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Baccarat was founded in 1776 in Alsace-Lorraine with the name of Verrerie de Sainte Anne.  The original location was near the town of Baccarat.  Today the firm is known as Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat.  Most collectors refer to three periods of Baccarat paperweight production. This classification is definitely an over simplification as it is likely that Baccarat made some paperweights on and off through most of 19th century.  The best millefiori and lampwork paperweights were made during the classic period (1845-1860).  Pansy weights and rock weights continued in production until much later.  Some paperweights are identified as Dupont period and were made at the end of the 19th Century or early in the 20th century.

In 1953 Baccarat resumed paperweight production with a series of sulphide paperweights the first of which were the unsuccessful Eisenhower sulphide followed by the Queen Elizabeth coronation sulphide.  Millefiori paperweight production was resumed in 1957 and lampwork paperweights were re-introduced in the early 1970s.

You can read more about the Baccarat paperweights in the books:

If you are interested in purchasing any of these paperweights, e-mail me at: aport@paperweights.com
 
2591
Antique Baccarat Faceted Four Row Concentric Millefiori Paperweight.   Probably Circa 1845-1860.  Colorful red, white, and blue faceted concentric millefiori paperweight with four rows of complex millefiori canes around a central cane over a clear ground.  The outer ring has the classic Baccarat blue and white alternating canes.  The second ring from the center consists of complex stardust canes with a Baccarat star cane in the center of each. This paperweight has six concave side facets and a flat top facet. 

You can read more about the Baccarat paperweights in the book The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights by Paul Hollister  or the book World Paperweights by Robert Hall.

Large Size:  Just over 2 5/8" diameter by just over 1 3/4" high.  Bottom is ground concave. There are six side facets and one top facet.  There is good height to this paperweight
Condition: Very good to excellent condition.  I found some minor faint scratches on the top facet, but no other significant scratching.  No chips or cracks. 
Signature:  Made by Baccarat in France.  Unsigned, but I guarantee that this is an authentic Baccarat paperweight, probably from the classic period 1845-1860. 
Execution:  Excellent execution.  The design is well centered with no tipped canes.  There are a few tiny bubbles in the glass.

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3022
Antique Baccarat Miniature Four Row Concentric Millefiori Paperweight.   Circa 1845-1860.  Colorful concentric millefiori paperweight with four rows of complex millefiori canes around an rare flywheel complex central cane over a clear ground.  The center cane has a flywheel cane surrounded by 13 wedge shaped blue and white canes.  See the close-up picture for a good picture of the center cane.

You can read more about the Baccarat paperweights in the book The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights by Paul Hollister  or the book World Paperweights by Robert Hall.

Miniature Size:  1 7/8" diameter by 1 1/3" high.  Bottom is ground concave. 
Condition: Very good condition.  I found no chips, cracks, or noticeable scratches. 
Signature:  Made by Baccarat in France.  Unsigned, but I guarantee that this is an authentic Baccarat paperweight from the classic period 1845-1860. 

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2649
Magnum Baccarat Limited Edition Orange Campanule (Bellflower) Paperweight.   circa 1983.  This is a spectacular orange-pink bellflower paperweight with three flowers and a bud plus six leaves and a stem.  The bellflowers are orange-pink with deep ribbing.  The design is placed over a transparent amethyst ground.  It is signed in the design with a millefiori signature cane "B 1983" and also signed on the bottom with the Baccarat logo.  Perfect execution and perfect condition. 

This paperweight is the exact paperweight shown in the book Baccarat Paperweights - Two Centuries of Beauty by Paul Dunlop.  It is shown on page 196.  Baccarat calls this paperweight "Campanule rosesur fond améthyste" or "Pink bellflowers on an amethyst ground",  but the actual color is more of an orange - pink.  The pictures do not do justice to this paperweight as the dark amethyst ground made it difficult to get a good color balance. 

Baccarat started making lampwork paperweights in the early 1970s, following the introduction of  modern sulphide paperweights in 1953 and modern millefiori paperweights in 1958. 

