AN auction will be held tomorrow in New York to sell more than 400 dinosaur parts and artifacts from the Ice Age.
Up for grabs are a woolly rhinoceros skeleton, a Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth and a stegodon skull, Sky News reported.
But the items will not come cheap, with experts warning a buyer could expect to pay anything up to $US216,000.
There are also some cheaper items available in the Bonhams auction.
A large stump of silicified wood sounds like a bargain at an estimated price of less than $US1400, while a gymnosperm - a large Brazilian plant - might burn a hole in the pocket with an estimate of around $US6500.
The sale is an important one for buyers wanting to own a personal piece of natural history, Bonhams said.
"In Britain we have an annual Gentleman's Library Sale which does offer fossils, but not on this scale," a spokesman said.
"We did sell a huge bear skeleton quite recently, but that's quite unusual."
In the US, people often set up their own private displays so there is a demand for items that the average person might not look twice at, he said.
Source : http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/dinosaur-parts-up-for-sale/story-e6frfku0-1225871820135
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