Giorgio Armani - Tie Seven in Tie Index
Tie Index) came up (see above). Based in San Francisco in the US, it had a $4.99 starting price, and ultimately sold for $144.50.
The description was as follows:
You are bidding on a beautiful Giorgio Armani (white label) necktie. Although pre-owned I am very confident in saying that it is in near mint condition without even the most minimal of fraying at the tips. It has been worn 2-3 times maximum and treated with the utmost care in a smoke-free home.
The base color is rich chocolate brown with blue undertones; pattern is brown circles with blue squares inside. 100% silk of course.
As I need to make room for new purchases, my wardrobe clearance is your chance to win this and other items at a fraction of their original cost. New Giorgio Armani ties now retail $145 on average, however I will start the bidding on this item at a low $4.99.
The seller kindly posted some great pictures of the tie, including the label on the reverse (see right, top) and a tight detail shot showing the interesting weave (see right, bottom).
St George by Duffer - Tie Ten in Tie Index
Then, this past week, a St George by Duffer tie (Tie Ten in my Tie Index) also popped up on eBay.
Initially it was listed as a 7-day auction, with a £3.50 starting price. The Title was QUALITY Brown Tie with Floral motif ST. GEORGE by DUFFER. No mention was made of the Doctor Who connection (see above).
However, within a few hours of its listing I gather the seller had a number of approaches and revised the listing to a 3-day auction with a new title: DR WHO- Brown Tie with Floral motif ST.GEORGE by DUFFER. A photo from The Sound Of Drums was also added (see below).
Well, the auction closed this evening and it sold for a princely £112!
If you’re the one who got it – well done, it’s a nice tie.
Looks to me as though the Armani tie may have been the blue version - I own one of those myself and they do have a brown sheen to them and look pretty close to the screen worn item!ReplyDelete
Seems like I can post here now...ReplyDelete
I wanted to say weeks ago when these auctions were going on that I was bidding on the Duffer tie. I had hoped it had gone unnoticed...
I sat at my computer, prepared to increase my bid, when in the last 5 seconds it shot up before my bewildered eyes.
In a way they are really mythical ties, highly sought and always just out of reach. I'll always be scouring Ebay if they turn up again.