Friday, July 11, 2008

Would You Buy a Lighthouse in a Box?

I have always been intrigued by e-Bay and everything that gets sold on it. The above Roosevelt Island Lighthouse miniature was available only to members of the Harbour Lights Collectors Society and was retired in 4/2002. For this edition 20,000 copies were produced.

I have never been a big fan of chachkas / tshatshkes, inexpensive trinkets or souvenirs, but I have been playing on e-Bay long enough to know that such items can go for a fair penny when collectors are involved.

My question is would you buy such an item for yourself or give it as a gift?


  1. It's almost a steal for $5 (and $10 in shipping costs) considering that it sold originally for $75.

    You forgot to provide the eBay link:

  2. i paid $25 for mine plus shipping. be warned, it is pretty poorly made, as it leans nearly a half-inch off vertical.