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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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:43 am

I agree. I was just havin' fun 'cause a few people here want it. But being serious, there are some collectors who want to get 'out' of ivory handled knives now fearing future 'hassles'. Usually when something desirable gets banned, prices go up but this might be tempered here by collectors eschewing ivory. For the GEC Whalers maybe Stag will get higher prices than ivory ? They might if there were equal numbers of each. But there aren't. There are just a handful (5 ?) with ivory so that puts price up.
I am not selling so i won't find out. You are right. It feels to be worth more than just money. Even getting a large amount for it, i would still feel it's loss. Only a few knives do this to me.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:30 am

Here is a surprising high value GEC auction, a 735113 with Stag handles: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Great-Eastern- ... _cvip=true
$665.99

The #73 single blade has been made in numerous years beginning with the first GEC 2006 offerings and with every run Stag was one of the handle choices. It has been made with caps and as a liner lock. This one is the 'plain' barehead version with fairly nice stag but not one of the best of the #73 stags to generate $660 worth of excitement.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:53 am

Stag Whaler sells for just under $800 !
Stag 462211 sold at $797.87 : https://www.ebay.com/itm/GREAT-EASTERN- ... _cvip=true
This $800 value has been realized by at least 2 other Stag Whalers, one of which is in this thread, means this is 'market value' not a 'one off' occurrence.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby robbobus » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:55 am

Those are ltd quantity knives and quite stunning.

Guys are asking 500+ for the 2018 version of which there were just under 1000 produced. For sure they haven't tripled in value, likely held their own or went up 10-20%. I always tell the house commander I'm checking the market when I'm on eBay, only partially kidding.

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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:20 pm

Did any of the 2018 Whalers come with stag handles ? I think not.
The extreme high prices for the Whaler are for those with stag or ivory handles only i do believe.
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