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Author Topic: request please for id on base marks 'of lw 108'  (Read 1058 times)

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Offline johnphilip

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Re: request please for id on base marks 'of lw 108'
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2010, 08:16:07 AM »
Yes nice but you wouldnt pay that in a Kensington High St Antique shop , unless it had a naked lady or a pearl diver engraved on it . jp

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Re: request please for id on base marks 'of lw 108'
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2010, 08:28:18 AM »
Nice but boring. Not worth £500

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Re: request please for id on base marks 'of lw 108'
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2010, 09:32:08 AM »
my thoughts precisely  -  but if anyone wants to try a punt at say three or three fifty, I wud be happy to act for you  -  just a small brokerage of course ;D     Actually, I'm hoping no one buys the piece, and they get fed up with looking at it, and drop the price considerably.    It's 450 at the moment.      Paul S.

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Re: request please for id on base marks 'of lw 108'
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2010, 09:50:45 AM »
A nice quality vase, but seriously they'd have to drop the price by at least £400 before I was interested ;)

I wonder where they got their valuation from? Unfortunately now I find that a lot of charity shops are poorly run, not by the staff themselves but rather by the head/ regional offices who impose too many restrictions and rules on pricing for shop managers. I have no experience of Oxfam, but having worked as a paid manager for another well known charity shop, I was constantly frustrated by interference from above, from people who didn't know the market and who were lacking in basic business sense. There seems to be a feeling in many shops now that higher pricing=higher income, with no thought whatsoever to turnover. If things don't sell, they get carted off to another store, risking damage and wasting resources, when realistic pricing in the first place would have ensured quicker sales and ultimately a higher rate of turnover.

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Re: request please for id on base marks 'of lw 108'
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2010, 05:11:35 PM »
Hi Paul i sent you a pm any problem get back to me Regards jp :thup:

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Re: request please for id on base marks 'of lw 108'
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2010, 05:55:08 PM »
A nice quality vase, but seriously they'd have to drop the price by at least £400 before I was interested ;)

I wonder where they got their valuation from? Unfortunately now I find that a lot of charity shops are poorly run, not by the staff themselves but rather by the head/ regional offices who impose too many restrictions and rules on pricing for shop managers. I have no experience of Oxfam, but having worked as a paid manager for another well known charity shop, I was constantly frustrated by interference from above, from people who didn't know the market and who were lacking in basic business sense. There seems to be a feeling in many shops now that higher pricing=higher income, with no thought whatsoever to turnover. If things don't sell, they get carted off to another store, risking damage and wasting resources, when realistic pricing in the first place would have ensured quicker sales and ultimately a higher rate of turnover.

Steven



I couldn't have put that better myself, they think just because high pricing works for one charity shop it'll work for all of the Charity shops.

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Re: request please for id on base marks 'of lw 108'
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2010, 03:44:02 PM »
thanks jp - sorry, I have been busy most of this weekend, so apologies for late response.     Will now reply to your PM.     cheers          Paul S.

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Re: request please for id on base marks 'of lw 108'
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2010, 06:21:05 PM »
I doubt this piece would cost more than £50 in Sweden, even if it's a signed Lindstrand.

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Re: request please for id on base marks 'of lw 108'
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2010, 01:00:14 PM »
Item 380208198161 a blue one on ebay now , under £50 no bids three days to go  , so we will have an idea. :24:

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Re: request please for id on base marks 'of lw 108'
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2010, 01:45:54 PM »
sorry to have to say that said item was stolen from the window display cabinet from the Oxfam shop on Saturday.    think the shop had realized their price of Sterling 450 was way over the top but had left the card still showing this figure, and this was presumably what encourgaed the theft.  I don't have any experience whatsoever of ebay, but if anyone sees a green base vase with this pedigree, then possible it may well be the item in question.   The shop people tell me they wud in fact be able to recognize the piece if they saw it again.

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