This design was produced only in 1983 in a limited edition of 175 paperweights.  This is number 74 in that series.  There is a signature cane "B 1983" shown in the pictures.  The bottom has the acid etched Baccarat logo plus it is engraved with the year (1983), the number (74) and the size of the series (175). 

Some sellers on eBay sell this for the full retail price of $1,573, but my price is much lower. 

Magnum Size: 3 1/8" diameter by 2 1/3" high.  Bottom is ground slightly concave. Made by Baccarat in France in 1983.
Signature:  Made by Baccarat in France in 1983.  Signed in cane and on the bottom. 
Condition: Outstanding condition with no cracks or chips or scratches.  It is in perfect original condition. 
Execution:  Perfect execution. 

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2940
Magnum 1989 Baccarat Limited Edition European Goldfinch Paperweight.   Circa 1989.  This is a spectacular Baccarat European Goldfinch paperweight with a three dimensional goldfinch on a tree branch with lilac flowers.  The sky blue ground is made up of an unusual transparent turquoise layer placed over a white opaque ground.  The paperweight is signed in the design with a millefiori signature cane "B 1989" and also signed on the bottom with the Baccarat logo.  An outstanding paperweight.

Baccarat started making lampwork paperweights in the early 1970s, following the introduction of  modern sulphide paperweights in 1953 and modern millefiori paperweights in 1958.

This design was produced only in 1989 in a limited edition of 200 paperweights.  This is number 65 in that series.  There is a signature cane "B 1989" shown in the pictures.  The bottom has the acid etched Baccarat logo plus it is engraved with the year (1989), the number (65) and the size of the series (200).

Magnum Size: Just under 3 1/4" diameter by 2 3/8" high.  Bottom is ground slightly concave. Made by Baccarat in France in 1989.
Condition: Excellent condition with no cracks or chips.  There are some scratches on the base. 
Signature:  Made by Baccarat in France in 1983.  Signed in cane and on the bottom. 
Execution:  Perfect execution. 

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2757 Antique Baccarat Pansy Paperweight.   Circa 1900-1920.  Perfect Baccarat Pansy paperweight with leaves and stem.  Probably from the Dupont period, this medium size paperweight is perfectly executed and has a Baccarat star cut on the base.  A wonderful paperweight. 

This style of pansy is called a type III pansy.  It consists of two large velvet purple petals above over three lower petals.  The lower petals are amber yellow over a white base which can be seen from the back.  Each lower petal has a purple tip and three dark lines radiating from the central cane consisting of star canes with a red whorl center.

This is probably from the Dupont period of production. 

You can read more about the Baccarat paperweights in the book The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights by Paul Hollister  or the book World Paperweights by Robert Hall.

Size:  Just over 2 3/8" diameter by 1 1/2" high.  The bottom is ground slightly concave and finished with a Baccarat star cut base.
Condition: Excellent condition with no chips or cracks.  There are a couple of tiny scratches and also wear on the edge of the base. 
Signature:  Made by Baccarat in France.  Unsigned, but I guarantee that this is an antique Baccarat paperweight, probably from the Dupont period. 
Execution:  Perfect execution.

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2642 Large Faceted Baccarat Limited Edition Fruit Basket Paperweight.   Circa 1976.  Classical design with a lampwork basket of fruit over an opaque white milk glass ground.  The basket is filled with luscious strawberries with leaves attached.  It is signed with a Baccarat signature cane "B 1976" and also signed again on the bottom with the Baccarat logo.  The paperweight is faceted with a large convex top facet and six smaller convex side facets.  Perfect execution.

This is a difficult to find older Baccarat paperweight.  The design was produced only in 1976 in a limited edition of 300 paperweights.  This is number 13 in that series.  There is a signature cane B 1976 shown in the pictures.  The bottom has the acid etched Baccarat logo plus it is engraved with the year (1976), the number (13) and the size of the series (300).  It is unusual to find a Baccarat paperweight with a white opaque ground as they produced very few designs with this choice of ground.  It works perfectly as a contrast to the delicate fruit basket. 

