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#1 Bingo

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:42 PM

Rare Chinese chairs found in B.C. church net top bid of $630,000 in New York

VICTORIA - After sitting unnoticed in a Vancouver Island church for years, two chairs dating back to 17th century China have sold at auction for $630,000. A parishioner of Victoria’s St. Matthias Anglican Church who is an aficionado of Oriental antiques but wants to remain anonymous first noticed the chairs in 2010. Originally, the armchairs were thought to be fake, but their worn feet proved their authenticity.

Bidding began at Sotheby’s New York at $120,000 but rose in $10,000 intervals, quickly surpassing their estimated value of $180,000 to $250,000. After hitting $500,000, bidding began to jump in intervals of $25,000, hitting a ceiling of $630,000. With extra costs, known as a buyer's premium, the final price for the two chairs was $758,500.
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#2 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:57 PM

Audio story on why they are so rare and sought after:

Audio: A Pair of Huanghuali Yoke-Back Armchairs, Guanmaoyi | Audio | Christie's
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#3 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:18 AM

What do we have here at St. Andrew's? Internment wall?  Or super-mailboxes?

 

I like the idea of a semi-permanent internment wall with hinged door, you pay by the month.  Your unit is unpaid for 3 straight months, then it's like a storage locker, people can bid on the contents like Storage Wars.

 

 

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<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#4 sdwright.vic

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:22 AM

They put drainage and such in, as well as pipes? A fountain? Koi pond? An outdoor shower?
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#5 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:25 AM

The base of the cubicles is a very heavy stick of granite.   I'm not sure there is any plumbing. 


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:40 AM

I saw it when it was started and it looked like alot of PVC piping wad put in under the slab.
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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:41 AM

Crazy homeless person when I just walked by and was looking started screaming at me saying it's a memorial.
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#8 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:05 AM

Crazy homeless person when I just walked by and was looking started screaming at me saying it's a memorial.

 

Well, it's settled then.   :wave:


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#9 Jill

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:09 AM

Can I just point out that it's interment, not internment?


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#10 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:19 AM

Can I just point out that it's interment, not internment?

 

Oh...

 

Well what if you have say, a life sentence in jail and you die, you have to be interned at the graveyard.  I do know that in WW2 Japanese-Canadians had to report to inland graveyards.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#11 Jill

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:47 AM

You're interned in the prison. Once you die, you're interred in the cemetery.


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#12 aastra

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 08:32 AM

Very interring tangent, but methinks we should bury it before it becomes interminable.*

 

*unless anyone else has more hilarious wordplay to contribute


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#13 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 09:05 AM

Ok it's awaiting a granite finish. And ya it's for ashes.
<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

 



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