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Antique Human Figurine and a Bell

As treasure hunters, it is common for us to uncover antique objects on our excavation sites. And if we are lucky, these antique objects can be worth a lot of money.

In relation to the hidden Yamashita treasures, the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) soldiers had also looted not just obvious valuable objects such as gold and jewelries. They actually looted any objects that seem to possess monetary value in their own eyes. So antiques were also confiscated by them.

Here in the Philippines, there are three different categories of antiques that can be discovered.

First category is our very own antiques which is also referred to as our “Philippine National Treasures”. These are the ancient relics that belonged to the early Pilipinos.

Second category are the antiques brought here by the Spaniards when they colonized the Philippines for 333 years.

And third, are the antiques that were looted by JIA from the different Southeast Asian countries where they brought them here in the Philippines.

Now based on my own personal experiences as a treasure hunter, these antiques were more commonly used by the Japanese Imperial soldiers as important markers to their hidden Yamashita treasures. 

What we have here are actual photos of antique objects sent by one of our fellow treasure hunter in this community. He sent these photos to ask for my personal opinion about these antique objects that he found.  And if I do have any idea about its price if he is going to consider selling them.

As we can see in the image below, the figurine on the left side is a man wearing some kind of a cultural outfit. And on its right hand, he is carrying a staff with a certain spherical object that is dangling on its upper right side.

On the right, we can see a bell with artistic cultural designs. We can notice that its design is closely similar to the design of the man’s outfit. Thus, these two antique objects are probably a pair and they have something to do with one another.

Pricing these Antiques

When it comes to pricing a certain antique, there is a long list of criterias that we need to consider before we can come up with the estimated price. This procedure does take a lot of time because we have to do a lot of research. But in this post, we will only go through the most important criterias.

Rarity

The first and most important criteria as a basis for pricing an antique is its “rarity”. So when it comes to these antique objects discovered by our fellow treasure hunter, I conducted my own research to see if there are other people here on the web selling the same antique object.

In my own research, I couldn’t find any matches so both items must be rare which is a good sign.

Age

The “age” of any antique object also plays a major role in pricing a certain antique. So the older the item, the higher will be its expected price value.

In these two items, my own personal opinion about their age is probably more than a hundred years old. My main basis for deriving such age is due to their design which seems to be from the native culture of the early Pilipinos. Thus, I can also say that this is probably a Philippine National Treasure.

Type of Material

If the type of material used in these two antique objects is valuable then this will add up to their estimated price.

Condition

If the condition of a certain antique has incurred many damages such as scratches, broken parts, and etc… then this will devalue its price.

When it comes to these antiques that we have here, I couldn’t see any damages which seem to be properly taken care of by the owner.

My Estimated Price for these Items

First of all, the estimated price that I am about to mention in this post is based on my own personal analysis on these antiques through the use of its images only. Thus, I could be mistaken where its price value could be way much higher or lower than my own stated price.

So my estimated price for these two items in the Philippine currency or “peso” is worth around “50K to 100K”. If you strongly disagree with this price then you are free to state your claimed price by using the comment form below.  

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