A number of years ago, close friends called and ask if Amy & I could come over and help them hang the “original” painting they just purchased while on their holiday cruise. We hung up the phone and all I could say was — Oh No! Knowing that this couple never bought a real work of art, I could not wait to get over and see their purchase. As you might surmise, their original work of art was nothing of the sort … it was a printed/numbered edition — a cheap reproduction. I had to ask what they paid for it … make sure you are sitting down — $10,000! That was a quick, and painful, lesson on how to burn some hard earned money. Oh well, live and learn.
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