Large and Rare Diplodocus Skeleton Sold for $800,000 at Auction

In recent years, more and more dinosaur skeletons can be found at auctions, and they reache incredible prices. Such one case happened at an auction in Britain on Wednesday where large and rare skeleton of a diplodocus was sold for £488,000 (app $797,000). The magnificent creature, nicknamed “Misty” – short for the “Mystery quarry” where she was unearthed, is believed to be one of only six relatively complete specimens in the world, which roamed what is now the United States some 160 million years ago. The 55ft-long Misty, which carried an estimate of £400,000 to £600,000 as it went under the hammer at
Summers Place Auctions in Billinghurst, West Sussex, was sold to an unidentified buyer, who promised that she will go on public display. For sale a 60 foot Diplodocus Skeleton for a cool $ 980,000 The skeleton was discovered in 2009 in the US state of Wyoming by the children of famed German paleontologist Raimund Albersdoerfer. During excavating a quarry in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, Albersdoerfer told his two sons to leave him alone and try exploring nearby. After few hours, they returned and announced that they had found a bone so big they couldn’t carry it. Albersdoerfer spent the next nine weeks unearthing bone-by-bone, from the rock what remained of the gigantic creature, which later was taken to a conservation lab where she was prepared for her journey to Netherland. She was sent to England for reassembly and put up for Evolution sale at Summers Place auctions in West Sussex. For sale a 60 foot Diplodocus Skeleton for a cool $ 980,000 “You are talking about a very rare item indeed. Even if you were lucky enough to find one in the first place, the digging out and the preparation then involved is an enormous undertaking”, said Errol Fuller, an author and natural history expert who curated the Evolution sale. “Extracting Misty from her stony mattress, he added, would have been a difficult and time-consuming task in itself. The rock that it was embedded in would have been extremely hard to break away from the bones, and you couldn’t go at it with a sledgehammer because the bones were vulnerable to breaking.” For sale a 60 foot Diplodocus Skeleton for a cool $ 980,000 For sale a 60 foot Diplodocus Skeleton for a cool $ 980,000  

Two Dinosaurs Locked in Mortal Combat Could Fetch $9 Million at Bonhams

On November 19th,
Bonhams will offer two fossilized dinosaur skeletons found on a Montana ranch in 2006. The two virtually complete dinosaur skeletons, dubbed the “Duelling Dinos” could bring $7 million to $9 million. This would make it one of the most valuable dinosaur fossils ever sold at auction. A pair of dinosaurs locked in mortal combat, could be new species known as Nanosaurus lancensis, the diminutive relative of the familiar Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Chasmosaurine Ceratopsian, closely related to the Triceratops. Both would have stood about eight feet high and measured between 25 and 35 feet long. They are being sold by the owners of the ranch, in the fossil-rich Hell Creek formation. Dinos fossilized in a fight to the death going on the block in November “Offering the ‘Duelling Dinos’ at Bonhams in November is the highlight of my career. They are one of the most significant dinosaur discoveries ever in North America,” said Thomas E. Lindgren, Co-Consulting Director of the Natural History Department at Bonhams, an internationally recognised expert and lecturer with nearly 30 years of experience. “The importance of this discovery cannot be overstated.” “Duelling Dinos” will open for preview in New York on November 14.

iPhone 4 History Edition – The Worlds First Dinosaur and Meteoric Stone Mobile Phone

iPhone 4 History Edition iPhone 4 History Edition The iPhone 4 History Edition is the worlds 1st Dinosaur mobile phone, crafted by Katherine Hughes and designed in Liverpool by Stuart Hughes. A tooth of a 65 million year old T-REX and meteoric stone are shaped together to dress up the rear of this iPhone. Resourced from Arizona, US, Stuart worked on blending both these historic remnants perfectly for this phone. The bling factor comes from the rim that is caked with 8.5ct ‘IF’ flawless diamonds and a diamond studded Apple logo set in platinum on the tooth-n-stone rear.

The Aquavista Dinosaur Gold Edition – World’s Most Expensive Aquarium

The Aquavista Dinosaur Gold Edition - World’s Most Expensive Aquarium The Aquavista Dinosaur Gold Edition – World’s Most Expensive Aquarium Aquavista is known for providing award-winning aquariums that blend the serenity of live, tropical fish with the sophistication and beauty of framed art. And what happens when the luxurious aquariums-making company commissions Stuart Hughes to design something unique –  The world’s most expensive aquarium. Priced at £3 million ($4.8 million), Aquavista Dinosaur Gold Edition is shaped out of 68 kg of 24ct solid gold. Its exclusivity is elevated by fitting it with two side veneers chiseled out of mammoth tusk. A part of the past is integrated in to it in the form of a unique piece of Dinosaur bone from the T-Rex. It is diagonally shaved into the tusk.
<