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Warlord period decorations: some trivial observations of their confusing similarity



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#81 paul wood

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:18

Identical piece in Morton and Eden 29 November 2012 lot 142, described as uncertain provincial merit decoration.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:18

That's were I got the picture from, Paul  ;)



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:21

Aha thought there might be two around.

 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:28

Another mystery solved! a71dbe6f48bbc5e8d638912756702641.gif

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 23:26

Well that Biyun Temple award mentioned in #44 and #48, unsold at 1000 euros, then 4000 euros, CAN NOW BE YOURS FOR 5750 EUROS!

 

It never ceases to amaze me how some dealers look at recent price trends in Chinese medals and think the sky is now the limit for their wares.

 

My favourite examples:

 

*  Military Order of the Dragon - $12,500 (3-4 times what they would sell for at auction): 

http://www.emedals.c...e-dragon-w01276

 

*  That mysterious Double Dragon discussed in: http://gmic.co.uk/in...-double-dragon/

At least the price has been reduced from the original $15,000 …

 

It's left me wondering.  

 

Is this like Tiffany's where massively inflated prices generate cachet and an aura of exclusivity that customers flock to buy?

 

Or do people just point and laugh?


Edited by drclaw, 21 April 2014 - 23:28 .


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 00:50

I guess the latter...

 

I once inquired about a (too) high priced item from the seller in question, asking if he was willing to reduce the price a little.

He said no and then raised the price by 25%...

 

That was 6-7 years ago... the item is still unsold...

 

/Mike


Edited by Great Dane, 22 April 2014 - 00:52 .






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