Next on e-bay: George Washington's Reeboks

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Thomas Veil, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    OBJECTIVE reality
  2. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

    Apr 10, 2003
    The "Garden" state
    i'm disappointed. I would have thought Lincoln for more of a jelly band with see-through face kind of guy (with snap-on plastic bumper cover, natch)
  3. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Since the actual coat is on display at Ford's Theater, then it should be obvious is a swatch was taken from said coat. It would seem that experts could determine authenticity of the swatch being material coming from the 1865 era.
  4. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    ... hilarity ensues.

    Reminds me of an artifact collector who inscribes his own markings and passes them off as authentic artifacts so he can fetch top dollar in the black market for pillaged goods.
  5. dvdh macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2004
    In a similar regards, there was a nice (and highly critical) article in Macleans (Canadian news weekly) in regards to the (in)famous James Ossuary that supposedly provided concrete existance of Jesus. The article nicely descibes how the Royal Ontario Museum (in someone's foolishness) was taken for a ride on this fraud, and what the shaddy Israeli art dealer went through to pull it off. . .

    Here's a bite:

    When workers at the loading dock unlocked the doors of the Brinks truck on the morning of Oct. 31, 2002, Dan Rahimi, then the ROM's director of collections, blanched. The priceless James ossuary, trumpeted on the world's front pages only 10 days before as the first historical evidence of the existence of Jesus Christ, was packed in a cardboard box like a discount-store toaster oven. The normal protocol for shipping an antiquity is to put it in a foam-lined wood or metal crate, placed inside yet another sturdy foam-lined crate. "I looked at it and said 'Oh, f**k!' " Rahimi recalls. "I mean, it was so bizarre."
  6. Chappers macrumors 68020


    Aug 12, 2003
    At home

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