What’s It Worth? Shiny Things For Billionaires

What do successful men do with all that money? Why, the same thing most men of any means do – collect shiny things.

We spend a lot of time (and effort) writing about shiny, expensive things for women. Diamonds, colored gemstones set in rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. But what about men?

I can attest with assurance that manly men also like shiny things and can be even more distracted by them and inclined to excess, as evidenced in today’s tale of a local billionaire who had a taste for the “big five” of male distractions – pens, knives, firearms, watches and cars.

So it was no surprise when we were called upon to help another well-known local estate dealer divest a billionaire hedge fund manager’s estate of his pen collection. And since he was a billionaire, he “needed” about a gazillion pens. He certainly could not sign documents and contracts with much of a flourish using a Bic. No, it had to be a limited edition. Maybe in sterling silver or solid gold. Or fine enamel. Or hand-painted Chinese lacquer.

We will have these stunning pens on display at both stores. The more expensive pieces will be at our International Plaza store. Montblanc, Montegrappa, Parker, Schaeffer, and more are featured; valuations vary. We picked five of the best to showcase here. Please note retail prices are 3 to 4 times higher than the asking price.

If you have any valuable “big five” male distractions to sell, pay us a visit. We will treat you fairly. If you need an appointment in St. Petersburg or Tampa, give us a call or email jeffreyphess@aol.com.

We will meet you at your home, bank, or attorney’s office. Always buying diamonds, fine wristwatches, pocket watches and expensive jewelry. Gold is high; sell NOW! No estate too small or too large.

JEFF HESS, Owner & Appraiser.
Comments, questions or suggestions for this column, please send to jeffreyphess@aol.com.
St. Petersburg 1131 4th St. N, St. Petersburg FL 33701. 727.898.4377.
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