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 » Mon May 21, 2018 12:03 pm

852112, E.O. Northfield with super ugly bone handles, sold ! for only $586.
Blade is also ugly due to "Prototype" covering most of blade surface.
Those of us who have been collecting for longer than GEC has been around are jaded as to significance of "prototype" thanks to the multitude of Parker Prototypes. I see "Prototype" as lowering the value of a GEC as i would rather have an example from the run of knives.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby Tsar Bomba » Tue May 22, 2018 2:13 am

I'm starting to suspect shenanigans. I don't know enough about the ebay seller checks to say HOW it's being done, but I can come up with a few likely ways in which a seller or accomplice(s) can bot-up the price when a legitimate buyer is "on the hook" and run a zero-risk all-reward proposition where either the buyer wins and pays an exorbitant amount or a "bot" wins and no money exchanges hands.

I wonder if ebay has algorithms looking for "sold" listings -> new listings afterwards. Probably not, because it doesn't help the Bottom Line. ::disgust::
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby robbobus » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:05 am

There is a Fayette Jack in giraffe at $610 with ~18 hours to go.

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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:09 pm

Wow. Please be sure to post final price. At $610 it is already the 'Top Giraffe'.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby knowtracks » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:25 pm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Great-Eastern- ... 1438.l2649
Another TC, from the 1st run I believe

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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:08 pm

Dave is referring to "Tidioute Cutlery 151112 Sawyer Barlow knife, Antique Amber" which just sold for only $458.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby knowtracks » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:49 pm

Yes that is the knife Rolan, except that the seller has it in the wrong tube.....or at least the wrong label on the top. It is a Copperhead not an Antique Amber...still it brought a pretty penny! :)

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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:02 pm

Dave, does the handle material make much difference in today's selling prices for the 2012 #15 Barlow pattern knives ?
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Postby knowtracks » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:28 pm

Not really Rolan! It all depends on what the customer is looking for to complete his collection. The Antique Amber was only made with a single blade. The rest of the cover choices were made in both 1 and 2 blades. The more scarce in a single blade is the Antique Yellow with 20 made. The 2 blade Copperhead had only 5 made! :shock:
The 2 blade knives are a little harder to come by because there were less made than the single blade versions. But none of them come up for sale often!


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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:33 pm

Thanks Dave. I appreciate these details because i want to understand why some of these patterns are so sought after. Seems to me it is Barlow patterns on a 15 or 77 frame that are in hot demand ?
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby robbobus » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:32 pm

Those first 15 barlows are proving to be the real awakening of the GEC brand. They actually sat around a bit. I purchased a 2 blade but was sent a single in error. The dealer offered me the single at cost and sent the 2 blade to me. Shortly after they dried up, wtt and wtb ads for them began appearing. Soon people were asking exorbitant amounts, $100, then $110, $120 and it was tempting but I abhor selling so I have 2 of these special knives.
Prior to the 15 barlows, Queen's Dan Burke medium barlow was a popular and innovative knife. But Charlie brought back stamped bolsters, GEC ground the blades thin with fantastic swedges and the 15 barlow turned into a smash hit with we enthusiasts.

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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:38 am

The #15 with regular bolsters does not get much over original price. Do these have the same blades as you describe for the #15 Barlow ? So the only difference is length of the bolsters ?
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby robbobus » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:49 am

Generally speaking that is true, although clip and spear from previous runs tend to bring in a modest premium nit. This runs barlow is a cool odd duck in that its made to look like a 100+ years old user. Seems to be selling for double or more vs the $140 list price consistently across the web.

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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby robbobus » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:42 am

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Yikes.

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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:37 am

YIKES !! And the 2011 Whaler does not have the double pull.
Sunfish/Toenail knives have long been one of the most expensive patterns but i doubt the GEC #45 & 46 patterns will bring close to $1,000 in a few years time. However my knife prediction bats about 50%. Maybe i should just flip a coin ?
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