Originally Posted by California Dreamer
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.