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#1 vajo

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 10:46 AM

I hope someone of the board had won this auction.

 

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It was sold for $308 

 

unbelivable.

 

https://www.ebay.de/...=p2047675.l2557



#2 Hamfish

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 11:35 AM

I would say the price was low due to the sellers notorous reputation, which would have put most buyer from the NMB off


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#3 Bazza

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 11:39 AM

Hmmm,  Hozon paper is the Bee's Knees, desu ne???  Therefore independent of seller, desu ne???

 

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 01:00 PM

I haven't followed eBay in ages, but stumbled across that auction and was following it.

The seller does have a pretty harsh reputation, even among his friends. I toyed with bidding, but considered the reputation and other factors- and did not bid.

 

Still $308 was a cheap buy for a Kamiyoshi tsuba.

The papers are from 2014 when the NBTHK fittings team had that Higo lobotomy and was reduced to calling everything "Higo". It would paper slightly better now.


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 01:28 PM

Very likely the high bidder was not "completely independent" and it was not let go of at that price :laughing:


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#6 vajo

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 07:10 PM

I got a mail, the Tsuba was sold to a honorable member of this board. Well done.

Congratulation from my side.



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Posted 09 October 2019 - 07:56 PM

Wow....I'm impressed. That was a great deal.


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 12:07 AM

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 01:28 AM

Hopefully it is delivered!   Congratulations to the new owner.   What a great deal.  


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 03:03 AM

Seller SkyBirthday usually has a mix of VERY cool items with some mines thrown in. But to my knowledge if sold, he delivers, so not one of those fake self bidder types.


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#11 Brian

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 10:46 AM

Is that some sort of autocorrect of the name Showa22?
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#12 Vermithrax16

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 01:21 PM

Sorry Brian, had this thread mixed up with another one.

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#13 Curran

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:34 PM

Sorry Brian, had this thread mixed up with another one.

 

Skybirthday has a similar one with 'Higo' papers up at the moment.

J- just got his wires crossed.

 

The two tsuba are not the same, but my opinion is that Skybirthday does get some shilling in to goose it along. He has some good stuff, but I have recognized more than a few of his pieces as having recently been with various online and not online dealers, so I don't know whats his story. I have had email contact with him, over a tsuba he sold me 'with papers', but he shipped the tsuba and later told me the owner of the tsuba [not him] had lost the papers.

 

Just for comparison, let us see how this Yahoo! tsuba does vs the bargain someone got off ebay.

Off to the races. This one probably goes higher.                :beer: :beer:  :beer:  :beer:  :beer:  [5 beers, because it is October]


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 04:11 PM

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#15 PietroParis

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 09:44 AM

Hi All,

 

Inspired by this thread, I set out to find my own moderately-priced papered tsuba on ebay. As often happens in auctions, I got a bit carried away and ended up paying more than I had originally planned. What do you think, is this still a decent deal?

 

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Cheers, Pietro


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Posted 13 October 2019 - 11:04 AM

Nice tsuba with papers which to me is a good deal - Well done


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#17 vajo

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 02:24 PM

Matzu-katze has often very nice pieces. I think you made a good deal.


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Posted 13 October 2019 - 06:12 PM

Thanks for the encouraging words! I will post more pictures and ask questions as soon as I receive the tsuba.

 

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 09:37 PM

Absolutely. Under $400 with NBTHK papers? No brainer if the piece appeals to you! Congrats.
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