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28th May 1969

Dear Germain,

I was glad to have spoken to you this morning over the 'phone. I asked Sotheby's to send you a catalogue of the sale on the 10th, the person to whom I spoke is most reliable. The valuation is very vague, quite understandably so, they mentioned £1500/£2000. They believe, apparently, that it is a trial piece, as the ornament with the fountain in the middle does not really make much sense, but I do find it a most attractive piece. 

We are leaving tomorrow morning and will be back latest Sunday night, 8th June. If you like you can ring me Monday morning, 9th June.

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Herbert N. Bier
2 Strathearn Place
London W.2.

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PADDINGTON W.2.
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29 MAY
1969
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NATIONAL CHILDREN'S HOMES
A MILESTONE IN CHILD CARE
1869-1969
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Monsieur Germain Seligman,
Hôtel Ritz,
Place Vendôme,
Paris 1,
France.
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