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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Khamûl wrote:
How do you know I haven't been hoarding money under my mattress for this very auction?

BH


Nah, based on a decade of your posts, you don't strike me as on over-payer. Plus, this isn't a Silmarillion!

Posted on: 4/4 14:53:19


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Ok, reposting now the auction has finished (and assuming Khamul was not the purchaser).

Very surprised at the final price of this one (£109.77).

eBay Item #231890528147

Posted on: 4/4 14:13:54


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Khamûl wrote:
Damn you Stu!

BH


Hee Hee. I'm surprised you don't already have this set - or are you hoarding?

I've removed the post :)

Posted on: 4/4 0:32:33


Re: The Wonders of...
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Thanks guys - glad to hear it wasn't just me that thought the idea of ren-waxing the jackets was odd!

Amazing stuff for keeping corrosion at bay on steel, though. I used to use ballistol gun oil on my swords, and it was a pain because it attracts dust and also condensation droplets, so you are forever having to wipe it down and re-apply (although it does prevent corrosion well). I ren-waxed them about 5 years ago and have never had to re-apply or do anything. Zero corrosion. Unprotected, they would just about corrode overnight if anyone had touched them.

Great stuff - just maybe not for dust-jackets.

Posted on: 4/3 16:33:21


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This is obviously a "Wonders of" because of the price (basically $30 of books, $520 for a non-original slipcase).

What caught my eye, though, was "The dust jackets are protected in an archival quality poly type sleeve, all my glossy dust jackets are treated with Renaissance Wax (used by museums and restorers) to assist with retention of lustre on the jackets."

I've never heard of anyone using ren-wax on dustjackets. I use it to keep my sword-collection from rusting (and it is great for that), but the idea of waxing dustjackets seems like an absolutely terrible one, as it can't be removed - and seems completely pointless given the jacket is in mylar anyway. Does anyone else do this?


eBay Item #222068159089

Posted on: 4/3 0:18:56



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