Was The $68 Million Bid For This Antique Vase A Hoax By Anti-Imperialist Chinese Radicals?


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Last November a British family sold an antique Chinese vase for $68 million at auction. The anonymous buyer was rumoured to be a newly-rich antique collector from mainland China.Unfortunately the bid may have been a hoax. No money was transferred and the vase has not been collected.

Now experts suspect the bid  originated from Beijing as a protest against the sale of historical treasures looted from China, according to The Sun.

Retired solictor Anthony Johnson, 54, and his mother Gene, 85, may auction the vase again.

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