Saturday, June 8, 2013

Weekly Market Watch

This market watch examines ebay auctions ending this week. CTs that sell for over $100 (highly desired or HD) are described, and CTs that sell for over $75 (desired or D) are mentioned.
     There was one HD CT this week that sold on 6/1: a rectangle from Dron in Perth with AP/1688 on obverse and blank reverse (B411). It was a beautiful piece, moderately worn to produce light gray devices against a dark, earthy background. Twelve bids from nine bidders upped the price to $128. The piece was sold by cobwrightforishe. Three other CTs made the D grade on 6/2. All of these were from a collection of Angus CTs sold by tomv007: 1) 1763 square from Kinnetties (B3554) at $87; 2) 1775 round from Aberlemno (B34) at $83; 3) 1678 round from Brechin (B991) at $79. As is typical, old and dated pieces in great condition bring the bids. The HD piece:
     The HD CT for this week is the third highest for the past three months. Previous HD CTs include: a large square from Houston & Kilellan, dated 1797, with a beautiful scroll design (a short-lived regional variant among parishes in Renfrew: Port Glasgow and Lochwinnoch are others) that sold for a whopping $178 on 4/26 (B3225); and a heart from Falston in England, dated 1801, that sold for $147 on 3/15 (B2493). These pieces highlight another aspect of the market: decorative CTs in great condition are highly desired, and hearts always bring strong bidding -- particular this one, as it is not pictured in Burzinski.

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