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What Did You Snag At Kelleher - Bill Langs Estate Auction?

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Posted 10/29/2020   10:15 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Perhaps the reperfing job was pretty good and someone thought they could 'misplace' a cert and sell it as an XF/S example and make $$$. Maybe Bill isn't quite gone afterall."

In the case of the lots I noticed, they did haver certs that didn't mention the reperfing, so if they had an "offending" cert they had already been lost.
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Posted 10/29/2020   10:18 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Quite a few Langs items that were genuinely good to great are not in this sale and I cannot help but thinking that they went to new homes via private treaty"

What makes you think they will not show up in a subsequent Langs sale?
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Posted 10/29/2020   10:19 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Famous name sales or auctions can usually do this."

or infamous as the case may be
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Posted 10/30/2020   11:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The auction catalog for the sale does state "The William S Langs stock and private holdings" part 1. So looks like a couple more sales coming in the near future.
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Posted 10/30/2020   11:53 am  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My only pick up from Langs - 400A NH 90J
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Posted 10/30/2020   12:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What a beauty! I was able to get 3 of the 8 lots I bid on including a nice C15 to complete my Zeppelins, Scott 505 block of 12 with double error and a nice 454 strip of 4 with joint line and cert.
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Posted 10/30/2020   1:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobInRye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was able to get two lots over the first today days and I probably overpaid for one of them as it has a cert identifying reperf along the bottom, but, but but ... I wanted the invert!

I don't know who was behind each paddle number, but FWIW, I counted the following "top" buyers:
Book - 272 lots
I369 - 110 lots (really active day 2)
I545 - 75 lots
I19 - 65 lots
I577 - 51 lots
Agent accounted for at least 102 lots
Telephone bidders accounted for at least 50 lots with T1 getting 12.

While it's possible that I369, 545, 19, and 577 were buying for their own collections, I am very very skeptical.
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Posted 10/30/2020   4:46 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are always dealers at these auctions - one shouldn't be surprised by that.
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Posted 10/30/2020   6:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fantail to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Truthfully, you should never lose out to a dealer. He has to buy to re sell, we are buying for pleasure.
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Posted 10/30/2020   7:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobInRye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
RLSNY - not surprised by the number of dealers. Surprised that the retail buyers (collectors!) weren't sufficiently interested in so many lots.
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Posted 11/05/2020   6:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I thought for sure with the election and everything else going on it would be a couple of weeks until I received my lots. They arrived today, quite impressed.
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Posted 11/06/2020   2:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Truthfully, you should never lose out to a dealer. He has to buy to re sell, we are buying for pleasure".


For single item lots that is generally true, although sometimes dealers act as agents for a customer. But for large lots, dealers usually win them; they are usually much more experienced in both examining and knowing the real market value of those lots.
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Posted 11/06/2020   3:37 pm  Show Profile Check KRelyea's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KRelyea to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Truthfully, you should never lose out to a dealer. He has to buy to re sell, we are buying for pleasure


As an eBay dealer I always thought this to be true, but after a long hiatus I started collecting again. I came across a lot at Dutch country that I really wanted for myself. I didn't realize until after I'd lost that suddenly as a collector I was bidding with my own $ and had placed a paltry bid at 150% of estimate. When I bid in Dutch country auction for my eBay business my standard bid is 200% of high estimate+1 increment. Strange how the mind works.
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