Skeletons in the Closet
On Saturday night, Zach and I decided to head to an auction in Plymouth. This particular auction happens EVERY Saturday in Plymouth and is similar to waiting around to bid on items that you could buy at any thrift store. Once and awhile though they have some interesting things, as evidenced by this boar head we bought there last year:
When we first walked into the auction, they were busy selling some Hawaiian shirts. Then they moved on to this giant box of silverware:
We passed on the silverware, but were definitely interested in another item. You can see it there in the background of the above photo. Ok, here’s a close-up:
This is a human skeleton that a local family LITERALLY KEPT IN THEIR CLOSET since 1919. Zach and I aren’t normally in the market for such items, but we knew that antique skeletons were pretty valuable. We consulted ebay and saw that a similar skeleton (namely with brass fittings) had sold for $1500.
We decided that we would bid to at least $300. This seemed reasonable to us because we once got two antique wardrobes for $30 total at this place.
Turns out we were totally wrong about getting the skeleton for an equally cheap price, because as soon as the bidding started, it sailed right past our $300 limit. It eventually sold to some hairy man for $1300.
We left the auction empty handed which was probably for the best. We don’t have any closets that can fit a human skeleton.