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Richard LaTondre

Order of the Striped Tiger on eBay

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Good Morning Genlemen:

I suspect we will have a few comments concerning this item.

Richard

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Holy smoke!

$9000....

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This price tag is certainly for men of courage ;)

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Some people think that looking at a overpriced auction, it automatically sets the price for their item. I assume they gave a 6,000 discount because of the missing box and ribbon :lol:

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Some people think that looking at a overpriced auction, it automatically sets the price for their item.

Alas, being in the auction business it is only too true. Somebody phones up with an item which you know regularly fetches around £500 in auction, you tell them it is worth about £500, you then get the reply but there was one on the internet at £5,000 and therefore you are wrong. At this point you ask them if they believe every word in the Bible, to which they reply "Of course not", my reply is "then why do you believe everything you see on the internet."

Paul

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At this point you ask them if they believe every word in the Bible, to which they reply "Of course not", my reply is "then why do you believe everything you see on the internet."

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Some people think that looking at a overpriced auction, it automatically sets the price for their item. I assume they gave a 6,000 discount because of the missing box and ribbon :lol:

This is quite true. To add to the myriad defects, it has no hallmarks, no bureau marks, or maker's marks. It is not all there (it is missing a couple of screws). The condition of this item is probably 'Fair' at the best. And to top it off the seller makes the following statement "; this medal was offered at a recent UK coin/medal auction for $15K."

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Also lots of damage to enamel and to the tiger. The second layer is not silver?? It looks like a brass type of metal is showing beneath. Or is it gilded and most of it gone showing the silver beneath...?

Edited by hc8604

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I think everything is ok with this tiger (in the sense that it is made in silver).

Simply heavily patinated silver ;)

Second layer (rays) has typical for gilded silver patina.

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Yeah, it is a good piece, never thought it was not. Thanks for the explanation that it was gilded :)

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Yep.

1st, 2nd and 3rd classes have completely gilded rays.

4th, 5th and 6th clases have four bunches (6 rays in a bunch) of rays (on 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock) gilded.

7th, 8th and 9th clases don't have any gilt on rays.

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Thanks, yes remember now... don't often see the pre 1928 medals. :)

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With these prices pretty soon even photos will be buried in oblivion ;)

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