Hudson's Soap Enamel Signs Mini Hoard Dug up on Bottle Tip
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17 Mar 2017 11:44 AM  

 I'm sure everyone saw these go through ebay recently.

Here's a pic I was sent of them all having just been found.

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17 Mar 2017 01:57 PM  
be nice to find a good one of those large fingerplates ...........hint hint to a jammy bugger i know !
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17 Mar 2017 10:47 PM  

 I pity the buyer of the large Hudson's fingerplate at the Stoneleigh Railwayana sale (Lot 152) a fortnight ago - it was one that I had for a while (about 3 days) off ebay some years ago - I rejected it and the seller agreed to take it back and exchange it for one that was 100% better - I might have mentoned it on this site at the time. Anyway the first one was full of filler and repainting - IMO there wasn't much original enamel or metal left, it weighed about 50% of what it should have, hence the rapid return posting to the seller. Anyway it resurfaced at this auction @ £270 + BP etc. I get the feeling that a lot of folk are now buying into these enamels maybe not quie realising what they should be looking for, just like the 5 boys recently debated elsewhere on this site.

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18 Mar 2017 08:05 AM  
Posted By SteveTheTyke on 17 Mar 2017 10:47 PM

 I pity the buyer of the large Hudson's fingerplate at the Stoneleigh Railwayana sale (Lot 152) a fortnight ago - it was one that I had for a while (about 3 days) off ebay some years ago - I rejected it and the seller agreed to take it back and exchange it for one that was 100% better - I might have mentoned it on this site at the time. Anyway the first one was full of filler and repainting - IMO there wasn't much original enamel or metal left, it weighed about 50% of what it should have, hence the rapid return posting to the seller. Anyway it resurfaced at this auction @ £270 + BP etc. I get the feeling that a lot of folk are now buying into these enamels maybe not quie realising what they should be looking for, just like the 5 boys recently debated elsewhere on this site.


http://www.gcrauctions.com/sale225/lot152.html

 
Just goes to show the risk we all take when we buy online rather than in person
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18 Mar 2017 08:20 AM  
Auctioneers description doesn't mean squiddly shit . looks like they took the pic with no flash on a dull day to hide all the restoration !! Still what should a nice one of these cost nowadays ?
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18 Mar 2017 09:26 AM  
I've got no reason to defend auctioneers but I think that particular example is fair enough.
It says it's had restoration + gives an estimate of £100-200; which I think is about right even for a heavily restored example of one of these - considering that a mint one would be over £1000 at least wouldn't it?
Also if you're going to bid on something you haven't actually seen then the responsibility for the risk is yours.
As for the example recently of that repro 5 Boys going for £600 - I think if you're so ignorant that you can't tell the difference you should really be spending your money on something else.
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18 Mar 2017 07:52 PM  
Posted By The Lawnmower Man on 18 Mar 2017 08:20 AM
Auctioneers description doesn't mean squiddly shit . looks like they took the pic with no flash on a dull day to hide all the restoration !! Still what should a nice one of these cost nowadays ?

 

Stop fishing Chris !! I believe the bait has already been taken !!

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20 Mar 2017 07:06 PM  
There you go, I told you Chris had been fishing ! he always reckons that if I trod in Sh*t there would be a £20 note stuck to my foot !!

Well with his luck at the moment if he trod in it, he would come up with a WAD of £50's !!

Great find Chris WELL DONE !!
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21 Mar 2017 07:12 PM  
Great find 4 the digger..Always liked The Scrubbing brush and 2 bars of soap 1...
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