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100 Modestly Expensive Treasures


Going up in value now. These are each worth $500 to $1000.


  1. Parasol, Canopy. Block Printing, Embroidery (extensive); decorated with Scale pattern motif. $702.00, 27.00 lbs.
  2. Scissors. Inlay (cheap, extensive), Relief (minimal), Fringe (cheap); decorated with Narrative: Musical performance motif. Set with 2.5 ct. Amethyst. $828.75, .30 lb.
  3. Prodd. Painting/Enamel (extensive). $900.00, 6.00 lbs.
  4. Tinted Goggles. Fine Material, Silver Plating, Corroded. $712.50, .50 lb.
  5. Blackjack. Tempered glass. $600.00, 1.00 lb.
  6. Small Mace. Silver. $700.00, 3.00 lbs.
  7. Flail. Silver-coated, Inlay (cheap, minimal), Fine; decorated with Sheep motif. $750.00, 8.00 lbs.
  8. Vial, Iron. Relief (extensive), Inlay (expensive, extensive), Gilding; decorated with Oak Tree motif. $570.00, .50 lb.
  9. Tunic, winter. Beading (expensive, extensive), Fringe (cheap). $504.00, 1.50 lbs.
  10. Jo. Dragonbone, Dwarven, Very Fine. Set with 1.5 ct. Jade. $645.00, 2.00 lbs.
  11. Buckle. Exceptional Material. Set with 1.5 ct. Bloodstone, 2.75 ct. Malachite. $775.94, .40 lb.
  12. Mirror, Hand. Inlay (cheap, extensive), Fringe (cheap), Worn; decorated with Ox motif. Set with 2.5 ct. Azurite, 1.75 ct. Ruby. $636.94, 1.00 lb.
  13. Harp or Zither. Painting/Enamel (minimal); decorated with Sage motif. $750.00, 3.00 lbs.
  14. Bandoleer. Lace (extensive). $600.00, 1.00 lb.
  15. Slashing Wheel. Poisonwood, Painting/Enamel (extensive), Fringe (cheap). $915.00, 1.00 lb.
  16. Grooming Kit. Corroded, Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Narrative: Speech/sermon motif. Set with 2.25 ct. Amber. $891.56, 3.00 lbs.
  17. Slippers. Beading (expensive, minimal), Bells (cheap), Lace (extensive); decorated with Checkerboard motif. Set with 1.0 ct. Lapis Lazuli, 2.25 ct. Quartz. $895.94, 1.00 lb.
  18. Grooming Kit. Painting/Enamel (minimal), Beads/Nails (extensive). Set with 2.75 ct. Calcite. $771.25, 3.00 lbs.
  19. Pole, 10’. Fringe (cheap), Beads/Nails (minimal), Fine Material; decorated with Baby motif. Set with 3.25 ct. Lapis Lazuli. $621.06, 5.00 lbs.
  20. Maul. Balanced, Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Whale motif. $880.00, 12.00 lbs.
  21. Canteen (wooden, 1 qt.). Exceptional Material, Fine Material, Painting/Enamel (extensive); decorated with Calligraphy motif. Set with 2.25 ct. Ruby. $762.19, 3.00 lbs.
  22. Cage, Small, Wooden. Fringe (expensive), Relief (minimal), Painting/Enamel (minimal); decorated with Priest motif. Set with 2.25 ct. Opal. $592.19, 2.00 lbs.
  23. Mirror, Hand. Painting/Enamel (extensive), Beads/Nails (minimal), Fringe (cheap); decorated with Goat motif. Set with 2.25 ct. Amethyst. $526.88, 1.00 lb.
  24. 2 Bale Cloth, Giant Spider Silk. $565.00, 2.00 lbs.
  25. Pillow. Frayed (Lightly), Stained, Bells (cheap). Set with 1.5 ct. Diamond. $585.50, 2.00 lbs.
  26. 2 oz. Onion Seed. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Inlay (cheap, extensive), Relief (extensive); decorated with Chrysanthemum motif. $932.62, .38 lb.
  27. Hat, tall, winter. Frayed (Lightly), Patchwork (expensive), Bells (cheap). Set with 2.5 ct. Malachite. $558.75, .60 lb.
  28. Heavy Leather Sleeves. Tattooed (extensive), Bells (expensive); decorated with Rowed Ship motif. $850.00, 2.00 lbs.
  29. Vial, Crystal. Worn, Gilding, Relief (minimal); decorated with Farming tool (plow, yoke, etc.) motif. Set with 2.25 ct. Jade, 2.0 ct. Garnet. $808.25, .25 lb.
  30. Robe, light. Beading (expensive, extensive), Fine Material, Frayed (Heavily). Set with 2.25 ct. Onyx. $623.25, .60 lb.
  31. Warhammer. Poisonwood. $1,000.00, 7.00 lbs.
  32. Thesis (3 pts.). Contents (Spells), Material (Wood). $525.00, 24.00 lbs.
  33. Giant Spider Silk Cord (10 yards). Fringe (expensive). $700.00, .50 lb.
  34. Piercing. Inlay (expensive, extensive); decorated with Narrative: Hunting motif. Set with 2.75 ct. Ruby. $659.06, .05 lb.
