Up for auction is a Roberts Birds collectible sterling silver round, with COA and stand, minted by the Franklin Mint. These rounds are 2.10 Troy oz, out of the plastic protective case. This particular round is #16; Skylarks.
These coins are in protective cases and some tarnish may occur. Tarnish IS NOT damage to the round...and it can be polished off without much effort or force at all. We are selling these rounds as they have come to us, the round in the pictures is the one you will be receiving upon purchase.
These will be shipped via First Class Mail.
About Gilroy Roberts:
Gilroy Roberts, creator of Roberts Birds is recognized as the dean of American medallic sculptors. At 65, Roberts has spent 35 years of his life as a creative artist, and he has won the respect of his peers as well as the public, both for his ability as a sculptor and for his work in expanding the horizons of medallic art.
Late in 1968, Gilroy Roberts was asked to create a comprehensive collection of fine arts medals on the subject of his own choosing. He selected birds - both because he believes they are excellent subjects for medallic sculpture and because of his life long fascination with what he describes as "the harmony in nature." To a creative artist, he points out, their vitality and graceful movements have extra fascination that opens up an endless range of design possibilities.
Roberts Birds is thus a definitive collection of sculptures on a subject close to the artists heart and a series of meaningful works of art. It is the most comprehensive series of art medals Gilroy Roberts has undertaken- and perhaps the greatest achievement of his career as well.
Also, per new EBay rules, the shipping insurance is included in the shipping costs.
Shipping methods are per our discretion. If an item can safely be shipped in a padded envelope, we will. However, purchases of more than one item will usually require a box.
As always, shipping amounts are estimates only and I always refund any overages that may occur. If you cannot understand the reasoning for my shipping method, and will later complain that my shipping costs are too high, please buy from someone else... there's plenty of sellers that just don't care. I take great pride in the condition of the sterling items that I am trying to protect, and I am determined to get them to you, the buyer, in the same exceptional condition.
Please view the pictures carefully. I generally take my photographs outside in sunlight to accurately depict the colors and conditions of the items I am offering. So if you see any marks or colors that look like damage... it is the sun, the clouds, or me.
When it is safely possible, I try to combine shipments to save on postage and packaging requirements. There are some instances where that may not be possible, so if you have won more than one auction, please wait until you receive an invoice from me.
As always, shipping amounts are estimates only and I always refund any overages that may occur.
I try to fully and faithfully disclose any irregularities I find but I am far from perfect and some things may escape my detection. When damage (no matter how minute) I try to make sure that it is clearly depicted in the photos. Also, while I thoroughly wash and hand-polish every piece of sterling that I sell, I do not have the time or the inclination to get out a toothbrush and clean every little nook and cranny of the more intricate designs unless build-up or tarnish is excessive.
I believe that I have described the above auction offering accurately and in detail. Please consult the photographs or Email me with any questions.
My word is my bond. If you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me within 3 business days to arrange return and a refund of your purchase price. Shipping charges are not refundable.
The sterling that I am currently listing are not my property and as such, I am unable to make a 'deal' or entertain a 'Best Offer' scenario. They belong to a friend who is in the precious metals business. He has a warehouse that is stockpiled with sterling items that he has purchased over the last 28 years of business, including more than 100 different silver flatware sets. With the soaring price of silver, he had decided to send them all to the smelter to be melted down.
Instead, I convinced him to let me try to offer them on Ebay so that they would not be destroyed. I know that there are silver lovers out there that wish to harken back to the days of genteel dining and gracious living. Besides, I have come to genuinely appreciate anything that is older than me and still survives.
Due to recent complications with International bidders and shipping policies, I will only ship via Express Mail International with full insurance. I WILL NOT alter the final bid price on the required customs forms.