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These shoes weren't made for walking
Shoeses on eBay:

Black platform sandals
Posh shoes

Other things that still haven't got any bids:

Black velvet top
Carved knives

The tie-dye trousers, meanwhile, have already achieved a very respectable price.

Maybe the other things'll pick up closer to the end of the auction -- the last couple of things I've failed to buy have rocketed in the last 30 minutes. Still, at least someone's watching the black velvet thing.

Update: Two people are now watching the velvet top, and the trousers have been bid up to £13.50! This is so exciting! :-)

Current Mood: vending

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From: kaet Date: July 8th, 2004 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

One of these days these boots...

Contrary to Nancy Sinatra's implication, I suggest that boots which are clearly not made for walking are much more likely to walk all over someone than boots which were, :).
From: fluffymormegil Date: July 9th, 2004 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: One of these days these boots...

The boots Nancy Sinatra was wearing when she sang that song were definitely not made for walking over anything other than people.
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: July 9th, 2004 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)


You could take 'em to a respectable dealer in antique weaponry; possibly a better route [responsibility] than putting them on e-Bay [\responsibility] and better money for them as well...? Just a thought.
j4 From: j4 Date: July 9th, 2004 09:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: knives

I don't think a real antique dealer would give me the time of day for them, to be honest. I suspect they're a pretty curiosity at best. If they don't sell on eBay I'll consider trying to get them properly valued etc. but goodness knows where I'd find an antique-weaponry dealer round here...

Also not sure why you mention 'responsibility' -- they don't check your credentials when you buy antiques from a shop, do they? (I once happily bought a WWI bayonet for cash, no questions asked!) Or have I misunderstood the meaning of your tags? (Also, if it's weapons you were looking for you could buy a much more lethal knife in Lakeland for 2.99 -- these things aren't sharp & look like they wouldn't take sharpening very well -- though I haven't actually tried.)
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: July 9th, 2004 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: knives

I think - easily could be wrong - that anyone buying knives with blades which are more than 6 cm long can be ID'd as to age regardless of what sort of shop sells the item/s. I'm not saying you're not responsible - you know your knives!

Couldn't tell from the pics whether yours would or would not take an edge; they certainly have a good point on them and from their *shape* would make good fleshing knives. If their steels are very dull and corroded they're not likely to be much cop, but a water stone should give you the amswer; if under their age they're faintly bluey then they might sharpen up nicely. Very handsome items. If I wasn't moving house I would be tempted...

Cambridge has some good antique dealers.
j4 From: j4 Date: July 9th, 2004 09:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: knives

Ah, you're probably right about the ID-ing. Never been ID'd buying knives of any length (including those two, which I picked up at a jumble sale) though actually thinking about I was ID'd when I bought a set of three swords... I'd quite forgotten.

Quality of blades -- they're quite shiny (they were in a right state when I got them but they've cleaned up nicely) but they are corroded/pitted in a few places so I'm not sure how well they'd stand up to sharpening. They are pretty, though, which is why I bought them in the first place :-) but now I am making a big effort to eliminate clutter from my life & consequently They Have To Go.

What's a water stone? (I probably should know...)
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