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|Subject: golden hare|
Posted Dec 9, 2002 by Wingnut
|Just after the Masquerade Golden Hare was supposedly found at Ampthill, I went to Catherine's Cross to check whether or not the shadow did indeed fall across the dug-up area. At noon the sun shone for a short time, but the shadow did not fall where it was supposed to. It was, in fact, at least 2 metres from disturbed ground. That's not very accurate for a man of Kit's calibre, is it? Wonderful puzzle though!|
I was also present at Sothebys when the Golden Hare was auctioned. I positioned myself at the back of the auction room so that I could keep an eye on Kit and see what he was getting up to.He did no bidding himself but when the hammer finally came down on the lot, a bidder came pushing back through the crowd waving his bidders lollipop stick with number on it, grinning triumphantly with a thumbs ups sign, straight to Kit as if to say "We got it". Why? The media all reported that Kit did not succeed in his own bid. WHY? Kit was reported to have dropped out of the bidding at £6000, and yet he and everyone else knew that the Hare was valued at more than three times that amount. It appeared to me that Kit purchased his own work, which in the first place, had never been authentically found.
Furthermore, the Hare was shown on a Saturday morning childrens programme hosted by Mike Reid, but just at the end of the item about the Hare, Mike commented that it was not the real Hare but only a copy. I contend that it was the copy that was purportedly found and the copy that Kit himself purchased at Sothebys. Y.Y.Y. The real Golden Hare still has not been found.
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