Got a rare baseball card lying around? Maybe something else handed down to you by your relatives from the old country? Well, get it out of moth balls and see if it is worth about $2.2 million to somebody. For that is what it will cost to swap out a piece of history that was the subject of an Oscar-winning film by Steven Spielberg. No it is not the Ark of the Covenant, a mechanical shark or Tom Sizemore. It is a 14-page document with over 800 names on it and it is not the pre-Oscar memo to Academy members by Harvey Weinstein to vote for Shakespeare In Love.
That's right, Schindler's List can now be yours for just over two million in the bank. Gary Zimet, a New York memorabilia dealer, claims to have the last privately-owned copy of the document. He is actually representing the current owner of the manuscript which was sold to them by the family of Itzhak Stern, Oskar Schindler's accountant portrayed in the 1993 film by Ben Kingsley.
The copy in question is just that - a copy. A carbon one created during its creation, detailing the names of 801 male workers with their respective jobs and birthdates. For you serious collectors out there, this particular list is printed on onion skin and is "slightly frayed." Were you expecting something mint dated April 18, 1945?
Oskar Schindler is credited with saving over 1100 Jewish men, women and children from the Holocaust, buying them with bribes so they may work in his munition factories. A fact not lost on Zimet who calls this copy "arguably the most important World War II document that's ever been for sale." Backing the authenticity is Schindler expert, David Crowe, a professor at North Carolina's Elon College, who has seen a picture of the document and believes it could be one of several produced by the German industrialist. But wait, Zimet can do more. Zimet is sweetening the deal by offering Nazi Germany's surrender agreement during WWII and if that's not enough, he might even throw in "an extraordinarily rare signed photo of Oskar Schindler." Is that something you might be interested in?
The list of life is for sale on a first-come, first-serve basis. So what are you waiting for? Only seven copies of the onionskin list were made and just five remain in existence. Contact Gary Zimet NOW at (845) 496-6699 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his Moments In Time website to discuss payment options. Honus Wagner rookie cards or Anthony Quinn's T-shirt may be accepted as interesting trades. Identify yourself as Indiana Jones and shout into the phone, "IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM," like just three of the other copies owned by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.