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Gutenburg Bible fraud sentence

MICHAEL Chrisman, a Columbus, Ohio, book-binder, has been given a 21-month prison sentence and ordered to pay almost $500,000 in restitution to his Atlanta business partner over a plan to produce replicas of the Gutenburg Bible.

According to a report in the February issue of Maine Antique Digest, Chrisman had entered into a contract to bind the “replica” pages supplied by his partner. They were to be bound in pigskin with brass clasps, employing traditional sewing and binding techniques of the 15th century, and marketed at $12,500 a set when the facsimile edition was completed.

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Antiques Trade Gazette is the essential publication for everyone with a serious interest in art, antiques and collectables. Every week it is packed with up-to-the-minute news on the market, with individual items beautifully illustrated throughout. Since 1971 it has been the most reliable source of information on what is really happening at auctions in the UK and around the world. Each issue is filled with auction advertisements and detailed auction reports written by expert journalists. The Dealer’s Diary section keeps readers constantly updated on what is happening at the fairs and markets and in the galleries and shops. Market professionals and serious collectors throughout the world rely on ATG to keep them informed on developments and issues which shape the art market. It is here that they learn about the prices achieved at auction in every area - from antiquities to pop memorabilia, from impressionist paintings to Chinese art. With 500 or more art objects pictured, every issue is a treat to the eye and a visual education. Whatever the topic Antiques Trade Gazette is well-informed, up-to-date and entertaining.

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