Whats the screwiest thing you collect?

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Mon Nov 29 16:56:33 1999

  I picked up a pair of chrome plated Japanese swords at a local yard sale
for $25 and took them into one of the local shows to be appraised. The
appraiser wouldn't tell me what they were worth but he did say that they
were 16th century and in a very rare style. He said that the chrome plating
was something that had been done recently and that it practically ruined
the value of the swords otherwise they would have been worth a considerable

  BTW I've heard that samari swords are illegal in Japan now. What are the
Japanese doing with them if they can't take them back to Japan?


At 12:14 PM 11/29/99 -0800, you wrote:
>>Wow. My collection of sharp objects are strictly modern reproductions. To
>>the point where I took them to the vet and had 'em xrayed to see if they
>>correctly made. Some were, come weren't. Sold the ones that weren't.
>>> Swords can be neat, I have a friend who recently sold a japanese sword for
>>> $40k to one of those roving sword buyers. Some local yard sale had a box
>This one was 650 years old, made by one of the best, and used in some major
>ceremony. My friend estimated it will sell for 4 times as much in Japan.
Received on Mon Nov 29 1999 - 16:56:33 GMT

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