Skip to comments.NYC auction house withdraws Yale skull-ballot box
Posted on 01/15/2010 1:24:17 PM PST by Shermy
NEW YORK A New York City auction house says a human skull that had been used as a ballot box by Yale's elite Skull and Bones society has been withdrawn from sale.
Christie's said Friday that the 19th century skull was being removed from the Jan. 22 sale due to a title claim. The auction house declined further comment.
The skull had been expected to sell for $10,000 to $20,000. Christie's only identified the seller as a
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The skull is fitted with a hinged flap and is believed to have been used during voting at the mysterious society's meetings. The club was founded in 1832 and publicly known members, called Bonesmen, include both presidents Bush and Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry.
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Is that el famoso Pancho Villa skull?
Geronimo or Villa, there is a dispute on which.
Swipe the Bones’ prized relic and return it by offering it for auction at Chrisities. Sounds like a anwfully clever fraternity prank to me. This reeks of Cal Tech. The combination of brass and genius is just amazing.
An law schools can use the resulting legal issues for mock trials for years to come.
removed from the Jan. 22 sale due to a title claim
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