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Post by NaomiM on March 9th 2015, 2:10 pm

climberg64 wrote:Has anyone else noticed that most studio pottery on eBay is now BIN at £20? I'm sure there used to be more auctions a 99p.

Plus, when things do sell in auction, are the prices achieved lower for identified but average pieces? It's as if a generic market is dividing into sectors. Such as 'big names, big prices', 'cheap not-so-big names' and 'overpriced unidentifieds'. Very few bargains for us types anymore.


Identified almost always sells better than unidentified. Although the big advantage of iding it is being able to check what those items are selling for - or not - and then not cluttering up ebay with unsalable tat.


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Post by studio-pots on March 9th 2015, 2:10 pm

denbydump wrote:I want it all! No everything from the boot today is earmarked for sale.
I fall into the Naomi scheme of things. The thrill of finding that killer piece.
I have never been to a gallery, or bought from a potter.
I wouldn't get that serotonin fuelled, walking on air elation, when I get a
good bit at a charity shop, or a boot.


I do understand and have been like that myself in the past but Naomi appears to keep almost everything she buys. I assume that you don't, as you say "earmarked for sale", but do you sell regularly or just think about it?

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Post by NaomiM on March 9th 2015, 2:13 pm

I have been known to give stuff away, but if you've bought it because you like it then why get rid of it? Shrugs

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Post by big ed on March 9th 2015, 2:25 pm

Well if you've bought simply because you like it that's fine , but if buying to resell then liking doesn't come into it at all .
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Post by studio-pots on March 9th 2015, 2:47 pm

big ed wrote:Well if you've bought simply because you like it that's fine .

Until you run out of space to store it.

I know someone what has rented garages for years that are filled mostly with crap he has collected. Renting a skip years ago would have saved him thousands and that's what someone's going to have to do when he's gone.

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Post by denbydump on March 9th 2015, 2:48 pm



I do understand and have been like that myself in the past but Naomi appears to keep almost everything she buys. I assume that you don't, as you say "earmarked for sale", but do you sell regularly or just think about it?

In a centre SP, might have done Swinderby today if the weather wasn't so crap.
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Post by NaomiM on March 9th 2015, 2:59 pm

The nearest antiques centre charges £30 a day! I've been round it a number of times and seen the same stuff on the shelves. I don't know how anyone makes money that way, unless it's high ticket items like furnature.

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Post by studio-pots on March 9th 2015, 4:27 pm

denbydump wrote:


I do understand and have been like that myself in the past but Naomi appears to keep almost everything she buys. I assume that you don't, as you say "earmarked for sale", but do you sell regularly or just think about it?

In a centre SP, might have done Swinderby today if the weather wasn't so crap.

Then I can see the logic in doing what you do, as I think to make something like that work you need to turn over stock quickly and have new items to take its place. Unlike what Naomi has mentioned in the centre near her and some I visit or visited.

Name that centre - you can.

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Post by denbydump on March 9th 2015, 6:15 pm

That may be construed as commercial advertising SP.
I have had bits in there for 10 years or more, thet do sell
sometimes, after you had all but given up on them.
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Post by Potty on March 9th 2015, 7:44 pm

I mostly just save up to by something from Geoffey Swindell, hopefully once a year.

I still collect the rarer/more unsual pieces of IoW pottery.

Apart from that I just buy the odd item that I like, for display.

Still sometimes buy something thats too cheap to pass, so I can take it home and stick it in a box....

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Post by denbydump on March 9th 2015, 10:55 pm

Potty wrote:
Still sometimes buy something thats too cheap to pass, so I can take it home and stick it in a box....

That's my boy!
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Post by Emma54 on March 10th 2015, 12:29 am

NaomiM wrote:I guess some people keep collecting one or two things while others chop and change depending on their mood. I still can't resist a bargain, whatever the category be it studio pottery or metalwork or oriental, etc, etc, but sometimes I pick up a particular scent and hunt out more pieces even if I have to buy them at retail price. Currently that is Mark Smalley's ceramics, and yunomis and chawans from various US potters who list on Etsy.
So what are other members buying atm?
Susie Cooper still, must be an OCD thing, unfortuntely my docs have no appointmets for six months, so.....

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Its good on the whole. learning, researching, helping others, keeping loads and hoping to sell some on, enjoying the stuff, and most of her stuff for years was beautiful, ....joining wedgwood was a mistake IMO, anyway
I am getting seduced with art deco trios also at the moment (lots of fun and happy stuff)  in general and also older more classic/classy tableware which has some profit potential for reselling, but not specialising yet in a second area
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Post by NaomiM on March 10th 2015, 12:32 am

I love Susie Cooper chargers but they've always been out of my price range.

