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26 Apr 2021

Regrets? I've Had a Few. A Story of Seller's Remorse.

| Well worn Copper

Did you ever have something in your collection that you sold for whatever reason, only to live to regret it? Well, this is my story. Years ago I happened to come into a pair of plaster models for Skylab medals which were issued by Medallic Art Company back in the early 1980's. They were on eBay (don't ask me how I found them, I don't remember) and I bought the pair for about $60. After keeping them out of the way and up in the closet, I sold them, mainly because I was afraid they'd start to crumble or accidentally break (they were plaster after all). Since then I realized I'd probably never come across original plasters ever again, and now regret selling them. The real interest was how they were a part of the medal making process. Believe it or not, it took a while to find a buyer for them. I even put them in a exonumia auction but they failed to get any bids. The lesson here is: sometimes the oddest stuff in your collection is also the coolest. If anyone else out there has regrets, or stories of seller's remorse, feel free to share. After all, misery loves company.

Comments

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 4

What a cool item to have ever owned. I am sure one day I will fall into the same thoughts.

I don't think so...

mjl100

Level 3

Hmmm...

Kepi

Level 6

Those are really cool! For me I regret selling some of my Grandpas large cents... ; (

Long Beard

Level 5

Galvanos (plaster molds) are tough to come by. I would have bought those for double what you paid had I known. Why? Medals from the Medalllic Arts company are highly sought after, in fact growing in popularity, and the work by the sculptors is simply stunning.. As for selling something I later regretted, nothing comes to mind.

Mokie

Level 6

I sold my Japan Type Set in Dansco Album many years ago. I have regretted it ever since. I just hope that set is still together somewhere in Dansco-Land.

Kevin Leab

Level 4

In the past I've had complete sets of Lincolns, Jeffersons, Mercury dimes, Roosevelt dimes, Washington quarters, Franklin Halves and Kennedy Halves. Multiple proof and mint sets and other miscellaneous coins....I've sold my coin sets twice, complete sets and started over. I had a Whitman Seated Liberty Half Dime album that was filling up nicely and sold it with the others....I regret selling every bit of it. But I know that it will never happen again....not in my lifetime anyway.

C.D. Harrell

Level 3

Very cool. At least you had the opportunity to be a link in the chain that is the life of these impressive plasters!

Longstrider

Level 6

Every item I have sold I regret later. Only a few, mostly items I let get away from me. When I saw your photo, before I read this I was going to try to buy this off of you. Dang. Thanks for sharing your misery.

Mike

Level 7

Done the same. I think we all have at one time or another.

Golfer

Level 5

Wish I had bought a few things, but haven't sold anything yet, to regret.

"SUN"

Level 6

Been there, done that. Sold my library

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