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Friday, September 28, 2012

Any comments on this ksav?


Hi I am about to embark on the sale of a sefardi sefer torah to a customer in America, he was looking for a sefer at around the $25,000 mark, here is a sample of what I have chosen for him. Can anyone tell me if there are any chisronot in the ktav (I'm not so mumche in sephardi ksav) or what they think of the price? I'd appreciate a bit of a confidence booster from anyone who has more experience in sefer torah sales - Thanks!

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  1. Agreed - very nice k'tav (not sure about the tsadi going below the base though but often happens with the thicker Sefardi strokes) - its very consistent and possibly worth more. BTW There is a blob between the raglayim of the tav in v'hanoteret though that might just be the scanned image?

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  2. Looks good. can I ask what the sofer takes for such a sefer?

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    1. I paid 85,000 shekels for the complete product including checking and computer checking. I marked it up about 10%, thats hopw I got to $25,000. Is that reasonable?

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    2. I charge at two rates. If I buy directly from the sofer and invest in the sefer from the start I charge more for the completed product. If I buy the complete product (usually from another wholesaler) I will mark it up less...

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  3. Hi Nachman,
    Your customer is getting a good deal at $25,000. It's a nice clear Sephardi Ketav and can command a bit more than what you are selling it for.

    The longer Tzadi is standard for the script, but some of his are a bit longer than normal. Make sure you properly check the sefer & clean it out. The TAV of Vehanoteret (line 18) seems to have had a line or accidental mark possibly added by the Metayeg decending into the body of the letter.

    Double check line 20 - The word OTAH - the Alef seems to be touching the Tav. Otherwise, beautiful sefer and very easy to read. You are giving a good value to your client.

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  4. Hi Nachman,
    Your customer is getting a good deal at $25,000. It's a nice clear Sephardi Ketav and can command a bit more than what you are selling it for.

    The longer Tzadi is standard for the script, but some of his are a bit longer than normal. Make sure you properly check the sefer & clean it out. The TAV of Vehanoteret (line 18) seems to have had a line or accidental mark possibly added by the Metayeg decending into the body of the letter.

    Double check line 20 - The word OTAH - the Alef seems to be touching the Tav. Otherwise, beautiful sefer and very easy to read. You are giving a good value to your client.

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  5. A FEW MUST QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE ANY PURCHASE:
    1)DOES THE SOFER HAVE KSAV KABALA (EXPIRED?)
    2)DO YOU HAVE VAAD MISHMERES STAM COMPUTER REPORT WITH ZERO MISTAKES
    3)DOES THE KLAF HAVE HASHGACHA
    4)DOES THE METAYEG HAVE KSAV KABALA OR AT LEAST RELIABLE

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