Cool Asian Archery on Ebay
- Greetings. Please allow me to take a moment of your time for this appeal
and opportunity. I have copied part of an email from another email list,
written by Thomas Duvernay, that contains information regarding an upcoming series
of ebay auctions. This is an opportunity to both help a fellow
archer/bowyer and to acquire some otherwise unobtainable Asian archery artifacts.
"Many of you remember the Korean bowyer, Geuk-hwan Park (who was the
subject of my video The Way of the Bow: Crafting the Korean Horn
Bow), and that he was stricken with a brain problem that left him
I spent the afternoon with him and his wife, together with my wife
and son. First, I'd like to say that he seems to be doing much
better. He moves fairly quickly now and his voice is strong (although
he doesn't speak very much). He was smiling and laughing a lot.
I arranged with him to sell his bowmaking estate (including horn bows
in different stages of completion). I will be putting some of it up
for sale after I head to the States next week.
The bowyer and his wife need money, as he has no source of income
anymore. One item that will stay in Korea until it's sold, but will
be up for sale, is his yegoong (the huge horn bow he made a few years
ago). Besides the original from which it was copied, it is the only
one of its kind in the world. Crafting it was very difficult for the
bowyer, and in no small way contributed to his attack and paralysis;
he literally put his life into that bow. It was originally intended
to go into a museum, but the bowyer decided against it, and then he
was paralyzed; now, he needs to sell it for living expenses. Although
it is hard to put a value on a piece that is one-of-a-kind,
contributed to the loss of a bowyer, of great historical value, etc.,
I would conservatively estimate its worth in the thousands of
dollars. When sold, all proceeds will go to the bowyer."
Here's the URL for the first auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?
ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:31&item=7207385542. Cut and paste this in
your search engine, or alternatively, log into ebay and enter the item
number in their search feature: 7207385542.
Thank you for your time and attention.
Master Andras Truemark
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