Looking for a unique gift for your special someone this festive season? A rare Diplodocus Skeleton is up for grabs at an auction in Billinghurst, West Sussex. The one-of-a-kind present is expected to sell for between $ 650,500 and $ 980,000. Auctioneer James Ryland believes that the skeleton will have takers from the Far East and the Middle East.
Discovered by German palaeontologist Raimund Albersdoerfer in Wyoming and reconstructed in a Dutch city called Rotterdam, the skeleton –named Misty- is made up of around 100 bones and is one of just 6 Diplodocus skeletons in the world making it the very epitome of exclusive gifts.
While your loved one may not know where to place this 60 foot relic, Auctioneers suggest that it would make a great talking point as the centre piece in a shopping centre or an exceptional attraction in the atrium of a hotel. The skeleton is fixed to a metal armature and can easily be assembled and dissembled at will, making it viable as the visitor focus in a public hall.
Auction curator Errol Fullers point that luxury collector’s cars sell for as much as $ 27 million and therefore $980000 is practically a bargain price for this spectacular piece of history. So add a bit of Jurassic chic to your significant other’s home with Misty- the biggest, coolest prehistoric pet around!