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Dr_Ordinaire
Posted on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 6:47 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Mmm, Head, the word "grin" should have appeared there between those "quote" marks...
Dr_Ordinaire
Posted on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 6:45 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"I just wanna smash it. "

Yeah, Head, you're a Greek at heart...
Oxygenee
Posted on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 6:24 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

The plate is fairly scarce, but the more interesting item is the rare Absinthe Bailly tapis de cartes in the background...
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 6:17 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I just wanna smash it.
Petermarc
Posted on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 4:03 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

49,00 EUR (prix de réserve non atteint)
Thephantomsmask
Posted on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 3:36 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

well the less damaged one is only selling for 49 euro, so maybe the plates aren't that valuable if the seller is accepting such a low price.
Crosby
Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 3:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Here's another one, and it won't be cheap.

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=730336962
Petermarc
Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 5:56 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

it reads:
'aujourd'hui l'absinthe est fade comme un lait de poule! tout dégénère.-et nous aussi.'

(today absinthe is as tasteless as chicken's milk!
everything degenerates.-and us, too.)

not political, just a couple of old farts complaining about the quality of their absinthe, in the usual, not so funny turn of the century french joke tradition....

it IS a really beat up old plate...but it's kind of cool that the guy is using a siphon to make his absinthe...
Nolamour
Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 9:27 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I had an inkling to make a bid, but I couldn't get past the chunks and chips missing in at least 6 different areas. OH yea...and not shipping internationally made it a bit tough.
Sambeau
Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 8:25 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It looks like the seller would not ship internationally. That's a big (often not very savvy) market eliminated.
Uncle
Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 4:18 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

If I drank a bottle of 65 and pissed it back in the bottle what would that be worth? I'll start the bidding at 20 pounds british sterling..........any takers?
Mogan_David
Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2002 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

How about Nascar drivers running over WWE superstars? I wonder how much a plate like that would fetch.

I can see the caption now... "WWE, running faster than you've ever seen em run before!"
Petermarc
Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2002 - 6:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

*snicker*
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2002 - 5:56 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yes, because it's a beat to shit old plate.


And there ain't no Nascar drivers on it
or WWE Superstars.
Chevalier
Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2002 - 9:45 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=716429797

Any guesses? It seems to be much more valuable than the winning bid suggests.

Could it be that the seller had it listed as "l'absinthe" with an "l", whereas most of us do eBay searches for "absinthe"? Or is it the damage that reduced its value?

Wish I'd known about this auction! The man in blue looks just like Bismarck. Perhaps it's a political cartoon?

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