The Uncommon And Distinctive Gadgets Sold On Bidorbuy
Briefly, the buyers and sellers of uncommon and distinctive objects.
"As we speak, the sellers on our site cater for a wide variety of wants and provide the full range of merchandise of mass consumption, from high-tech TV sets to make-up brushes," said bidorbuy marketing manager Joni Calitz.
"Still, scarce items have retained a special place. Many patrons come to bidorbuy specifically looking for the things which might be out of the peculiar and cannot be present in an average store," she said.
Acquireable cash and notes continue to hold the lead amongst uncommon items by way of both the volumes traded and the prices achieved.
Traditionally, the coins go for the highest rand; thus, an 1892 Paul Kruger Double shaft gold pond recently went for R120,000. Stamps have confirmed to be worthy contenders, with half a dozen of them selling for above R10,000 each in the first months of 2018.
A set of four stamps from 1949, the Natal Settlers, discovered a buyer for as much as R38,000.
Different expensive distinctive items sold not too long ago are to be found amongst bidorbuy’s vast antiques class, which houses everything from hefty Victorian cupboards to delicate Art Deco vases.
While it is not shocking that a 1800s iron baby cot, a Purdonium strong oak coal box or a hand-carved Oregon prayer chair achieved four-digit prices, just a few eyebrows might be raised at the amount of R1,500 paid for a Sesame mixture padlock, or R3,500 paid for a Victorian Doric-style lamp post.
This cast iron lamp publish, more than two metres tall, is likely one of the more uncommon antiques just lately sold on the site.
"It won't be for everyone, however I'm certain that for a knowledgeable collector it makes excellent sense to pay more than R4,000 for a model Ferrari or R4,500 for a pair of autographed boxing trunks," said Calitz. The trunks in query bear the signature of actor Dolph Lungren, who portrayed the character of boxer Ivan Drago within the well-known film Rocky.
"That isn't to say that a collector or a fan of classic objects cannot find affordable treasures on the site," mentioned Calitz.
Among the latest beneath-R1,000 purchases are an vintage Kenrick metal coffee grinder with a gilt trim, an Alexandererk metal ice cream churn, a vintage Adana printing press and a Luigi Rosario Napoli wooden mandolin from 1890. Some interesting finds may even be acquired for Lists under R100.
For example, a vintage boxed Tala icing syringe set was recently sold for R41, a 1954 digital camera for R51, while a 1944 empty Castle bottle went for R21.
Some uncommon and unique gadgets are traded on bidorbuy at a fixed price. Nonetheless, by their very nature, these things are completely suited for auction. "After all, it takes a brave vendor, or slightly a vendor skilled sufficient to know what will appeal to curiosity, to supply a valuable object on a R1 auction," mentioned Calitz
That is just what not too long ago happened with a 1970s Swiss-made gold and silver gilt clock by Jaeger le Coultre: it made the journey from R1 to its final promoting price of R15,199.ninety nine after a bidding contest which lasted three weeks and involved ten bidders.