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  1. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Dec 11, 2019

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  2. MarktheTime

    MarktheTime Dec 11, 2019

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    Yes, saw it earlier and agree it will be interesting to see what pops up for sale (although the Paris premium will undoubtedly be in FULL effect - mon dieu!). That square Uni alone is :thumbsup: ...

    Anyone have any guesses as to who the collector is/was? (and trust me, it ain't me - my 8 UG pieces are nowhere near 80!!!!).
     
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  3. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 11, 2019

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    Prepare to hug your collections and thank merciful goodness that you got in when you did. Still ... Interesting.
     
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  4. Dan S

    Dan S Dec 11, 2019

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    So you think that 80 pieces coming fresh to market will INCREASE prices? ::stirthepot::
     
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  5. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 11, 2019

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    Didn't say that. If these are 80 safe queens at retail, prepare for watery eyes.
     
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  6. MarktheTime

    MarktheTime Dec 11, 2019

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    The individual who posted on Instagram is employed by Antoine de Macedo's vintage watch boutique in Paris. ADM manages to source some incredible pieces - and isn't shy about asking stratospheric prices for them. I know from personal experience (I undoubtedly "overpaid" for one of my Tri-Compax, but the original asking price was nothing short of laughable/horrifying)...
     
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  7. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 11, 2019

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    I have started following because well, I love pain. :confused:
     
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  8. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 11, 2019

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    We all know these collections are out there. Occasionally we get to snag one or two that escapes the vaults. They are never cheap.
     
  9. jsducote

    jsducote Dec 11, 2019

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    le sigh ... year-end bonus is still far away
     
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  10. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Dec 12, 2019

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    Asked 2 times for asking price and got one answer. Prices was about 2x market. Anyway: in Paris everything is expensive.
     
  11. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 12, 2019

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    I went on their site and was pretty not surprised at the pricing. Gotta pay those overheads. I am looking fwd however to see what they have.
     
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  12. jsducote

    jsducote Dec 12, 2019

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    I'm announcing it now: I will be opening a boutique on the moon. Prices will, of course, be astronomical but it'll be justified because of my overhead. First location in the good part of the Sea of Tranquility. :D
     
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  13. billving

    billving Dec 12, 2019

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    They are so far out of market for stuff it's crazy. I actually visited his shop in the summer of 2017 (great place) and some of the pieces that I looked at and dickered with him on are STILL THERE! He must sell something because he's been around a while but just crazy on many things.
     
  14. billving

    billving Dec 12, 2019

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    Sorry, summer of 2018 visit.