post #993 of 1136
Just as an FYI, the Baltimore Summer Antiques show will be the weekend of Aug 25th this year at the convention center. There are always a number of sellers with good selections of cuff-links.

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post #994 of 1136
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Just as an FYI, the Baltimore Summer Antiques show will be the weekend of Aug 25th this year at the convention center. There are always a number of sellers with good selections of cuff-links.

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I already got my tickets! There's usually a seller or two who come over from the UK to sell there... and you can often find nice complete tuxedo stud sets in their original box.
post #995 of 1136
these are coming up for auction in a few weeks... I think I'll bid -- but how high should I go? I mean, what are they worth? Are they worth bidding on?

500

they were probably made sometime between 1901 and 1910.
post #996 of 1136
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Wow! Those are drop-dead gorgeous. Is that some kind of buttonhook in the case with them?

Given age condition and packaging, my guess is that these will go for a bomb. The Royal endorsement won't hurt either. I reckon you need to decide how high you're prepared to go and strictly limit yourself. Best to snipe, so that you don't get caught up in a bidding war. And be prepared to kiss them goodbye.

If you are lucky enough to win, you have to post pics here of you wearing them! Good luck!
post #997 of 1136
bought these for my wedding

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post #998 of 1136
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Wow! Those are drop-dead gorgeous. Is that some kind of buttonhook in the case with them?

Given age condition and packaging, my guess is that these will go for a bomb. The Royal endorsement won't hurt either. I reckon you need to decide how high you're prepared to go and strictly limit yourself. Best to snipe, so that you don't get caught up in a bidding war. And be prepared to kiss them goodbye.

If you are lucky enough to win, you have to post pics here of you wearing them! Good luck!

Thanks very much! It's a live auction... lot #6 here: http://www.weschlers.com/asp/searchresults.asp?t=932249&shopper=&

And you're absolutely right about setting a limit... as I've seen things quickly escalate at this quarterly auction. I remember some mid-century garden furniture by a famous architect (who I'd never heard of, but that's not saying anything) quickly escalate from a few hundred to a few thousand -- all in a matter of seconds!

I think that is a buttonhook mechanism... oh well, if I do win -- I'll post pics of them on one of my shirts... probably a white tuxedo shirt.
post #999 of 1136
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I think that is a buttonhook mechanism... oh well, if I do win -- I'll post pics of them on one of my shirts... probably a white tuxedo shirt.

So, did you win?
post #1000 of 1136
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I'm a sucker for a bit of nice enamel work. I found these today in an antiques market - they are sterling silver and enamel.

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I'm a sucker for a bit of nice enamel work. I found these today in an antiques market - they are sterling silver and enamel.


Very cool! Would you wear them with a tuxedo?
post #1002 of 1136
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That seems to be the idea behind the design, and I might if the occasion wasn't too formal. I'd be happy to wear them to work on a white shirt - Melburnians are into penguins.
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New kirin antiqued brass cuff links

 

New kirin antiqued brass cuff links $45

They’re based off a door knocker I found at Chi Lin Monastery in Hong Kong.

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Well, I’m not entirely sure it’s a kirin, but it’s the best that I can guess. It may just be an unspecific monster.

Fun facts about the kirin from Wikipedia:

 

The design is hand-carved; no fancy-shmancy CAD was used. Antiqued brass gives it a nice patina.

 


How are those cuff links connected, by a chain?
post #1004 of 1136

Yes.

post #1005 of 1136
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I've had these for a while now - they were an award that I won for Year 2000 work. Duchamp of London.


Edited by California Dreamer - 9/5/11 at 2:34am
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