Monday, May 18, 2015

Men's Western Collar Tips - Vintage (F.L. Thorpe Black Hills Gold) Landstrom

A recently widowed friend of my Grandmother asked me to sell her late husband's collection of Western collar tips.  I'm going to have to research these items well before listing them for sale so that I can get her the best prices possible.  I haven't decided whether they would be best sold on Etsy or eBay.

Each piece has distinctive charm, but I was especially impressed with the Black Hills Gold set.  They have a black powder-coated finish with real 10K Black Hills Gold Trim and are diamond cut.  The maker is F.L. Thorpe of Rapid City, South Dakota which sold out to Landstroms in 1995.  Landstrom was sold to Mount Rushmore Gold last year.  After some preliminary research, I'm thinking that they value about $200, but with the original case and accompanying documentation, perhaps we could get a little more.

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