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Posted 1 year ago

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TamaraB
(55 items)

This is a set I sold on eBay a year and a half to two years ago. When I had purchased it, I thought I paid a lot for it. But, I thought it was a great investment, especially because it was a marked Fahrner set. When I needed some money I took it to a buyer. You know the ones you see in the paper saying the pay the highest prices for your art deco jewelry. Well I drove downtown with a number of antique gold and silver pieces including the above. He offered me $30.00 for the set. I had told him I had paid 10 times that for it. He said "Not my problem". I thought it was worth at least $500.00. No Deal. So reluctantly I put it on eBay starting bid $499.00. Within one day it had a bid. By the end of the week it was double that and then some. Needless to say I don't recommend selling to any reputable buyers without trying to figure out the value before selling. Do I regret selling it? Yes, a little.

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  1. vintagejewel vintagejewel, 1 year ago
    That guy was trying to rip you off ! Thirty dollars what a joke
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Very beautiful TamaraB, I'll keep your advise in mind!
  3. TamaraB TamaraB, 1 year ago
    I don't know if the man was trying to rip me off. But it did seem he was not very knowledgeable about the value of Fahrner's. I only sold him two pieces of jewelry and he paid full scrap value for them. They were not by any means scrap, but I didn't want to sell them myself and I made a good percentage more than what I paid for them. And he paid cash. So it's all good. But I really wanted to walk back in and tell him he was a fool not to buy this set from me. But I didn't.
  4. wolcott1, 1 year ago
    Well done Tamara! Beautiful set.
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 months ago
    Stunning!

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