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    Default Found Quahog Pearl While Eating

    Hey guys, I recently bought some quahog clams to eat at home. Unexpectedly, as I was opening one of them, I found a pearl-like object. I just posted it on this forum to see if it's worth the hassle to get this appraised. Any help is appreciated! Thank you.

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    Not in Direct Light: http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/3115/photo0004b.jpg
    Last edited by jin512; 08-25-2010 at 02:06 AM.

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    Super Moderator Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert jshepherd's Avatar
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    There's not much in the way of color there, but the shape! Is it almost round? Does it have a flat side?

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    Yes, excellent shape, and some new shots in indirect sunlight should give a better clue regarding the color.

    Were the quohogs eaten raw?
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    jshepherd: It's sort of ovally, but not very oval.
    smetzler: I was going to open them to cook and while washing them, I saw this.

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    I'll post a photo not in direct light as requested.

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    What color would you call it?
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    It's a bisque or some sort of greyish white mix.

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    Can anyone please help me appraise this?

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    Good size, not bad shape. Unfortunately, the ugly color reduces the value. And if you cooked it before you found it, it may not be worth much, except as a curiosity. Try selling it on eBay. You might get $150 to $300. Hope for a bidding war.

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    Does anyone think I should even try selling this?

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    If you don't want to keep it then why not try and sell it. You have nothing to lose.

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    Is anyone still interested in this?

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