Re: [CR]Why the significant difference in price on Cinelli seat clamp?

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Subject: Re: [CR]Why the significant difference in price on Cinelli seat clamp?
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 17:45:11 +0000

The one that went for an expensive price was meant as a lesson by one Japanese collector to shame another for his bidding pattern. The eventual buyer did not even want or need the clamp. He simply wanted to teach another Japanese collector a lesson. Apparently, the lesson was learned.

The recent clamp sold for perhaps slightly below its previous value simply because of the volume of these clamps that came out of the woodworks following the price reached on the first auction. Prior to the first auction, these clamps would normally have sold for $30, now it appears that they are more common than they were before, so the price has come down.

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ

> I like older lugged steel frames (maybe some a little newer than the 1984

> time line) but have been watching more of the vintage stuff after being on

> this list for a while.


> I was watching the auction on a vintage Cinelli seat clamp. One went for

> $565



> yet this one sold for $19.99.



> What is different between the two to warrant a $545 difference in the

> auction price?


> Thanks and Happy Holidays,


> Frank Phillips

> McAlester, OK