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Roycroft Hammered Copper (Flying Saucer) Bowl

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Roycroft4 of 15Little journeys to the homes of the great. By Elbert Hubbard.Roycroft Prints and Scrapbook - 1922
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    Posted 3 years ago

    billretire…
    (364 items)

    Here's a very nice Roycroft Hammered Copper (Flying Saucer) Bowl or Centerpiece Bowl.
    I found this at the Concord, Ca. Flea Market in 2013? and paid just $3. for it. The woman seller was taking boxes of stuff out of her van, and I saw it stuffed in a large cardboard box, and I asked if I could see it, and what she wanted for it? She said sure, $3.? ahhh! ! ! I choked back. it was dirty, dented, but I could see it was copper, worth $3. at least(another buyer was checking it out as she brought it forward)...OK I said, but thinking this might be something nice, if I could clean it up, I dug out 3 $ bills(I try to have smaller bills, because it's hard to talk prices, if you have to ask to break a 20 or more), and handed them to her, then put the copper bowl in my leather satchel, and moved aside, to check it closer, I saw the small makers mark on the bottom, at the time not sure what I was seeing, but at least a mark, that I could check later, at home.
    I found the mark with a google image search for hammered copper bowl, now another for Roycroft hammered copper bowl, WOW these are worth a lot, a further search found the bowl I had...maybe I could sell it on Ebay if I can clean it, and get the dents out. With some careful work on the dents, and gentle cleaning, not to hurt the patina, I felt it was good enough to try to sell. I tried twice, the first time, I guess I listed wrong, and nobody even saw it, I could hardly find it! lol The next week auction started with a $20. bid the first day, then nothing for 5 days, then a $50. bid on the 6th day, on closing day the last 2mins. $101. then another, and another, the last 20secs. 3 more bids, then 2 at the end, over $300. oh no!!! I sold my ROYCROFT COPPER BOWL, I'LL NEVER SEE ONE AGAIN!!! but over $300., it only cost me $3. I SOLD IT TOO CHEAP!!! no it was exciting, and I sold it for over $300.

    OH!! NO!! I SOLD IT TOO CHEAP!!! :^)

    Comments

    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      I corrected spaceship bowl to Flying Saucer Bowl! LOL my mistake! &:^D
    2. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Fantastic bowl, well sold!
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Thanks racer4four, sold, but Oh Well! LOL :^)
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Hey Thomas, thanks for bringing this Roycroft copper bowl back up again!
      Thanks to all of the past visits and loves,
      Bonnie
      Judy
      Kevin
      fortapache
      h2c
      Karen
      Rick
      bobbee
      and Thomas
      it's like seeing old friends again, and much appreciated! :^)
    5. Brunswick Brunswick, 5 months ago
      #7.......

      Thomas.

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