News-Antique.com - Jan 09,2009 - DALLAS, TX – A free dinosaur tooth will be given to each of the first
100 children (ages 7 to 13, and accompanied by an adult) who visit the
headquarters of Heritage Auction Galleries, 3500 Maple, in Dallas
between 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17. Each 67-million
year old tooth is from a giant, meat-eating Spinosaurus, the largest
carnivore to ever walk the earth, and will be given away during the
preview of Heritage’s Signature Natural History Auction
to be held on Sunday, Jan. 18.
“Kids and dinosaurs are a natural fit, as any parent will tell you,”
said David Herskowitz, Director of Natural History at Heritage. “If a
child goes crazy over a plastic dino you pick up at a toy store,
imagine what it will be like for them to have an actual tooth of what
was once a real live hunting and fighting dinosaur.”
The dino teeth being given away range in size from ¾-of an-inch to
1-1/2 inches. The offer is strictly limited to the first 100 eligible
kids that come into the gallery.
As Heritage has become the world leader in Natural History Auctions,
> it has also increased its commitment to creating the next generation
> of dedicated and educated collectors. A prize like the Spinosaur teeth
> being offered will not only make any child the envy of every kid on
> the block, it also presents a real, tangible link to one of the
> greatest creatures the world knew – or ever will know again – tens of
> millions of years ago. Little could serve as more inspiration, or
> edification, to a budding paleontologist.