Large Size: Just over 3" diameter by just over 1 7/8" high.  The bottom is ground flat.  Faceted with a large top facet and six side facets. All the facets are convex. 
Condition: Excellent condition with no cracks or chips.  With the exception of a couple of scratches on the base, it is in perfect original condition.
Signature:  Made by Baccarat in France in 1976.  Signed in cane and on the bottom. 
Execution:  Perfect execution. 

Baccarat currently suggests a retail price of $3,542 for this paperweight, but my price is much lower.

Baccarat started making lampwork paperweights in the early 1970s, following the introduction of  modern sulphide paperweights in 1953 and modern millefiori paperweights in 1958.

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$675 postage paid in the US.

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Large Antique Baccarat Macédoine Millefiori Paperweight.   circa 1845-1860.  This paperweight is made up of multi-colored striped millefiori segments arranged at (mostly) right angles.  This is a antique paperweight made during the classic period of paperweight making (1845-1860).  A great large example of this unique style of antique Baccarat paperweight. 

The Macédoine is a uniquely Baccarat style in which the short sections of latticinio (twists, filigree, lace) are arranged in a quilt-like pattern with many of the sections at right angles to each other.  Usually there are no millefiori present.   This pattern was originally made during the classic period of French paperweights (1845-1860).  A modern version was produced in the 1960s and is similar to but different from the antique version. 

Large Size:  2 7/8" diameter by 2" high.  Bottom is ground concave.
Signature:  This paperweight is not signed, but I guarantee it to be an authentic antique Baccarat paperweight. 
Condition:  Very good condition.  No chips or cracks.  There are scratches on the body and the base has appropriate wear.  See picture of surface.  There is plenty of glass and the paperweight could be fully restored if that is desired. 

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2636 Magnum 1975 Baccarat Limited Edition Grapes Paperweight. Circa 1975.  Classical design with a lampwork cluster of dark purple grapes with leaves and tendrils over an opaque white milk glass ground.  It is signed with a Baccarat signature cane "B 1975" and also signed again on the bottom with the Baccarat logo.  Perfect execution.  A magnificent paperweight.

This is a hard to find Baccarat paperweight.   The design was produced only in 1975 in a limited edition of 260 paperweights.  This is number 178 in that series.  There is a signature cane "B 1975" shown in the pictures.  The bottom has the Baccarat logo plus it is engraved with the year (1975), the number (178) and the size of the series (260).  It is unusual to find a Baccarat paperweight with a white opaque ground as they produced very few designs with this choice of ground.  It works perfectly with the dark purple grape cluster. 

Baccarat currently suggests a retail price of $2,461 for this paperweight, but my price is much lower. 

Very Large Size: 3 1/8" diameter by 2 1/8" high.  The bottom is ground concave. 
Condition: Excellent condition with no cracks or chips or scratches.  It is in perfect original condition.
Signature:  Made by Baccarat in France in 1975.  Signed in cane and on the bottom. 
Execution:  Perfect execution. 

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2655 Baccarat 1986 Magnum Larkspur (Delphinium) Lampwork Paperweight.   Circa 1986.  This paperweight has a large colorful floral bouquet of pink and white and blue and white Delphiniums or Larkspurs with unopened buds and stems.  The bouquet is tied with a pink and white ribbon.  It is signed in the design with a simple white rose having a complex "B 1986" millefiori cane in the center, although this signature cane is flawed.  All of this is over a white honeycomb ground and a lower transparent blue ground.  It is also signed a second time on the bottom with Baccarat's logo.  Every collector should have one of these in his or her collection.

The name delphinium derives from the Greek word meaning "Little Dolphin."  It is the flower of the month for July and stands for fickleness. 

