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Harvey

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25 Jul 2022
01:17:08pm
I have been in the antique business in one form or another, as both a collector and a dealer, almost as long as I can remember. I got out of the selling part of the business about 5 years ago because of the fact that almost no younger people wanted to own stuff and almost all of the older people were "down sizing", in other words selling not buying. Prices for almost everything have sunk like a stone in water. This hit home the other day when I was in a local antique store and saw an incredibly rare glass cruet for $25. I remember about 20 years ago my wife tried to buy this same item for me for a Christmas present on E-Bay. She had to drop out of the bidding at $500 even the the item had a "book value" of $1000+. I obviously just bought the item to add to my amazing glass collection. If the dealer had known what it was and how to advertise it on E-Bay he still might have got a few hundred for it, but I really doubt it. So I'll look at the item occasionally and think "how lucky I am" but if truth be told the price of most antiques is " in the toilet" and will remain there, "nuff" said!! At least our stamp collections still have value, at least they do to us!
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25 Jul 2022
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Joe, i have noticed there is no market for the cut glass items when an estate is settled..i guess things change..when i was a kid (17) Hudson N.Y. used to have 27 bars...now there are 27 antique shops on Warren st. They seem to survive...its only a two hour train ride from Manhatten.

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25 Jul 2022
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Other collectibles seem to be booming (or at least boomed during Covid). Comic books are doing well. My brothers collect GI Joe toys from the 1980s and say prices had doubled during Covid. Video Game collecting seems to be maturing, with games being a genuine collectible, not just people buying used games because they are cheaper. I even hear some VHS tapes are now collectible (not Disney black diamond nonsense, but certain cult horror movies, or certain tapes if still pristine factory sealed condition). Its weird.

For stamps, I am hearing dealer sales were up but it does not look it affected prices.

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Harvey

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25 Jul 2022
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The main things that have tanked are anything glass and china. I collect some vintage stuff from my childhood - 1950's and 1960's. The prices for these items are quite solid as are various other items that for some reason appeal to people. Sometimes it is really hard to guess! We would like to be able to predict but it's damn near impossible. I've been told by collectors that the antique car market is tanking since younger people don't usually want vintage autos. A friend of mine is a bottle collector and you should see some of the online auction prices, I've seen rare ones go for multiple thousands. But it seems to be only the really good stuff and those collectors are disappearing quickly!! Prices for so-so furniture have tanked but so far the really superior pieces still sell. It's hard to guess but if we could we would do very well. Most antique stores now seem to sell mostly collectibles or junk!!

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I'm sorry to hear that about antiques because we bought a 1620(?) farmhouse in central NH and lived there for 13 yrs. The location had historical significance and my wife even had an antique store called the "Shop at Sanborn's Clearing", which was the feature article in an issue of the "Ladies Home Journal" at one point. Many items (antiques) were left behind when the owners moved off the mountain, with 20 oxen trips we were told. The farmhouse even had an "Indian room" inside the 15 ft. sq. fireplace(s) foundation where you could hide when the French and Indiana would torch your property. I only relate this tale because our house in south FL is filled with antiques. I wonder what we'll do with them?

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26 Jul 2022
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The Internet changed the way collecting is done, some good and some not so.

A funky thing happened when they put every collectible in America in a searchable database! Suddenly the rare and uncommon were made common. Back in the day I lusted after a Scott 300b booklet pane. I never even had seen one in person. Then eBay came about and I was able to buy one. And then I started seeing them regularly, and would put low bids in, which led me to owning 6 or 7 of them. I just looked and there are 22 available today. I don't even look at them anymore.

A lot of folks lost their lust for collecting because the thrill of the chase is gone! It simply became too easy, and thus not all that much fun. And there is no urgency to find that special item, you can call one up at any time.

And yes, younger folks are not interested in what we collect. Because it's not part of their experience. We collect what we remember from our youth. Which brings me to Harvey's post about antique cars. That's been happening since the beginning of time. The original hobby in the 1930s was collecting the early pioneer cars. And every decade the more popular cars moved up a decade. I'm in my 60s and the era of cars I have fond memories of are 1960s cars. People tend to buy the car they lusted after when they were young, once they are settled into life and have expendable income. So yes, I'd love to get myself another 1965 Barracuda. I window shop (you know where!) all the time.

