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post #39481 of 114528
So... Are there any maritime collectible experts? I asked yesterday, but had no pics. Got this Rostand brass porthole at an auction a couple years ago. I have no idea of the age and I was hoping someone here could help me identify its age and/or value.

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post #39482 of 114528
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Maybe they were GOLD!!!!!!!

 

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Just keep rubbing it in lol8[1].gif
Have you figured out how to sell them yet?

 

Took them to a couple jewelers. They weigh right at 26 grams of 14k gold. Looked online for "scrap" calculation and they would come out around $700. First jeweler said he would give me $500 for all of the buttons, another offered $400 and said they are Florentine design and to not let anybody test them because it could damage them. Another jeweler said that if you find the right buyer, should be able to get more as "buttons". 

 

Spoo figured scrap/jeweler price probably best since you don't know what the gold button market is like.

 

Thinking could go BIN for $1500-1600 (which is about half of retail) and would take best offers. Would need to get an offer of around $700-$800 (because of fees, time, potential problems) to make it worthwhile. There are three other gold buttons on the bay right now and I'm watching them to see what happens.

 

Suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Did run into a friend who is an outfitter (elk, deer hunts, archery etc,)  here in AZ and the southwest (he's very good at  what he does if anybody wants to come  to AZ or NM to hunt). He said he could make me a set of Elk horn buttons for the Oxxford SC...

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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

So... Are there any maritime collectible experts? I asked yesterday, but had no pics. Got this Rostand brass porthole at an auction a couple years ago. I have no idea of the age and I was hoping someone here could help me identify its age and/or value.
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I'm not sure of a price or anything relevant, but that is an awesome find. I want it. My shop is full of maritime stuff (that I have picked up at rock bottom prices); This makes me want to bust out the router and punch a hole in the wall. I suppose that means there is a market :)

post #39484 of 114528
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lol8[1].gif I e-mailed the Rostand company, but have not heard back. Hoping they can shed some light on age. Make me a fair offer and it can be yours. wink.gif
post #39485 of 114528
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Originally Posted by lastdonb View Post

Took them to a couple jewelers. They weigh right at 26 grams of 14k gold. Looked online for "scrap" calculation and they would come out around $700. First jeweler said he would give me $500 for all of the buttons, another offered $400 and said they are Florentine design and to not let anybody test them because it could damage them. Another jeweler said that if you find the right buyer, should be able to get more as "buttons". 

 

Spoo figured scrap/jeweler price probably best since you don't know what the gold button market is like.

 

Thinking could go BIN for $1500-1600 (which is about half of retail) and would take best offers. Would need to get an offer of around $700-$800 (because of fees, time, potential problems) to make it worthwhile. There are three other gold buttons on the bay right now and I'm watching them to see what happens.

 

Suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Did run into a friend who is an outfitter (elk, deer hunts, archery etc,)  here in AZ and the southwest (he's very good at  what he does if anybody wants to come  to AZ or NM to hunt). He said he could make me a set of Elk horn buttons for the Oxxford SC...

 

^^^ Based on some of these prices, why don't you just keep them?  They could be something nice that you put on a jacket for yourself or perhaps you could give them as a set to your son or nephew upon some sort of a life-related milestone.

 

Or you could hold out to be the last civilized man in a post-apocalyptic world.  Imagine yourself using a small pocket knife with a handle inlaid with mother of pearl to casually cut a single cuff button off your sleeve to pay for hot food while the rest of us fight to the death over dented canned goods in the ruins of a supermarket.  Think about it.  smile.gif

post #39486 of 114528

I'm smart enough to know when I have made a gaffe.  Yes, a shady idea in retrospect [returning merch to Macy's for a refund, which I did not originally buy there].  Didn't really think of it in the same light as some other folks initially - I appreciate the knuckle-raps and won't be pursuing that avenue.  I prefer to be on the up-and-up, and apologies to anyone here who took umbrage with the idea.

 

Regards.

 

EDIT: because this is the internet and you can never tell if someone is being sincere or a jerk - this is sincere.  Thanks.


Edited by TheNeedMachine - 6/19/12 at 10:59pm
post #39487 of 114528
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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post

Get that sick one from tben - hopefully the chest works for you!


