Re: [Ancientartifacts] How was the BAAF

BAAF is the largest antiquities fair in the world and offers an excellent opportunity to see in one place so many fine items for sale. Especially useful for a newbie who wants to learn what is available and who is just starting to distinguish authentic items from fakes. I also found gallery owners to be uniformly nice and talkative people. On the other hand I found prices to be so high as to be a turn-off. Indeed some were sky-high. For example a Minoan bronze idol, no larger than my small finger, was offered for 70,000 Euros. A (very fine) Cycladic idol was offered for 390,000 Euros. I understand these are rare items, but still. I heard several times about items being sold to museums. BTW there are two BAAFs; one in June in Brussels and one in November in Basel.


--- On Tue, 6/10/08, rumballus <> wrote:
From: rumballus <>
Subject: [Ancientartifacts] How was the BAAF
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 3:48 PM


For all the people that were lucky enough to make it to the BAAF this
year. How was it? Were the prices strong? Anyone want to show off what
they picked up there?



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