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The E-Sylum:  Volume 2, Number 34, August 22, 1999, Article 11

LOT DESCRIPTION OF THE WEEK  

   At the risk of stealing thunder from Joel Orosz'  Printer's Devil 
   Column,  I can't help but give the "Most Harshly Worded 
   Return Policy" award to lot 230 from the catalog of the 
   September 10-11, 1999 sale of Currency Auctions of America:  

   "This is the remains and rejects from the winning 1992 
   Memphis competitive exhibit of the world's worst 24-piece 
   Fractional Type Set. ...   This group contains many of the 
   most wretched Fractional Notes to have ever been seen, 
   including a number of notes taped together and composed 
   of pieces of several different notes as well as a sprinkling 
   of notes we suspect to be counterfeit. ... There are no returns 
   on this lot for any reason.  Anyone attempting to return it 
   will be shot."  

   The pieced-together "Frankenstein" notes remind me of 
   a rare mythical creature described by Woody Allen as 
   having "the head of a lion, and the body of a lion, but not 
   the same lion...." 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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