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Nazi Papers Please

I have been buying ancient coins at public auction, probably since the 1970s. Now, you cannot buy anything anywhere without providing full identification of who you are. This is an email I got from another European auction house.


Dear customer,

With regards to our business relationship, and following the legal obligations of the Principality of Monaco, could you please send us :

– Your ID card, or the one of the legal representative of your company.

– The Certificate of Incorporation, or a legal document certifying the existence of your company.

– The statutes of your company.

Thank you for your understanding.

Remaining at your service.

Best regards.