Stradivarius = fascinating to me

“The bidding yesterday lasted less than four minutes. The rare Stradivarius violin went for a high — but not a record — price of $2.4 million.”

The bidding started at $700,000 and moved to 2.4 mil in that short a time? That’s a fucking spectator sport if I ever heard of one. Regular auctions are fun. An auction for an object as unique and treasured as a Stradivarius? That’s plum crazy.

A Stradivarius, Not Top of the Line, Goes for $2.4 Million – New York Times

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