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Jane Austen's Ring Sold to Kelly Clarkson

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Jane Austen's Ring Sold to Kelly Clarkson

Post by boswellbaxter » Sun October 21st, 2012, 1:48 am

Did you know that Kelly Clarkson is a history buff?

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Post by Divia » Sun October 21st, 2012, 3:06 am

OMG Love the ring. I'm not an Austen fan but the simplicity of it is so awesome. Love, love, love stuff like that.

As for the whole its a national tresure thing I'm not sure I buy that argument.
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Post by wendy » Tue October 23rd, 2012, 2:14 pm

It's sad when any historical treasures leave the country, regardless of their financial value. I have a pair of Margot Fonteyn's ballet shoes, auctioned off by the Royal Ballet to raise funds, but I've willed them back to Covent Garden when I die. This way, I get to enjoy them now, knowing they will return 'home' at some future date. Maybe Clarkson will do something similar if she's allowed to bring the ring to the US?
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Post by Brenna » Tue October 23rd, 2012, 4:06 pm

If the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest was so worried about the darn thing leaving the country, why didn't they put in a bid? She bought it fair and square and should be able to take it to whatever country she wants.
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Post by Divia » Tue October 23rd, 2012, 8:23 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]If the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest was so worried about the darn thing leaving the country, why didn't they put in a bid? She bought it fair and square and should be able to take it to whatever country she wants.[/quote]

This is true.

Or state that no one outside the country could have it?

I am kinda shocked a museum didn't buy it.
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