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Raymond Scott And The 1623 Shakespeare Folio

by | 26th, February 2010

8439585ANORAK’S man of the moment is antiques dealer Raymond Scott. We spotted him Newcastle Crown Court where he appears before the Beak on a charge of stealing a £3 million first edition of Shakespeare’s works. He denies the charge.

Self-confessed “dilettante” Raymond Scott, 53, was originally arrested in June 2008 on suspicion of taking a 1623 folio from Durham University in 1998. The investigation began after a man walked into the world-renowned Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC with the 400-year-old book, claiming to have discovered it in Cuba, and asked for it to be verified as genuine.

Experts suspected the book was stolen and called in the British Embassy, Durham Police and the FBI.

8439588Court cases are so awfully dull so we are appreciative of Mr Raymond brightening up the greyness with a hat – we are told by Anorak’s in-house art and fancy goods expert that it’s the hat Napoleon wore as she shagged the Mona Lisa atop Stone Henge in 1215 – and for spritzing one and all with champagne.

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