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Post by Emma54 on March 10th 2015, 1:01 am

NaomiM wrote:I love Susie Cooper chargers but they've always been out of my price range.

Hi Naomi,

they do tend to be of her earlier work which commands bigger prices in general, so can be dear, but you can get lucky depending on being at the right place at the right time and willing to accept faults. having said that, i saw one go for 400 quid and it was scratched like hell, but because it was rare, (ie really rare) it didnt matter (to the buyer). I won an auction for a very famous plate (not part of a set, a charger type piece done early in her career)  for less than 30 quid recently, it had some crazing, some staining and a couple of spots of paint loss, but on the whole was bright colourful and beautiful, the handpainting almost jumping out, the faults just made it look more authentic, didnt bother me.

next best thing you can do is buy a large platter type plate but in one of the less commercial designs/less seen around at least, I got one for around 18 quid recently and it was fab condition.  I am rambling, sorry.

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Post by NaomiM on March 10th 2015, 2:46 am

I was tempted by a couple of plates a few years ago, and they were a bargain at around £150 each, but £100 is my maximum at any fair so I tend to go for quantity over quality. Dan and Studio Pots will now tell me I'm a silly billy, but I just can't help it Laughter geek

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Post by tenpot on March 10th 2015, 5:07 pm

this is the direction I would like to go (fat chance) http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2014/french-ceramics?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=20150308&utm_campaign=frenchceramics
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Post by Potty on March 10th 2015, 5:30 pm

denbydump wrote:
Potty wrote:
Still sometimes buy something thats too cheap to pass, so I can take it home and stick it in a box....

That's my boy!

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Post by mandrake1000 on March 11th 2015, 10:59 pm

tenpot wrote:this is the direction I would like to go (fat chance)   http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2014/french-ceramics?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=20150308&utm_campaign=frenchceramics
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Post by dantheman on March 12th 2015, 11:44 am

I agree,I would love to fill an ancient English pub with similar pottery, my idea of heaven

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Post by climberg64 on March 12th 2015, 8:30 pm

NaomiM wrote:
climberg64 wrote:Has anyone else noticed that most studio pottery on eBay is now BIN at £20? I'm sure there used to be more auctions a 99p.

Plus, when things do sell in auction, are the prices achieved lower for identified but average pieces? It's as if a generic market is dividing into sectors. Such as 'big names, big prices', 'cheap not-so-big names' and 'overpriced unidentifieds'. Very few bargains for us types anymore.


Identified almost always sells better than unidentified. Although the big advantage of iding it is being able to check what those items are selling for - or not - and then not cluttering up ebay with unsalable tat.

Having said that, did anyone see the unided Waistel Cooper small vase go on eBay for £4.99 recently?

I wonder if the Studio Pottery market is getting more differentiated now into good, bad, named, ided, unknowns etc. it may be that initially buyers hoovered up everything in case it turned out good' then when the sellers cottoned on they put up the price of everything regardless. Now both sellers and buyers are more likely to know what they've got and price accordingly.
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Post by Emma54 on March 14th 2015, 10:32 pm

NaomiM wrote:I was tempted by a couple of plates a few years ago, and they were a bargain at around £150 each, but £100 is my maximum at any fair so I tend to go for quantity over quality. Dan and Studio Pots will now tell me I'm a silly billy, but I just can't help it Laughter geek

No, 150 quid is NOT a bargain for a susie cooper plate
it might be an ok price for what it is though but never a bargain!





im susie coopered out now, spent around 1200 quid in the last 3 months, but i do have a tonne of boxes, mostly good stuff, will keep the bits for my personal display, and keep for investment sell the rest....still havent solved the question my husband asked me, what are you going to do with it all!??

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Post by philpot on March 16th 2015, 11:06 am

Buy small stuff. When you get fed up with it,its so much easier to post! Happy
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Post by dantheman on March 16th 2015, 12:05 pm

and far easier to display

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Post by Emma54 on March 30th 2015, 12:33 am

philpot wrote:Buy small stuff. When you get fed up with it,its so much easier to post! Happy

dantheman wrote:and far easier to display

Thanks!

Thinking of  branching into stuff that cant break so safer to post,eg cross stich, make up, books

did all this 10 years ago, like deja vu, but always loved ceramics most, however well i pack i always fear it will break in transit unless you pack it like fort knox!! Ie too much
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Post by studio-pots on March 30th 2015, 10:28 am

Books can be a problem because of the weight and cost of postage in relationship to the price of the book. Thin catalogues etc. are a better option.

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