Friday, July 12, 2013

Recent Sale of Duff Tweed Carving on Ebay - June 13, 2013 - The Happy Golfer

Welcome back!  

Hope you had a great Independence Day!

We’re so glad to be back with fresh information to share with you about recent sales of Duff Tweed carvings.  There has not been a great deal of activity recently with Duff’s work online. There is a set of three golfers on one frame up for sale for $250.  That piece has been on Ebay for months!  We have picked up a few pieces locally and still seem to be the highest paying collectors for Duff’s work. With that thought in mind, we’re sharing the latest sale on Ebay which occurred on June 13, 2013.

The piece up for auction was this smiling fellow pictured at the bottom of this entry; The Happy Golfer.  In the past, we have shared pictures and stories of previous Happy Golfer carvings, but this one is being discussed for a different reason.  

There were four separate bidders for this carving.  For the past 5 years, I and a friend have done most/all the bidding with the occasional third bidder offering next to nothing in value.  However, this single carving sold for $54 plus $15 shipping and handling.  The piece has scrapes in the mid section as well as scrapes to the frame, but is in overall very good condition.

The table below shows how the Ebay bids grew:
Bidder Click here to know more about anonymous user IDs
 Bid Amount
Bid Time
l***g ( 567Feedback score is 500 to 999)
   US $54.00
Jun-13-13 21:11:16 PDT
k***1 ( 1295Feedback score is 1000 to 4,999)
   US $53.00
Jun-12-13 08:30:29 PDT
   US $40.00
Jun-11-13 16:02:47 PDT
k***1 (1295Feedback score is 1000 to 4,999)
   US $36.00
Jun-12-13 08:07:21 PDT
g***s ( 605Feedback score is 500 to 999)
   US $23.99
Jun-10-13 11:01:10 PDT
Starting Price
   US $19.99
Jun-03-13 21:11:22 PDT

Now, $54 may not seem like a lot for the carving and in our estimate it is not.  However, we have been seeing maximum offers of $43 to $47 for a set of three golfer carvings, so the $54 sale price for a single golfer carving is significant in that it displays a large percentage growth in the sale price of recent Duff Tweed carvings.  Another contributing factor to the higher sale price is the increased interest from existing and new Duff Tweed Carving collectors.  Just before uploading this blog entry we took a look at the blog statistics and see it now has around 9,500 page views primarily in North America.  Not bad for a rather obscure collection of work. Duff's carvings speak for themselves.

OK, here’s what you really wanted to see . . . DUFF TWEED’S The Happy Golfer!

Nice to see an individual carving with small damage to the carving and frame sell for $50+.  Let’s hope this is a sign for rising demand for Duff Tweed carvings.

Keep those Duffy tales coming our way and we promise to share them with the world.

All the best!


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