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Old 12th September 2008, 12:37 AM   #1
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OK, guys, please teach me: why is it "exceptional", why "19 cen", why so expensive?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...#ht_13297wt_909
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Old 12th September 2008, 02:46 AM   #2
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The only 19 in that piece is post 1950 .

Certainly not 19thC.

Re price ; see P.T. Barnum .
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Old 12th September 2008, 02:48 AM   #3
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Very nice sword. I don't agree with the dating. More like 1940-60. I could see someone bidding over $300 for it but not much more. Guess it appealed to at least a couple of people.
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Old 12th September 2008, 03:04 AM   #4
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OK, guys, please teach me: why is it "exceptional", why "19 cen", why so expensive?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...#ht_13297wt_909



yup. WW2 piece. and so was the barung with a non original scabbard in the same lot:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...em=190248834548

as far as why it's so expensive; maybe it was a missing piece in that person's collection, or just what rick said, lol
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Old 12th September 2008, 04:34 AM   #5
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As always, the seller's photographs are ridiculously good. Frankly, I've never seen better. Only inexperience would prevent a buyer from making an informed decision.
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Old 12th September 2008, 05:09 AM   #6
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It's the ivory?
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Old 12th September 2008, 06:45 AM   #7
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The only 19 in that piece is post 1950 .

Certainly not 19thC.

Re price ; see P.T. Barnum .


Yup. Barnum. We know the quote


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It's the ivory?


I wonder why the seller calls it "bone?" Is CITES clamping down again? Though this seller is USA, could he be CYA for possible export?


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OK, guys, please teach me: why is it "exceptional", .......

The pictures are exceptional, but it ends there.

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Old 12th September 2008, 02:11 PM   #8
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One can always count on this Seller for great photography .
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Old 12th September 2008, 03:22 PM   #9
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Um...did anyone notice that the reserve was not met so the only sucker in this case is the seller as he still owns this wonderful "19th century" sword.
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Old 12th September 2008, 04:12 PM   #10
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If that's the case then someone got lucky .......
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