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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:43 pm

Phil, I saw your collections at your blog and honestly I can't believe from what I saw. Stunningly beautiful houses. cheers That's the most classic of all the classics. Wow! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:08 am

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WWF is the hardest. I have only seen 1 for sale as long as I have been looking and my friend Phil was the lucky one to get it.

Luck had nothing to do with it; I'm afraid all it took was one big bid and a month dining on nothing but bread crusts and water... What a Face

Luck or not, I know you are happy to have won it and you wouldn't trade for it. Some day I may have some of the WWF, but we will see what happens. I'm sure you'd do the same again if another one popped up.
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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:56 am

Yes, courage is the best word here, because you really have to gamble on your(high) bids to get these rare items!
Someday, somehow, those items will pop-up again Amy, and maybe we are the lucky ones to get it then. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:27 pm

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WWF is the hardest. I have only seen 1 for sale as long as I have been looking and my friend Phil was the lucky one to get it.

Luck had nothing to do with it; I'm afraid all it took was one big bid and a month dining on nothing but bread crusts and water... What a Face

Bread crusts, water... affraid affraid affraid One month ? What a Face What a Face What a Face

Congratulation Phil cheers and... Courage Very Happy

If I had also included large amounts of wine, I would have simply replicated your diet, eh Christope? Okay, okay, maybe a little Nutella on the bread here and there..... Laughing
No, seriously, thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:30 pm

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Phil, I saw your collections at your blog and honestly I can't believe from what I saw. Stunningly beautiful houses. cheers That's the most classic of all the classics. Wow! cheers

Thanks, Ronald, I posted three more fasnet and will add another trio later today. I still have quite a few to display.

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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:34 pm

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Luck or not, I know you are happy to have won it and you wouldn't trade for it. Some day I may have some of the WWF, but we will see what happens. I'm sure you'd do the same again if another one popped up.

Thanks, Amy. We'll find all of them someday. I really think that it will take a flea market, antique store, or a large bribe to a high-ranking official at either Schleich AG or the World Wildlife Fund.

My money is on Peter to find all of them next after Torben gets his polar bear.
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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:11 am

I agree. This is where patience and waiting comes in. Saving as much money as possible is another good thing. Can't win them without the money.
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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:42 am

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WWF is the hardest. I have only seen 1 for sale as long as I have been looking and my friend Phil was the lucky one to get it.

I have seen one sold for 150 Euro last year and this year i sold 2 ones for 100 Euro. One at Phil.

But what did you say to this 300 Euro for the black Beagle and i think it would be getting higher.

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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:46 am

I am CRAZY. Literally, CRAZY!

Just bought Schleich's retired Musk Ox for... $17!!! This is my maddest hunt so far! affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:56 pm

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WWF is the hardest. I have only seen 1 for sale as long as I have been looking and my friend Phil was the lucky one to get it.

I have seen one sold for 150 Euro last year and this year i sold 2 ones for 100 Euro. One at Phil.

But what did you say to this 300 Euro for the black Beagle and i think it would be getting higher.

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Are you talking about WWF's, or just extremely rare figurines in general? If the former, too bad I didn't know about the 150 or the other 100, as I would have probably bid/paid more!

The black and white beagle seems to be in the 250-300 euro range right now, but it certainly may go higher in the future, or it may go lower, like the brown pelicans recently auctioned on eBay.de. I believe the pelican (not one of your auctions) went for about the equivalent of 100 dollars US, which has been the going rate on eBay.com for the last 6 or 7 auctions of them. Of course, this is just a reiteration of the same good points you've made here.

This beagle is at 300 now, but I doubt there will be much more bidding on this auction until the very end. There are two, maybe three bidders in play so far, and I am quite familiar with two of them, but maybe there is a big shark circling in the water that hasn't been spotted yet. I have some cash saved, but it's for a rabbit surgery, so I won't be participating in this auction. Good luck to the rest of you..... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:11 pm

I haven't seen the reef fish anymore on Ebay Germany!
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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:35 am

I saw some, and they are mine now! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:45 am

Here is the 15001 photo:

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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:12 am

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This dude looks like a philosopher... Shocked Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:56 pm

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This dude looks like a philosopher... Shocked Laughing

Ha, that's a good catch, Gabriel. I don't know if it's on the same level as Auguste Rodin's "The Thinker" however..... Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:19 pm

Fantastic WWF Oran Phil, he looks great!

I didn't even see the dark beagle on e-bay at the moment, i was hunting for smaller prey the last week...
But maybe you are right, maybe there is a great white shark lurking in the dark, or maybe a crocodile or so...

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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:16 pm

Phil, your WWF's Orangutan is so handsome. cheers That's what you called a nice and fantastic hunting done. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:03 pm

Thanks, guys, I'm quite impressed with him, myself. I think the rhino is the best of the six figurines, with the panda bear a very close second.
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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:07 pm

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I haven't seen the reef fish anymore on Ebay Germany!

Which ones are you looking for, Mihnea?

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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:15 am

He looks awesome Phil. I'm glad you got him.
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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:03 am

He looks really great Phil, congrats!
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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:52 pm

Thanks, Amy and Harriet.
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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:56 am

When my mind doesn't play tricks on me, the link to the e-bay auction of the dark beagle is gone here.... Shocked Laughing affraid Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:49 am

Here it is Willy.
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Fetched a pretty hefty price.
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PostSubject: Re: Which of the retired figures are the hardest to find?   Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:02 am

Shocked
May I faint,please?
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