May 26, 2022

Canadian Press: “Canada’s Archives Missed Chance at Private Sale of Underpriced Maps, Manuscripts”

From The Canadian Press:

Canada’s cash-strapped national archives may have missed a chance to buy rare maps and manuscripts at bargain prices because years of austerity have severed its special connections with auction houses and private sellers.

That’s the lesson being drawn by senior staff at Library and Archives Canada after the agency paid about three times the pre-sales estimate as winning bidder at a spring auction for the Sherbrooke collection.

Read the Complete Article (via The StarPhoenix)

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