This is a hard to find Baccarat paperweight.   The design was produced only in 1986 in a limited edition of 200 paperweights.  This is number 77 in that series.  There is a signature cane B 1986 shown in the pictures.  The bottom has the Baccarat logo plus it is engraved with the year (1986), the number (77) and the size of the series (200). 

Magnum Size: 3 1/4" diameter by 2 1/3" high.  The bottom is ground concave. 
Condition: Perfect original condition with no cracks or chips or scratches.
Signature:  Made by Baccarat in France in 1986.  Signed in cane "B 1986" and on the bottom. 
Execution:  Excellent execution although the signature cane has an extra piece of white glass obscuring part of the B. 

Baccarat currently suggests a retail price of $1,321 for this paperweight, but my price is much lower. 

You can read more about modern Baccarat paperweights in the book The Art of the Paperweight by Larry Selman.

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2669 Antique Baccarat Miniature Concentric Millefiori Paperweight with  rare rose canes.   Circa 1845-1860.  Colorful concentric millefiori paperweight with a clear ground with the colors of the French revolution (red, white and blue).  There are 47 complex canes that make up this design.  Each of the canes in this paperweight is itself a complex creation.  It has everything you look for in a Baccarat millefiori weight, arrowhead canes, fortress canes, stars, roses, and whorls.  The rose cane is rare, to get ten roses in one weight is even rarer. 

This paperweight was featured in the Hidden Gallery of the 2010 Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors Association.  See figure 6 on page 55. 

There are three rings around a complex millefiori center.  The central cane consists of a daisy type arrangement of alternating color arrowhead canes around a Baccarat six pointed star.  The inner ring consists of ten identical red rose canes each surrounded by a ring of white six pointed star canes.  In the center of each rose cane is a complex cane of rods that form the flower's pistil.  The middle ring has 16 identical complex arrowhead canes.  Each consists of a bundle of red, white, and blue arrow canes pointed towards a central fortress cane.  Each bundle is in turn surrounded by a white cogged cane with a red center.  The outer ring consists of 20 alternating red and white canes.  The red canes have a blue Baccarat star in the center.  The white canes have a green Baccarat whorl cane in the center.

You can read more about the Baccarat paperweights in the book The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights by Paul Hollister  or the book World Paperweights by Robert Hall.

Size:  Just over 2" diameter by 1 1/2" high.  Bottom is ground slightly concave. 
Condition: Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other noticeable flaws.  As is typical of paperweights from this era, there are some small bubbles in the glass.
Signature:  Made by Baccarat in France.  Unsigned, but I guarantee that this is an antique Baccarat paperweight from the classic period 1845-1860. 

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1487 Large Antique Baccarat Rock Paperweight.  Circa 1880. This paperweight consists of a sandy ground flecked with green glass particles and mica.  There is one large hill plus two smaller hills in this example.  This type is also sometimes called a Sand Dune Paperweight.  This is an extra large sized example in very good condition.

According to Sibylle Jargstorf (Paperweights), Baccarat started making this type of weight in 1880. She advances the theory that Baccarat issued these weights in response to the reptile weights shown by Pantin at the 1878 Paris Exhibition. Some Baccarat rock weights contain reptiles or flowers, but almost all contain just rock motifs.  Often these weights have incompatibility cracks throughout the weight, causing a glittery appearance which is part of the appeal. 

Large Size: Just under 3 1/8" diameter by 2 3/8" high.  The bottom is ground concave. 
Condition: Very good condition.  As shown in the pictures, this paperweight has some light scratches and wear the surface, but is in exceptionally good condition considering its age.  In contrast to most rock weights, the base on this paperweight does not have any surface fractures.  The glass on the bottom is intact and the internal fractures shown on the bottom are well contained inside the weight.  There is plenty of glass and the paperweight can be refinished if desired. 
Signature:  Unsigned, but I guarantee this to be an authentic Baccarat antique paperweight.

