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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:26 pm 
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I’ve been watching this lot on an auction site and am wondering why it’s current bid is £420 - can anyone other than its what someone is happy to pay tell me if this has some historical value of some kind that is not listed in the details ?

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auct ... 2500caa959

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:00 am 
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mmmm well it looks a good mid 19th century piece with original parts and fittings.

But yes the key is in the auction blurb! "Provenance The P. Holstein Collection"

Heres a clue... http://www.heliosauctions.com/catalog/item/475439

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:22 am 
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Many thanks for the extra info.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:49 pm 
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It went for £450 to the room, most lots from this auction seem to sell for a high price - I have some Kris similar to a lot of 4 that sold for £280 that I picked up with other purchases, looks like I have some hope to recover some of this if I sell via Thomas Del Mar :D

Spiral I shall also be looking out for items from the ‘Spiral Collection’ clearly it has very sound provenance 8) - never heard of P.Holstein before is he a member of the forum as well !!! under an alias ??

Many thanks for all the help, apologies for the stupid questions still a beginner with about 30 years of catching up to do or more.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:07 pm 
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Scott wrote:
It went for £450 to the room, most lots from this auction seem to sell for a high price - I have some Kris similar to a lot of 4 that sold for £280 that I picked up with other purchases, looks like I have some hope to recover some of this if I sell via Thomas Del Mar :D

Spiral I shall also be looking out for items from the ‘Spiral Collection’ clearly it has very sound provenance 8) - never heard of P.Holstein before is he a member of the forum as well !!! under an alias ??

Many thanks for all the help, apologies for the stupid questions still a beginner with about 30 years of catching up to do or more.

Scott.


Some big auctions get higher prices, often larger fees as well!

My collection was never published, so nope adds no value, my words often have done though.... :D

P.Holstein a member? The book on the link was published according to the link in 1933.... So i rather doubt it...

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:49 pm 
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Keeping in mind the condition, what would be a fair price for this item?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:44 pm 
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Id say for its age and provenance, the price was probably fair ,and kukri have defo been going up in value i find
But its always what someone is willing to pay at the end of the day

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:49 pm 
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Well I did bid on this Kukri - close but no cigar. Unfortunately I have to factor in the shipping. High commission with this auction house too.

I'm glad to hear the mid 19th century period attribution as I thought late 19th seemed a bit late. Yes it has been in a famous collection and it last sold in 2008 for a hammer price of 260 pounds. So 450 is not unreasonable I suppose.

It just seemed a nice complete early example. Silver mounted scabbard in very good condition. lovely wooden hilt. I think it was worn with pride and status in the traditional manner. The wear on the back of the scabbard suggests it was worn in the traditional manner.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:15 pm 
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Fair price, I guess varies, Thats fair enough at posh weapons auction house with its provenance.

Without provinence maybe 20% less? + or -?

But 2 bidders were in the £600plus zone for it .

If you by the book for a thousand I guess, an item from it is a bargain...

In random antique shop £200 max Id guess..

But its all horses for courses..

The man wanting to spend a million on antique auctions this week will pay more than the man who wants to spend a 1000...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:04 pm 
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Dear Spiral,

Which Antique Shops would you recommend in London?

I will be there sometime in January and I was hoping to pick up a few Khukri's.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:00 pm 
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Gentlemen,

How would we classify this Kukri: Hanshee or Sirupate?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:16 am 
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Well antique shops in London , tend to have auction prices as well.

Good hunting ground for everything and anything is portobello rd. market early on a Saturday morning.


Hanshee style but rather small, to curved for sirupate...

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:38 pm 
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Thanks for the Tip Spiral.

I just googled it and realized its just 3 Kms from Marble Arch!

Well that is perfect, I will be going there. Any particular stall that might have arms and Armour? or they are all over

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Ive not been there for over 10 years.... you have to ferret dig and ask the dealers there. Be there by 8 am at latest... :o


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:05 pm 
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Thanks Spiral :)

I will be there 7:30 AM :)


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