Archive for the ‘For Sale’ Category
A rare four-inch fragment of a dodo bone will go on sale in Britain in April, around 300 years after the flightless bird and icon of obsolescence was hunted to extinction.
Auctioneers Christie’s said on Wednesday it was hoping to raise as much as 15,000 pounds for the piece of a bird’s femur.
The last sale of dodo remains the auction house could find took place in London in 1934 – and it was expecting considerable interest from a highly specialised band of collectors and enthusiasts.
“It is so rare for anyone to part with these prized items,” said James Hyslop, head of Travel, Science and Natural History at Christie’s auction house in South Kensington, London.
“From its appearance in “Alice in Wonderland” to the expression ‘dead as dodo’, the bird has cemented its place in our cultural heritage,” he added.
The Western world first heard of dodos in 1598 when Dutch
office kwk promes is a two-storey residential house that aims to provide a feeling
of maximum security for the residents. true to its name, the most distinguishable element
of the design is the moveable exterior wall components that allow the house to be completely
closed to its environment or open and connected to the rural landscape. while the initial read
of the design might seem confining, the house, when in its open state, offers immense
transparency while establishing a strong relationship to the site.
You are bidding on a TomTom Go 700
This was my wife’s, may her knicker draw be infested with the fleas of a thousand Camels…
The Go 700 was once the top of the range Sat Nav from TomTom, with an internal Hard Disk Drive instead of the traditional SD Card, and had full Bluetooth and Wireless capabilities.
I bought this for the back-stabbing harlot, some four or five years ago, before she met Nigel with the Little Penis, and it cost me over £400…
As bless her cheating little heart, she gets lost driving out of the street…perhaps without this she would never have found the way to Nigels door, nor perhaps his stain riddled bed…
Her infidelity was discovered when I took her car for an MOT, and while waiting, I was tinkering with the Sat Nav and noticed that all her recent journeys had all been to Nigel’s…
So, like any normal human, I reprogrammed Nigel’s address to one in a town far far away…
My wife bless her treacherous ways, didn’t realise there was anything amiss until she was driving East along the M4.
She then tried to act all innocent and lying through her cherry red venemous snake lips, asked if I could sort out her beloved TomTom as something was terribly wrong with it: when she used it to drive to her sisters it took her along the M4.
I presume her sister means Nigel with the erectile problems…
With the anger of the betrayed I said I would, but my frustration and anger caused me to accidently delete all the files from the internal drive instead…
Words were spoken, accusations were made… The air hung heavy and was coloured blue with profanity…
I find it difficult to believe her claims that this is all my fault…
I wasn’t the one getting lost while travelling to Pencil Dick Nigel’s house…
After much arguing she has decided her future lies in the squallor of Nigel’s cockroach infested hovell…
Good luck to them both… may the ten plagues of Egypt visit their stained adulterous bed…
I now have her TomTom Go 700 but have no idea how to reinstall the software, and really I don’t want the reminder of the cheating, lying, heartless, creature of the night.
All the other accessories are still in her car, so I hope they are happy living at Nigels together.
Therefore this auction is just for the TomTom Go 700 itself…
I’m sure someone somewhere can make this work…
From Georgia, uh, comes the most pernicious piece of anti-used games propaganda I’ve ever seen. A mother of two small children says she will from now on buy new games because she found a hand-drawn pornographic picture inserted in the case of a used one bought at GameStop. The kicker? This all went down on in a town called “Cumming.”
As reported (live! They did a live shot for this!) Action News Avenging Troubleshooting Crusade Detective WSB-TV spoke to Aggrieved Mother Traci Turner (of Cumming, Ga.), who bought a used copy of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games at the Cumming GameStop. When her son opened the case, he discovered a cartoon drawn on the inside cover.
Description: The infamous Portable Rotary Phone is an original rotary phone that has been modified to be a cellular phone. The Port-O-Rotary has a functional rotary dial, rings the original, loud metallic bells when a call is received, and even has a dial tone!
Phone comes fully assembled and tested. All you have to do is open the phone, insert your SIM card, and turn the unit on! The unit will utilize your phone number and account minutes. The internal cellular module works within any country that has one of the 900MHz, 1800MHz, or 1900MHz cellular bands (90% of the world). The Port-O-Rotary is truly international with up to 15-digit dialing, auto-frequency selection, ‘+’ characters, and PIN # entry for pre-paid cards.
Each Port-O-Rotary is an original rotary phone that has been specially modified. There may be small scratches and scraps on the exterior, also known as ‘character’. The battery can run the phone for 4-5 days (yes days) and is charged by an external jack on the rear of the phone (charger included).
One of the world’s most famous superheroes, Batman, was born in May 1939, in Detective Comics’ book No. 27. At that time, it cost just 10 cents a copy.
Last year, a copy of that comic book sold for more than $1 million. Only 100 to 200 of them still exist. And one of them belongs to Ben Novack Jr., the multimillionaire hotel heir who was tortured and murdered in 2009,
That comic book and others in his cache of Caped Crusader merchandise are on the verge of being put up for auction.
And in a perverse plot twist worthy of The Joker, the proceeds could go toward defending his 53-year-old widow Narcy against charges that she had Novack and his mother murdered, plundered his bank accounts, then tried to pin the crimes on her own daughter.
Only one thing now stands in the way of the auction: Narcy’s daughter, May Abad. On June 22, she persuaded a Broward County judge to hold off on the auction and give her at least 14 days to find suitable storage and insurance for the massive collection, currently stuffed floor to ceiling in several rooms of his Fort Lauderdale house.
Television Centre, the landmark west London home of BBC television and news, has gone on the market.
The corporation said it was interested in a conventional sale or offers to redevelop the site as a joint venture.
A statement said the BBC was “keen to investigate” redevelopment plans to preserve listed parts of the building and establish a “hub for creative businesses and a visitor destination”.
The doughnut-shaped building first opened in Shepherd’s Bush in 1960.
Among the shows recorded in its studios were Fawlty Towers, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Blue Peter and Strictly Come Dancing, as well as earlier series of Doctor Who.