Douglas Baders prosthetic leg up for auction

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  1. Douglas Bader's prosthetic leg up for auction Telegraph online 23 Feb 08

  2. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Wonder how much my signed copy of "Mein Kampf" would go for :?
  3. Greed greed greed...
    This Bader collection should be given to be displayed an English museum of course.
  4. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Depends. did he do a dedication to you in it?
  5. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Nah, its to some bloke called Erwin saying "Frohe Weinachten, viel spass in Tripoli"
  6. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    The Churchill family sold the Churchill Papers for £12M.
    Why should the Bader items be given away?
  7. Should have been on sale before christmas..........someone would have been bound to buy it, if only as a stocking filler.
  8. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Maybe Paul could have bought it for his soon to be ex-missus
  9. Because this collection surely belongs on view in a public exhibition in this country. Just because other people have sold nationally important items for personal profit doesn't make it ideal. Our museums and libraries are full of important documents and artifacts DONATED by those British people who felt an obligation to make the items available for all to enjoy.
  10. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Yes, but why just because one person donates something to a museum does it mean that all items deemed to be important be donated. Personal circumstances differ. Plus who decides what is important? You, me, another quango?
  11. The level of interest by museums etc deems the importance.
    The personal conscience decides if profit is the priority or the benefit of the country as a whole.
    I doubt I'm the only one here who's got one or two interesting bits and pieces here that will end up in museums one day- donated obviously.
    It's a matter of personal choice.
  12. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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  13. You must be pulling my leg.
  14. It must be his second set. I believe one of his first set of legs was left in Le Touquet circa 1941.
  15. And the gesture by Adolf 'Dolpho' Galland.