  35. Ninja-To. Relief (minimal), Cheap; decorated with Wagon motif. Set with 1.5 ct. Obsidian. $776.50, 2.00 lbs.
  36. Game Board and Pieces. Fringe (cheap), Inlay (expensive, minimal), Beads/Nails (extensive); decorated with Fruit Tree motif. Set with 1.5 ct. Jade, 1.25 ct. Sapphire. $764.69, 3.00 lbs.
  37. Backpack Toolkit, Gardener. Beads/Nails (minimal), Painting/Enamel (minimal), Worn; decorated with Scene: Wedding motif. Set with 1.5 ct. Amber. $936.25, 7.00 lbs.
  38. Round Mace. Painting/Enamel (extensive), Inlay (expensive, extensive), Fringe (cheap); decorated with Narrative: Peaceful death motif. $708.75, 5.00 lbs.
  39. Cabinet, Small. Fringe (cheap). Set with 2.25 ct. Iolite. $515.62, 15.00 lbs.
  40. Stiletto. Cheap, Inlay (expensive, extensive), Fine Material; decorated with Forest/Jungle motif. Set with 1.75 ct. Beryl. $629.88, .25 lb.
  41. Crossbow Rest. Inlay (expensive, extensive), Worn, Relief (minimal); decorated with Griffin motif. $656.00, 2.00 lbs.
  42. Ladder, 10’. Fine Material. Set with 2.0 ct. Diamond, 1.75 ct. Peridot. $856.88, 15.00 lbs.
  43. Cage, Small. Relief (minimal), Inlay (cheap, extensive); decorated with City motif. Set with 1.25 ct. Amethyst. $576.88, 3.00 lbs.
  44. Hat, tall. Resist Dyed, Dyed (average), Beading (cheap, extensive); decorated with Wolf motif. Set with 1.75 ct. Sapphire. $559.19, .30 lb.
  45. Thesis (4 pts). Language (Coded Language), Material (Clay tablet), Fine. $830.00, 240.00 lbs.
  46. 5 oz. Saffron. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Crosshatching motif. $615.88, .56 lb.
  47. Prodd. Relief (extensive), Fringe (expensive); decorated with Arabesques motif. $825.00, 6.00 lbs.
  48. Mail Hauberk. Painting/Enamel (minimal); decorated with Narrative: Teaching motif. Set with 2.0 ct. Hematite. $750.00, 25.00 lbs.
  49. Wet Cloak. Beading (cheap, extensive). $1,000.00, 12.00 lbs.
  50. Salt, Black. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Fine Material, Exceptional Material. $650.75, .31 lb.
  51. Skirt, regular. Beading (cheap, minimal), Dyed (average), Patchwork (cheap). Set with 1.75 ct. Bloodstone, 2.25 ct. Cat's Eye. $978.75, .60 lb.
  52. 4 oz. Elven Pepperbark. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Painting/Enamel (extensive), Fringe (expensive). $786.00, .50 lb.
  53. Maul. Poisonwood. $800.00, 12.00 lbs.
  54. Small Mace. Fringe (cheap), Exceptional Material, Branding. $743.75, 3.00 lbs.
  55. Music Box. Silver Plating, Inlay (cheap, minimal); decorated with Scene: Building motif. $660.00, 2.00 lbs.
  56. Hooded shirt, regular. Feathers (simple), Dyed (expensive), Fur Trim (cheap). $660.00, .88 lb.
  57. Cape. Frayed (Lightly), Bells (expensive). Set with 1.5 ct. Sard, 2.0 ct. Amber. $721.25, 2.00 lbs.
  58. Censer/Incense Burner. Inlay (cheap, extensive), Silver Plating; decorated with City motif. Set with 1.5 ct. Pearl. $888.75, 2.00 lbs.
  59. Ring. Material (Billon), Worn. Set with 2.25 ct. Jet, 2.0 ct. Onyx, 2.5 ct. Peridot. $924.61, .11 lb.
  60. Shirt, winter. Stained, Patchwork Quilt. $640.80, 2.00 lbs.
  61. Elven Rope, 3/4” (10 yards). Frayed (Lightly), Embroidery (extensive), Fringe (expensive); decorated with Domestic Fowl motif. $881.25, 5.00 lbs.
  62. Robe, light. Fur Trim (cheap), Dyed (cheap), Fringe (expensive). Set with 1.75 ct. Malachite. $564.94, .60 lb.
  63. Anti-Garrote Collar. Beads/Nails (minimal); decorated with Interlocked spirals motif. Set with 3.0 ct. Sard, 0.75 ct. Sard. $675.31, 1.00 lb.
  64. 4 oz. Henna. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Inlay (cheap, extensive), Painting/Enamel (minimal); decorated with Star motif. $670.69, .50 lb.
