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Sumida Pottery – Daryle Lambert's Antiques and Collectibles Blog – Gift from the Japanese
Over the years, I have on occasion made errors that may have cost me money. One of those errors was with the pottery called Sumida that was produced in Japan from 1895 to 1970. I am sure that you have seen pieces of Sumida, but like me you most likely thought it had very little value and passed on it. Now that I know that pieces of Sumida can bring hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, my opinion of it has changed dramatically.
If you don't know what Sumida is, try to picture this. First, the clay is usually matte and orange-red in color. The pieces have an almost primitive look with figures of animals or people attached to the outside of the item. The glaze can be orange, blue or green and there is a very heavy application of glaze on each piece. I have seen these items on a table full of flea market items many times and never gave them a second look. Never again.
What changed my mind? I attended the auction of Don Sohn's in Evansville, Indiana a few months ago. There were several pieces of Sumida that were going to be sold but I didn't even preview them. When I sat down and began waiting for the good items to come up for auction, they started selling the Sumida. The first piece brought over $500 and I told myself it must have really been something special. Then another piece sold at a similar price and I asked the man sitting to my right, “What is going on?” This continued with perhaps ten other pieces and at that point I knew it was time for me to study Sumida pottery.
Checking eBay for Sumida sales, I found that the first four in the completed section were: $885.50 figurine, $537 vase, $543.04 figurine and $525.99 vase. With numbers like that, I would suggest that you familiarize yourself with Sumida as quickly as you can. In fact, I am working with a gentleman who is just starting in our program and today he will be looking at two Sumida vases. If everything is right and the price isn't way out of line, they will be his first purchase.
Last Updated (Thursday, 10 June 2010 10:39)
Collecting Clubs for Profit - Daryle Lambert's Antiques and Collectibles Blog
How many of you play golf during the summer? I bet there are a lot that said yes and here is where I'm going with this. Playing golf, you will have fun with your friends but few if any of you will make any money. So if golf isn't your poison, what about bridge? I have friends who spend untold hours at the bridge table but once again, they have tons of fun but few make money playing bridge. What if I could show you a way to have fun with your friends and make money? Would that get your attention?
There is a way to do that very thing and most of my readers have done something similar to what I am going to suggest at one time in their life. Yes, most have joined an investment club. In fact, I have very good friends who were able to purchase a lovely home from the profits earned in their investment club. But I have a better idea than that, with less risk. Do I still have your attention?
The basis for the Daryle Lambert's Antiques and Collectibles Club is to start with very little money and as your knowledge grows so will your bank account. You can compound the amount you started with over and over again. That old story of doubling a penny 31 times now comes into play. I don't believe that I have ever had a single person tell me what a penny doubled 31 times is but for your information it is $21,500,000. If you don't believe me, punch it into your computer.
I hear you “ So what are you saying?” Why not get several of your closest friends and ask them to join you in a collecting club, using the principals of Daryle Lambert's book 31 Steps to Your Millions in Antiques and Collectibles. By creating a club, the members will keep the excitement going for all. Each party could contribute $100 for their share and then set up the rules of the club by giving it a name and opening a checking account. You now are ready to make some serious money and have more fun that an individual has the right to claim.
My club uses Fine Art, Antiques and Collectibles but the principles will work with anything you chose. But if you follow my example, wouldn't it be wonderful going to auctions, house sales and flea markets with your friends on a beautiful summer day? Now comes the real clincher. While others are spending money on their hobbies, you will be making money with yours.
Last year I wanted to prove that what I was saying could produce the results that I stated. That was the beginning of the 31 Investment Club, where the company start its own collecting club. Sit down because this just might take your breath away. What did you make on your savings last year, 3%? In the first six months of the Club's existence, it turned $100 into $7500. Some quick math tells me that is a 7500% profit or annualized 15,000%. This was all documented and each purchase and sale was listed on a spread sheet for all to see. Now do I have your attention? What are you waiting for? You should be calling your friends now. Fun and Profit, no apparent risk and the chance to cash in your lottery ticket. It sounds too good to be true but it's not.
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Last Updated (Thursday, 10 June 2010 10:39)