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Monday, November 26, 2007

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tom

The section quoted from the Times offers generic comments from an expert in North Carolina who's never been to this auction house. While he's right about the 'virgin' or fresh-to-market aspect, the fact is that Clarke does get strong prices for items in the $500-$20,000 range. In fact, better prices than the big Manhattan auction houses since good items here are highlighted and consignor's and buyer's fees are far lower - it leaves more cash in play for buying vs fees. But there are still bargains here. And there is certainly incredible variety here.

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