This was an award given to surviving Civil War veterans at the turn of the century. We know anything old pertaining to military conflict has value and this was a piece that I thought would generate a little more interest than it did. When selling things on eBay, some types of items we auction, starting them at a fair opening bid and letting the public carry the price higher if warranted. In this case, I might have done better 'fishing' for a high price and taking offers. Different types of items requires different selling strategies and we of course try to pick the best method based on our experience. We've sold about 30,000 items on eBay to date so most of the time our guess is best.