I think if somebody says something to Ebay the deal will be cancelled.
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Yikes, good catch! I was writing a talk about this for SPNHC2020 before the world fell apart. A great example of someone unwittingly selling off what looks to be loaned material from the William Iselin collection (maybe K-State?). I’ve reached out to the seller to inquire but essentially nothing can be done other than purchasing the specimens back. It looks like someone already got the good box of Buprestids. The rest looks like a loss.
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On Jan 4, 2021, at 1:53 PM, Anthony Deczynski <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
There's a small insect collection selling on Ebay out of Glendale AZ right now if anyone has the funds and wants to save it. Looks like it may contain some loan materials- specimens collected by Don Chandler in California in 1970 caught my eye in the coccinellids. Looks like two boxes may have sold already, I can find the completed listing for one and it was empty.