More Christmas “prestigious” auction alerts

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Screen shot of the vintage souvenir of the Rylands fragment of John on sale through Sotheby’s New York on December 5th

Christmas auction madness never ends surprising me this year. In few days, Sotheby’s New York will auction an awful vintage reproduction of our P.Ryl. III 457 (P 52), with an estimate price of $ 300-500. By the way, the other side of the facsimile fragment is BLANK. So this really is a super-crappy souvenir.

To maybe add an ironic touch, the catalogue specifies that provenance (whatever they mean through the term…) is unknown, and date is 19-20 century. You bet.

The lot is part of the sale of the Bible Collection of Dr Charles Caldwell Ryrie, on which see Brice Jones’ blog.

Are you thinking to buy this “souvenir”? You should really be a bizarre collector full of money to throw away: consider donating to the poor instead, it’s Christmas time after all…

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The real P.Ryl. III 457, and there’s more on the back…

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7 thoughts on “More Christmas “prestigious” auction alerts

  1. Yes David: I believe I will produce P52 and other fake from our collection with my students next year and will offer them for auction through Sotheby’s and Christie’s. It will increase enrolment and will count as employment….

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