Friday, February 29, 2008

Chinon Parchment Reproduction Going Like Hotcakes - Not!

As reported in this space, the Vatican has printed a mere 799 reproductions of the Chinon Parchment, a document issued by Pope Clement V that absolved the captive Templar Knights at Chinon of heresy and wrongdoing. Collectors around the world, it was thought, would snap up these hot knock-offs like hotcakes. And they have indeed sold about as well as you'd expect $8,400 hotcakes would sell - there are still 300 of the Processus Contra Templarios available.

Sure, the leather binding and the reproduction of the Pope's was seals are cool and all, but I suspect most of us are waiting for the paperback edition.

How's your Italian? Here's the publisher's website.

2 comments:

Knights Templar Vault said...

The article you have mentioned is from early November 2007. Betcha they're all gone by now! I have been thinking of publishing one rather interesting companion document. But it's so hard to figure out the pricing. $9.95? $9,995?

Anonymous said...

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