Re: Old photographs
I am prepared to pay for one of these photos.
However I will be on holiday next week, Monday to Friday, so there could be a delay in making any payment.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "bobconrich" <bob@...> wrote:
> There are three old photographs, two of them dating from 1934, showing Tristan islanders, for sale in the US. I've never seen them before, and thus think they may be unique, unpublished images. They are quite wonderful, and professionally made. I would like to buy them and donate them to the great little heritage museum the islanders maintain.
> Having failed to plan for a global recession, I can't afford to do this. I wonder if three people would like to sponsor (that means "pay for") the items if I win the auction in a few days, to a maximum of US$32 each. They may sell for a third of that. I don't want your money. If I win any or all of the auctions, I will give the seller shipping instructions and put you in direct contact so you can pay him yourself. I will never see the photos or handle your money.
> The last time I did this, a lot of people bid against me, possibly as a result of my sharing the details with all 500 of you, so the above information is all you get until next week, sorry.
> Many thanks for your time.
> Bob Conrich
> British West Indies