Guillotine sold to millionaire collector

Guillotine sold to millionaire collector
 

A guillotine has fetched €8,008 (£7080) at a controversial auction in Paris.
The 150-year-old replica of a device used for executions was bought on Wednesday by a French millionaire and collector of bizarre objects.
France's auction watchdog was opposed to the sale, despite the auction house insisting that the 3m (10ft) instrument in question had never been used.
The guillotine was last used to behead a convict in 1977. France abolished the death penalty in 1981.
The replica, which has a few dents on the blade, was once on display at a museum of torture in Paris. It was part of a bankruptcy... read more

 
11 July 2018 in World News, Views: 53
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