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Author Topic: WAY more than I usually spend. Please tell me I did well! Dino Martens?  (Read 1732 times)

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Offline TxSilver

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Re: WAY more than I usually spend. Please tell me I did well! Dino Martens?
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2008, 12:10:57 AM »
I am going to have to spend more time shopping on eBay. There are so many bargains there. I got discouraged a while back because I received so many pieces with undescribed damage or were broken in the mail when packaged poorly. Your gorgeous swan dish has resurrected my interest.

I hope that your swan has a safe trip to your front door. I love the colors. I like the way that Martens put such zeal into his designs. He had a way of turning a simple piece of glass into a work of art. I wouldn't be able to part with the swan -- it is just too pretty.

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Re: WAY more than I usually spend. Please tell me I did well! Dino Martens?
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2008, 12:51:34 AM »
I got discouraged a while back because I received so many pieces with undescribed damage or were broken in the mail when packaged poorly.

Anita

Oh, I can unfortunately commiserate with you on that point! I think I've had maybe 5 Paypal disputes in as many months because of receiving damaged items. In each case, Paypal has found in my favor, but it's their policy that the buyer must return the item at his/her own expense. So you're out the return shipping costs, and nothing to show for it. Basically a waste of time and money.  >:( This is EXACTLY why I've created a separate ID for selling. I think I'm ready to give (and receive) my first negatives with my buying ID.
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Re: WAY more than I usually spend. Please tell me I did well! Dino Martens?
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2008, 03:07:18 AM »
Well, here it is, and in perfect condition! I was anxiously awaiting this one...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v50/shandiane78/dinobird1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v50/shandiane78/dinobird2.jpg)
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Re: WAY more than I usually spend. Please tell me I did well! Dino Martens?
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2008, 01:06:46 PM »
 :mrgreen:

A face is worth a thousand words. Simply beautiful. You take good pictures.

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Re: WAY more than I usually spend. Please tell me I did well! Dino Martens?
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2008, 03:19:54 PM »
That is gorgeous and I would love to include it in the Zoo :-) We use big pictures there and need them on a white background. I can include a link to any website etc and you retain copyright.
Use the envelope on the left if you want to please.

(I tend not to ask a lot but, any animals or people shaped glass is welcome in the Zoo. We try to include with as many views as are needed to view the object. The low subscription is helping to fund my other free sites.)
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Re: WAY more than I usually spend. Please tell me I did well! Dino Martens?
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2008, 05:35:13 PM »
Thanks Anita! I got a "photo studio in a box" for Christmas, and I've had a lot of fun trying to improve my photos!

Frank, I will try this on a white background and email some pics eventually! Really! I have some other pieces to include as well. When something has white in it, I tend to use a black or gray background, so I'll have to retake some of my photos for the zoo.

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Re: WAY more than I usually spend. Please tell me I did well! Dino Martens?
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2008, 06:26:54 PM »
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... any animals or people shaped glass is welcome in the Zoo.
Anything with legs (except chairs and tables), fins, or meat-covered appendages ;D
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Re: WAY more than I usually spend. Please tell me I did well! Dino Martens?
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2008, 01:50:32 PM »
That's a nice piece. It is not one of the Marten's more famous collections and therefore the value is not "crazy" (as for Orientes or Zanfirici), but 140 US$ are now less than 100 Euro! Absolutely a deal.
It looks also pretty well done and without defects.

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Re: WAY more than I usually spend. Please tell me I did well! Dino Martens?
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2008, 07:14:44 PM »
Thank you, Alex, for your thoughts on value. This is probably the best piece I've ever had, and I hope to make similar purchases in the future! Look at this one that got away: http://tinyurl.com/2weuja
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