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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, 20:14.
    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.
        Has Fineen put Johnny down yet?

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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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