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Old 01-11-19, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Nguyen Dang View Post
Did anyone see it beautiful? To me, it is so ugly. But why so expensive?
I find it quite beautiful- it’s unique in design and functions as a stem, cable stop bell mount and with the cap an ID tag.

As as to why it’s so expensive- they were milled by hand, most likely by Rene Herse himself- from any time in the 1940s to the 70s for an individual, specific customer.

Aside from from the age, rarity, association with Rene Herse, general desirability... it is a stem with some history- whether it’s being included in the provenance or not.

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/Herse.htm

http://www.blackbirdsf.org/herse/

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