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    To Restore Or Not To Restore That Is The Question

    Snyders Point found with a half moon shape broken out of one side and a little off the tip. It was too pretty to throw in Mrs Buckhunters flower beds. Is it wrong to repair and display it?
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    Re: To Restore Or Not To Restore That Is The Question

    Noooo leave it alone..lol.

    Molly.

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    Re: To Restore Or Not To Restore That Is The Question

    very nice piece.nothing wrong with getting it restored,and nothing wrong with displaying damaged artifacts.make it the centerpiece to a heartbreaker frame??thx for the look.
    aint gonna find any heads sittin on the couch

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    Re: To Restore Or Not To Restore That Is The Question

    i agree with molly. chipped or not that is a beautiful piece. leave it as is and display it proudly.

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    Re: To Restore Or Not To Restore That Is The Question

    I would probably leave it but it's your call. However, you may want to revise the tip a bit. I don't believe I've ever seen a snyders with a needle tip. Most are rounded off and not even particularly sharp any more. But that's my opinion to make it a bit more anatomically correct.

    Hippy

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    Personally I would not restore it, to me a restored point is no longer a true relic, it has been altered in modern times. I have had a chance to buy many authentic restored points over the years, but did not buy any.....I have put clay pots back together, but you can always tell they were broken and re-glued, I will not have one restored though....
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    Re: To Restore Or Not To Restore That Is The Question

    That's the restored version correct? Do you have a before shot?

    Ultimately it's your rock, and your call. From a financial point of view you might get a couple of bucks more with a professional resto job, but usually it just doesn't make financial sense to restore average to nice grade flint.

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    I have only done it to a couple of points. I never restore them where you cant tell with more than a quick glance and I would never sell one anyway. It just seems a shame for them not to be displayed close too what they would have looked like. Just my thoughts on the subject.
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    Re: To Restore Or Not To Restore That Is The Question

    But its got character. Nothing wrong with that being a centre peice in a frame or even in its own frame.

    Just my 10 cents..

    molly.

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    Re: To Restore Or Not To Restore That Is The Question

    What treasure_hunter said .

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    Re: To Restore Or Not To Restore That Is The Question

    ya what molly said
    leave it
    i can't believe hippy would ruin it and think it's ok
    lars
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    Re: To Restore Or Not To Restore That Is The Question

    "i can't believe hippy would ruin it and think it's ok"
    lars

    And just how did hippy propose to ruin it Lars?

    The needle tip he mentioned is a bad restoration job on that point, it isn't the original tip.

    Joel

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    Re: To Restore Or Not To Restore That Is The Question

    OK I am sorry, i guess i missed that
    hippy, i apologize
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    Wow!!! guess I suck at restoration.
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    Re: To Restore Or Not To Restore That Is The Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckhunter
    Wow!!! guess I suck at restoration.
    I think you did a great job. I would display that as a center piece and be proud of it.

    I don't think everyone realized just how bad it was broken. This was junk until you repaired it. Now it's a beautiful repaired point.

    PS...You may want to go thru your brokes and repair some more.

 

 
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