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Human skeleton caps estate sale

February 17, 2009 4:36:07 AM PST
Maybe it was inevitable the piece de resistance in a collection auctioned after the death of a longtime Pennsylvania chiropractor would be bones-related, in fact, a human skeleton. About 200 people attended Monday night's sale of memorabilia collected by Dr. George Sabo of Reading, who died in August. The barns full of curios ranged from a 1911 Model T Ford to a cigar store American Indian maiden bought on a trip to Wyoming last summer.

The 5-foot skeleton drew the top bid, selling for $1,100 to John Powanda. He bought it for his daughter, a skeletal biologist who will analyze its sex, age and other characteristics.

Powanda just had one qualm as he loaded up his prize, saying, "I just hope I don't get pulled over by a cop on the way home."

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Information from: Reading Eagle, http://www.readingeagle.com/

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