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  1. A 1.1 Billion dollar treasure legend in the making.

    Thanks Crow for the news update! As to value of the jewels, you are right the media sometimes inflates such news, however we have also to understand that antique appraisal is a difficult practice and it is also suspect how they came to the 135million estimate. The only way true appraisals can...
  2. A 1.1 Billion dollar treasure legend in the making.

    Yes Crow,,as you posted earlier, except the 49-carat White Diamond, the other diamonds are not first grade ones judging by their elemental quality, however as antique and historical artifacts they have an immense value (besides their diamond value)and it is quite difficult to put a price tag...
  3. A 1.1 Billion dollar treasure legend in the making.

    thanks Crow! Long time... Quite a yarn that you brought us ! I recall this heist when it happened in 2019.You have given us a very impressive art historical context, that the Dresden museum is a must see. The story is a very sad one...The possible scenarios you put regarding the fate of the...
  4. Forrest Fenn s treasure

    Very candid observation there Crow...people usually only concentrate on the "benefit" alone ...however what should be considered is the "headache/benefit" ratio and how to minimize it...as great treasure finds like this one have the tendency to have a higher headache/benefit ratio , one...
  5. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    Sorry for straying off topic... TT
  6. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    Thanks Crow!...That sure is a great work that captured something extra...something more than the usual likeness you find in portraits... Many years ago I had the chance to visit the Frans Hals Museum in the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands and I recall great works of portraits there as well...
  7. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    Caravaggio and other baroque era works have that unique feature they call " Chiaroscuro" which is a dramatic contrast of light and darkness...it is also visible in Dutch golden era works like the "Night watch" which were also essentially Baroque era works... TT
  8. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    Thanks Crow, I do recall that news though I didn't follow the unfolded saga....the art world is an intrigue filled world with many players, multi layered politics ,marketing(branding), hype and greed ....but all the same it is interesting to see such finds once in a while... especially when...
  9. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    Hello Amigos, Check this link about a developing saga about a potential find of a lost Caravaggio in Spain...the news link puts the chain of events ...In my opinion the two Italian dealers would have got this picture unnoticed at the Madrid auction had they moved wisely and in collaboration...
  10. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    thanks Crow,,,, those are very good current examples.....even big tech projects like Mobile networks installed in Municipalities in large scale have these issues and the customer is made to rely on the vendor company to rectify problems in the system after the usual one or two year warranty...
  11. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    Hi amigos of Don Jose, It has a been a while, and to break the silence, here is something I came across as I was browsing about vintage cameras the other day. The news is a couple of years old, however the story is amazing. It tells about one of the last remaining four vintage camera repairmen...
  12. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    Thanks Mackaydon. Yes, there is no similarity between Don Jose and Vincent. I just like the guitar tune because it captures the somber moment when you think of someone who have passed away... TT
  13. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    In memory of Don Jose, here is a somber guitar tune by the renowned Chet Atkins from Don Jose's generation. It was originally a song tribute for Vincent Van Gogh by an American singer. Chet played the tune on the guitar with his unique touch. I am afraid it is a bit melancholic... TT
  14. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    I am very sorry to learn of the sad news.....I joined the TN forum sometime in 2014 and somehow over the years I made this room of Don Jose my default place to check and interact ..,I have noticed Don Jose had many friends here who cared for him and respected him. Given his age and vast...
  15. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    A member by the name "mrs.oroblanco" was the first to send the message that Don Jose needs our prayers...it would be helpful if the same person would give us an update on the situation... TT
  16. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    My prayers for God's mercy and grace for Don Jose.. TT
  17. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    Hi All I wish everyone a happy , safe and prosperous new year ! May 2021 be a time of fulfillment for everyone. TT
  18. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    That is a true statement Crow and it made me think.., That is one thing our capitalist generation needs to hear as Christmas in our generation has become a multi billion dollar business and money making time for many. But it is supposed to be all about giving as God gave his son Jesus Christ...
  19. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    Hello Crow Thanks for the best wishes and I also wish you and your family a blessed holiday season of Christmas and new year! P.s. for everyone ,,, In lieu of yarns you can check this vintage comedy movie about a treasure or scavenger hunt,,,it is quite hilarious,, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad...
  20. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    that is quite a yarn Kanacki...thanks...it reminded of the "Danger Island" TV series of a treasure hunt that I loved to watch as a kid.. TT
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