Marx letter auctioned in China goes unsold

(AGI) Beijing, July 22 - A letter by Karl Marx offered inShanghai by the Hosane auction house went unsold on Tuesday.The reason was too high a starting price of eight million yuan,equivalent to 960,000 euros, rather than disaffection with theideological father of many of the founding principles ofcommunist China. Written to a friend in 1869 while the Germanphilosopher was in Manchester, the letter had been previouslysold at Christie's to a Chinese collector for 6000 pounds(7,591 euros). . .

(AGI) Beijing, July 22 - A letter by Karl Marx offered inShanghai by the Hosane auction house went unsold on Tuesday.The reason was too high a starting price of eight million yuan,equivalent to 960,000 euros, rather than disaffection with theideological father of many of the founding principles ofcommunist China. Written to a friend in 1869 while the Germanphilosopher was in Manchester, the letter had been previouslysold at Christie's to a Chinese collector for 6000 pounds(7,591 euros). . .