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Offline Jack Ryan

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Re: Hitler's bunker phone to be sold at auction
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2017, 10:13:34 PM »
There was also an article in the May edition of The Exchange. The conclusion was that the phone was a fake.

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Re: Hitler's bunker phone to be sold at auction
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2017, 02:32:07 PM »
I just can't see how someone could plunk down such an immense figure on something that has no provenance whatsoever and is held to be genuine just because one believes it to be true hard enough.  With so many fakes and forgeries swirling around those people and events, one would think that the buyer should have known better.
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Re: Hitler's bunker phone to be sold at auction
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2017, 02:44:38 PM »
I just can't see how someone could plunk down such an immense figure on something that has no provenance whatsoever and is held to be genuine just because one believes it to be true hard enough.  With so many fakes and forgeries swirling around those people and events, one would think that the buyer should have known better.

Same feelings here but two questions:

1) can the buyer get their money back; and
2) was this a scam auction to transfer $243,000 less fees to someone for something nefarious?
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Re: Hitler's bunker phone to be sold at auction
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2017, 02:52:42 PM »
That could make for another interesting story....
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Re: Hitler's bunker phone to be sold at auction
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2017, 03:08:10 PM »
I would think someone with that much money to spend would be able to afford an expert to authenticate the item and a lawyer to enure he is not wasting his money. But then again lots of people have more money than sense.
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Re: Hitler's bunker phone to be sold at auction
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2017, 09:31:59 PM »
I cannot imagine a single item, especially a rotary phone, being valued greater than a three bedroom house.

Depending on where you live of course, +/-.
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