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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Gen Pickett's GGGrandson swindled out of over $800K inheritance items!!?
Posted on: 10/1/2018 10:05:02 PM
Did you happen to catch Fox Networks TV Show Strange Inheritance on how George Pickett's GG Grand-son, George Edward Pickett the 5th, got swindled out of original personal items like Pickett's Hat, Uniform, hand drawn map of the Gettysburg Battlefield, he was paid only 87,000, when in reality they were worth near $900,000! Since then the GGGrandson George Pickett 5th, has been trying to legally recoup the money or the valueables!? The Pickett Items are now in the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA!?

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What say you? Check out the extremely interesting story on it!?

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1st General Pickett loses at Gettysburg, then much later,
his GGGrandson loses out too!?
Poor Pickett's!
(comments welcome)
MD
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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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E-9 Cmd Sgt Major


Posts: 4041

Re: Gen Pickett's GGGrandson swindled out of over $800K inheritance items!!
Posted on: 10/2/2018 9:15:25 AM
I guess this is somewhat old news 1st brought to light in 2015, the perpetrator, one Russ Pritchard III, was convicted of not only swindling Pickett, but several others as well! The problem he doesn't have the money anymore to pay them back!? Do you think the National Civil War Museum which holds the historical items should give them back to George E. Pickett the 5th!? Has anyone been to this CW Museum in Harrisburg??

Makes you wonder of other instances of Historical Relics swindling!?
Let the seller beware!?

What say you?
MD

BTW Seems like people will pay big bucks for significant historical items! Wonder what some of the higher amounts forked out are??
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"The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract."

Larry Purtell
USA
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Re: Gen Pickett's GGGrandson swindled out of over $800K inheritance items!!
Posted on: 10/2/2018 9:56:34 AM

Quote:
I guess this is somewhat old news 1st brought to light in 2015, the perpetrator, one Russ Pritchard III, was convicted of not only swindling Pickett, but several others as well! The problem he doesn't have the money anymore to pay them back!? Do you think the National Civil War Museum which holds the historical items should give them back to George E. Pickett the 5th!? Has anyone been to this CW Museum in Harrisburg??

Makes you wonder of other instances of Historical Relics swindling!?
Let the seller beware!?

What say you?
MD

BTW Seems like people will pay big bucks for significant historical items! Wonder what some of the higher amounts forked out are??
--Michigan Dave


About the same time this happened another civil war artifact dealer was arrested for swindling the owner of an authentic ACW frock coat. Told the owner it was a stage prop and then sold it for a large amount. Don't remember the rest of the details. Crooks everywhere.
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Gregory C. White
Canton, GA, USA
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Re: Gen Pickett's GGGrandson swindled out of over $800K inheritance items!!
Posted on: 10/2/2018 4:39:17 PM
That swindle goes back to the 90s. Sad, sad story. Mr. Pickett probably should have gotten multiple appraisals.
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