But that ball keeps moving... now cars we predicted would NEVER be collectible are very popular... cars of the 1980s, 1990s and even early 2000s simply because that's what people remember. Whether it was a hot car an older cousin had, or even your family station wagon or mini van.

There are young people who are old souls and are into all things old. A while back I came into a set of 6 bentwood chairs being thrown away at the end of an estate sale. I put them on eCraigs List for $100 for the set and a couple in their mid twenties enthusiastically bought them. They said they were furnishing their whole house in antique furniture because it had character and was well made. So they are out there!

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26 Jul 2022
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"almost no younger people wanted to own stuff and almost all of the older people were "down sizing", in other words selling not buying."



Harvey, would you agree that this is also what is going on in stamp collecting?
If it was not for Covid, where many of us have so much more time to work on their collections (selling some, buying some), I think stamp prices could reflect a much steeper price drop. One exception: at the very high end, where rare items then are still rare today.
But we all have more time on hand to explore better offers on the internet.

I now have stopped buying from sellers with standard listed prices in the 60% and above of cat, flat minimum prices for any item irrespective of availability, or with high shipping costs and particularly those that add a per item surcharges. This has not impacted my purchases. If anything, they are up from last years. Do sellers ever review what their competition is pricing at?

I just seem to be ignoring more of the "older traditional" sellers I used to buy from and buying more from incidental sellers disposing of collections, or with a specific fit to some of my hard to get collection voids. I think it is a tough time for all sellers today.

Some areas of stamp collecting are overwhelmed with sellers with the very same material. But others (Middle East stamps an area of interest, comes to mind) show very little new material, and the same items have been listed for years at inflated prices I would not pay. Many sellers feature "make me an offer" but are totally disingenuous about wanting to deal. I certainly prefer a seller pricing at the price they want, then one attempting to squeeze a few pennies more, in back and forth bargaining, that make no sense at all.

How has the current glut of stamps and collections offered on the internet influenced your purchases. I don't spend less, I spend differently and also elsewhere than I used to, it seems. Same question about stamp shows, where the dynamics is clearly different. What is happening at antique shows?

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26 Jul 2022
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When we married in 66 we furnished our duplex with antiques.. a black and white t.v. from one aunt.. a nice rocking chair from another, my wife purchased our bedroom set on time from a department store in Poughkeepsie. Its a different world today..people marrying tell their guests what kind of china place settings they want.

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26 Jul 2022
03:36:21pm
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"people marrying tell their guests what kind of china place settings they want"


It used to be the case that marrying couple told people their china patterns, flatware patterns, crystal patterns etc. I really thought with the trend to "minimalism" that this wasn't happening anymore. Maybe I'm wrong. There's an antique dealer I know that has always made most of his money selling out of production china patterns to people who were missing a piece or two. The last I heard his replacement service was not doing very well. People don't want "stuff" anymore. Our generation seems to be the last one into clutter!
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26 Jul 2022
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One of the most irritating things to me is the auction house that puts a minimum bid of 80% of their valuation, talk about trying to rig the market. I'm fine with a stated minimum, hate the added buyers premium, just like banks, they want a cut coming and going.
Yesterday I put a bid on some French items, shipping from Belgium was £59, auction fee to buyers 9% of final bid, my max was £27, which would have totalled around the £100 mark. Previous bidder had to work hard to get to my max, I'm not going any further so it's theirs.
At the end of the day the price is what the market is prepared to pay, like Ralph I feel 60% of catalogue is really the absolute limit for common items.
And if anyone wants to buy my set of four Finch Mason prints "The Disputed Boundary" I'm open to offers. They were valued at £300 in about 1990.

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27 Jul 2022
06:53:00am
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I often wonder why some stamp prices are gong up. There are supposedly a lot fewer collectors so there must be a ton of material sitting around that was owned by prior collectors. One could conclude that prices should be falling. APS now has just over 25,000 members.

