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Antique Brick, great Xmas present

  • Reserve met Reserve met 
  • Closed: Mon 12 Dec 2005, 4:15 pm
Listing #: 42299080
This brick is an off red colour and was unearthed on a beach near Ngakawau, West Coast. It is a protected artifact, but I did have permission from Ngai Tahu to remove this national treasure from the beach.

The carbon (dioxide) dating that I have done suggests that it is over 100 years old. It is showing signs of age and external nautical erosion has occoured.

Bricks such as these were used at the time of the Gold Rush in the Wild West Coast to build houses and as a secret hiding place for gold. I have it on some authority that this brick was to be shipped to it's rich owners in England where the gold that may be present in the brick's interior was to be extracted.

It is a must for any brick lover's collection. I will only sell to a good home. This is perfect for a young entrepreneur looking for an entry to the property market. Or perhaps for someone you don't like

Shipping details

  • Pick up. Free shipping if over $10
  • $4 otherwise
  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • cash, Internet Banking

About the seller

aweeman (87 87 positive feedback) Address Verified Jan 2014
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  • Member since May 2005

Closes: Mon 12 Dec, 4:15 pm. 2005 This auction used auto-extend.