I recently bought some ivory Billiard balls from a chartity shop over here in the England. I was on a road trip picking up Auction Lots from around the country when I stopped off in a Charity shop and spotted some Antique Ivory snooker balls (pre 1947). The chap behind the desk said they had been there for months and if interested I could have all of them for £20.00 instead of £60.00. I was going to have them for £60.00 but £20.00 I was offered, so happy days. Two sets sold last week on ebay for £400.00+ and £320.00 and still have a set left. Sweet.
I've been dealing for 10 yrs and soon realised that a bargain can be had everywhere-Aucton houses, Antique fairs, carboot sales, flea markets, ebay, Sotheby's, Christies...everywhere
I believe in taking gambles when buying because even if you loose you will learn from it and in the long run you will profit from it.
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Happy bidding and buying