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NYC auction house withdraws Yale skull-ballot box
| January 15, 2010
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auction house says a human skull that had been used as a ballot box by Yale's elite Skull and Bones society has been withdrawn from sale.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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
posted on 01/15/2010 1:24:19 PM PST
To: Kenny Bunk; swarthyguy; blam; SunkenCiv
posted on 01/15/2010 1:25:40 PM PST
Is that el famoso Pancho Villa skull?
posted on 01/15/2010 1:29:01 PM PST
by La Lydia
posted on 01/15/2010 1:30:24 PM PST
by Red Badger
(Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
To: La Lydia
Geronimo or Villa, there is a dispute on which.
posted on 01/15/2010 1:31:47 PM PST
posted on 01/15/2010 1:33:28 PM PST
(freepo ergo sum)
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.
To: Shermy; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
posted on 01/15/2010 2:38:28 PM PST
by a fool in paradise
(Al Gore was more concerned with the evil influence of heavy metal than that of radical Imam.)
removed from the Jan. 22 sale due to a title claim
posted on 01/15/2010 8:13:44 PM PST
(Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
To: Shermy; swarthyguy; blam; SunkenCiv
Geronimo?" Yes. Purloined from G's tomb,by GHWB's grandfather while serving out west with the cavalry. Of course, now that you know.......
posted on 01/16/2010 9:40:04 AM PST
by Kenny Bunk
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