Thank you Samuel, you are a gentleman and a scholar. Hopefully I will hear from Mr. Ass, I will make him an offer he cannot refuse.... lol8[1].gif

post #39488 of 114528
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post


At least no one has started with the politics. peepwall[1].gif

Nor has anyone started with religion.

post #39489 of 114528
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He said he could make me a set of Elk horn buttons for the Oxxford SC...

That is so boss!

post #39490 of 114528
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Originally Posted by lastdonb View Post

 

 

Took them to a couple jewelers. They weigh right at 26 grams of 14k gold. Looked online for "scrap" calculation and they would come out around $700. First jeweler said he would give me $500 for all of the buttons, another offered $400 and said they are Florentine design and to not let anybody test them because it could damage them. Another jeweler said that if you find the right buyer, should be able to get more as "buttons". 

 

Spoo figured scrap/jeweler price probably best since you don't know what the gold button market is like.

 

Thinking could go BIN for $1500-1600 (which is about half of retail) and would take best offers. Would need to get an offer of around $700-$800 (because of fees, time, potential problems) to make it worthwhile. There are three other gold buttons on the bay right now and I'm watching them to see what happens.

 

Suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Did run into a friend who is an outfitter (elk, deer hunts, archery etc,)  here in AZ and the southwest (he's very good at  what he does if anybody wants to come  to AZ or NM to hunt). He said he could make me a set of Elk horn buttons for the Oxxford SC...

 

Tip- Almost all of the jewelers are going to low ball you. I had the same think happen to me when I decided to get some cash for my high school class ring (what a waste that was along with the letterman jacket). The local jeweler said he'd give me $30-40 for it (it was either 10k or 14k, can't recall). At the time I wore a size 13 ring, so it was a significant chunk. Then we went by a little coin shop and the gentleman there weighed it and said he'd give me $140 for it, which was after his take. He makes regular runs to the local assayer and was going to have it evaluated and would have money for me the next week. We've been back several times with various gold jewelry and he's always been more than fair.

 

In short, try a few coin shops and see if they deal in precious metals, might be worth it.

post #39491 of 114528

Today was my first thrift adventure in 5 days. It started off really slow then picked up pretty fast. All passes were either defective, or orphan with no pants, they sucked...

 

At first I was like icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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and then I was like inlove.gif

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but then I was like baldy[1].gif

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Derp...

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Anyone heard of these?

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Southwick 2 piece NWT but had to pass cuz they wanted $70 for it.

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LOL funny label.

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Now onto the stuff I kept.

 

Thrift fit DB navy blazer. Brand no worth mentioning. The one I got from Mainy didn't work out so I was on the hunt for one.

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post #39492 of 114528
Honestly, you probably should have passed on everything but maybe the Paul Stuarts if they were really nice.
Edited by AndroFan - 6/20/12 at 6:09am
post #39493 of 114528
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Honestly, you probably should have passed on everything but maybe the Paul Stuarts if they were really nice.


Disagree. Canali if nice and not an orphan would have been a good pickup, Armani could be good for a quick flip if it's cheap and BB made in USA shirts are pretty good as well (although dude doesn't look like a 'relaxed fit' kind of guy from his pic). And of course anything else that falls under the 'It fits, it's for me and I like it' rule.

post #39494 of 114528
I missed the canali. I'll agree on that because it's recent. Still disagree on the armani le collezioni since it looks like the old stuff based on the labels, and mani is generally Crap and doesn't flip anyway. Of course, reasonable minds will differ.

Edit: hmmm, the armani is just "Giorgio". I know black label Giorgio is generally decent stuff, but I haven't seen the white "Giorgio" label, just the black one and le collezioni/collezioni (what I assumed it was when I initially saw it) which are mediocre at best.
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Disagree. Canali if nice and not an orphan would have been a good pickup, Armani could be good for a quick flip if it's cheap and BB made in USA shirts are pretty good as well (although dude doesn't look like a 'relaxed fit' kind of guy from his pic). And of course anything else that falls under the 'It fits, it's for me and I like it' rule.
post #39495 of 114528

Yeah Mani is not worth it, but some folks here have good returns from older Armani and Le Collezioni if I'm not mistaken, so will have to disagree there. Respectfully, of course.

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