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Monday 25 September 2017 | Published in Local

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Historic CI tapa cloth fetches big price
The 179-year-old piece of tapa cloth which sold in Britain this week for $4828. A hefty buyer's premium brought the total to $6106. 17092104

Efforts by Te Papa Museum and local donors to buy a rare and historic Cook Islands tapa at an auction sale in Britain failed this week after the 179-year old piece of cloth sold for way over the pre-sales estimate.

Efforts by Te Papa Museum and local donors to buy a rare and historic Cook Islands tapa at an auction sale in Britain failed this week after the 179-year old piece of cloth sold for way over the pre-sales estimate.


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