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{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
-many aspects to this whole problem, that require a very long discussion to go into each of these aspects in more detail.

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I enjoy this kind of work actually, this sort of detective work in regard to objects. I find it extremely interesting. And you learn an awful lot about the-

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{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
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You learn a great deal about the-

{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
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After the interruption I might say that in working with this question of authenticity court one learns a great deal about the genuine objects too.

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I mean you can't judge authenticity without having a pretty good idea of the various styles of genuine objects.

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So one gradually picks up a much greater knowledge of such things than they otherwise would do.

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I really can't say too much about private collections.

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A great many collectors [?] objects and most private collections are relatively small.

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There have been some large private collections that have became museums in themselves, such as the bliss collection in the museum of primitive art but most-

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