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post #12151 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Full Canvas View Post
For several days now, I've been watching that auction with growing disbelief.

Notwithstanding the auction text's claim of near new condition, that sweater looks as if our Ovchartkas have been sleeping on it outdoors for a few years. With the sagging and pills apparent on that sweater, the bidding frenzy smacks of insanity. The price is approaching $700.00. That is more than I paid for a nearly identical new Sulka Vicuña sweater back around 1988.



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Complete . . . utter . . . total madness, the bidding is now $1,325.00 for a beater Ballantyne Vicuña sweater.

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post #12152 of 14986
^ WOW. Now I've seen it all. $1325 for a used sweater. I wonder if he thrifted that sweater. What a score.
post #12153 of 14986
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Originally Posted by RJmanbearpig View Post
Did you buy the tortoiseshell magnifier or tortoiseshell blotter I posted?

I already have a tortoise Asprey magnifier/letter-opener.

Bidding ended at $1325.
post #12154 of 14986
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Originally Posted by kenmoor123 View Post
The most Hideous John Lobbs I've ever seen
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=380084758225

Any chance this is a special orthopedic shoe or something? That shape is crazy yo
post #12155 of 14986
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Any chance this is a special orthopedic shoe or something? That shape is crazy yo

I was thinking that if you could get someone to lop off the top of that shoe and sew it down into a regular rolled edge you might be able to get them to look like a normal penny loafer. Maybe.
post #12156 of 14986
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Originally Posted by kenmoor123 View Post
The most Hideous John Lobbs I've ever seen
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=380084758225

Really...? http://cgi.ebay.com/John-Lobb-Ashmor...1%7C240%3A1318

Or how about http://cgi.ebay.com/John-Lobb-Cannoc...1%7C240%3A1318
post #12157 of 14986

if forced to choose, i'll wear these 2 before the other one.
post #12158 of 14986

This one, The Ashmore:



looks a lot better than the Cannock or the Vega.

The Ballantyne vicuna sweater auction was absurd.

It makes me wonder if there was some shilling and the owner went a little too far.

Remember, just because you see a completed auction listing on Ebay doesn't mean that the item will be payed for and delivered. If someone is diligent they can see if the seller eventually receives grateful feedback from the wise buyer
post #12159 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Full Canvas View Post
For several days now, I've been watching that auction with growing disbelief. Notwithstanding the auction text's claim of near new condition, that sweater looks as if our Ovchartkas have been sleeping on it outdoors for a few years. With the sagging and pills apparent on that sweater, the bidding frenzy smacks of insanity. The price is approaching $700.00. That is more than I paid for a nearly identical new Sulka Vicuña sweater back around 1988. ____
Imagine if there had been some $29.99 BIN price on that vicuna sweater. Regarding your sweater, I'm sure $700 wasn't a small price to pay for a sweater in 1988; was vicuna readily available back then?
post #12160 of 14986
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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post
^ WOW. Now I've seen it all. $1325 for a used sweater. I wonder if he thrifted that sweater. What a score.

Someone got an early Christmas present. And I don't mean the buyer...
post #12161 of 14986
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Imagine if there had been some $29.99 BIN price on that vicuna sweater.

Regarding your sweater, I'm sure $700 wasn't a small price to pay for a sweater in 1988; was vicuna readily available back then?

Your suggestion of a $29.99 BIN is appropriate for the sweater's apparent condition.

I think I paid more on the order of $595.00 or thereabouts at Sulka on Post Street in San Francisco in 1988 for my vicuña sweater. It was just about double the price for their alpaca sweaters with that springy "fresco-looking" knit and triple that of the cashmere. Vicuña was never a staple in their inventory.

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post #12162 of 14986
I just returned from Peru and at one of the high-end stores, a woman's vicuna coat was just over $6k, where the identical royal alpaca was 1/20th the price, so adjust for US pricing
not that a used sweater commands that kinda price, but either because of endangered species laws or lack of production, vicuna certainly commands a premium
post #12163 of 14986
A steal with 30% cash back.
This is a handgrade that is out of production.


http://cgi.ebay.com/Crockett-Jones-B...ayphotohosting
post #12164 of 14986
Vintage Lizard Cole Hann Made in Italy Opera Pumps. These are older Cole Haans that were decent quality:
post #12165 of 14986
Sterling flask, wrapped in croc, made in Sheffield in 1895. Even the engraving is nifty -- it was presented as the second-scratch prize at a golf tournament in 1896. Unworn vintage English-made chelseas. Seller has listed them as used "jod boots," but they're chelseas and the soles appear to have only shopwear. Size 9.5 UK, $19.95 opening bid. Jay Kos tweed slippers in size 10. Don't dare ask who made 'em! Handsome Italian leather inkwell, billed as hand-tooled and dating from the 19th century. Vintage leather-cased manicure set, including a bottle opener. Decorated with a picture of a top hat, cane and white gloves. For the discerning gentleman who's thinking about his next drink even as he does his nails. Pictures are a bit hazy, in that '60s Star Trek soft-lighting kind of way, but this looks like a handsome vintage English-made case, complete with key. Speaking of briefcases, here's a handsome old specimen from Hermes. Probably mentioned already (and possibly repeatedly), but this seller has some nice shoes, including a pair of Greens I'd have bought had I seen them before someone broke the BIN. Purple Label white tie. Not the full rig, just the tie. Vintage expandable pigskin leather travel case for shirts, made in England. So there's no confusion, it's labeled "shirts." English-made Samuel Windsor slippers in UK 9. Brigg hunting flask with sterling top. In nice condition for its age. Small Peterman leather case that looks the better for the wear. Nothing all that special about these size 7 shoe trees, except I like the long handles. English-made Polo split-toes, with relatively little wear, for $99 BIN. U.S. size 11.5. Unused sterling buckle with an opening bid of 99 cents. This cigar case combines both tortoiseshell and a naked lady.
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