Kovels’ Top 10 Weird Items at Auction 2006 Wish you had bought the world’s largest rubber-band ball, a gallows, a banana sticker for more than $25,000 or a watch made from a meteorite? The Kovels report on these and other weird items auctioned
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Kovels’ annual report on oddities auctioned during the year includes the world’s largest rubber-band ball—a 3,300 pound ball, 5 feet in diameter, a wooden gallows used in Cook County, Illinois, to hang convicts from 1886 to 1927, and a watch made from a meteorite found in 1894 by Robert E. Peary that sold for only $9,350—a bargain. What was so special about the banana sticker that sold for $25,300! Find out more about these and the other weirdest items that were auctioned in 2006 at www.kovels.com.
Ralph and Terry Kovel, authors of Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price List, have chosen their “Top 10” Weird Items at Auction in 2006. Look for the full story on the home page of Kovels Online’s at www.kovels.com.
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