Going Cheap

FOR POSTING: Auction on 30th June by Mullock’s

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?

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2 Responses to “Going Cheap”

  1. Bargain Hunter Says:

    Judging by their most recent historical documents sale, he might want to rein in his expectations a little. Most of the lots sold for under £100. The priciest item was a set of architectural drawings of Adolf Hitler’s childhood home, which made £16,000. Indeed, most of the choice lots seem to have been Hitler memorabilia. While there is clearly a market for the personal effects of certain historically significant monomaniacal loonies with delusions of grandeur, I still don’t hold out much hope for Ron’s getting more than the price of the bus fare home.

  2. Frank Brown Says:

    Surely this auction is an expensive way for Ron to con money out of his followers to pay for his living expenses, in the name of “supporting science”. Who other than his followers would be interesting in bidding?

    Ron needs to be careful. If he sets a reserve at the half million he thinks his medals are worth, he may have to pay a 5% unsold items fee. I don’t think his prized pension will cover a £25,000 fee.

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