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Forum: All Things Cruising May 4th, 2010, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Paul Motter
While it is commendable that he said that in...

While it is commendable that he said that in public - most big sales are conducted in private meetings where there are no witnesses - so to speak.

In any case, in the long run while he said that...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 26th, 2010, 01:33 AM
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Posted By Paul Motter
The mass market cruise lines are advertising and...

The mass market cruise lines are advertising and promising Nieman Marcus and Ritz Carlton. But they are delivering Wal-Mart and Holiday Inn.


I really don't agree with you. When you can get a...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 25th, 2010, 03:17 AM
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Posted By Paul Motter
Bruce - your comments are exactly what I am...

Bruce - your comments are exactly what I am talking about.

I honestly don't believe they deserve those comments you just made.

But in light of this scandal I realize it is all to easy to make...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 24th, 2010, 02:51 AM
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Posted By Paul Motter
Bruce, I don't know what ship you are (or were)...

Bruce, I don't know what ship you are (or were) on, but I do know at least some of what you say is true, and for the rest I just don't know.

I can't stop gullible people from buying art if they...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 22nd, 2010, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Paul Motter
By the way - the German government declared the...

By the way - the German government declared the collection of "dali's" that Park West acquired to be fakes as far back as the 1990s. They have been watching this collection for years. Now that a...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 22nd, 2010, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Paul Motter
They started out simple and fair enough - mostly...

They started out simple and fair enough - mostly selling limited edition signed prints by up & coming artists. But it appears they just got greedy when they realized people were gullible enough to...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 22nd, 2010, 11:35 AM
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Posted By Paul Motter
I agree - the art auctions are the bain of the...

I agree - the art auctions are the bain of the cruise industry. They are tacky carnival barker type games where the player can't win and they should be banned. I am all for cruise lines making money,...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 15th, 2010, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Paul Motter
Don't tell anyone, but I have my own video of a...

Don't tell anyone, but I have my own video of a Park West auctioneer selling on of the Dalai Prints that is likely being contested. I recorded him asking $18,000 for it and saying it is "very very...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 9th, 2010, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Paul Motter
I have no problem with anyone buying a Tarkay or...

I have no problem with anyone buying a Tarkay or any other reasonably nice piece at a cruise ship art auction. They seem to be reasonably priced and I know Tarkay is still alive so he wuldd knoww if...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 7th, 2010, 05:45 PM
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Posted By Paul Motter
for less biased reporting go to Google news and...

for less biased reporting go to Google news and type in "Park West defamation lawsuit"

The Michigan Crane's Business newspaper wrote a piece about it a few days ago. They quoted a guy as saying...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 7th, 2010, 01:49 AM
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Posted By Paul Motter
Park West Gallery Lawsuit - MUST SEE

Park west has sued a Phoenix company for defamtion and has even taken the case all the way to a jury trial currently ongoing. They are asking for $46 million in damages.

The company being sued,...
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