Ever wonder if you made the right choice on dropping out of an auction?
Recently I was following a squash blossom necklace that was signed “LC”.
In the beginning I was willing bid what it took to get it. But after the bidding got closer to 500.00 I though to myself. Yikes!
What if was coin silver and not sterling. The seller could not offer any additional information. I do know much of the older Native American stuff is not marked for silver content.
Squash Blossom necklaces are not exactly a rare item. They are very abundant on line. So I figured it would be better to back down unless I knew for sure it was sterling. Of course weeks later I am still wondering if only I had hung in there that piece would have been mine!
In other words I am wondering what determines the value of these pieces. The silver content? The workmanship? The size of the turquoise stones? The signature?
Gee in today’s economy I am surprise that there is any bidding competition.
With us dealers and collectors the urge to obtain, to have and own is a strong.