GEC Auctions of Note

GEC specializes in highly collectable and premium quality usable pocket knives. The company's USA manufactured knives have quickly proven to be a big hit with both collectors and users who seek quality American craftsmanship.
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GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:42 am

I follow some of the GEC's listed on ebay. I regularly get surprised by one that sells very high. Rarely is it that i am surprised because selling price is lower than original price.
I had a bunch of these high surprises saved in a list on ebay but recently deleted them as i was needing the space for new listings.
I think it would be interesting to have a thread here that documents GEC auctions in which the selling price surprised you as very high or rather low. Over time it might show which patterns regularly go very high and this will help us to spot a 'deal' if one of these is about to sell on the low side.
To start here is a 2006 #23 pattern with "Herringbone Walnut Jigged Bone" handles that just sold for $450.
Please post GEC's whose prices have surprised you.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby tongueriver » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:54 pm

For that particular example especially, surprise is certainly the word. It is an ugly knife. I can't imagine ANY GEC selling for that price unless in ivory, and it better be damn fine ivory. It is remarkable how copious quantities of alcohol can sometimes open the inhibition/logic floodgates. Perhaps this may have had something to do with cerebral impairment, either temporary or long-standing.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby ea42 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:02 pm

That was the first year of production. Anything from 2006 sells pretty high, although that seems exceptionally high, especially for the heringbone. They made more of them than some of the other handle materials.

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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby Railsplitter » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:31 pm

These didn't really surprise me but I found them on an Ebay "Sold Listings" search. The third one is apparently a 1 of 2 Prototype but DANG!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/GEC-Northfield ... SwqfZaaNj4

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gerat-Eastern- ... Sw0A9aLcR4

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Great-Eastern- ... Sws5BaX~P9
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:49 pm

Cal, GEC knives are 'HOT' right now. There are many new knife collectors who focus on GEC and are trying to build sub groupings, like an example of all the varieties on the #15 frame, etc. They are not buying for beauty. That's just us old farts.
As for ivory, i fellow i buy from tells me he had four #46 (or 45 ?) pattern knives with ivory handles which he sold, all to the same person, for $1500. That is $1500 each for a total of $6,000.
Instead of a link it is better to post a picture of the knife which then is always here for viewing, not taken down like an auction.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby Railsplitter » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:28 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Instead of a link it is better to post a picture of the knife which then is always here for viewing, not taken down like an auction.
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I agree that pictures would be better and a month ago I would have done that very thing. I learned right here on this forum a couple weeks ago that some people don't take too kindly to having their photos copied without prior consent. I respect that and as a result, I've decided not to do that anymore.

The sellers and I don't know each other and I don't feel comfortable asking them for permission.

In this case, those links will have to do.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:14 pm

I have been unaware of complaints from ebay sellers about their pictures being shared. I think once you post on line you are giving up control of the image (or text). I will take a picture down if i receive a complaint.

Northfield 462211 Burnt Stag $549.99

Tidioute 452112LT STL Frontier Bone $510

Tidioute 2007 "Prototype" 53 Stockman pattern, Ram's Horn $676.66
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:36 pm

Great Eastern Cutlery GEC 15 Ancient TC Barlow in Scratted Parchment Bone Knife. 15C115, Feb 16, 2018, sold for $420.95
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:16 pm

O.K. three more high priced GEC's to note:
772115 sold for $502
2007 #73 with "gold oyster" handles sold for $482
154115 sold for $422

Please feel free to post high priced GEC (at least double original price). I started this thread but doesn't mean only i should post in it.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby robbobus » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:54 am

I found the sale of an excellent condition, but used and carried FACTORY 2ND 852116eo in jigged bone interesting. $415.00. I would have thought a BIN price of $170 excessive.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2480751219

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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby FarSide » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:15 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Great Eastern Cutlery GEC 15 Ancient TC Barlow in Scratted Parchment Bone Knife. 15C115, Feb 16, 2018, sold for $420.95
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That's crazy. I got my smooth Parchment Bone Ancient over a year & a half ago on the Bay for less than $200. Timing may have something to do with that.

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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby knowtracks » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:34 pm

There were 2 Clip blade TC's from 2014 that just sold on fea-bay for $305.00 each and a Stew's blade TC from 2014 that went for $231.50
Right now there is a Spear blade TC from 2013 with 3 1/2 hrs left that has a $305.00 bid on it. :mrgreen:


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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby gsmith7158 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:35 pm

Here is a Northfield 77 Barlow that sold for $570!
https://m.ebay.com/itm/Great-Eastern-Cu ... 2718220061
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby m0nk » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:34 am

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Those prices are all crazy. Almost custom prices. To throw out more movie references, I'm imagining some reclusive multimillionaire Bond villain type who sends his Odd Job man servant out to acquire art, antiquities, and GEC knives.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:02 pm

Greg, that Northfield #77 for $570 ! I do not understand why some people need that knife that much. This is why i started this thread, to note these very highly priced ones to see if we can figure out WHY ?


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