You have hit on my objection. The experiment isn't property controlled. Maybe it will prove something and maybe it won't. That's the purpose of publishing the results and the methodology in a peer-reviewed journal-- everyone can see if it was done properly and the results aren't contaminated by bias, improper sampling, or any number of other endogenous errors that could make any results worthless. In the meantime, collectors who would like this piece to fill a hole in their collections must wait until the manipulation is over. And those who aren't privy to the experiment and dare to pay the prevailing prices will see the value of their investment drop to pennies in a few months. That's a massive amount of power for one person to have, without any likely payoff at the end.