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 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:33 pm

GEC knives are like the Stock Market: wish i knew then what i know now. Then i could have bought the ones that go for multiples.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby robbobus » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:38 pm

That TC was a very limited acces handle material. I have never seen another up for sale. A 1 of 15 CC barlow, clip point to boot. I think it would have sold with a BIN in excess of 600.

And I think that 38 Grinling whittler is going to go for around $580.

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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:53 pm

Quote: "And I think that 38 Grinling whittler is going to go for around $580."
36 hrs to go and this knife has already exceeded all predictions !
Have a look: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Great-Eastern- ... 1438.l2649
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:41 am

My goodness that whittler price makes me wonder what my mammoth double pull sunfish prototype might be worth ::hmm::
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:47 am

Greg, is there a picture posted of: "my mammoth double pull sunfish prototype" ?
I am thinking this is a 36 pattern ? Would like to see it.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:55 am

kootenay joe wrote:Greg, is there a picture posted of: "my mammoth double pull sunfish prototype" ?
I am thinking this is a 36 pattern ? Would like to see it.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:06 am

Oh My ! What a special knife ! It has to be your BEST GEC.
Do you know how many 36's there are with ivory or mammoth ? I think it is an exclusive 'club'.
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Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:40 am

Roland I know of 4. Ken Daniels had them made for friends and special dealers apparently.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby Tsar Bomba » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:44 pm

robbobus wrote:That TC was a very limited acces handle material. I have never seen another up for sale. A 1 of 15 CC barlow, clip point to boot. I think it would have sold with a BIN in excess of 600.

There's an identical knife currently on the fleabay for around $180...albeit with days to go and over 40 watchers.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby robbobus » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:40 am

That 38 went for $819. ! I recognize the seller's avatar, he's a stand up good guy, good for him. Honest auction and some bidding madness.

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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby FarSide » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:46 am

robbobus wrote:That 38 went for $819. ! I recognize the seller's avatar, he's a stand up good guy, good for him. Honest auction and some bidding madness.

That is beyond crazy. So much for my lousy +$500 guess ::shrug::

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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:38 pm

I think the very high prices that quite a few GEC's are getting will not be sustained. We are in a time of "GEC Infatuation" and for good reason. Traditional style knives of this quality have not been made for a very long time and we are hungry for them. I think this 'hunger' will decrease over time as we become accustomed to the high quality of these knives. I do not see the GEC 'market' as crashing. Most GEC knives will likely sell for prices in the range of original price and a few will be 2-3 times this amount but many of the 'most highly priced now will not be in this 'few'.
Now let's hear from someone who thinks today's prices will seem like a good deal in 10 years time. My guess as to future GEC prices could be wrong so hearing a counter argument would provide some balance.
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby robbobus » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:30 pm

Interesting point and it is quite impossible to predict the price of collectibles 10 years in the future. When I compare other knives to GECs, they usually come up short - with exceptions of course. I think it will be the shorter run knives in popular patterns which will be the valuable items in the future. I still enjoy my knives and likely will for decades to come. I recall when the secondary market on TC barlows rose to $100, then $125. I could hardly believe it. I've since been offered over $500 for a ppp TC, and it was tempting to let go but I would likely never have another. So I still have it. Now the more recent runs of TCs seem to be selling for around $200 give or take - an increase over retail in the 50% range. In this respect the prices already have leveled off, it is just those actual rare knives commanding ridiculous prices. The 38 American whittler was limited to 50 knives, there was only about 600 total configuration produced. I recall that being a formula for a potentially valuable collectible. Variants consisting of 250 examples out of a run of 2000 or 3000 are obviously less rare and demand could be higher but prices lower due to availability.

That's all I know about my take on the knife market. Prices could go in the toilet like with sports cards, plates, etc. Or through the roof, its shocking what truckers and farmers hats from the '70s and '80s can bring for example (need to go through the closets back home). When all is said and done, I buy and collect knives because I enjoy them and the hobby. If they go up, awesome. If they go down, I'll buy more. ::groove::

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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:40 am

Here is a Stag Whaler from 2011: 462211; just sold for $792.12. These are high prices. Wonder what i could get for my ivory #46 ?
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Re: GEC Auctions of Note

Postby RalphAlsip » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:31 am

kootenay joe wrote:Wonder what i could get for my ivory #46 ?

Probably not enough to prevent you from regretting selling it. :)


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