New York - eBay Auction Of Schindler's List Closes Without Receiving A Single Bid
New York - Ten days after bidding opened, the auction for one of four known original versions of “Schindler’s List” closed without securing a single bid.
ABC NEWS (http://abcn.ws/1aTldQM) is reporting that the version up for auction, which was listed by Gazin Auctions and was open only to bidders who passed a vetting process pre-qualifying them to meet the list’s $3M opening bid price, had come under fire from historians, not for its authenticity, but for its price tag.
Holocaust historian and author of “Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Stories Behind the List,” was critical of the list’s opening bid, calling this particular version an “update” of the two original lists compiled by Schindler in 1944.
In an interview last week, Michal Niezabitowski, director of the Historical Museum in Krakow, agreed.
Despite his criticism of the price tag, Crowe said, “This is not fraudulent. They certainly do tell the end of the story, but they don’t illuminate the beginning, so they are less important.”
Eric Gazin, owner of Gazin Auctions, said despite the fact that the ten day EBay auction window closed without receiving a bid, he is in talks with serious bidders, and that he simply wasn’t able to secure their financing during the short window
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