9th century brooch update

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9th century brooch update

Post by les-27 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:15 pm

Hi folks I have just received word back on the penanular brooch I found before Christmas, the museum still has it and would like to purchase it ,but they want me to value it :-/ and they will try to raise funds to buy it ,as it isn't made of gold or silver it doesn't go to the treasure valuation committee, what should I do should I ask for it back and sell it at auction as I don't have a clue to its value??? x;
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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by fred » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:30 pm

Looks lovely cleaned up. Does it need any urgent conservation? May also be worth asking the landowner if they have any views on what should happen to it. ::g
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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by les-27 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:35 pm

To tell the truth I havnt seen it in 7 months it was in good nick when I gave it to them,and the landowner is a friend and he already told the museum it was mine,I'm just unsure what sort of value to put on it

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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by fred » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:21 pm

I have had a look around Internetland and can't find any similar ones that have been sold recently or even any of the more common silver ones. Very simple bronze ones have gone for less than a hundred quid but don't even start to compare to yours. I also suspect that condition and provenance would be everything at auction anyway. Timeline Auctions might be worth talking to as they are used to dealing with detector finds. Best of luck. ::g
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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by keeble » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:49 pm

Or you could just donate it to the museum, ::g

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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by les-27 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:11 pm

keeble wrote:
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Or you could just donate it to the museum, ::g
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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by beaubrummell » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:12 pm

I imagine a private collector would be interested in such a lovely thing. Maybe local auction houses have a list of them. Good luck anyway. ::g
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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by tigtog » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:18 pm

Tell them 10 grand and see where they go from there.
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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by Phil2401 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:37 pm

fred wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:21 pm
I have had a look around Internetland and can't find any similar ones that have been sold recently or even any of the more common silver ones. Very simple bronze ones have gone for less than a hundred quid but don't even start to compare to yours. I also suspect that condition and provenance would be everything at auction anyway. Timeline Auctions might be worth talking to as they are used to dealing with detector finds. Best of luck. ::g
Agreed - ask the museum to give it back, then you're in control. Contact auction houses and get a few opinions of value (unless the museum suddenly comes up with an offer that you can't refuse).

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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by les-27 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:48 pm

Phil2401 wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:37 pm
fred wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:21 pm
I have had a look around Internetland and can't find any similar ones that have been sold recently or even any of the more common silver ones. Very simple bronze ones have gone for less than a hundred quid but don't even start to compare to yours. I also suspect that condition and provenance would be everything at auction anyway. Timeline Auctions might be worth talking to as they are used to dealing with detector finds. Best of luck. ::g
Agreed - ask the museum to give it back, then you're in control. Contact auction houses and get a few opinions of value (unless the museum suddenly comes up with an offer that you can't refuse).

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I think this is the only solution and the only way to know if it's worth a fiver or 5 grand ::g

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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by Phil2401 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:46 pm

Good luck - keep us informed :) The fact that the museum has said they are looking at raising funds to buy it suggests that they know it has some value...
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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by Ten pence! » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:49 pm

Yes keep us informed, I have a bronze Roman brooch currently with the PAS and they have also "suggested" I sell or donate it to a local museum, looking at what some go for on non e*** auction houses I wonder if the museum would pay market price?

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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by les-27 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:59 pm

Hi folks update on my brooch the the museum have offered me 2250 which I am really happy to accept .I might even be able to upgrade my detector and it will keep her indoors quiet from now on. no more complaining how I spend my spare time lol ;))

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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by tigtog » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:45 pm

good on you, museum has a great piece to display, and you can improve your detecting equipment.
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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by beaubrummell » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:48 pm

Great news. Chuffed for you. ::g
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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:24 pm

Brilliant. So glad it's on display too ::g
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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by thefiggis » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:31 am

Great find, great outcome. Well done.
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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by fred » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:08 am

Great result and so pleased that you are happy with it! ::g
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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by Mancave-man » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:17 pm

It's nice to have gotten something from the museum and the brooch is a thing of beauty. Well done on both counts. [:)

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Re: 9th century brooch update

Post by Phil2401 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:47 pm

les-27 wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:59 pm
Hi folks update on my brooch the the museum have offered me 2250 which I am really happy to accept .I might even be able to upgrade my detector and it will keep her indoors quiet from now on. no more complaining how I spend my spare time lol ;))
Only just seen this post - well done Les - the best of all outcomes. Who knows what money it might have made at auction - maybe more, maybe less, but that's irrelevant - you're happy, your wife is happy, the museum is happy and the brooch will be there for you to look at any time you want - if it had gone to a private collector you'd probably never see it again.

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