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Discussion in 'Auctions' started by springfld.arsenal, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store:

    i think their stuff is hugely overpriced but sometimes they get interesting items worth looking at for entertainment

    Diamond cats, orange sapphires, headless mosaics...these treats will make you scream! View This Email Online
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  2. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    I REALLY want that blue diamond cat brooch !!! ... Joy.
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  3. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    UMMmm .. just checked the price .. guess I'll just forget about that little dream, Joy.
  4. springfld.arsenal

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    I had to check up on somebody with a long name like that of this artist. I had an idea he had been born into abject poverty as one Bubba Brown, began making stuff, but the galleries told him they didn’t want anything signed Bubba Brown, so he changed his name to a made-up one a gallery owner suggested, and enjoyed instant success. Not quite, I guess. How much of this is true I don’t know but apparently this is the official story, pretty interesting, one dead arm, taught by natives...
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  5. springfld.arsenal

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    I noticed “bespoke” in several of his descriptions of his pieces, apparently meaning the pieces were “made to order.” Made to order by a retailer? If “made to order” by a customer, why is the piece now on the market? Questions, questions!
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  6. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    "Bespoke" is a trendy word in some circles. Some may not even know the definition. :)
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  7. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Here's what a Wikipedia author wrote:

    The word bespoke has evolved from a verb meaning "to speak for something" to its contemporary usage as an adjective that has changed from describing first tailor-made suits and shoes, and later, to anything commissioned to a particular specification (altered or tailored to the customs, tastes, or usage of an individual purchaser), and finally to a general marketing and branding concept implying exclusivity and appealing to snobbery.
  8. springfld.arsenal

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    One of the less-well-known usages describes repetitive steps required in assembling a bicycle wheel. And dis-assembly of said wheel of course involves the opposite, namely “despoke.”

    Hey why do you bother these nice people with your made-up B.S.? Some of ‘em might believe it?
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