[Ansteorra] [Elfsea] NEAT Viking stuff!!!
lygabrielerdb at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 17 21:22:33 PDT 2008
Sorry after watching Antique Roadshow for years, I have to say that the 25 years designation as 'antique' is appropriate only for cars. Jewelry etc. needs to be over 100 years for that designation to be true. That doesn't mean that an item isn't valuable, it just isn't 'antique'.
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> Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 23:06:25 -0500> From: ansteorra at haraldr.drakkar.org> To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> CC: Steppes at lists.ansteorra.org; elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org> Subject: Re: [Elfsea] [Ansteorra] NEAT Viking stuff!!!> > Thanks for sharing. Didn't realize that an artifact could be had for that low, though the > reserve hasn't been met on it so it might not be that inexpensive.> > The first doesn't look like anything I've ever seen in any viking context. Without some > corroboration of an artifact similarly designed, I'd have to presume that it is a "viking > culture inspired" piece and as for it being an antique, that only means it is at least 25 years > old.> > But the other two are truly viking age.> > As for where to acquire them, there are several vendors who create brooches similar to those. > Here in Ansteorra, Master Peter of Northstar Armory makes a decent set of brooches. Raymond's > Quiet Press has a set cast in bronze that looks more knobby. The most authentic pieces I've seen > have been at Pennsic offered by a couple gentlemen who bring in items from Europe. They have a > sweetheart deal with a museum as their items often have details on the back side that are rarely > seen. They have also been able to borrow pieces long enough to make a mold. Very nice stuff. > Very pricey, but very very nice.> > Best of luck in your quest,> Haraldr Bassi, Bjornsborg> > Annwn Shona wrote:> > Okay, so I have been looking for those women's viking brooches, but I have> > no idea what they are called. Soooo...I plugged in viking brooch on ebay,> > and these three things came up in the search....> > > > I thought some of you would get a real kick out of them!> > > > http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-Silver-Norse-Viking-Dragon-Torc-Brooch-No-Resrv_W0QQitemZ200254441882QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item200254441882&_trkparms=72%3A1163|39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A12|240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14> > (or just plug in item # 200254441882)> > > > > > http://cgi.ebay.com/Oval-fibula-brooch-Viking-age-P51-IX-X-century-Rare_W0QQitemZ350098448164QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item350098448164&_trkparms=72%3A1163|39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A12|240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14> > (item #350098448164)> > > > > > > > http://cgi.ebay.com/Oval-fibula-brooch-Viking-age-IX-century-Rare_W0QQitemZ350098458897QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item350098458897&_trkparms=72%3A1163|39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A12|240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14> > (item # 350098458897)> > > > > > -Annwn> _______________________________________________> Elfsea mailing list> Elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org> http://lists.ansteorra.org/listinfo.cgi/elfsea-ansteorra.org
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