|1st May 2012
Like being savaged by a
Say the under bidders...
ICCA auctions round, two, three, four
read Fotodeal, Fotodeal, Fotodeal.
I've not added up the 200+ auctions
he won in monetary terms but suspect
that his latest investment in rusty old
corkscrews could surpass $200,000.
|Highlight of this second weekend of auctions was the Jones II & my sneaky feeling was proved right, a new Internet
World record price, marginally beating Don Bull's Read's Coaxer of the previous week by $1000. There were many
bruising battles, some of which I watched in astonishment rise into the thousands when I would of likely passed in
the low hundreds, or dare I say tens, lol. Corkscrews, like any antiques are subjective - one mans rubbish, another
man's gold - good job really or we would always be after exactly the same pieces.
The Jones battle was a sight to behold. Like a flash of light - STRIKE - snake bite, aaarrrgghhhhh! Deadly to most,
but not to the savage beast, his veins pump with antidote. The snake then decides to engage in conversation.
"Why do you have to own all the leaves in the Jungle?" "Because I can", says the savage beast who leans over &
locks his salivating jaws on the snakes head, blood spurts as the snake's head is ripped away from his beaten
body. The beast howls his delight, sending shock waves for all to hear throughout the Jungle.
Back to the real World. I wonder if the ICCA auctions decision to have a "Make an offer" option is such a good
thing. I received a few offers after the auction, four for one particular piece from different buyers. Two of these
offers were for much more than the final bid price. It appears that some buyers are choosing not to bid, preferring
to try & strike a deal post auction. What do you think? firstname.lastname@example.org
||Long term it will be really interesting to see how the ICCA auctions do
without Fotodeal. He is so important to the process & prices are definitely
falsely high with his presence. At this time he is showing no signs of
slacking off so it could be some time before we find out. What are your
thoughts on this Spring ICCA auctions sale? Share, share, share.