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post #1 of 2 Old 09-06-2012, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Epic Win: Found treasure today!

I was at a little neighborhood thrift shop today and just as I was about to leave, I was looking through the belts because I wanted a certain type. I didn't find what I was looking for, but something else caught my eye.

It was a very large, gold colored horse head buckle on a blueish-colored real snakeskin belt. I studied it, thinking it might be worth something to re-sell, as the belt didn't fit me (I know I could replace it, but...) and it was a bit too flashy for my tastes anyway. So I brought it up to the counter and asked how much they wanted for it, since there was no price on it anywhere. The lady said, "Oh, all of our belts are a dollar." Really? Just a buck? Hey, no problem. I can probably turn around and get at least $10 or $20 out of it later, I was thinking.

So after shelling out one whopping greenback, I took it home and studied it. The inside of the belt was stamped with a signature that said 'Christopher Ross' and the back of the buckle said 'C. Ross 1976'. Not being into fashion items, I had never heard of this brand. Did a quick Google search with the info I had, and found this:

Christopher Ross CRoss 1976 Equestrian Horse Head Gold Plated Belt Buckle | eBay

OH. MY. GOODNESS! The belt is different, but this is the same exact buckle. FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE??? Wow. WOW! All of this make of buckles are really expensive.

I realize I probably would never get that kind of money out of it, but a similar one sold recently for over $100. I never even dreamed it would be worth anything more than maybe $25 max, so even that is a shock. And I never guessed it was real gold plated. I think I will be taking veeery good care of this belt until I decide what to do with it!
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-07-2012, 12:10 AM
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Well, that's neat, Glass and welcome to the forum.

I love finding treasures, only I rarely ever sell them...so best if I don't look. :) It is good to know there are some to be had, though.

The only luck I have ever had is w silver - I know a lot of marks "just b/c" I do...so I have recognized them and gotten pieces for a steal. But then, I sit and wonder - why did I buy this? :)

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
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