"Linda, I agree with you. I have sent personal pieces to shows with my husband and put high yet fair prices on them. I made a lovely necklace with tapered red Yemeni coral and two *very large* old Tibetan turquoise beads I purchased in…"
"I think all of us have felt the same and do that to a certain extent but charging prices un related to anything relevant to a real situation of purchase is just as well saying it's not for sale, so I would be inclined not to sell instead…"
"Wonderful info, Linda. The word "Zopf" in German means "pigtail wig", and the head (the top part of your piece) which we see below is clearly that of a snake. The wig (plait), as it appears here, is itself snake-like too, and…"
"I think for myself I will try and find original ones because I would rather have that but for selling I think some people don't care as much and could use parts as I do for earrings. I will show you some things I have liked in books and maybe…"
"I think that the truth is that the collectors / dealers who know the rarity of their pieces want to keep things which are this rare unless someone is willing to pay a incredibly high price for them...none of them are poor, and the rarity and the…"
"I'm not getting it.. who do they think is going to pay that for these things? I find it ridiculous. I guess they were not feeling the pinch from the economic down slide? Europe is not doing that well now either so I'm not sure…"
"I remember that headdress you posted. What does 110 mean now.. i have forgotten the euro equivalent .. I had purchased a headdress like that on the trip right before my last one , it was expensive but I don't think the amount you are saying. I…"
"I like these but was looking at the set to get a necklace out of it. I will show you pieces I like and saw and would only be willing to find one or two of those for myself. I had them years ago and sold them by mistake thinking I could get…"
"Yes I have access to dealers private / at home collections.
These are prohibitively expensive for me, and I cannot take guests generally to see them..
but the last gems are hidden there including that wondrous headdress I posted a couple of years…"
"I wonder how many of the old collections I saw within the dealers own are available? Two dealers I worked with had very good collections who were willing to sell. I have not been in touch since my business died but the prices were high…"
"It is increasingly difficult to buy great things at realistic prices.
I have been snapping up rare temporals, as There have been a few come onto the market for me in MOrocco in the last few trips
I got them at good prices, to be able to offer them…"