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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:41 pm
by MichaelScott
Welcome to the world of collecting where the demand far exceeds the supply. I don’t keep GECs as collector pieces, unused, waiting for value increase. I buy Tidioute in general for that reason. Paying retail. The only Northfield I have is the #14 Lick Creek Boys Knife, two blade, bone. It’s also a user. Probably my favorite all-around Great Eastern Cutlery knife.

I think the market will settle out.

Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:54 am
by kootenay joe
Quote TB: " sellers expecting astronomical starting points thanks to auctions like these."
Not all sellers. Knife collectors often sell them at break-even or just a little more.
kj

Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:38 pm
by biglmbass
Wow. Just noticed a $995 buy it now, OBO for an African blackwood SFO 85 pattern. That's just nuts :shock:

Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:13 pm
by robbobus
His write-up is hilarious tho.
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With free shipping by 2047 its a bargain.

Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:15 pm
by robbobus
I sent an offer of $120, he would break even with shipping and fees.

Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:49 pm
by Sharpnshinyknives
This Northwoods Michigan Jack w/ Green Camel bone went off 380 last night. I didn’t even try once it got over 200. There is another one coming up in a day or so on eBay.
This one is beautiful and would be worth buying, at the right price.
SSk

Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:06 pm
by gsmith7158
Mark I had been watching that one all week and thought maybe I could pounce on it at the very end for a bargain then saw on Sunday that there were 49 watchers. :shock:

Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:27 pm
by wlf
MichaelScott wrote:Welcome to the world of collecting where the demand far exceeds the supply. I don’t keep GECs as collector pieces, unused, waiting for value increase. I buy Tidioute in general for that reason. Paying retail. The only Northfield I have is the #14 Lick Creek Boys Knife, two blade, bone. It’s also a user. Probably my favorite all-around Great Eastern Cutlery knife.

I think the market will settle out.

Thanks
Lick Creek Lyle :)

Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:38 pm
by Sharpnshinyknives
gsmith7158 wrote:Mark I had been watching that one all week and thought maybe I could pounce on it at the very end for a bargain then saw on Sunday that there were 49 watchers. :shock:


Greg, I don’t know how many of those they made but that one went ballistic. Going to keep an eye on the other one coming up, we’ll see if it goes up like this one or not.
Mark

Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:54 am
by RalphAlsip
A Northfield Stag Gepetto whittler went for $572 in the auction at the link below.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F303014128352

Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:59 pm
by robbobus
That's some gorgeous stag on that 57. A fine addition to any collection. Astronomical price for an exceptional knife.
Very high on the Michigan Jack, it's tempting to list at prices like that

Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:39 pm
by FarSide
Here is one to watch. You rarely see an American Whittler #38 Grinling SFO by Roy. Only 27 pieces made.
Bid REALLY HIGH and early folks :D

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Great-Eastern- ... rk:10:pf:0

Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:22 pm
by kootenay joe
How 'bout a little contest ? Guess final selling price of the above #38 whittler, ending in 6 days.
My guess: $406.83
I had a #38 Grinling Whittler which i sold a couple of years ago and broke even on the deal ! ::woot::
kj

Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:25 pm
by FarSide
kootenay joe wrote:How 'bout a little contest ? Guess final selling price of the above #38 whittler, ending in 6 days.
My guess: $406.83
I had a #38 Grinling Whittler which i sold a couple of years ago and broke even on the deal ! ::woot::
kj


That's a pretty good bid. I will go a little over that for $414.55.

Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:32 am
by knowtracks
Another TC Barlow, this one from 2016. Sold for $446.00
https://www.ebay.com/itm/great-eastern- ... 4124641473

Dave