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myk1066

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Nightingale badge
« on: April 15, 2018, 07:55:02 PM »
Wow, check out that price on the one thatís gone on sale tonight!
£960.

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Re: Nightingale badge
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Nightingale badge
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 09:10:32 PM »
Nope.

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Re: Nightingale badge
« Reply #3 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?

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Re: Nightingale badge
« Reply #4 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!