Many years ago (like 1992ish), I subscribed to some sort of Dinosaur magazine. It had all sorts of dinosaur facts and stories that any young child with an interest in science and/or biology. Every issue (it was a monthly publication) came with a single piece of a rather large dinosaur puzzle. Buy all 12 issues, and you have a dinosaur model on your hands. Never did I imagine that, one day, I’d be able to own my very own dinosaur fossil.
Granted, it’ll cost anywhere from $2 to $8 million dollars to buy a T-rex, so unless you’re Manchester City rich, you’re going to walk home disappointed.
The auction takes place in Las Vegas, and will be conducted by Bonhams & Butterfields, a pretty famous auctioneer.
All of this goes down on October 3.
Some info on the T-rex: it’s known as Samson, and was unearthed in South Dakota more than 15 years ago, probably right around the time that I was reading all those dinosaur magazines. It’s one of the most complete T-rex skeletons known to man, and was prepared by the Carnegie Museum.
How great would that be to display at your house? Deer head, bear head, elephant head, DINOSAUR HEAD.