Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ebay Comp?

Today while trolling ebay I came across this listing...

Antique Framed Sailor's Woolies Ship Picture c. 1890's

 Superb antique framed sailor's woolies or wooly ship picture, circa 1890's or possibly earlier.

This type of folk art was stitched by sailors to pass the time aboard ship. In very good condition, colors are still bright. 

Frame measures 14 5/8" x 11 5/8" in size. Inscribed on the reverse: Dunbavand. 

This maritime scene depicts a tall ship or sailing ship.

Primarily made of wool with thread rigging. 
A wonderful primitive piece! 

Some of you may remember this post entitled,
Good Timing where I scored a framed stitched piece of my own.

So, what do you think?

Is the above ebay comp realistic?

 I must admit my heart skipped a beat when I saw the starting bid amount!



Karena said...

Terri I don't know however I really love this!!It is wonderful!

Art by Karena

Come and enter my $150 value Giveaway from Dr Perricone!

Kathysue said...

I have no idea, but I think you shoud investigate this or put yours up for a bid and see what happens, You never know and you are the treasure hunter extraordinaire and you have had some wonderful luck an wonderful treasures. I say go for it!! Why not?!!! Kathysue

Acquired Objects said...

Take my advise from someone who's a textile dealer that ebay piece is way over priced so don't do it!Just because you love something doesn't mean you have to have it. Hey if it sell for a thousand bucks put yours up.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I did not know that besides knots and valentines... sailors also stitched!!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I honestly believe the ebay price is waaay to high! It's a wonderful piece but certainly not worth $999! Hold on to yours and see what happens but don't go for the other one. XO

under spanish moss said...

We are not sure but it seems a bit over priced to us. However, we would have to defer to someone who knows more than us.
Angela and Renee

La Dolfina said...

I think that seller is crazy too...
What you don't know is that he had it listed for $1500 last week and when it expired, he re-listed it for $999.
I guess it goes to show just how subjective price can be.

lvroftiques said...

I just had this happen to me too, and not just one seller...several actually had a piece I'd just found for $75 at between $675 and $900....I joke and say "I must be unaware of it's considerable value" *winks* But truly they're just crack smokers!
I would listen to Debra. She's an antique textile expert *winks* Vanna