Sometimes even an anosmic pig finds a truffle

Sometimes even an anosmic pig finds a truffle

Post by Steven Prest » Mon, 17 Feb 2003 16:30:29



I was browsing the medals section of e-Bay last week and came upon an
auction for the following:
ebay Live Auctions item 2154401998 (Ends Feb-09-03?17:44:36 PST ) -
Lot 913: 1866 Lifesaving Medal, RARE
http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=21544...

I realized after looking at it for a second that it was exactly the same
medal I had bought at a Baltimore show about 3 years ago for roughly
$200. At the time, I had no idea specifically what it was nor how many
there were- just that it was incredibly beautiful and had relief that
makes any coin you've ever seen (and I mean *any*) look like it was
struck on a piece of tissue paper. While the hammer price of $900 makes
the estimate of $1,500 to $1,800 seem more than a tad optimistic, there
are still ony 30 of them which means I have over 3% of the entire
mintage- something not even Ed can claim :-)
So, what's your best "dumb luck" story (and at 80mm in diameter, you'l
never find one of these in a roll of halves :)

                -Steve

 
 
 

Sometimes even an anosmic pig finds a truffle

Post by Ian » Mon, 17 Feb 2003 18:15:33


nice one!

Ian

Quote:

> I was browsing the medals section of e-Bay last week and came upon an
> auction for the following:
> ebay Live Auctions item 2154401998 (Ends Feb-09-03 17:44:36 PST ) -
> Lot 913: 1866 Lifesaving Medal, RARE
> http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=21544...

> I realized after looking at it for a second that it was exactly the same
> medal I had bought at a Baltimore show about 3 years ago for roughly
> $200. At the time, I had no idea specifically what it was nor how many
> there were- just that it was incredibly beautiful and had relief that
> makes any coin you've ever seen (and I mean *any*) look like it was
> struck on a piece of tissue paper. While the hammer price of $900 makes
> the estimate of $1,500 to $1,800 seem more than a tad optimistic, there
> are still ony 30 of them which means I have over 3% of the entire
> mintage- something not even Ed can claim :-)
> So, what's your best "dumb luck" story (and at 80mm in diameter, you'l
> never find one of these in a roll of halves :)

>                 -Steve


 
 
 

Sometimes even an anosmic pig finds a truffle

Post by Ed E » Mon, 17 Feb 2003 18:57:53


<< there are still ony 30 of them which means I have over 3% of the entire
mintage- something not even Ed can claim :-)
So, what's your best "dumb luck" story (and at 80mm in diameter, you'l never
find one of these in a roll of halves :)

                -Steve  >>

Nice medal Steve!  But who says I can't claim over 3% of another medals
population?  FWIW I did not find these in a roll of halves :)

http://members.aol.com/anacondan/dumbluck.jpg

While I can appreciate the relief on your medal, the detail's on mine are
overwhelming!  The girl is my daughter Amy, and the boy is my son Cliff.  The
Old Works is the Jack Nicklaus designed course here in town.  Size: slightly
larger than an Ike.  Cost:  Clubs, shoes, etc., hard work and, although maybe
not enough, practice.  Value: priceless.
Thanks for giving me an opportunity to share them!
Ed

 
 
 

Sometimes even an anosmic pig finds a truffle

Post by Dave Parri » Mon, 17 Feb 2003 23:50:59


Quote:

> population?  FWIW I did not find these in a roll of halves :)

> http://members.aol.com/anacondan/dumbluck.jpg

> While I can appreciate the relief on your medal, the detail's on mine are
> overwhelming!  The girl is my daughter Amy, and the boy is my son Cliff.  The
> Old Works is the Jack Nicklaus designed course here in town.  Size: slightly
> larger than an Ike.  Cost:  Clubs, shoes, etc., hard work and, although maybe
> not enough, practice.  Value: priceless.
> Thanks for giving me an opportunity to share them!
> Ed

Now just who do these medals belong to? Pops or the worthy recipients?
 It would almost appear from your post as though the worthy recipients
were forced to surrender them to their medal hoarding padre:(  yeah Ed
you probably take credit for their fine abilities:)

Dave P.

 
 
 

Sometimes even an anosmic pig finds a truffle

Post by Dave Parri » Mon, 17 Feb 2003 23:52:02


Quote:

> I was browsing the medals section of e-Bay last week and came upon an
> auction for the following:
> ebay Live Auctions item 2154401998 (Ends Feb-09-03 17:44:36 PST ) -
> Lot 913: 1866 Lifesaving Medal, RARE
> http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=21544019
> 98

> I realized after looking at it for a second that it was exactly the same
> medal I had bought at a Baltimore show about 3 years ago for roughly
> $200. At the time, I had no idea specifically what it was nor how many
> there were- just that it was incredibly beautiful and had relief that
> makes any coin you've ever seen (and I mean *any*) look like it was
> struck on a piece of tissue paper. While the hammer price of $900 makes
> the estimate of $1,500 to $1,800 seem more than a tad optimistic, there
> are still ony 30 of them which means I have over 3% of the entire
> mintage- something not even Ed can claim :-)
> So, what's your best "dumb luck" story (and at 80mm in diameter, you'l
> never find one of these in a roll of halves :)

>                 -Steve

It is a rather beautiful medal, definately a fine design. Congrats on the find.

Dave P.

 
 
 

Sometimes even an anosmic pig finds a truffle

Post by Chrysta Wilso » Tue, 18 Feb 2003 00:38:02




Quote:
> I was browsing the medals section of e-Bay last week and came upon an
> auction for the following:
> ebay Live Auctions item 2154401998 (Ends Feb-09-03=A017:44:36 PST ) -
> Lot 913: 1866 Lifesaving Medal, RARE
> http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D215...
> 98

I'm getting a dead link here. And yes, I know it wraps.

Chrysta

 
 
 

Sometimes even an anosmic pig finds a truffle

Post by Waylan » Tue, 18 Feb 2003 05:04:05



Quote:


> > I was browsing the medals section of e-Bay last week and came upon an
> > auction for the following:
> > ebay Live Auctions item 2154401998 (Ends Feb-09-03=A017:44:36 PST ) -
> > Lot 913: 1866 Lifesaving Medal, RARE

http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D215...

Quote:
> > 98

> I'm getting a dead link here. And yes, I know it wraps.

> Chrysta

How did you add the "3D" to it?

http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=21544...

Pat
Or why?

 
 
 

Sometimes even an anosmic pig finds a truffle

Post by Chrysta Wilso » Wed, 19 Feb 2003 00:41:10




Quote:




> > > I was browsing the medals section of e-Bay last week and came upon an
> > > auction for the following:
> > > ebay Live Auctions item 2154401998 (Ends Feb-09-03=A017:44:36 PST ) -
> > > Lot 913: 1866 Lifesaving Medal, RARE

> http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D215...
> > > 98

> > I'm getting a dead link here. And yes, I know it wraps.

> > Chrysta

> How did you add the "3D" to it?

> http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=21544...

> Pat
> Or why?

I didn't...that wasn't part of my post. I guess that explains why I
couldn't see it.

Chrysta

 
 
 

Sometimes even an anosmic pig finds a truffle

Post by Ed E » Wed, 19 Feb 2003 03:00:41


<< Now just who do these medals belong to? Pops or the worthy recipients?
Dave P. >>

They belong to me until the day I die, or they turn 40, whichever comes last :)
Ed