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Magnum Baccarat 1971 Limited Edition Spaced Millefiori on Lace Paperweight.   Circa 1971.  This wonderful spaced millefiori paperweight from Baccarat contains an arrangement of 19 complex millefiori canes on a lace or upset muslin ground plus a signature cane.  The canes are intricate and very colorful.  See the close-up picture for more detail.  The signature cane is distorted but you can make out a green B and black numbers 1971 inside a ring of white stars.  It is also double signed, dated, and numbered on the bottom.  A wonderful example. 

Baccarat started making modern millefiori paperweights in 1957.  This paperweight is signed with a "B1971" millefiori cane in the design.  The bottom has the acid etched Baccarat logo twice plus it is engraved with the year (1971) and the number (88).  The edition size is not stated. 

Large Size:  3 1/16" diameter by 2 1/4" high.  Bottom is ground flat. 
Signature:  Made by Baccarat in France circa 1971.  Signed on the bottom with the two Baccarat logos and also numbered and dated. 
Condition: Excellent condition with no cracks or chips.   There is some minor wear on the bottom. 
Execution: Excellent execution.  The only flaw is the distorted signature cane.

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2651
Magnum Baccarat Limited Edition Yellow Campanule (Bellflower) Paperweight.   Circa 1983.  This is a spectacular yellow bellflower paperweight with three flowers and a bud plus six leaves and a stem.  The bellflowers are a rich yellow with deep ribbing.  The design is placed over a transparent blue ground.  It is signed in the design with a millefiori signature cane "B 1983" and also signed on the bottom with the Baccarat logo.  Perfect execution and perfect condition.

Baccarat started making lampwork paperweights in the early 1970s, following the introduction of  modern sulphide paperweights in 1953 and modern millefiori paperweights in 1958.

This design was produced only in 1983 in a limited edition of 175 paperweights.  This is number 32 in that series.  There is a signature cane "B 1983" shown in the pictures.  The bottom has the acid etched Baccarat logo plus it is engraved with the year (1983), the number (32) and the size of the series (175).

Some sellers on eBay sell this for the full retail price of $1,573, but my price is much lower. 

Magnum Size: 3 1/8" diameter by just under 2 3/8" high.  Bottom is ground slightly concave. Made by Baccarat in France in 1983.
Condition: Outstanding condition with no cracks or chips or scratches.  It is in perfect original condition. 
Signature:  Made by Baccarat in France in 1983.  Signed in cane and on the bottom. 
Execution:  Perfect execution. 

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$695 postage paid in the US.

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1545 Baccarat Macédoine Millefiori Paperweight.   Circa 1965.  This paperweight is made up of multi-colored striped millefiori segments arranged at (mostly) right angles.  This is a contemporary paperweight made for only a short time during the 1960s.  It is acid etched with the Baccarat signature on the bottom.  This is a great example of a unique Baccarat design.

The Macédoine is a uniquely Baccarat style in which the short sections of latticinio (twists, filigree, lace) are arranged in a quilt-like pattern with many of the sections at right angles to each other.  Usually there are no millefiori present.   This pattern was originally made during the classic period of French paperweights (1845-1860).  The modern version was produced in the 1960s and is similar to but different from the antique version. 

A picture of this weight (in black and white) appears in the book Paperweights by John Bedford.

Size: 2 7/8" diameter by 1 78" high.  Bottom is ground flat. Made by Baccarat in France in the 1960s.  It is signed with the Baccarat acid etch signature on the bottom. 
Condition: Excellent condition with no cracks or chips. 

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2593 Antique Baccarat Concentric Millefiori Paperweight.   Circa 1910-1934.  Colorful concentric millefiori paperweight with a clear ground.  There are four rings of complex millefiori canes around a complex center cane.  The outer ring alternates between pink and blue canes.  The three inner rings are green, red, and white.  As is typical of millefiori from this period, the canes are very complex and miniaturized.  A wonderful example. 

