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20th Century of Music sold to Irish buyer

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(UPDATED: the bid was a fraud – see below)

Wow, I gasped a big musical note when I saw this via State via Cahony!

American music lover Paul Mawhinney in his 68th year has decided to sell his immense music collection, which is no less, a history of music in the 20th Century. The collection was sold on ebay, in one of the highest priced auctions ever for $3,002,150.00 (yes that’s over three million dollars) to a lucky bidder from our own little emerald isle. The collection is worth over $50 million and Mr. Mawhinney wanted it to be preserved and rightly so. The price fetched was really an absolute bargain as he had been offered almost ten times that nine years ago. He is selling it now due to his concerns for his health and wanted to be sure it was looked after when he could no more.
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