Douglas Baders prosthetic leg up for auction

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

A prosthetic leg worn by war hero Douglas Bader is to be sold at auction. Eleys Auctions in Boston, Lincs, also plans to sell prints belonging to Adolf Hitler of his lover Eva Braun, and a set of three silver trays presented to him on his 50th birthday.

Phillip Knapper, from the auction house, said he expected Bader's memorabilia, including Red Cross parcels sent to him in Colditz Castle as well as his mess bill, to exceed £100,000.

His Alvis car from the 1960s is expected to fetch another £60,000. The items belonging to Hitler could go for more than £55,000.
 

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barbs said:
Douglas Bader's prosthetic leg up for auction Telegraph online 23 Feb 08

A prosthetic leg worn by war hero Douglas Bader is to be sold at auction. Eleys Auctions in Boston, Lincs, also plans to sell prints belonging to Adolf Hitler of his lover Eva Braun, and a set of three silver trays presented to him on his 50th birthday.

Phillip Knapper, from the auction house, said he expected Bader's memorabilia, including Red Cross parcels sent to him in Colditz Castle as well as his mess bill, to exceed £100,000.

His Alvis car from the 1960s is expected to fetch another £60,000. The items belonging to Hitler could go for more than £55,000.
Wonder how much my signed copy of "Mein Kampf" would go for :?
 
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Greed greed greed...
This Bader collection should be given to be displayed an English museum of course.
 

oldbaldy

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Should have been on sale before christmas..........someone would have been bound to buy it, if only as a stocking filler.
 

oldbaldy

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General_Layabout said:
Should have been on sale before christmas..........someone would have been bound to buy it, if only as a stocking filler.
Maybe Paul could have bought it for his soon to be ex-missus
 
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oldbaldy said:
actiontoday said:
Greed greed greed...
This Bader collection should be given to be displayed an English museum of course.
The Churchill family sold the Churchill Papers for £12M.
Why should the Bader items be given away?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3680922.stm
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.
 

oldbaldy

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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?
 
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oldbaldy said:
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?
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.
 

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maguire

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good thing he's dead, or he wouldnt have a leg to stand on.
 
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barbs said:
Douglas Bader's prosthetic leg up for auction Telegraph online 23 Feb 08

A prosthetic leg worn by war hero Douglas Bader is to be sold at auction. Eleys Auctions in Boston, Lincs, also plans to sell prints belonging to Adolf Hitler of his lover Eva Braun, and a set of three silver trays presented to him on his 50th birthday.

Phillip Knapper, from the auction house, said he expected Bader's memorabilia, including Red Cross parcels sent to him in Colditz Castle as well as his mess bill, to exceed £100,000.

His Alvis car from the 1960s is expected to fetch another £60,000. The items belonging to Hitler could go for more than £55,000.
My Bold - don't you think he should have paid his mess bill by now?
 

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