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Is It Really Ghoulish To Collect Or Sell Pieces Of An Historic Building, After All No One Died?

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anotheoldgit | 09:31 Wed 17th Apr 2019 | News
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yes ~I do spath
Which one?
Rockrose, that's nothing. I've got a full jar of Moon dust, Elvis's last burger and the exact piece of Old Trafford turf from which Beckham scored the injury time free kick in 2009 to send us to the World Cup. Bought them from the shop I Saw You Coming.
joke - - - why dont we put AOG on e bay and pass him off as a gargoyle!
ter daaah

that wont kill this thread innit? My grand-daddy was at ypres 1917 and survived and the tommies picked up bits othe medaeval cathedral.
He had a bit of the choir from 1300 - and when they rebuilt, offered it bck an dthey sid no thanks
...... and actually as an art historian, it was a putto from 1680

kid with angel feathers around
with the availability of sugar from 1680 - the babies puffed out and found their way into are forms - as putti
and were popular moteeeeefs 1680-1700

https://www.staffler-vienna.at/en/cribshop/angels/putto-angels/putto-looking-left/

value - wooden carved putto head - £50?

oh no yah
1805 they were selling the brandy from the cask where nelson had been taken back
and people were drinking it
uuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhh!

and bits of the victoy - regular visitor to Antiques Roadshow
OK Ken whatever!
Spath - Why?
I understood every word you typed PP, ;-/

Don't be a wallflower, tell all us AB uneducated mere mortals what you actually think, please.
oh - there was this big battle between ships called trafalgar
and the head honcho the fella in charge got killed.
Ohhhhhh (poo)
so they put him in a cask of Brandy - ever such strong drink.
this prevented rotting
anyway they hauled him out in England and the cask then only had brandy in it and no body. The body was being buried
They sold the brandy to people
the people drank it
ugh
the end
"Spath - Why?"

If everyone took a part of monuments then there would be none left, i was curious if it was bought, or picked up from the scene, or even chiselled off.
I have some bags of smoke .
which may have come from this fire
Do you think I can auction it of as genuine Holy Smoke ?
Any Takers ??
We've got a chunk of the real Berlin Wall, and my East German step father joked he'd sold more of it than ever existed back in the day, any old rubble would do, so I think the Great Wall of China joke is probably true. lol

I don't care about bits of burned Notre Dame being flogged- it's an ill wind that blows no-one any good, but I'd have issues with people looting somewhere like Auschwitz.
I'm sure that's not the end PP.

"Holy smoke" Johnny, pencil me in for 5!!

Now I'm thinking how can I value add and make myself a nice profit.
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Rockrose

/// I have a bit of the berlin wall and a piece of granite from a monument in Egypt - ghoulish? I don't think so. ///

I don't know about the Egyptian piece, but many were killed trying to get over the Berlin Wall.
I'm furious.

Furious I tell you, with the fury.
//I don't know about the Egyptian piece, but many were killed trying to get over the Berlin Wall//

How many people perished in making Egyptian pieces?

Or did that not effect ones family?
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People have got too sensitive these days, the kids of WW2 would collect and swap pieces of shrapnel from Nazi bombs and British guns that had perhaps killed many, they would also barter for Nazi badges from German POWs.
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1ozzy

/// How many people perished in making Egyptian pieces? ///

As I said "I don't know about the Egyptian piece".
It's not about people being killed. It's about owning a piece of history.
and IMO people should not be collecting this history.

It's like if people went to these places and carved their name into them. Once one person does it, everyone does. Not only does that make your little find or carving less special and less rare, but it also destroys the monument or historic artefact your'e trying to keep special little piece of.

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