Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
General Discussion / Re: Where are all the gems ?
« Last post by wilfb on April 18, 2018, 08:21:04 PM »
Hi.

Yes, well done Sue.  The Peel badge and set are on-line, many thanks.  I wonder if the Glasgow badge is already up and I have missed it?

And will I ever find that GOSH scarf do you think ?!!

Will.
2
General Discussion / Re: Where are all the gems ?
« Last post by nursesue on April 18, 2018, 06:28:23 PM »
I enjoy the hunt for an elusive badge and the  thrill of the chase to get it and yes Mike it was the green Glasgow Vic and the peel borders , albeit, a wee bit damaged
3
General Discussion / Re: Where are all the gems ?
« Last post by wilfb on April 17, 2018, 08:31:03 PM »
Hi.

Yes, I agree with all that - and enjoyed reading that Sue is still (I think) getting a kick out of collecting.  But like Peter, I find ebay a bit boring, listless and overpriced right now..., Hopefully that will change soon.

But for myself there is perhaps only one gem left - my wife's GOSH scarf which I inadvertently (maybe even carelessly) left in a SNO's car a few years ago. He promised it's return but I suspect that he may still be wearing it....!!!

If ever anyone sees one (triple blue) please put me out of my misery and sell it to me, I would love to be able to return to my wife the property so carelessly abandoned and to be able to stop looking at last... Will
4
General Discussion / Re: Where are all the gems ?
« Last post by myk1066 on April 17, 2018, 03:21:45 PM »
Thatíll be the green enamelled one I take it Sue?  Well done.
5
General Discussion / Re: Where are all the gems ?
« Last post by nursesue on April 17, 2018, 10:28:15 AM »
for me an undiscovered gem is a Scottish badge that I don't already have and the success of a winnning bid to secure said badge. Prices have always fluctuated but as a seller I am pleased when an item goes for more than I thought.. I have noticed that some of the rarer Irish badges, much to the annoyance of my 2 friends who collect them, have reached a rather large price. As a buyer my funds raised by my sales are ploughed back into buying those overpriced must have badges - oh but the joy when the postman delivers them makes it all worth while
6
General Discussion / Where are all the gems ?
« Last post by backman on April 16, 2018, 11:20:12 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks that the majority of Badges appearing on ebay of late are fairly boring and overpriced? There must be undiscovered gems out there but the demand and consequent rise in prices doesn't seem to have flushed them out? So much so that I've reverted back to dealing in non nursing collectables with far more enjoyment.
7
General Discussion / Re: Nightingale badge
« Last post by backman on April 15, 2018, 10:19:07 PM »
Forgot to mention that the nightingale was also sold with a George III Quarter guinea gold coin which is usually valued at between £200-400,so not a bad days work!
8
General Discussion / Re: Nightingale badge
« Last post by backman on April 15, 2018, 09:59:37 PM »
I was the underbidder at auction on this so know how much he paid,which was £485 plus commission. Admittedly a fine example in it's original case but I would think a tad excessive but then again i think I lack the killer instinct to be a trader. I've just seen two Royal Worcester figurines listed which again I was the underbidder and the dealer stands to make a 400% profit! The demand for quality items is bringing all sorts of dealers into the arena as they see money to be made .I can't say too much as that's exactly what I do but I feel that some prices are a little optimistic?
9
General Discussion / Re: Nightingale badge
« Last post by myk1066 on April 15, 2018, 09:10:32 PM »
Nope.
10
General Discussion / Re: Nightingale badge
« Last post by wilfb on April 15, 2018, 08:34:10 PM »
Hi.

That is a lot of money mike - is there any special reason that you know of?

Will.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10