> From: John Gamblin <>
> Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 18:35:01 -0800 (PST)
> To: Birding-Aus <>
> Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] HANZAB prices
> FULL SET OF 5: $1800 plus postage.
Outrageous price, isn't it, John?
Why for $1800 you could buy two, maybe three even if you were lucky, of the
individual illustrations from Gould's seven volume set of Birds of Australia
- if they came on the market as they have on rare occasions, when someone
dismembers a set to sell for maximum profit.
It happened once to my knowledge up here in Brisbane. I thought to get me
the White-browed Scrub-wren for which I have a special personal affection.
I reckoned it would go cheap being just a SBB and not colourful. I found
alas, that Gould had thought along similar lines, and had added a bit extra
in the way of vegetation. The Art Gallery had priced it way out of my
So look on HANZAB as an investment - for your Great, Gt., Gt., ..... Gt
Grandchildren. Though I don't think it will ever reach Gould prices.
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