Jump to content

Latest Morton & Eden Auction


 Share

Recommended Posts

Actually Ed, I think that this is something akin to the ?Perfect Storm?; where, as I recall, three storm fronts converged on one point at the same time. In this case, we had:

1. The world economy and it?s effect on the collectables market. This has already been discussed adequately in other threads, so I won?t reiterate all of that here; but believe me, Gentlemen, it is affecting Soviet collectables

2. This auction came at the end of a series of auctions that did little to elicit wonder or generate enthusiasm - 31 Oct. Andreas Thies, 4/5 Nov. Gustav Tammann (UBS), 15 Nov. Carsten Zeige and then 22 Nov. Dr. Antonio Spada (San Giorgio). So, I am inclined to think that by the time that this auction came up a lot many collectors were experiencing an overload.

3. This overload is expressed (I think unintentionally) by your comment ?Why did I not bid??. In the past year, or so, I have read many depressing threads by good and sincere collectors saying something to the effect of ?Collecting Soviet has been fun and exciting, but not any more, I just can?t afford it. It?s been great, but so long guys, I?m out of here?. Others of us have been content to sit on the sidelines with a certain sense of bemusement and watch the big guys slug it out - so why bother bidding?

In a nutshell, that is what I think we are seeing here and now. Is it a sign of a new trend? Who knows? One can only hope that the inmates are no longer running the asylum.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...