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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 29, July 16, 2006, Article 34

BLOGGER'S TRANSACTIONS TURN PAPER CLIP INTO A HOUSE

Nothing numismatic in this one, but it does touch on the concept of
value and trade.  Having once watched a beer-fueled J.S.G. Boggs
buy an architect's pencil sharpener with a $1 "First Female President"
Boggs note from his Women's Series (a limited edition of ten prints),
this story has an interesting echo in it for me:

"Taking a paper clip and turning it into a house sounds like a
cheesy magic trick or a phony instance of resourcefulness on the
1980s TV show "MacGyver."

Kyle MacDonald, however, has pulled it off.

One year ago, the 26-year-old blogger from Montreal set out to
barter one red paper clip for something and that thing for
something else, over and over again until he had a house.

On Wednesday the quest is ending as envisioned: MacDonald is
due to become the proud owner of a three-bedroom, 1,100-square-foot
home provided by the town of Kipling, Saskatchewan."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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