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Offline MicLes

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Creamer - Chain & Shield (Portland) 1875
« on: December 12, 2012, 06:43:30 PM »
Made by Portland Glass co. (Maine, USA)

1875, Chain & Shield.
Model : Creamer (CCR).

Condition : no chips nor any cracks.

Value : this antique glassware is generally valued at 35 $.
I am selling this for my father who is an expert on antique glassware. This web site also confirms its value.

This piece was found and bought in Quebec City in July 2008.

It is on eBay till December 16, 2012 (16:00 EST)


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Re: Creamer - Chain & Shield (Portland) 1875
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 07:12:45 PM »
Welcome to the board. The design is chain and shield; the manufacturer is Portland Glass Co


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Re: Creamer - Chain & Shield (Portland) 1875
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 07:18:22 PM »
Ok, thank you - I'll make the corrections on eBay.


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Re: Creamer - Chain & Shield (Portland) 1875
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 06:02:05 PM »
As there were zero bids nor "watchers" after 5 days, I changed the listing to a fixed price. (here)


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Re: Creamer - Chain & Shield (Portland) 1875
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2012, 06:04:44 AM »
Relisted on eBay with a fixed price.

Any suggestions ? Does anyone buy antique glassware on eBay ?

This is a test for my father. We are both surprised by the zero bids for this item when it was in auction mode, though I figure people are content with looking for antiques in various fleemarkets and the likes, rather than buying on eBay, especially with shipping costs.


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Re: Creamer - Chain & Shield (Portland) 1875
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2012, 10:34:24 AM »
People do buy antique glass on ebay. It's possible that your piece isn't collectible or perhaps it's overpriced or perhaps the right buyer hasn't come along. Or perhaps it being in Canada puts people off. Who knows

Replacements.com seems to be offering it for less though.


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Re: Creamer - Chain & Shield (Portland) 1875
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2012, 03:09:46 AM »
People do buy antique glass on ebay. It's possible that your piece isn't collectible or perhaps it's overpriced or perhaps the right buyer hasn't come along. Or perhaps it being in Canada puts people off. Who knows

Replacements.com seems to be offering it for less though.

The priced those creamers between 14 and 16 $, but they are out of stock though.


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Re: Creamer - Chain & Shield (Portland) 1875
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2012, 05:22:10 AM »
Ebay is generally better for selling more modern pieces, as the people who use Ebay are on average considerably younger than the average age of the general population.

That is definitely my experience anyway.

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