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    €630,000 for a matchbox ...

    ... sized piece of carved jade auctioned today in Co. Laois.

    The pre-auction estimate was between €4,000 and €6,000!


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    Incredible!

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...reaking54.html
    Last edited by Old Dog; 29th-November-2012, 21:14.
    New infraction avoidance policy: a post may be described as imbecilic, but its author should never be described as an imbecile.

    #2
    Any idea what cut the auctioneers got?

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      #3
      Time to start searching in the depths of my cupboards.
      Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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        #4
        Probably bought as an investment by Anglo-some functionary was told to go buy a small piece of art to replenish the collection.
        "We are going to hope to keep improving the environment in Munster. It’s about improving and setting standards where players and coaches can improve. Hopefully we can offer that more than just money.” Johann Van Graan 20/12/2017

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          #5
          Originally posted by FORWARD.... View Post
          Probably bought as an investment by Anglo-some functionary was told to go buy a small piece of art to replenish the collection.
          There was a time they'd be handing them out at golf days....
          Anybody who sees a psychiatrist would want their head examined.*&nb sp;Henry Ford

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