16 Aug 2010

URGH!

Downright bizarre -  some of the things that get bought and sold at auction.

Churchill's Teeth bought for £15,000.
False teeth worn by (wartime British prime minister) Sir Winston Churchill during his Second World War speeches have sold for £15,200.
Auctioneers said the partial upper plate was bought by an unnamed collector who already owned the microphone Churchill used to announce the end of the Second World War.



Medical instruments and other implements used in the post mortem examination on Elvis Presley and the subsequent embalming of his body are to be sold at auction.
The sale includes an identification tag tied to the singer's toe after his death. All of the items used in the examination and funeral preparations will be sold, from rubber gloves to forceps, to a comb and eye-liner.

14 comments:

chitra said...

I wonder why people have fancy for such items?

Bad Alice said...

ewww. I'm sure this is among the tamer stuff that gets auctioned. ick ick ick

R. Ramesh said...

ya as chitra says, how come people fancy such items:)

Boonsong said...

I see these items as valueless. I will never understand why anyone would spend their hard earned money on such garbage. But what would I know?
Another interesting post. Thanks.

All the best, Boonsong

GMR said...

My goodness...really what people won't sell (or buy for that matter) these days! *shakes head*

chitra said...

PW
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chitra

Christiejolu said...

Someone bought his teeth...Wow some people buy some weird stuff...I wonder if I would buy my favorite rock stars teeth...Naaa...That is too much even for me...

Alyce said...

That is so morbid and disgusting!

Dorte H said...

£ 15,000?

I hope they are in better condition than mine!

Kelly said...

I guess it takes all kinds.....

Certainly not what I'd want to spend my money on, though.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Amazing what some people buy. :)

Jenners said...

Some people have way too much money. Just think of what else it could have done besides buy this creepy stuff!

Alison said...

Ewww...the things people will buy.
Alison Can Read

Bonnie said...

Ugh, gross not to mention bizarre!

~Bonnie