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Statue of Liberty’s Nose Up for Auction

By Helena Zhu
Epoch Times Staff
Created: August 24, 2010 Last Updated: August 25, 2010
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STATUE OF LIBERTY: A copper chunk designed to create the Statue of Liberty's nose in a 1980s restoration will be auctioned off in September. (The Epoch Times)

STATUE OF LIBERTY: A copper chunk designed to create the Statue of Liberty's nose in a 1980s restoration will be auctioned off in September. (The Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—The Statue of Liberty’s nose could be yours. New York’s Guernsey’s auction house said that a chunk of copper intended to create part of the Statue of Liberty’s nose during a 1980s restoration effort will be auctioned off next month.

President Arlan Ettinger told The Associated Press that the 2-foot-long copper casting is one of the four castings that were made. Other than this one, one currently adorns the statue, one was destroyed, and another is in a private collection.

The piece consists of the tip and the area around the nostril.

Other than the copper chunk, the auction house will also include a motorcycle from President John F. Kennedy’s Dallas motorcade, James Dean’s sunglasses, the last home run ball from the original Yankee Stadium, and a photo negative of Marilyn Monroe in the Sept. 24 auction.




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