Woman Who Found Lenin Stone Unwilling to Sell for 1.2 Million!

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Original Chinese Language Article By: http://www.backchina.com

(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)

Recently, a 22 year young woman named Fan Biyue (范碧月) found a stone near the Wei River, which carries a likeness of the Bolshevik Leader – Vladimir Lenin.  This stone has attracted an offer of 1.2 million yuan from a collector – but Fan Biyue has refused to part with her find.

Fan Biyue is a junior student at the Baoji Vocational and Technical College in Shaanxi province.  As well as painting stones, Fan Biyue likes to collect stones, and has had some very interesting finds from the banks of the Wei River – particularly after flood-waters have subsided.  On the 16th of April, 2015, Fan Biyue discovered a stone containing what looks like an impression of the head of Vladimir Lenin.  Others in the stone collecting trade have offered 1.2 million yuan for this stone – but Fan Biyue has refused to part with it.

Reporters who met Fan Biyue state that the stone is about 10cm in diameter, and appears to show a side-on portrait of Vladimir Lenin.  Fan Biyue said: ‘Since finding this stone, a number of people have said that the impression does not look like Lenin because it has no beard, but after carrying-out research, I learned that the young Lenin had no beard.  Once I confirmed this, everything fell into place, as the clothing and collars that Lenin often wore look exactly the same as the impression on the stone.’

Mr Wang Bingfu (王炳福) is 80 years old, and after 20 years of collecting stones, is a respected leader in the province of the Ornamental Stone Collector’s Association.  He stated: ‘This young lady has found an extra-ordinary stone that she values.  However, she appreciates it as an aesthetically pleasing piece of art and is unwilling to part with it for money.  Fan Biyue is a good example of a pioneering spirit that is unmoved by offers of money.  I am aware of her find because she sent me a photograph of the stone and I suggested the impression does indeed look like that of Vladimir Lenin after research on my part, comparing the image with actual photographs of Lenin.  The stone impression exactly matches a number of side-on Lenin portraits.’

When asked what she intends to do with the stone – Fan Biyue stated that she will make it part of her own collection and strive to preserve its structure.

©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2016.

Original Chinese Language Source Article:

http://www.backchina.com/news/2015/06/30/370783.html

女孩捡到有列宁头像的奇石 120万不愿意卖(图)

近日,22岁的女孩范碧月在渭河边捡到了一块酷似列宁头像的石头,奇石行内人愿出120万收购。

范碧月在宝鸡职业技术学院读大三,除平时在石头上作画外,她喜欢收藏石头,没事就爱到河滩上去转转捡回一些有意思的石头。4月16日,她在渭河滩捡到了这块有列宁头像的石头,奇石行内人愿出120万收购。

记者看到,范碧月所说的石头直径约10厘米,仔细看石头上的图案,貌似一个侧身的列宁头像。范碧月介绍说:“很多人都说我捡的这石头不像列宁,因为没有胡子,我查了一下资料,列宁年轻的时候就是没有胡子的。这仰头的气势、衣服领子都和列宁像极了。”

今年80岁的王炳福老人是省、市观赏石协会会员,他收藏奇石有20多年了。“小范是我在捡石头时认识的,这个娃有开创精神,还有经济头脑。她捡的石头叫画面石,画面石一般要求纹路细腻,还有就是像。她把照片发给我,说像列宁头像,我与现在网上的诸多列宁头像对比,还算像。”王炳福说。

对于如何处理这块石头,范碧月说想先收藏起来。

 

 

 

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