This paperweight dates from the Dupont period of Baccarat production. Popular lore attributes this paperweight to a Mr. Dupont, who supposedly was the last worker at Baccarat to know the secrets of paperweight making.  These paperweights were sold at a Baccarat retail shop in Paris.  Very little is known about the exact period or maker, but there is enough similarity in the millefiori canes to suggest that Mr. Dupont had access to the original molds or some of the original millefiori canes from the classic period.  No collector or scholar ever met Mr. Dupont although at least one visited the Baccarat factory and asked to meet with him.  The weights stopped appearing in the shop in 1934.

You can read more about the Baccarat paperweights and the Dupont connection in the book The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights by Paul Hollister.  or the book World Paperweights by Robert Hall.

Size:  Just under 2 1/2" diameter by 1 11/16" high.   The bottom is ground concave. 
Condition: Excellent condition with no cracks, chips or scratches.  This weight has been professionally restored. 
Signature:  Unsigned but I guarantee that this was made by Baccarat during the 1910-1934 period.
Execution:  Very good.  The design is placed slightly off center. 

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2658 Magnum Baccarat 1986 Limited Edition Christmas Roses (Mary's Rose) Paperweight.   Circa 1986.  This paperweight has a wonderful lampwork bouquet of three simple white roses with a red centers.  The simple rose also sometimes called a Mary's Rose.  There are also two sprays of smaller white flowers.  The bouquet is tied with a pink and white ribbon bow.  The center rose has a Baccarat signature cane "B 1986" in the center.  All of this is over a beautiful white honeycomb ground and a translucent blue lower ground.  In addition to the signature cane in the center rose, it is also signed on the bottom with the Baccarat logo.  Perfect execution except that the signature cane in the center of the middle rose is upside down.

This is a hard to find Baccarat paperweight.   The design was produced only in 1986 in a limited edition of 200 paperweights.  This is number 37 in that series.  There is a signature cane B 1986 shown in the pictures.  The bottom has the Baccarat logo plus it is engraved with the year (1986), the number (37) and the size of the series (200). 

Very Large Size:  Just under 3 1/4" diameter by 2 1/4" high.   The bottom is ground slightly concave.
Condition:  Perfect original condition with no cracks or chips or scratches.
Signature:  Made by Baccarat in France in 1986.  Signed in cane and on the bottom. 
Execution:  Perfect execution except that the signature cane in the center of the middle rose is upside down. 

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This paperweight sold for over $500 when it was made in 1986.  Baccarat currently suggests a retail price of $1,321 for this paperweight, but my price is much lower. 

SOLD.

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2639 Large Baccarat 1975 Limited Edition Sea Horse Paperweight.   Circa 1975.  This is a limited edition Baccarat Sea Horse Paperweight from 1975.  This paperweight has a wonderful green and yellow lampwork sea horse in the ocean depths wrapping its tail around an underwater plant.  There are green, red and white colored rocks scattered along the bottom.   The ground is a translucent turquoise color with bubbles added for an underwater life scene effect.  It is signed in the design with a millefiori signature cane "B 1975" and also signed on the bottom with the Baccarat logo.  Perfect execution and perfect condition.

This is a hard to find Baccarat paperweight.   This design was produced only in 1975 in a limited edition of 260 paperweights.  This is number 70 in that series.  There is a signature cane B 1975 shown in the pictures.  The bottom has the acid etched Baccarat logo plus it is engraved with the year (1975), the number (70) and the size of the series (260).

Baccarat started making lampwork paperweights in the early 1970s, following the introduction of  modern sulphide paperweights in 1953 and modern millefiori paperweights in 1958.

Large Size: Just over 3" diameter by 2 1/8" high.  Bottom is ground slightly concave. Made by Baccarat in France in 1975.
Condition: Outstanding condition with no cracks or chips or scratches.  It is in perfect original condition. 
Signature:  Made by Baccarat in France in 1975.  Signed in cane and on the bottom. 
Execution:  Perfect execution. 

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Some sellers on eBay sell this for the full retail price of $2,563, but my price is much lower. 

SOLD

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