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The Auction House

Introduction
Being born in the Chinese Year of the Rat is said to be auspicious and being related is enviable. A Rat is reputedly courageous, self-sufficient and enterprising - practical traits for marine salvage! Rats were also found on old ships. So this pairing with an Auction House for Nanking Cargo is fitting.

 Reconstruction of the original Geldermalsen ship from The Model Shipyard at stephens-kenau.com.

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Hazle Ceramics
Auction House
& Year of the Rat
LP36/50: No unlucky 4s!
on London Paxton’s
With 22ct gold & altered fascia

 One of 107 22ct bars at 370g each, part of the massive Chinese gold haul. A bar resold in 2006 by Christies Amsterdam for $9,983.

 The Rat is the first animal in the 12 year Chinese Zodiac, which comes again in 2020.

Nanking Cargo Auction
In 1985 UK salvor Mike Hatcher found the Geldermalsen in the South China Sea. Built in 1746, this Dutch East India Company ship sank in 1752 after running aground twice. A huge gold haul and over 150,000 items of the very best quality Nanking Ware porcelain were sold by Christies Amsterdam in 1986. The Chinese government failed to find a legal way to get the cargo back. The two bidders they sent could not afford even one starting price. Hatcher received US$20million.

Chinatown Series No 3

£79.50 Worldwide
With Free Postage

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 A Nanking porcelain dinner service with riverscape circa 1750, 154 pieces. Resold in 2001 by Christies New York for $41,125.

 Some Nanking figurines.

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