  65. Piercing. Inlay (expensive, extensive), Material (Platinum); decorated with Smith motif. $968.75, .14 lb.
  66. Crossbow Rest. Inlay (expensive, extensive), Branding; decorated with Crosshatching motif. $640.00, 2.00 lbs.
  67. Halberd. Fine, Painting/Enamel (minimal); decorated with Narrative: Family meal motif. $750.00, 12.00 lbs.
  68. Piercing. Material (Platinum), Fringe (expensive), Silver Plating. $961.56, .12 lb.
  69. Ninja Suit, Heavily Armored. Fine Material. Set with 2.75 ct. Azurite. $635.62, 12.00 lbs.
  70. Pistol, Heavy. Fine Material, Fringe (cheap). $910.00, 8.00 lbs.
  71. Table, Folding. Corroded, Inlay (cheap, minimal); decorated with Bamboo motif. Set with 1.5 ct. Garnet. $581.25, 15.00 lbs.
  72. Plate Bikini. Silver Plating. $840.00, 8.00 lbs.
  73. Pitcher. Beads/Nails (minimal), Fringe (expensive), Inlay (expensive, extensive); decorated with Village motif. Set with 2.5 ct. Beryl. $528.12, 3.00 lbs.
  74. Brazier. Inlay (cheap, extensive), Painting/Enamel (minimal), Worn; decorated with Narrative: Musical performance motif. Set with 1.5 ct. Magnetite. $684.75, 3.00 lbs.
  75. Pistol, Double. Painting/Enamel (minimal), Fine Material; decorated with Map motif. $1,000.00, 5.00 lbs.
  76. Fork, Cooking. Gilding. Set with 3.0 ct. Opal. $935.00, 2.00 lbs.
  77. Backpack Toolkit, Cobbler/Leatherworker. Beads/Nails (extensive), Silver Plating; decorated with Dancer motif. $1,000.00, 7.00 lbs.
  78. Playing Cards. Inlay (expensive, extensive); decorated with Scene: Dancing motif. $750.00, .25 lb.
  79. Pouch/Purse. Inlay (expensive, extensive), Painting/Enamel (minimal); decorated with Scene: Funeral motif. Set with 1.0 ct. Coral, 2.0 ct. Iolite. $630.00, .20 lb.
  80. Scroll Belt. Beading (cheap, extensive), Frayed (Heavily), Lace (extensive); decorated with Domestic Fowl motif. $810.00, 1.00 lb.
  81. Wand. Branding, Fine Material. Set with 3.0 ct. Onyx, 1.5 ct. Bloodstone. $679.50, 1.00 lb.
  82. Studded Leather Skirt. Beading (cheap, minimal), Embroidery (extensive), Patchwork (cheap); decorated with Pig motif. Set with 0.75 ct. Amethyst. $676.88, 4.00 lbs.
  83. Small Round Mace. Gilding, Fringe (cheap). $506.25, 3.00 lbs.
  84. Armillary Sphere. Beads/Nails (extensive); decorated with Elephant/Mammoth motif. Set with 1.0 ct. Agate. $625.00, 4.00 lbs.
  85. Bronze Pot-Helm. Inlay (expensive, minimal), Fringe (expensive); decorated with Scene: Hunting motif. Set with 1.25 ct. Coral, 2.75 ct. Turquoise. $952.50, 5.00 lbs.
  86. 5 oz. Onycha. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Painting/Enamel (extensive), Exceptional Material; decorated with Rabbit motif. $626.88, .56 lb.
  87. Mallet. Beads/Nails (extensive). Set with 2.75 ct. Garnet, 1.75 ct. Lapis Lazuli. $946.25, 3.00 lbs.
  88. Status 0 garments. Quilting. $600.00, 2.00 lbs.
  89. Blowpipe. Exceptional Material. $600.00, 1.00 lb.
  90. Saddle and Tack with Stirrups. Lace (minimal). $562.50, 20.00 lbs.
  91. Ring. Inlay (expensive, extensive), Worn; decorated with Girih pattern motif. Set with 2.25 ct. Cat's Eye. $515.00, .10 lb.
  92. Loom. Gilding, Beads/Nails (extensive), Branding; decorated with Cow motif. $828.00, 5.00 lbs.
  93. Studded Leather Skirt. Lace (minimal), Beading (expensive, minimal). Set with 2.25 ct. Turquoise. $731.25, 4.00 lbs.
  94. Leather Pants. Feathers (simple), Beading (cheap, minimal), Highly Articulated. $880.00, 3.00 lbs.
  95. Tent, 1 man. Block Printing, Fringe (expensive), Beading (expensive, minimal); decorated with Owl motif. Set with 1.75 ct. Calcite. $726.25, 5.00 lbs.
  96. Bandages. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. $689.19, 1.25 lbs.
  97. Gauntlets. Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Knight motif. $700.00, 2.00 lbs.
  98. Alchemist’s Garb. Dyed (cheap). $562.50, 5.00 lbs.
  99. Leather Armor. Fringe (expensive). $700.00, 10.00 lbs.
  100. Leather Jacket. Resist Dyed, Fine; decorated with Cow motif. $625.00, 3.00 lbs.

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