The one dynamic in the Internet age is the great increase in collector to collector activity via SOR, eBay, Hipstamp, etc. so there is no dealer middleman. This helps prop of prices and then for value catalogs like Scott that have a great influence on stamp pricing. If Scott cut all values by 25%, I would expect a large cry like they did in 1989.

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02 Aug 2022
10:32:32pm
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About China... the dishes, not the country!

Everyone is less formal today. For instance when we traveled in the 1960s, my dad and I wore suits on the airplane. Now everyone travels in shorts and a t-shirt. Same with meals. Families do not sit down together for a big Sunday meal anymore. Same with holidays. My grandmother used to make a roast every Sunday and the whole family would show up, including and aunt and uncle. Out came the good china. And at the end of the meal the ladies would all help hand wash the china. Another issue. Nobody wants to hand wash dishes today!

We don't have those traditional family Sunday meals anymore. Families no longer live close together. Very common to have children move off to other states for work or other reasons.

This past Christmas we were at a family gathering. Dinner was put out buffet style with paper plates!

We do have a good set of china. I hate to say it hasn't been out in years. And I have two more sets carefully packed in the basement, my mother's and grandmother's... can't give them away!

It's just gone out of style

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02 Aug 2022
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Sunday dinners! How I miss that! If we didn't have a big dinner at home, we'd be at friends/family close by. I recall one family member drove from DT Toronto to the 'burbs at the east end of Scarborough to pick us up because Mom wouldn't drive in the snow storm. Here she came in her Rambler (with exposed wheel wells in the back seat!) to pick us up and drive us back late night, still in the storm!

And china too! I have a set or Corelle I bought in '79 and a fairly complete Villeroy & Boch fine china set of naïve art I bought in '85. I mostly use Corelle by myself, but never paper plates!

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03 Aug 2022
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I still cook a Sunday roast each week, served on China plates and I wash dishes by hand. The dishwasher that was in the house when we bought it was removed when the house was redone, would never bother with one again. My wife and I sit at the table to eat all our meals and use a knife and fork, rather than just a fork. If to eat a meal you only use a fork, would it not be easier with a spoon?
The china was from Canadian Tire so was made in China (the country) but is now almost 20 years old and still good.

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Harvey

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03 Aug 2022
09:11:38am
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I have a beautiful Royal Albert set, Nosegay, that my wife and I collected over several years - a piece here and a piece there. We have almost everything including the unusual pieces - chocolate pot and demi-tasses, 3 different sized teapots, coffee pot, serving pieces, candy dishes, etc. We would have paid a huge amount for it and I really like the set very much! But it is never used since it's sealed behind plexi-glass in the kitchen. I have a close friend whose daughter wants a china set for good use like Christmas and Easter meals, maybe even Sunday meals. The family is a bit odd since they treasure things. Even though the set means a lot to me I am seriously thinking I should pass it on. I guess as we get a bit older we think how nice it would be if someone else would "treasure our treasures". I also have a huge set of flatware that should also be passed on. Again it's never used and I have no family to use it.

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03 Aug 2022
04:43:45pm
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Flatware! I bought a set of Winchester Small Bead when I bought the Villeroy & Boch china. Knife, fork and spoon perfectly weighted and so nicely balanced. The sets from Canadian Tire are just junk in my eyes!


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"The sets from Canadian Tire are just junk in my eyes"



Sure it's junk and cheap, but I'm not worried if it gets chipped or a plate breaks. The food tastes just the same, plus I'm not trying to pick a pattern up with the gravy.
Don't reckon the Queen or other royalty is likely to popping in for egg and chips either.
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03 Aug 2022
05:55:13pm

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Most evenings my wife and I sit down at the table for our meal. Complete with table mats, china plates, cutlery and salt and pepper pots (a pair of china foxes).

I could not live without the dishwasher. One of the better inventions.

In the past it was the norm for the family to sit down for the evening meal and when the kids were finished they had to ask to leave the table.

