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Erasing History, or Editing it?   General Confusion

Started Jun-13 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 2492 views.
MEDDLY

From: MEDDLY

Jun-27

Formerly sold as Moon Rocks...LOL

SQUADDYB

From: SQUADDYB

Jun-27

No doubt.....and there are morons who will buy the rocks...:>) 

Shipped from Nigeria? LOL

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Jun-27

is it authenticated?

Pieces sold for as little little as $13.

So cheap? Collecting experts say the chief problem is that there’s a lot of wall to go around: By one estimate, the wall could have yielded as many as 480 million golf ball-sized pieces. (Hey, even if Derek Jeter wore two pairs of socks every game, you’re still looking at only roughly 650 socks a season.)

On top of that, it can be difficult to determine authenticity. Sure, a seller may say they’re offering a genuine piece of the Berlin Wall, but proving that fact can be difficult. Nonetheless, Volker Pawlowski, a Wall memorabilia seller and expert, has said that the wall concrete “has a unique structure,” which makes it easy for him to discern the real wall from the wannabe wall.

Still, it’s not as if the Berlin Wall has gone completely bust. Larger slabs, particularly those covered in graffiti from the time of the fall, can command solid prices. A Berlin auction house sold one such slab in 2008 for around 7,800 euros (or roughly $10,000), according to Paul Fraser Collectibles, a British memorabilia specialist.

“The Wall and its pieces stand as one of the most important and unique memorabilia artifacts of the 20th century,” noted Paul Fraser Collectibles on its website.

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Jun-28

Really worth watching


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bml00

From: bml00

Jun-28

I repeat you cant change or erase history they are part of the mozaic of every country , very countries are blameless very few have no past where one group or the other did not come out on top etc .,

The BLM movement will over reach itself in its belief that they are right and they are wrong , you leave in place the good the bad and the ugly and you teach your Children History and let each generation understand the past

BM

SQUADDYB

From: SQUADDYB

Jun-28

It was being sold on a local community board. Looked like a piece of concrete that he broke up in his yard! LOL

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Jun-29

I agree.

But you have to get into the context.

Why was the bust of a KKK founder even commissioned in 1978?

And it's not like you can't empathise with how it would feel to have to walk past a statue of Hitler on your way to work every morning.

He was a pretty important historical figure.

bml00

From: bml00

Jun-29

I abhor the KKK and their followers and ideology but it is part and parcel of what makes America the land of the free for better or for worse and if statues are to be removed you MUST have a wider general consensus

BM

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Jun-30

Removing a statue does not erase the history.

The history needs to be taught in schools.

These busts and statues are only of interest in a specifically designated place - such as a museum devoted to the Civil war, slavery and the history of the US.

bml00

From: bml00

Jun-30

A statue is a Land Mark , it is part and parcel for better or worse of the USA and its foundation BUT it is not for one Group to decide what is appropriate it is for the City / Town and all its inhabitants .

The BLM will lose steam soon as it continues to over reach itself

BM

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