1. Harbour Lights HL821 Point Retreat Lighthouse (AK) 2011 Rare Edition 20 Years -$682.00 , 19 bids +$28.00 shipping
I was overwhelmed with this price. Obliviously this was a bidding war. I put this one in the $150 to $250 range by just going by past Reunion piece. But after reviewing the production amount at 360 and realizing that it may have been over a year since the HL821 has been on eBay I can understand a high price. Alaska Pieces are usually not that popular but Reunion pieces are and with a small production amount like the Alaska reunion Lighthouses it make them a hot item. Two other HL821 was just on eBay and went for $149.99 and$152.49 supporting the low end of my original price range. .
2. Harbour Lights # 330 Staten Island Range (NY) Limited Edition Lighthouse 2006 -$410.00 , 40 bids .+$13.50 shipping
This one is totally too high. With a production of 4,500 and just went for $100 for two other Bids this month, I put its value at $80 to $120
3. HARBOUR LIGHTS COLLECTORS SOCIETY "FRESNEL LENS" 4TH ORDER #658 -$330.00, 46 bids, +$10.00 shipping
This again is too high. With 5,500 made it is not that rare. In the past two months four of these sold from$122 to $260. I put the value from $125 to $260. But because of Christmas just around the bend and Fresnel Len’s being extremely popular, I would not be surprised to see more high prices till the end of December.
4. 2006 HARBOUR LIGHTS LIGHTHOUSE #693 EL MORRO, PUERTO RICO, SIGNED -$283.53 4 bids +$8.70 shipping
This one is a little high. I would put it in the $125 to $175 range.
Another one just went for $160 on EBay today.
5. 2004 Harbour Lights 4th Order Fresnel Lens #673 Pre-Owned -$250.00 Buy It Now +$25.20 shipping
On the high side of going price. A Production 0f 4000 and original selling price of $150 this
Is the highest price Fresnel lens that HL made. Value $200 to $250
6. HARBOUR LIGHTS "FRESNEL LENS" 5TH ORDER #631 - $260.00 , 33 bids
On the high side. Value $150
7. Lightship Nantucket (MA) Light Vessel AB 115 Anchor Bay Harbour Lights 2003 ,Pre-Owned, -$205.50 , 21 bids , +$28.00 shipping
A little high but if someone was looking for this for a Christmas present buying this was probably the right thing to-do. Don’t see a lot of Nantucket’s on eBay.
With a production of 4,000, and the fact it is a lightship I put its value between $100 to $200. Light ships are somewhat popular. The earlier ones like the columbia, Huron and Chesapeake are relatively easy to find while the Nantucket is harder to find.
8. Harbour Lights HL379 Lighthouse Point San Luis Obispo 2009 - Excellent Pre-Owned- $156.89 12 bids
About the going price . value $150
9. Harbour Lights Lighthouse Navesink New Jersey Twin Lights with COA & Box Brand New - $146.25 +$31.46 shipping
A little high. There are a lot of these around. They take up a lot of room and probably one of the first harbor lights to go when a collector is trying to find room in the curio cabinet.
Value around $33 to $125
Four of these just when on EBay for between $33 and $50, but once in a while you will see one go for around a hundred or more.
10. Harbour Lights #389, Key Largo, FL Brand New - $154.50 7 bids
This is a steal. Extremely popular and hard to find. On the secondary Market this is going for $500 but eBay isn’t reflecting this.
So what happened?
I will have to give you, one of those “Back in my Day” stories to explain this.
Back in the hay day of Harbour Light collecting 1997 to 2002, I could tell you what any lighthouse would go for within a $10 margin on eBay (or back in1997 to 1998 it was the AOL Lighthouse board). Today this is no longer true. The reason is that back then, All the Harbour lights had established values and if any lighthouse would fall below the values it would be bought up by a secondary marketer or another collector that would snatch it up for trading. Also there were always many eyes on the lighthouses if one person missed a bargain it would be caught by another and usually run the price back up to its going price.
Today’s eBay market is totally different. There no secondary marketer that are following the eBay market that I know of. And apparently there aren’t collectors that will buy up a bargain and if there are they are only willing to go so far. Even though the Key Largo went for $154.50 I still put its value at $350 to $500.