Changed days!

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Harvey

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25 Jul 2022
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I have been in the antique business in one form or another, as both a collector and a dealer, almost as long as I can remember. I got out of the selling part of the business about 5 years ago because of the fact that almost no younger people wanted to own stuff and almost all of the older people were "down sizing", in other words selling not buying. Prices for almost everything have sunk like a stone in water. This hit home the other day when I was in a local antique store and saw an incredibly rare glass cruet for $25. I remember about 20 years ago my wife tried to buy this same item for me for a Christmas present on E-Bay. She had to drop out of the bidding at $500 even the the item had a "book value" of $1000+. I obviously just bought the item to add to my amazing glass collection. If the dealer had known what it was and how to advertise it on E-Bay he still might have got a few hundred for it, but I really doubt it. So I'll look at the item occasionally and think "how lucky I am" but if truth be told the price of most antiques is " in the toilet" and will remain there, "nuff" said!! At least our stamp collections still have value, at least they do to us!

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25 Jul 2022
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Joe, i have noticed there is no market for the cut glass items when an estate is settled..i guess things change..when i was a kid (17) Hudson N.Y. used to have 27 bars...now there are 27 antique shops on Warren st. They seem to survive...its only a two hour train ride from Manhatten.

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25 Jul 2022
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Other collectibles seem to be booming (or at least boomed during Covid). Comic books are doing well. My brothers collect GI Joe toys from the 1980s and say prices had doubled during Covid. Video Game collecting seems to be maturing, with games being a genuine collectible, not just people buying used games because they are cheaper. I even hear some VHS tapes are now collectible (not Disney black diamond nonsense, but certain cult horror movies, or certain tapes if still pristine factory sealed condition). Its weird.

For stamps, I am hearing dealer sales were up but it does not look it affected prices.

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25 Jul 2022
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The main things that have tanked are anything glass and china. I collect some vintage stuff from my childhood - 1950's and 1960's. The prices for these items are quite solid as are various other items that for some reason appeal to people. Sometimes it is really hard to guess! We would like to be able to predict but it's damn near impossible. I've been told by collectors that the antique car market is tanking since younger people don't usually want vintage autos. A friend of mine is a bottle collector and you should see some of the online auction prices, I've seen rare ones go for multiple thousands. But it seems to be only the really good stuff and those collectors are disappearing quickly!! Prices for so-so furniture have tanked but so far the really superior pieces still sell. It's hard to guess but if we could we would do very well. Most antique stores now seem to sell mostly collectibles or junk!!

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I'm sorry to hear that about antiques because we bought a 1620(?) farmhouse in central NH and lived there for 13 yrs. The location had historical significance and my wife even had an antique store called the "Shop at Sanborn's Clearing", which was the feature article in an issue of the "Ladies Home Journal" at one point. Many items (antiques) were left behind when the owners moved off the mountain, with 20 oxen trips we were told. The farmhouse even had an "Indian room" inside the 15 ft. sq. fireplace(s) foundation where you could hide when the French and Indiana would torch your property. I only relate this tale because our house in south FL is filled with antiques. I wonder what we'll do with them?

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26 Jul 2022
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The Internet changed the way collecting is done, some good and some not so.

A funky thing happened when they put every collectible in America in a searchable database! Suddenly the rare and uncommon were made common. Back in the day I lusted after a Scott 300b booklet pane. I never even had seen one in person. Then eBay came about and I was able to buy one. And then I started seeing them regularly, and would put low bids in, which led me to owning 6 or 7 of them. I just looked and there are 22 available today. I don't even look at them anymore.

A lot of folks lost their lust for collecting because the thrill of the chase is gone! It simply became too easy, and thus not all that much fun. And there is no urgency to find that special item, you can call one up at any time.

And yes, younger folks are not interested in what we collect. Because it's not part of their experience. We collect what we remember from our youth. Which brings me to Harvey's post about antique cars. That's been happening since the beginning of time. The original hobby in the 1930s was collecting the early pioneer cars. And every decade the more popular cars moved up a decade. I'm in my 60s and the era of cars I have fond memories of are 1960s cars. People tend to buy the car they lusted after when they were young, once they are settled into life and have expendable income. So yes, I'd love to get myself another 1965 Barracuda. I window shop (you know where!) all the time.

