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    Lindenmeier sEEker

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    to restore or not to restore....

    So i was wondering, if i chose to get a point with some minor damage retored will that make the grade and value go down even more than its current condition? Or is it better to leave the point in "as found " condition? im not looking to decieve people, i just want to see the full glory of the point.
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    Sep 2009
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    Re: to restore or not to restore....

    I like to leave mine as it was found . I seem to walk away from restored stuff just cause I dont know what they or someone else has done to it without a lot of research . But it is pretty much to each his own.

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    Re: to restore or not to restore....

    I had Gomer restore this one and I've never regretted it. I would much rather have it in the condition it's in now than have a broken point. If anybody asks I tell them it's restored and which pieces have been restored.


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    us
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    Re: to restore or not to restore....

    I won't ever have one restored. I enjoy imagining what the point might have looked like whole and how it got broken. To me having a point restored isn't much different than having a modern replica made.

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    Re: to restore or not to restore....

    I've had a few pieces restored over the years and there are certain pieces that I would have restored with out questoins. I've included a pictures of some big blades and maces. There is small one on the far right has about 2 inches of the handle restored and the third left was found broke into 3 pieces and there is a small piece about the size of a dime missing and it was restored. These pieces are so rare that a little restoratoin just gives them back there original beauty. I wouldn't hesitate having a piece restored if it deserves it.
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    Lindenmeier sEEker

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    Re: to restore or not to restore....

    thanks 4 the advice evryone. nice point srv, and mooch those are kick butt!!! what period are the most o those from? seriously killer museum artifacts!!!!
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    Re: to restore or not to restore....

    If someone wants to restore a point, I would recommend it as long as they were adding to the piece and not chipping anything away. You would still have the complete artifact as found because you can always remove a good restoration.

    As far as value? Hah...... I traded 2 restored points for a complete 2 5/8 inch Calf Creek that is probably G-9 or so........ see



    The next points are a very minimal restorations I am very happy I did.





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    Re: to restore or not to restore....

    That would be an easy trade to make quito.

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    Re: to restore or not to restore....

    Restoration rarely adds any value to an artifact because it tends to have a bit of a stigma to it. Like Mooch said, there are some arifacts that are definitely worth restoring because of rarity, size, or otherwise but it probably won't make their value increase for the most part. I find that if an artifact of nice quality is damaged a little it will sell better than the same piece that has been restored. When people hear "restoration" it's hard for them to visuallize, even if it's only a small nick or ding, and they get spooked a bit. If it's a small amount of damage I would say you don't even want to have it restored from a value standpoint. If you want it restored the aesthetics it's probably worth doing. However, I wouldn't say restore it to make it more valuable because it most likely wont be.

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    Re: to restore or not to restore....

    Just my own personal opinion, but I would never have any piece restored, other then glued back together.

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    Re: to restore or not to restore....

    "When people hear "restoration" it's hard for them to visuallize, even if it's only a small nick or ding, and they get spooked a bit."

    That's why I like the way Gomer provides the before and after pics. You know exactly what was done.

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    Re: to restore or not to restore....

    I've had several pieces restored, but I avoid it on my person finds just because I'm cool with seeing them as found.

    One of the points I had restored was a rechipped Clovis that I picked up at a farm auction, it was a great point but just hurt to look at because of the rechip. I also restored a wing bannerstone that someone had taken a file to with the idea of making one of the wings pointy again. I bought a small cache of turkey tails that had been killed, I had several restored because wedges of material were missing. I left the replacement material black, which was cool looking because you could tell what was restored and what was original.

 

 

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