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Rlc. Mem. Gordon Vallance x 2.

This is a discussion on Rlc. Mem. Gordon Vallance x 2. within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Bought these 2 plants recently. The white was advertised in a Facebook group by a ...

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    Default Rlc. Mem. Gordon Vallance x 2.

    Bought these 2 plants recently. The white was advertised in a Facebook group by a very experienced grower. Place a bid by PM direct to him. I couldn't resist & posted a $$$.
    Much quicker than I thought, the owner tells me the bid was the 1st received & was happy. He then tells the pink one, a plant was also available. I said I'd have the pink one if a high bid was received for the white. Ok, some few hours later, before the auction time was due to end, a message arrives saying that the owner had spoke with his wife (whom I don't know) & she suggested strongly !! that he sell me BOTH plants for not that much more than I offered for the white. I had to have a very deep long think about for all of 5 seconds before I said OK.
    Worst part, a good friend & fellow Judge & Cattleya grower was at work (Policeman) & couldn't get to bid before it was marked SOLD. He was quite agitated when I spoke to him & asked How quick do you have to be. My ear was burning when I told him I bought it. He calmed down enough to say he would buy it from me with a profit margin the next day. That didn't work but I have promised him 1/2 when I divide it.
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    What great finds! Love it when things work out like that.

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    Couple of beauties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Hamilton View Post
    What great finds! Love it when things work out like that.
    Talking on the phone to my mate who missed out on the white, still grumpy. Haha. Had the big spoon out stirring as well.

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