Collecting tip of the day: Invest time in spotting mistakes

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2015-06-26 12:23:19

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Collecting tip of the day: Invest time in spotting mistakes

Looking for the edge over the competition? Here's a hint from Paul Fraser Collectibles to help

Don't believe everything you read in the catalogue description when buying at auction...

It's not in an auction house's own interests to mislead bidders - bad reputations spread quickly - but unintentional mistakes and omissions unfortunately can occur in catalogue descriptions, especially when stressed-out experts are required to meet tight deadlines.

Always speak to auction house staff before bidding on a piece and don't be afraid to ask questions regarding the descriptions. After all, there's a big difference between "Caravaggio" and "possibly Caravaggio"!

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