But that ball keeps moving... now cars we predicted would NEVER be collectible are very popular... cars of the 1980s, 1990s and even early 2000s simply because that's what people remember. Whether it was a hot car an older cousin had, or even your family station wagon or mini van.

There are young people who are old souls and are into all things old. A while back I came into a set of 6 bentwood chairs being thrown away at the end of an estate sale. I put them on eCraigs List for $100 for the set and a couple in their mid twenties enthusiastically bought them. They said they were furnishing their whole house in antique furniture because it had character and was well made. So they are out there!

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"almost no younger people wanted to own stuff and almost all of the older people were "down sizing", in other words selling not buying."



Harvey, would you agree that this is also what is going on in stamp collecting?
If it was not for Covid, where many of us have so much more time to work on their collections (selling some, buying some), I think stamp prices could reflect a much steeper price drop. One exception: at the very high end, where rare items then are still rare today.
But we all have more time on hand to explore better offers on the internet.

I now have stopped buying from sellers with standard listed prices in the 60% and above of cat, flat minimum prices for any item irrespective of availability, or with high shipping costs and particularly those that add a per item surcharges. This has not impacted my purchases. If anything, they are up from last years. Do sellers ever review what their competition is pricing at?

I just seem to be ignoring more of the "older traditional" sellers I used to buy from and buying more from incidental sellers disposing of collections, or with a specific fit to some of my hard to get collection voids. I think it is a tough time for all sellers today.

Some areas of stamp collecting are overwhelmed with sellers with the very same material. But others (Middle East stamps an area of interest, comes to mind) show very little new material, and the same items have been listed for years at inflated prices I would not pay. Many sellers feature "make me an offer" but are totally disingenuous about wanting to deal. I certainly prefer a seller pricing at the price they want, then one attempting to squeeze a few pennies more, in back and forth bargaining, that make no sense at all.

How has the current glut of stamps and collections offered on the internet influenced your purchases. I don't spend less, I spend differently and also elsewhere than I used to, it seems. Same question about stamp shows, where the dynamics is clearly different. What is happening at antique shows?

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26 Jul 2022
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When we married in 66 we furnished our duplex with antiques.. a black and white t.v. from one aunt.. a nice rocking chair from another, my wife purchased our bedroom set on time from a department store in Poughkeepsie. Its a different world today..people marrying tell their guests what kind of china place settings they want.

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"people marrying tell their guests what kind of china place settings they want"


It used to be the case that marrying couple told people their china patterns, flatware patterns, crystal patterns etc. I really thought with the trend to "minimalism" that this wasn't happening anymore. Maybe I'm wrong. There's an antique dealer I know that has always made most of his money selling out of production china patterns to people who were missing a piece or two. The last I heard his replacement service was not doing very well. People don't want "stuff" anymore. Our generation seems to be the last one into clutter!
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26 Jul 2022
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One of the most irritating things to me is the auction house that puts a minimum bid of 80% of their valuation, talk about trying to rig the market. I'm fine with a stated minimum, hate the added buyers premium, just like banks, they want a cut coming and going.
Yesterday I put a bid on some French items, shipping from Belgium was £59, auction fee to buyers 9% of final bid, my max was £27, which would have totalled around the £100 mark. Previous bidder had to work hard to get to my max, I'm not going any further so it's theirs.
At the end of the day the price is what the market is prepared to pay, like Ralph I feel 60% of catalogue is really the absolute limit for common items.
And if anyone wants to buy my set of four Finch Mason prints "The Disputed Boundary" I'm open to offers. They were valued at £300 in about 1990.

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27 Jul 2022
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I often wonder why some stamp prices are gong up. There are supposedly a lot fewer collectors so there must be a ton of material sitting around that was owned by prior collectors. One could conclude that prices should be falling. APS now has just over 25,000 members.

