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Snell's singlet not the real deal

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 29/06/2016

The sale of Sir Peter Snell's 1964 Olympic Games singlet has fallen through after Te Papa couldn't verify it as being the real thing.

Te Papa paid $122,500 for the singlet at auction earlier this month.

"We believe the item was offered for sale in good faith, but our inquiries have shown that the singlet is not the one worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games," said museum chief executive Rick Ellis.


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