Back in 2006 I was very excited to find that I'd moved close to a unique shop. It had three main product lines: wrought iron, antiques, and movie collectables. Specifically, antique swords and movie collectable blades. So, like the good public citizen I am I made a contribution to the local economy and bought a couple of Lord of the Rings pieces: Theoden's sword Herugrim and Gimli's double-headed battle axe. I'm not sure what my future father-in-law thought of it when I brought them around for show and tell, but he still let me marry his daughter so they can't have been too unsettling.
But after several years hanging behind my seat at the dinner table, they, and Aragorn's sword Anduril, are going. At least that's what I keep telling myself. They look nice, but they've just been sitting there. At least with some of my other interests, SP and F can get involved, but the axe will break your foot if you drop it in the wrong place, so they've both been hands off. So the other week I took them down and boxed them in preparation for putting them on e-bay or something.
Now I just need to bring myself to put the ad up, and figure out what price I'll put up with... thanks to the movement of the Aussie dollar there's no chance I'll get dollar for dollar what I put in, but I need to figure out the sweet-spot between giving things away too far below value and setting the price so high that no-one's interested.