The one dynamic in the Internet age is the great increase in collector to collector activity via SOR, eBay, Hipstamp, etc. so there is no dealer middleman. This helps prop of prices and then for value catalogs like Scott that have a great influence on stamp pricing. If Scott cut all values by 25%, I would expect a large cry like they did in 1989.

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02 Aug 2022
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About China... the dishes, not the country!

Everyone is less formal today. For instance when we traveled in the 1960s, my dad and I wore suits on the airplane. Now everyone travels in shorts and a t-shirt. Same with meals. Families do not sit down together for a big Sunday meal anymore. Same with holidays. My grandmother used to make a roast every Sunday and the whole family would show up, including and aunt and uncle. Out came the good china. And at the end of the meal the ladies would all help hand wash the china. Another issue. Nobody wants to hand wash dishes today!

We don't have those traditional family Sunday meals anymore. Families no longer live close together. Very common to have children move off to other states for work or other reasons.

This past Christmas we were at a family gathering. Dinner was put out buffet style with paper plates!

We do have a good set of china. I hate to say it hasn't been out in years. And I have two more sets carefully packed in the basement, my mother's and grandmother's... can't give them away!

It's just gone out of style

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Sunday dinners! How I miss that! If we didn't have a big dinner at home, we'd be at friends/family close by. I recall one family member drove from DT Toronto to the 'burbs at the east end of Scarborough to pick us up because Mom wouldn't drive in the snow storm. Here she came in her Rambler (with exposed wheel wells in the back seat!) to pick us up and drive us back late night, still in the storm!

And china too! I have a set or Corelle I bought in '79 and a fairly complete Villeroy & Boch fine china set of naïve art I bought in '85. I mostly use Corelle by myself, but never paper plates!

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03 Aug 2022
08:14:51am

re: How prices are changing

I still cook a Sunday roast each week, served on China plates and I wash dishes by hand. The dishwasher that was in the house when we bought it was removed when the house was redone, would never bother with one again. My wife and I sit at the table to eat all our meals and use a knife and fork, rather than just a fork. If to eat a meal you only use a fork, would it not be easier with a spoon?
The china was from Canadian Tire so was made in China (the country) but is now almost 20 years old and still good.

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Harvey

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03 Aug 2022
09:11:38am

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I have a beautiful Royal Albert set, Nosegay, that my wife and I collected over several years - a piece here and a piece there. We have almost everything including the unusual pieces - chocolate pot and demi-tasses, 3 different sized teapots, coffee pot, serving pieces, candy dishes, etc. We would have paid a huge amount for it and I really like the set very much! But it is never used since it's sealed behind plexi-glass in the kitchen. I have a close friend whose daughter wants a china set for good use like Christmas and Easter meals, maybe even Sunday meals. The family is a bit odd since they treasure things. Even though the set means a lot to me I am seriously thinking I should pass it on. I guess as we get a bit older we think how nice it would be if someone else would "treasure our treasures". I also have a huge set of flatware that should also be passed on. Again it's never used and I have no family to use it.

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03 Aug 2022
04:43:45pm

re: How prices are changing

Flatware! I bought a set of Winchester Small Bead when I bought the Villeroy & Boch china. Knife, fork and spoon perfectly weighted and so nicely balanced. The sets from Canadian Tire are just junk in my eyes!


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03 Aug 2022
05:29:14pm

re: How prices are changing

"The sets from Canadian Tire are just junk in my eyes"



Sure it's junk and cheap, but I'm not worried if it gets chipped or a plate breaks. The food tastes just the same, plus I'm not trying to pick a pattern up with the gravy.
Don't reckon the Queen or other royalty is likely to popping in for egg and chips either.
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03 Aug 2022
05:55:13pm

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re: How prices are changing

Most evenings my wife and I sit down at the table for our meal. Complete with table mats, china plates, cutlery and salt and pepper pots (a pair of china foxes).

I could not live without the dishwasher. One of the better inventions.

In the past it was the norm for the family to sit down for the evening meal and when the kids were finished they had to ask to leave the table.

Changed days!

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