Any bargains? Composer manuscripts turn up on ebaymain
A California is offering what purport to be authentic handwritten documents by Bartok, Berlioz, Debussy, Liszt, Mahler, Schumann and others on the international auction site. Bidding starts as low as $140. The dealers want at least $19,000 for the Liszt manuscript (below), which has a seller’s estimate of $40-60,000.
No description is offered, and no hint of original provenance. The collection is said to have belonged to ‘the late William K Steiner’, apparently a dry-cleaning machines millionaire.
Bidders enter the auction at their own risk. There are three days left before the virtual hammer falls.
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