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Newsletter #128

September 22, 2000

Greetings Accumulators!

The summer flew by, didn't it? I spent most of August on the road and am just catching up. I hope all your summers were great, with lots of astounding yard sale finds.

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF YES, YES, THE BOOK IS OUT THERE
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Well, it will be, anyway, imminently. The book is part of a series called "Collector's Compass" and its title is "Collector's Compass - Jewelry". It is a book produced in a unique way, with another "expert contributor" and myself providing answers to issues about all aspects of collecting jewelry. It has loads of little helpful hints, too, to help you negotiate the ins and outs of the marketplace. But, Please, do not write to me and ask to order an autographed copy. I don't have them yet. When I do, you'll be the first to know (well, whom else would I tell first, but you?). And when they do show up, I'll be flattered and happy to sign them for you!

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME DEPARTMENT
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It seems that an American soldier was assigned, during World War II, to guard a German mine where priceless religious relics were hidden. He helped himself to several of those relics, brought them back to the US, and then willed them to his sister and brother. After he died, his siblings apparently sold the items, among them a 9th Century German manuscript written in gold. They sold it for more than 8 million dollars. They were charged with trafficking in stolen property, and have just agreed to a settlement that includes a $135,000 tax bill. The German government says the penalty is a "slap on the wrist". Actually it is - for everyone involved. The siblings were dealing in items they knew were stolen, but they were stolen even before their brother took them. The Germans stole them from churches. It kind of seems appropriate that nobody's coming away with a smile on his face.

REPRODUCTION ALERT
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Folks, stay away from all those rusty iron gates and pedestals and other iron architectural items you see piled up in single booths at outdoor shows. Almost all of them are new. Know your dealer!

Well, Accumulators, Artie and I are off to Lake Champlaign. We're going to the antiques show at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, NY. Admission to the show includes admission to the museum. If you're in the nabe, stop by and say "hi!" Have a great week, Accumulators. Happy hunting!

Best,
Judith

2000 Judith Katz-Schwartz. All rights reserved.
Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter #128
U.S. Library of Congress
ISSN 1520-4464

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