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Paul's request for prices
In a message dated 97-10-20 03:20:03 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Paul Willis wrote:
> > The current owner of the type specimen of Kakuru is contemplating
> > it. In order to try and do the right thing by everybody (ie, trying to
> > this specimen into an Australian museum and satisfy the current owner) I
> > would be interested in knowing what museums or private collectors would
> > prepared to pay for this specimen from around the world.
> This is *not* directed a Paul, so don't take it personally, but...
> If you must ask this of the list, I think it would be VERY appropriate
> for you to receive your responses to your question OFF-LIST (please).
> is nothing to be gained (scientifically or economically) by having the
> whole list read what the highest bid could theoretically be.
However, Paul's original post continued as follows:
>> Please keep replies off list and suggested prices will remain
>> There is, of course, no obligation involved in suggesting what the
>> is worth to you or your institution. I am just trying to get some idea of
>> the potential, realistic value of this specimen on a world market.