HBO Promo paperweight
Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:02 PM
So I was amused when the next one got bid up to $170 tonight...
Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:21 AM
I was, in fact, bidding on that latest one last night and got sniped at the last second; these clear glass, etched HBO paper-weights are (apparently) just a promo item and are not generally available, much like other GoT promo merchandise that HBO produced for the show last year. Serious collectors are getting savvy to these GRRM/HBO items, as you just saw demonstrated last night. Being one of them, I'm not at all happy I lost that auction; but having been an eBayer for 14 years, I've learned that patience is a virtue--that and to make frequent site searches.
If that remains so for this glass Iron Throne item, you'll have purchased a pretty nice, rare show collectible--and at a real bargain price, too!
Laser-etched, glass paper weights (and paper weights in general) are a serious collectible with a harecore collectors' following; I have a few other (non-Game of Thrones) transparent laser-etched paper-weights among my various collections; they display nicely, especially when lit from below with lighted display stands that are also available.
Edited by Ser Kennos of Kayce, 18 July 2012 - 08:40 AM.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:32 AM
Thanks coreywt, once again, for the eBay head's-up!
Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:44 AM
I put my paperweight on a base that lights up and reflects through the Iron Throne. It's cool.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:47 AM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:58 AM
If three of these have appeared in the last six months, you can bet a few more (at least) will now show up at eBay. Especially at this time of year when everyone "clears out their attics and basements" for extra cash during the holidays. It's a yearly ritual at eBay. As a logtime Collector (cap "C"), I'm already seeing results. So keep a sharp eye out between now and Xmas and think positive. If I see any more I'll send you a PM, Marakh.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:59 AM
Edited by Ser Kennos of Kayce, 23 November 2012 - 12:49 PM.