Professional antique collectors have poured scorn on an 'amateurish' sale of ink stones, brushes, paperweights and many other collectibles by the nephew of the last emperor 'It's no different from a flea market,' said one, noting that the Beijing event lacked a catalogue and some items were mislabelled. Aisin Gioro Yulan, or Jin Yulan as he is commonly known, has not been coy about using his family name to generate publicity for his collection. 'You can say that I use the family name to my advantage,' he said. 'I get free use of the exhibition hall.' His father, Aisin Gioro Puren or Jin Youzhi, is the youngest brother of the boy emperor Puyi, who was put on the throne at the age of three and deposed at six. Mr Jin said he owed his love of collecting to his father, who crammed their living quarters with fine objects of art and took delight in practising calligraphy. His collection is built on a small number of items confiscated during the Cultural Revolution and returned to the family, but the bulk consists of acquisitions made with the money that the government paid for items not returned. Real heirloom pieces are not for sale. The 600 or so items on display at the Beijing Antiques and Classical Furniture Market also include coins and photographs, figurines and scrolls of Chinese paintings, most of which are for sale at negotiated prices. Mr Jin is offering for sale examples of his calligraphy, which even to the untrained eye do not compare with the work of his uncle and father. The eight-day display and sale ends on Wednesday.