What is the Holy Grail of Antiquers?

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  1. Roadkillxp

    Roadkillxp Well-Known Member

    I know the Holy Grail for most coin collectors is the 1909 S V.D.B. Lincoln wheat penny. What is the Holy Grail for antiquers?
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  2. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

    Gutenberg Bible. Inverted Jenny. Faberge Egg.
  3. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    I have a 1909 -S VDB penny will trade you for a 1943 copper penny.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    3 penny black
    early 1800's NWC sheep horn bowl
    SW 1st phase Chiefs blanket
    Faberge russian gold work
    on and on...
  5. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    I bought it already and sold it too cheap.
  6. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    Norma Jean's work duds
  7. Roadkillxp

    Roadkillxp Well-Known Member

    are you serious?
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Any Medieval or Renaissance jewellery hoard. Antique Mutton Fat jade. Signed Bedihi family jewellery. A Duvelleroy fan. Etc, etc.
    I can check three of these boxes.:happy:
    (Working on the others)
  9. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

  10. Roadkillxp

    Roadkillxp Well-Known Member

    oh, I did not know about a 1943 copper penny.
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  11. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    A piece of silverware by the original House of Faberge (or failing that, one of them fancy easter eggs!)
  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    A Doulton Pushkin and a suitcase of Doulton miniature sanitary ware would work for me. Throw in a poesy ring, please.
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  13. Mixdenny

    Mixdenny Active Member

    Vidrio Products all chrome pedestal floor fan. You won't find a photo online to look at. I have a photo of one on eBay about 20 years ago. It's probably the only desirable item manufactured by Vidrio I don't have.

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  14. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Shows up regularly.

    The thing that has me asking, "Can I afford one of them?"
  15. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

    I'd like to have an art collection full of Rembrandt's, Durer's, and Vermeer's works. Also my holy grail coin would be a 1933 Double Eagle, specifically the Farouk coin which is the only one legal to own for collectors. Not that I'll ever be able to own any of these things; you would need fortuitous opportunity + lots of cash and unless I win a large lottery jackpot or have some unknown wealthy relative leave me lots of money -- Neither is going to happen. My family tree consists largely or poor rural farmers in Ohio, my generation was the first to have several of the children graduate college.

  16. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Oh, a nice Meeks or Belter top o' the line parlor set. There are more expensive things in the world,but out of my league for sure.
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  17. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Firstly I think you should have put US inbetween "most coin collectors".
    As in "most US coin collectors"

    Because the rest of the world coin collectors don't give a rats ass about a 1909 VBD Cent .:hilarious:

    Having said that, if I had enough money my holy grail would be to pay the Egyptian government to allow me and several other interested parties to visit the vaults not shown to the public of King Tuts possessions that were found in his tomb.

    I saw an exclusive showing on TV last night, hundreds upon hundreds of personal items that have never been on public display.

    This civilization left behind, buildings, bodies, writings, artwork, food, plants, DNA, gold, silver,shoes, beds, clothing, etc etc from over 4700 years ago.

    All that physical history and half the world prefer to believe in a fairy story of some bloke born in the Middle East who allegedly performed magic tricks.

    Millions have died and suffered in this belief.

    There is not a scrap of evidence he ever existed, not one tiny piece.

    They read authorless books and think it is real and they believe he is coming back :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
  18. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

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    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

  20. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    For costume jewelry collectors it would be the octopus pin by Boucher!
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