It recently was brought to my attention that new, unused rosettes had been offered for sale in several online auctions through ebay. While it turns out that a show was selling their unused ribbons as part of a charity auction, the scenario still made me wonder- would you buy or sell previously awarded ribbons or rosettes on ebay?
Sure enough, looking on ebay, there are plenty of ribbons for sale, both new and vintage, from single Grand Prix championship rosettes to lots of 50 smaller and simpler ribbons. I understand that a quilter might be using these ribbons as material for their craft, or a decorator might be interested in the vintage rosettes for an artistic endeavor. And we would never claim to have a say in what happens to our awards after they are shipped out the door.
But who is scooping up these lots of ribbon for $1 or $2? Maybe someone running a therapeutic facility snatches up the awards at a low cost. Have you sold off ribbons on ebay to prepare for a move or clean out your child’s closet? We’re honestly just curious. Let us know of your experiences in the comments.