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Thursday, April 20, 2006

The Extreme & Terrible Power of Auctions-

Well well well...

a few weeks ago we sold a small pamphlet on Ebay- the program to the 1983 St. Botolph Club Award Dinner, which was honoring poet Richard Wilbur.

Yesterday Richard Wilbur won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, worth $100,000...

That's not bad money for poetry. It's almost as much as you can make selling books on the internet (or so I am told).

We congratulate Mr. Wilbur, whose talent and continuous hard work over the past four decades obviously had at least a little to do with this latest honor, but we'd be remiss not to point out our pathfinding, nay, **Groundbreaking** work on his behalf by auctioning that 1983 program on Ebay for $4.25 two weeks ago.

Ah, the Awesome and Terrible Power of Auctions!

I am awed and humbled.

We have some other auctions running, in case you want to get a first-look before they appear on ther CBS Evening News or in the Times or somewhere.

4 comments:

Mike said...

So I can't help but wonder how much the pamphlet would sell for now.

Colonel Colonel said...

Geez, I dunno. On Ebay, five, six dollars. Oh well, that's what I get for jumping the gun like that.

damnation.

Mike said...

Is that what some might call premature ebayulation?

Colonel Colonel said...

No- $10 is Ebayjulation.

$7 is just a tease.