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    Quote Originally Posted by misterlowercase View Post
    Another tobacco listing,
    this was an interesting lot of E&C tins,
    an American brand whose tobacco was made by Robt. McConnell in London,
    the 6 tins fetched $957.
    I'm really amazed by the final sale price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    I'm really amazed by the final sale price.
    It really is rather amazing.

    The collector's mentality can be quite irrational and overly romantic, but in the case of the tobacco collector I think it's cool that the stuff is bought to be smoked and experienced as opposed to material possession.

    Why would anyone pay $3,000+ for an old beer can?
    I don't really know, but people do spend that kind of money!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Flat-Top-Bee...p2047675.l2557

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    Even more startling is the incredible amounts commanded by old baseball cards,
    I would rather buy a house than this Mickey Mantle card!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Topps-3...p2047675.l2557

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    Sneaker shoes are through the roof crazy and mind boggling,
    witness the prices paid for collectible Nike shoes:

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?LH_Pr...sacat=0&_oac=1

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    I tried to find a serious psychological discussion on the topic of collecting as I've read quite a few good articles on the subject, but couldn't find anything of merit in my quick search --- it's an interesting subject though.

    Back to tobacciana...

    A couple of Edgeworth pouches popped up in England,
    both were made in Holland by Theodorus Niemeyer,
    interesting.

    I like the Sliced pouch because they used the old "cowboy" design art,
    I don't think I've ever seen the old design used on a pouch before...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Edge...p2047675.l2557

    The readyrubbed
    was the more usual modern design:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Edge...p2047675.l2557

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    18 tins of Murray's Erinmore flake,
    quite a nice stash!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tobacco-tin-...p2047675.l2557

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    This old St. Bruno showcard is stunningly beautiful and I've never seen it before,
    love the 3D effect and the old salty codgers look cool!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-ST-BRUN...p2047675.l2557

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    Now I don't feel so bad about how much I spend on tobacco. Maybe I should show my wife these links!
    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    Now I don't feel so bad about how much I spend on tobacco. Maybe I should show my wife these links!


    Don't forget to point out the philatelists!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Great-US-Sta...p2047675.l2557

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    I think that the auction price record for an old empty tobacco tin may still be $88,875 when a pristine Ty Cobb example sold in 2012,
    but I haven't checked and I'm unsure if it still holds.


    The 1912 Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin, in extraordinary MINT condition, set a new world record for this extremely desirable tobacco item. Long revered both for its great rarity, display value, and its connection to the famous T206 Ty Cobb with advertising for Ty Cobb Tobacco on the reverse, there have been a few examples that have surfaced at auction over the past couple of years. This has been in part because of the high-profile discovery of a low-grade example on the TV show “Auction Kings.”

    This helped pull a few hidden examples out of attics. But the condition of the REA Ty Cobb Tin made this example sell for far more than any other. “This was a rare case when we knew an item would set a record,” according to the REA staff. The condition of this tin was clearly better than any other, by a wide margin, and this was not lost on bidders: When the dust settled, REA’s Ty Cobb tin more than doubled the previous auction record, selling for $88,875.

    article above from here:
    http://www.antiquetrader.com/article...gs-9-5-million

    Back in 2011,
    an example was put up on ebay,
    but the reserve was not met.

    It reached a high bid of $49,950.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TY-COBB-TOBA...p2047675.l2557

    A very interesting article about the discovery of the tin by the seller,
    here:
    http://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com...y-memory-lane/

    A short excerpt from above article:

    Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin (circa 1910) slated for sale was discovered during the remodeling of a North Carolina home back in 2006. It was tucked away in a hidden access door that was located in the back of a closet. Owner Allen Wooten was oblivious to its astounding scarcity and value until he saw a recent TV show featuring an identical tin. After offering it briefly on eBay, the seller decided to turn it over to the auction company.

    The tobacco tin collecting hobby is a very popular and sophisticated field of collecting in its own right.

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    This is a fun thread!

    Makes me wish I would have held on to my Jordans!

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    Unbelievable stuff! I appreciate art & antiques but nearly $90,000 for an empty tin of tobacco? Imagine the things you can do with 90 grand! WTF can you do with an empty tin? What made me laugh was the other tin that reached over half that price, but the seller turned all that money down cause he was thinking lightning was going to strike twice! Unlucky mr. Seller! Lmao.
    St. Bruno simply satisfies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawky454 View Post
    This is a fun thread!

    Makes me wish I would have held on to my Jordans!
    Too true!
    LOL

    I had a couple of pairs of those.

    Wish I would've kept all my skateboard stuff too because it often goes for insane prices.

    Although many many too many of them got lost over the years, I did manage to hang onto quite a few of my old hardcore punk records. Just now looking at current prices paid I was very surprised to find a seven inch by Neon Christ selling for such a high amount:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEON-CHRIST-...p2047675.l2557

    They were the jam in Atlanta during my HXC days and I saw them live at the Metroplex quite a few times.

    It's the stuff from before my time though which usually sells for the serious sad money, the punk stuff from '77 up until the very early 80's,
    like crazy how much will be laid down for a 7" ...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Queers-R...p2047675.l2557



    ...but the punk stuff is cheap compared to some of the other genres or certain bands who command astronomical prices
    on the auction scene.

    Be it jammy up dub:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/rarest-LEE-P...p2047675.l2557

    or,
    of course,
    The Beatles:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beatles-Plea...p2047675.l2557

    Comic books?

    Don't get me started!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon G View Post
    Unbelievable stuff! I appreciate art & antiques but nearly $90,000 for an empty tin of tobacco? Imagine the things you can do with 90 grand! WTF can you do with an empty tin? What made me laugh was the other tin that reached over half that price, but the seller turned all that money down cause he was thinking lightning was going to strike twice! Unlucky mr. Seller! Lmao.
    For sure!

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    The best I've ever managed on ebay was around 7 years ago when I sold a Nirvana 7" for $360 which I had bought new at the recordshop for $5.

    The value has fallen since then,
    but it's still rather pricey:
    https://www.discogs.com/Nirvana-The-...release/873822

    The big irony is that on the sleeve it says:
    special low price



    It's a really great version of an old Velvet Underground song.



    I was very fortunate to see them play live in 1990 at a small venue and the experience was incredible, at one point I was even up on stage taking pictures because at the time I was making a xerox zine called Swerve and would do show reviews etc, I had a Canon AE-1 35mm and the pix came out great.

    Just now looking for that track, I discovered some video footage from that very show,
    brings back grand memories!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sM8sn3OWI0

    They put on a thrillingly great show!
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