April 26, 2016
A collection of my medals, valued at about half a million pounds, and a sample folder valued at £50,000, will be auctioned by Mullock’s on 30th June, the catalogue will be ready in a few weeks. So I wish to support the auction usingwww.aias.us and www.upitec.org. Proceeds will be invested in the Newlands Family Trust and used for various good purposes, notably science and the Welsh language. The material is being kept in a vault at Mullock’s insured for up to ten million pounds. All the material was transferred to Mullock’s today. I would be grateful if this notice could be posted on the home page of both sites, as the first item seen by the reader. Reference to the e bay auction onwww.aias.us should be removed, because the e bay auction it is now out dated and expired, and e bay is not suitable for such prestigious material.”
We have put that in our diaries, as we think that the medals would look nice on a charm bracelet (or would they then technically make it a ‘charmless’ bracelet?). The folder would be nice to have too; have you seen the shocking prices at Staples? It does not seem a lot to pay; we anticipate that the cost of a good meal for two should cover it all … when the auctioneer has wised-up (hammer prices at Mullock’s tend to be rather ‘muted’ to say the least). You must have spent a fortune on contents insurance. And now the cost of an armored car to the auction house. Or was it all transferred by registered mail? By the way, what is the point of removing references to the embarrassing Ebay auction from the aias.us site when blog references to that hilarious episode have been lovingly archived in several places?