License plate collecting with the Wizard

January 12th, 2018 at 8:49:29 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
That's why you copy the auction and
correspondence from the seller and
when you sell it that's YOUR provenance.
Along with any other of the stuff we
found out. What will convince the next
buyer is the same info that convinced
you it was real. I have Hemingway
material I bought on Ebay in 2000 and
the info the seller provided is the
provenance I'll use if I ever sell it.


Anybody could claim I wrote any of that stuff myself. Talk in cheap. I've learned a long time ago strangers never believe me. I somehow have a face people naturally distrust.
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January 12th, 2018 at 10:00:43 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
Anybody could claim I wrote any of that stuff myself. Talk in cheap..


C'mon, you have names and dates. You have the
guy and the collection it came from. You have
the auction price and sale. If somebody doubts
all that they're nuts. YOU are convinced it's
real, looking at the the exact same evidence
the nest buyer will see.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 12th, 2018 at 10:14:42 PM permalink
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I believe him but you seemed to expressed doubts.
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January 13th, 2018 at 12:23:30 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
I believe him but you seemed to expressed doubts.


No doubts now. It's the real deal.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 13th, 2018 at 3:52:28 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Wizard
Anybody could claim I wrote any of that stuff myself. Talk in cheap. I've learned a long time ago strangers never believe me. I somehow have a face people naturally distrust.


I don't see it as a face people distrust. Reading the thread here I see you as more wanting to build your collection and not buying for resale. Think more how the Pawn Stars build a story.
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January 13th, 2018 at 9:08:05 AM permalink
beachbumbabs
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Based on your poll choices, I'm guessing you're still up in the air about this.

The plates are in amazing condition. They're hugely significant. The car itself, that the plates were on, is in THE museum.


How many people can collect something that belonged to one of the 5 most famous and popular Presidents in history, and it's obvious it was theirs? While googling this, I came across a recent poll. FDR was their choice if any 5th President is added to Mount Rushmore, and it's not close.

There might be half-dozen more iconic artifacts of FDR out there; the pince-nez, the cigarette holder, the homberg. But I bet they're not out there. They're likely in the Smithsonian. Lots of pictures of Roosevelt in that blue car, too. He preferred to give his press conferences in it.

It seems very possible, though, that it was one plate back then, too. An alternate to different front and backs could be one was for the Phaeton, the other for the Willys. Still need that state registration info to go with it no matter what's true.
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January 13th, 2018 at 6:56:25 PM permalink
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Thanks for your encouragement Barb.

As a progress report, the price is up slightly to $2026 with 6 days and 23 hours to go.

The only question is how high should I go?
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January 13th, 2018 at 8:17:09 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard


The only question is how high should I go?


What have other historical and celebrity
plates sold for. I still say 4500-6000
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 13th, 2018 at 9:00:55 PM permalink
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Quote: Evenbob
What have other historical and celebrity
plates sold for. I still say 4500-6000


Most valuable license plates I would say are "historical." I don't think any license plate has broken the $10,000 barrier but many have broken $5,000. I think the high bid will be in your range there. The reserve may be higher.
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January 13th, 2018 at 9:19:48 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
Most valuable license plates I would say are "historical." I don't think any license plate has broken the $10,000 barrier but many have broken $5,000. I think the high bid will be in your range there. The reserve may be higher.


Aspects of this bother me. Why is he selling,
why is he breaking up the pair. He might
just be testing the market by putting a huge
reserve on it to see what it's worth. Collectors
do that all the time on Ebay and in regular
auctions. They have no intention of selling.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.