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just the usual signs of age and use

Sep 30, 2013 20:00:45 PDT
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US $266.50
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Item location:
Alhambra, California, United States


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Seller Notes: just the usual signs of age and use





   We found this and a few others in an unpaid abandoned storage unit with some really interesting collectables. We are told that it was used to carry stick or wooden matches before the advent of the cigarette lighter. The photo of the nude is that of the artist Asti and was used on the famous Coca Cola sign and other whiskey, beer, cigar, and tobacco advertisements of the period. Our knowledge as to who made it, where, or when is not known to us. What you see is what you get and we are selling the way we found it. Condition is pretty nice with just normal signs of age and use over time.  There is a light stain to the advertising but nothing to make it undesirable or not collectable we think.  It could use some cleaning but that is up to the winner. We have a few others we found in the same box also listed so you might want to take a look at those.






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    We own several large 500 plus storage locker facilities and on occasion people don't pay the rent.  On the popular reality TV show they claim to auction off units without looking at the contents first.  If you believe that, I have a nice time share I want to sell you on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border with a beautiful view every night of a gorgeous fireworks display.  It is just down the road from the Catholic and Methodist churches and across from the Jewish Synagogue.  Have you ever wondered why there are a large group of people standing around but nobody bids except the same half dozen or so that you saw in the last episode?   Unlike the TV show, we examine all contents and if we think the items will do better on eBay or at a local estate auction that is our procedure and that of absolutely everybody I know in the same business.  If the contents are junk or low end, then we auction units sometimes combined with others as a way of simply avoiding taking things to the dump and having to pay to do so.

      We use the “Private” option on all of our listing as we don’t see the need for others to see who bids and who the winners are. Yes, eBay codes the bidder's name but by checking feedbacks, it is easy to see who the winner is if not a private auction.  It is nobody’s business and some winners don’t like other’s seeing what they purchase.  So we respect that and use the "Private" feature. 

       With all the above stated, we are knowledgeable on some things from previous sales and observations of similar items but we are not experts.  Nothing is to be implied or taken further than what we have described.  Do not mince our words or statements and change them to your interpretations.  If an item is old and we know that to be true, we will state that. If we didn't assign an age, not being old is no reason to return as not all things sold on eBay are antique or old.  If an item is damaged (although we try not to list such) we will also clarify that.  We do not give refunds because the item is different than what you thought it would be or hoped it to be.   Please be cognizant that if you are the winning bidder, you took it away from somebody else and all sales are as is, as found, and final




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