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    sartre
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    It's often said that Robert Lenkiewicz never opened a bank account. Yet someone is selling a cheque on eBay allegedly signed by him. Is the biography incorrect or is this a fake?2sb5nwx.jpg

    It's history ~ In 1972 my late father was a taxi driver for a period of time and took a fare from a gentleman who was well known in Plymouth even back then as the local artist. The fare was for £1.50, worth quite a lot back then, but my dad decided not to cash the cheque as he said it might be worth something one day. It was put away in a drawer and now 37 years later, my mum has dug it out from an old suitcase from her attic.What is it worth? I've no idea! It doesn't have sentimental value and is worth whatever anyone is willing to pay for it.The Cheque Itself ~ Dated 14/10/1972. Signed on the front and on the back too, as verification of the artists address which was 25 Parade, Barbican.

    #10348

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    I was looking closely at this curious artifact myself sartre (the ultimate 'keepsake' if it is genuine!), and it's quite bit ironic, what with all the "6.5m estate" and "no cash" reports going on since the estate is coming to a conclusion! I do remember him mentioning that he once did have a bank account, of which he got fed up with it, or something went wrong and he closed it/neglected it. And it would have been roughly around that period. The signiture also looks Ok for that period, and the cheque itself looks pretty real despite it being a tad unusual, so my opinion is that it looks fairly legitimate from only seeing a photo of it. As for all that other sh*t that has just peppered eBay (headless & footless drawings from 'orchardart'), well 'buyer beware'!

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    sartre
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    I haven't been on eBay for ages but don't appear to have missed much. There are still the usual dodgy “Attributed to…” drawings, catalogues, limited edition prints and the occasional originals with generally way-too-optimistic starting prices. In the light of recent sales at auction, this one, "Elaine reclining", might not be such a bad deal. It is bizarrely described as "Style: Surrealism."23w689.jpgThe price is £10,000 but the seller has no eBay history.

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