Antique Dallah coffee pot?

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Misterke123, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Misterke123

    Misterke123 Member

    Hi all

    i have a strange object that i recently placed online for sale and i was contacted by a few buyers from the UAE and middle east offering the 10 fold of my asking price. I first thought they were scamming me because their offers were, to say the least, ridiculously high.

    i researched the object online more careful and they do seem to be valuable or very valuable objects (ebay ranging from 12.000€ - 2000€ others 40-500€) but i have no idea anymore how much my object could be worth, i was offered up to 400€ by one buyer but he gave me the feeling it was still a bargain to him so i thought he was scamming me

    can anyone tell me whether my object is real antique or why they are so interested in it? If possible an estimation would be welcome too because i m puzzled now really, otherwise i keep it in my private collection....

    its brass, 30cm high, approx 525ml content

    thanks for the help

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    we just saw one of these.......
     
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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    But not nearly as nice as this one, the other one was a souvenir version.
     
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Maybe fellow Belgian @santiques knows more about it. He is originally from the Middle East.
     
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  5. Misterke123

    Misterke123 Member

    So its junk? I knew it
     
  6. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    Nice? Well each to his or her own of course. I’m no expert on these things but this looks very, shall I say, pedestrian to me, like something that’d be bought and used by very ordinary folks. $25. On a good day. What could you lose by accepting an offer? As long as you don’t fall for the scam “I’m sending a check for way more and you send me back the difference” and you wait a month for the check to clear, all you’d be out is a bad check fee when the rubber check bounces.
     
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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    i was offered up to 400€ by one buyer

    u have a strange idea of junk..
     
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I'm with spring, accept the good offer, and make sure the buyer pays through paypal or something.
    Pedestrian or not, it is difficult for Saudis and Emiratis to get their old stuff. There is not much left where they are, and this is a genuine oldie.
    No, it isn't. The other one was a souvenir, with 'S. Arabia' etc. engraved on it. Yours is the real deal.
    This is the souvenir dallah:
    https://www.antiquers.com/threads/need-help-identifying-this-brass-aftaba.46617/#post-1589773

    Another member who may know more is @kadir cesitli . He is Turkish, but may know Middle Eastern items as well.
     
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    i was contacted by a few buyers from the UAE and middle east offering the 10 fold of my asking price

    I just shake my hear when I hear this...
    sellers get offered more than they are asking and the 1st though is that they are being scammed because now they think their item MUST be worth 50 times...100 times...a thousand times what their original asking price....
     
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  10. Misterke123

    Misterke123 Member

    Thanks for the answers so far. Its just that in the Benelux when someone mentions western union or paypal we associate it with a scam, i never sold stuff internationally

    doing this as a hobby but need to get rid of stuff, this was a little gem then
     
  11. Misterke123

    Misterke123 Member

    no my english is not so good, its the opposite of what you say, read my previous post.
     
  12. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Why would anyone offer more than your asking price? Wouldn't they just pay your price and be happy about getting a great deal?
     
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  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I am also in the Benelux, and you're right, we don't trust Western Union payments. But believe me, I and many others here have no problem with paypal. And you only send the item when you have received the money, simple as that.
     
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  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    maybe it was an auction they wanted to stop....
    maybe they have so much money that they think throwing it around is status or power...

    " i was contacted by a few buyers from the UAE and middle east offering the 10 fold of my asking price"

    That's not one guy......it sounds like several wanted to get their slimy paws on this before it went to someone else....;););)
     
  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I've had WU payments on a couple of occasions....never had a problem with someone from far away putting cash in my hand..! :);):woot::woot:
     
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  16. Misterke123

    Misterke123 Member

    I used 2 websites, took it offline because i received replies from usa and uae but didnt trust it and placed it on ebay to check if i ld get the same reaction, there someone placed a bid immediatly, then another one contacted me saying” how much to buy now and have it in uae, 200?, what size is it? i said 30cm, 300€ then he said, i said its too expensive to ship to the middle east, and he says 400

    Prob a wealthy guy indeed
     
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  17. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    english....or no english....or poor english......U don't mention that in your original post....& I was commenting on this.....what you wrote...in very nice English.....

    "I first thought they were scamming me because their offers were, to say the least, ridiculously high."

    So No...it is not the opposite of what I say...... I say the truth....based on what you wrote....!

    ( u add more reasons after that.......... fine ! )
     
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  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Take the money.;)
     
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  19. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Misterke is right, here in the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, the first European Union) authorities warn against WU payments, because here it is mostly used by Nigerian scammers etc. Benelux citizens themselves don't use WU. We have a range of EU or Benelux supervised payment platforms, next to the usual credit card companies and Paypal.
     
  20. Misterke123

    Misterke123 Member

    Yes my first idea of scamming was that they offered way too much and i was in shock not knowing it was such a rare item and thats where my love for old stuff kicks in, then i want to know why or where it comes from,

    i m not doing this for cash actually, dont need the money now but on the other hand i dont want to give away a super rare item or something then i ld rather keep it, even if someone offers 500€.

    But i guess this just happens to be an antique piece, nothing extraordinary since it is not marked

    no hard feelings, my mistake
     
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