Julian Phillips: Are central banks running out of gold to rig market with?

Section:

11:20p ET Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Good bids are being received for the 10 1-ounce
Johnson-Matthey gold bars being donated to GATA
by Agnico-Eagle Mines for auction at our Gold
Rush 21 conference in Dawson City, Yukon, from
August 7-9.

Thanks to Samex Mining, co-host of Gold Rush 21
along with Klondike Star Mineral Corp., the minimum
bid stands at $750, which Samex has offered for
each bar. But so far we have nine bids above that,
as follows:

* S.F., New York: $10,000.
* R.O.: $2,500.
* W.M, Netherlands: $1,001.
* R.C., $1,000.
* S.W., Hawaii: $850.
* W.J.M., Texas: $850.
* B.T., Philippines: $800.
* C.C., Australia: $800.
* J.B.S.: $800.
* Samex Mining: $750 for each bar.

There's still time to bid. All you have to do
is write to me by e-mail at GATAComm@aol.com
with your name, address, telephone number,
and bid. I'll acknowledge the bids by return
e-mail and take them to Dawson and see if the
participants at the conference want to try to
do better. Winning bidders will be notified
by e-mail or phone and the bars will be
shipped by express mail, well-insured, upon
receipt of payment.

The bars are beautiful to behold, in addition
to being numbered and accompanied by a
certificate from GATA attesting to their place
at Gold Rush 21. The certificates are lovely
too, having been designed and printed by
Samex Mining, whose folks seem able to do just
about anything. You can view the bars and a
sample certificate here:

http://www.gata.org/Agnico.html

Thanks so much to Agnico-Eagle, a longtime
supporter of GATA, and to our bidders for
helping us to raise money this way.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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