Featured You Win An Item Due To An Accidental Bid: Worst Case Scenario?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Joe2007, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

    Lets create a scenario where you are at an estate auction and in a momentary lapse of judgment you wave at a friend across the yard. The auctioneer sees motion, accepts your bid and then hammers down the gavel with you as winning bidder! You mention the mistake to one of the ringman but he says sorry all sales are final, no bidders remorse returns.

    In a worst case scenario what object or objects would you be the proud new owner of?

    My entry: heavy old piano.
  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  3. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    Joe, my older sister once "won" a rather ostentatious opal and diamond cocktail ring that way!
  4. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Poor Joe! Mine was almost a stuffed owl. (I think the autioneer could see my father's outraged face even from the stage...or maybe it was the steam...)
  5. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I did what came to the equivalent early on in my eBay cameo buying. I bid on a 2 cameo lot, interested in having only one of the two so, I thought, placed a modest bid. Pleased to win, startled to find out how much I had agreed to pay. Did not try to back out, as I knew I must have inadvertently entered an extra digit. As I became more knowledgeable in the field, came to realize my accidental acquisition was quite a good one after all.
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  6. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  7. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    An old slept-in, stained, king mattress and box-spring set.
  8. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    A taxidermy bison head, for the man-cave.
  9. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Makes me think of the clip in Tomb Raider where Lara Croft accidentally bids 2.4 million :hilarious:
  10. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    I have to think about this. But the stinky mattress is a good answer.
  11. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I think the mattress wins. I've only been to a live auction once, so I've been relatively safe. Did get some repro dolls that time, but it wasn't a horrible buy.

    As long as she got a good buy...! Gaudy jewelry is good.
  12. AmericanGeode

    AmericanGeode Well-Known Member

    White leather sectional sofa
  13. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    Serial killer's trophy box.
  14. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    A naughty pony.
  15. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

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  16. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    For certain, or just a box of weird stuff?
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  17. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    (edit: deleted my answer as "too disturbing" :hilarious:)

    It may not be my first time playing "worst case scenario."
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019
  18. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    A trunk full of the most tedious, uninteresting, difficult to read letters from 1872.
  19. mjmiller1824

    mjmiller1824 New Member

    I mean yeah I'm going with a box of fingers.
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  20. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Mummified mice?
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