Auction Houses. A Familiar Story.

The dealer that runs the auction is very reputable, but in auctions, anything apparently goes. Billed as a SILVER medal, not only is it silver plate but the base metal underneath clearly is visible. It just goes to show how much effort is given for relativey inexpensive medals; not even worth a close eyeball by the auction staff.
The medal commemorates the failed siege of Amsterdam in 1650.


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Comments

  • YQQYQQ Posts: 2,091 ✭✭✭✭

    actually a great medal
    But the auction house does not care about what it is, nor about declaring the metal (as that would create a liability).. whatever it looks like or may actually be.
    all they sell is a "old silver colored or "light metal" colored medal"

    yes, I agree, but it is their business and they are protecting their butt.
    the small print will make it clear that they have no liability.

    Today is the first day of the rest of my life
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