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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2020 4:06 p.m. PST

… Smash Sales Record.

"On October 6, Christie's will be auctioning off Stan—one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever found. The skeleton could fetch a record price at the auction, with estimates as high as $8,000,000 USD .

Standing 13 feet tall (3.9 meters) and nearly 40 feet long (12 meters), Stan would make for a spectacular addition to any well-to-do museum. A more disgusting possibility would see the skeleton land in some rich rando's private collection, never to be seen again in public. But such are the possibilities, as Christie's prepares to auction the impressive specimen during its 20th Century Evening Sale event in New York City.

"It is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to acquire a T. rex as complete as this," James Hyslop, head of Christie's Science & Natural History department, told AFP…"

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Wolverine16 Sep 2020 4:17 p.m. PST

We need this. Let's start a pool.

Tango, how much you have in your pocket?

OFM, look under the cushions.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2020 6:57 p.m. PST

4-1/2 million Quatloos!
And not a farthing more!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 Sep 2020 7:03 p.m. PST

Grind it up, sell souvenirs, make more money!

Wackmole916 Sep 2020 7:43 p.m. PST

Ill wind up the time machine and have you a live John for 4 million Quatloos. You'll have to house train it thou.

Zephyr116 Sep 2020 8:58 p.m. PST

I'd have no room in the house for it. And it's too big to bury in the yard…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2020 10:34 p.m. PST

With one dollar = $.15 USD … maybe some cents… (smile)

Amicalement
Armand

jdpintex17 Sep 2020 7:53 a.m. PST

Asked the wife and she said no. :(

Oh well, time to buy more miniatures then. :)

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Sep 2020 11:28 a.m. PST

It would go nicely next to the poor little fossil in Disneyland's Frontier Land--and they can afford it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2020 12:00 p.m. PST

(smile)


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Armand

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