Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sterling Silver Medals with Gold

We have been adding more of the Mayors Medals by the Franklin Mint to our Ebay auctions.

They are one ounce of solid sterling silver with a coating of 24K gold.

They are beautifully designed with the largest cities in the US according to the 1970's records.

We do combine shipping for these coins.

The melt price of silver is a bit over $35 an ounce as of this post.

These medals are a great investment at this time - silver was almost $50 an ounce just a few months ago.

It is expected to go back up - so grab the deals now!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

More Auctions

Ebay had a sale today.

Auction listings were only 1 cent.

For me, that is a major savings.

I have seen that many sellers have gone away from the original ebay auction concept.

Most listings on there are "buy it now" ones.

And if you have a store, they are much cheaper to list than an auction.

But, they don't get the exposure that auctions do either.

So, a good mix of the different options that ebay has to offer is what I try to do.

The posting was very slow today on the ebay site - I am sure it is due to the sale.

Hopefully it didn't affect the buyers - don't need them turning away because they can't bid.

We'll see how this batch goes when things end next week.

Lots of low prices - gotta catch the deals while they last!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sterling Silver Mayors Medals

We have started listing a new collection of sterling silver on ebay.

This set was minted by the Franklin Mint in 1971 and it titled:

Official Mayors Medals of the United States Conference of Mayors.

There are 50 medals in this set that are made of solid sterling silver and electroplated with 24K gold.

Each one of these medals represents a city in the US that was one of the largest according to the 1970 census.

They are a rare set, and we are offering them one at a time.

Keep your eyes open for your favorite city - it just may have made the top 50 for this collection!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Calendar Medals Listed

We have listed the two sets of calendar medals that I talked about in my last post.

They are listed on ebay for seven days and each has a very reasonable reserve.

You can find the listing for the silver set here.

The listing for the bronze set is here.

Both of these sets are very rare, and to have two complete ones is even more rare.

Please email me with any questions, and good luck bidders!.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Calendar Zodiac Silver Medal

We have a most unique piece going up for auction next week.

It is a solid sterling silver round that is made by the Whittnauer Mint.

This large medal features the year 1973 in calendar form - six months on one side and the other six on the other side.

It also has each Zodiac sign for each month.

It is part of a set that includes 6 smaller sterling silver medals with "Winter" being the theme for them.

And as if this set wasn't special enough, we also have an identical one in bronze.

Two very rare sets that would make a great gift for an astrology collector as well as those who collect silver.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Lang and Wise Collectible

This is a Lang and Wise collectible made from the artwork of John Sloane.

It is number 13 from the Town Hall Series.

It is titled: Two Porches.

It is copyright dated 1998 and is signed on the bottom by the artist.

This piece is new in the box and you can find the listing for it here.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!


Monday, October 3, 2011

1975 Franklin Mint Bicentennial Medal

We have a beautiful piece of sterling silver up on auction this week.

It is a piece that was made by the Franklin Mint in 1975.

It is titled: Bicentennial Medal, and it features the faces of 30 Great Americans on the front of it.

The back has the beginning sentence of the Constitution of the United States.

This is a hefty piece of solid sterling silver - weighing 2000 grains, or 4.12 troy ounces.

Gilroy Roberts created this stunning piece, and the faces appear beautifully frosted against the mirrored background.

You can check out the listing, here.

It's a beauty and good luck to the bidders!