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Old 01-12-19, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post


I find it quite beautiful- itís unique in design and functions as a stem, cable stop bell mount and with the cap an ID tag.

As as to why itís 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 itís being included in the provenance or not.

Rene HERSE. main

Rene Herse

Oh, many thanks for your good explanation which is very informative & valuable for my limited knowledge. That's why I joined the BF where I can learn a lot.
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