There’s an old appraisal on file somewhere here that puts a value of several hundred dollars on the “Shakespeare” bust which makes those of us who worry about such things worry that the rest of the appraisal might be equally shaky. Shakespeare? We’ve got people in the membership who will slug you for saying Shakespeare was Shakespeare. They tend to be Oxford boosters. (Come see the Who Wrote Shakespeare collection hiding in its custom case behind one of the pillars.) The point here is that there are no known portraits of William Shakespeare that were painted from life or in his lifetime. The popular image – the one on the card in the Authors card game – is a fake. Just like our bust. Which is worth maybe $60 bucks tops.
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