Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mokume Lantern AUCTION

Hello all,
Let's talk a little bit about shall we.
Sir Laurie Knight....okay I dunno if he's an actual Knight of the Queens realm or not though I did send an Email of recommendation to her highness. Maybe it's in her spam folder? I'm sure she'll get to it eventually.
Anyway Laurie Knight the creator of recently unveiled version 2 of his service.
Not only does it allow us makers an easy way to run our sale, but as before provides notification services to buyers a well.
So a new feature in version 2 is the ability to run an Auction vs. a sign up sale, or a give away.
The software for the Auction format  allows individual bidding along with notification of your bid, and another if you're outbid.
Now if Bob bids, and you happen to be friendly with Bob, and want to help him win the Auction, the software has the capability to allow "Dog piles", and again will notify you if Bob has been outbid should you want to help further.
Whew... that's a bunch "O" typing, are ya still with me here?
On to the goody then :
 The other day when I was making the Brass Lanterns, I had a wee bit of Mike Sakmar 3 color Mokume on hand that someone had sent me, so I made 3 Lanterns with it. One for the fella who sent the stock, one for me, I know hoarder right, and the last I'm offering up to "test" the Auction software.
This is an Auction for 1 Mokume Lantern with a Green Self Lighting Gas Vial.
 .375 diameter * 1.343 in length.
3mm * 23mm Self Lighting Gas Vial in Green, a SS split ring, and use a  #8-32 socket set screw for captivation of the vial. The set screw has been drilled through for additional viewing of the vial.

High bidder wins, which includes his/hers dog piles.
Both winner, and said dog pilers will get Emails at the Auctions end with payment info.
Also I have enabled the "Anti sniping feature", so it may run past the 9:00pm Friday 6/12 stated end time.
Email notifications with payment information are sent from , so be sure to check your spam folder.
Alrighty then I think that about covers things?
Please follow this LINK, to bid, or dog pile.  This auction is over, and the link has been disabled.
Thank you to all who bid, and congratulations to the winner with a high bid of $475.00.
Ever appreciative, 

1 comment:

RunChef said...

Hello Ken,

I own the latern you released on 11/4/11. The trit tube is getting dim and I was looking for a replacement. I was wondering where you source them from and the proper size?