Local store sells human skulls on eBay
New and Again Consignment Furniture Gallery in Downtown Lodi
recently received and sold two human skulls.
- Using eBay At New and Again Consignment Furniture Gallery
New and Again Consignment Furniture Gallery on School Street has
embraced eBay for selling especially rare items — like human skulls
— that might not go for as high a price in the regular store,
Brooke Hummel said.
Hummel works part-time at the store and lists all of their eBay
The shop usually sells figurines or items like Navajo rugs that
fetch a couple hundred dollars, she said.
The most expensive item the shop sold online was a Dirk Van Erp
lamp for $1,600. He was a San Francisco Bay Area metalsmith who
focused on wrought copper lamps. One of his lamps from 1910 was
appraised on Antiques Roadshow in 2007 for $40,000 to $50,000.
- How much do you know about skulls?
1. How many bones are there in an average human skull?
2. The Sedlac Ossuary, or the Skull of Bones, is a church filled
with artistically arranged bones, including a chandelier which
features every bone in the human body. The church in the suburbs of
Kutna Hora in the Czech Republic was constructed in 1400, and the
bone decorations were added in 1870.
The church contains the bones of at least how many people?
3. The jaw bone is the only bone in your skull that moves. What
is it called?
4. Depending on the skull’s condition, anthropologists can use
it to find out a person’s:
D) All of the above
5. What is the Spanish word for skull?
6) In 2007, Damian Hurst produced a sculpture titled “For the
Love of God,” of a skull encased in diamonds. How many diamonds did
he use in the piece?
1. B) 22
2. D) 40,000. It is estimated that there are between 40,000 to
70,000 skeletons in the church.
3. C) Mandible
4. D) All of the above
5. A) Calavera. Cabeza means head, cerebro means brain and
caballo means horse.
6. C) 8,601 diamonds
— Sources: www.learnbones.com, www.sedlecossuary.com,
Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 6:56 am, Wed Oct 26, 2011.
When Brooke Hummel’s boss told her that there were some new
items to be listed on eBay, nothing could prepare her for what she
found in a brown box on a shelf: two human skulls.
“It still kind of freaks me out, but I pretend that they don’t,”
Hummel said while gingerly holding a skull last Friday.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:56 am.