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A brief article on book auctions

A brief article on book auctions

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http://m.thehindubusinessline.com/fea ... lease/article5879609.ece/

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Re: A brief article on book auctions

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http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/e ... ection-n09131/lot.44.html

This one seems to bee the auction mentioned in the article. $100000 without any signature is mad!


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It's the condition of the dust-jacket. Finding one that is essentially new after 75 years (especially on that paper stock) is essentially a one in 100,000 chance. At least according to that bidder, and the person who had the bid just under that.
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