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Outsize Dinosaur skeletons up for auction in Paris for $1.4 million

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 April 2018, 17:04 IST

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"The fossil market is no longer just for scientists," said Iacopo Briano of Binoche et Giquello, the auction house that is putting the two dinosaurs under the hammer on Wednesday.

The skeletons of an allosaurus and a diplodocus are put up for auction in Paris for two days, marketed as hip interior design objects -- for those with big enough living rooms.

The Italian expert told, "Dinosaurs have become cool, trendy—real objects of decoration, like paintings."

Dinosaur bones are in high demand and is purchases mostly by collectors' cabinets is expected  to fetch up to 1.5 million euros ($1.84 million) when it goes up for auction in June.

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Iacopo Briano said, “For the last two or three years the Chinese have become interested in palaeontology and have been looking for big specimens of dinosaurs found on their soil, for their museums or even for individuals."

Mickeler said, the allosaurus which goes on sale Wednesday, among 87 lots of natural artefacts, is considered “small” at 3.8 metres (12.5 feet) long. It is expected to fetch up to 650,000 euros, while the diplodocus -- despite being bigger at 12 metres long from nose to tail -- has a guide price of 450,000 to 500,000 euros."

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First published: 11 April 2018, 17:04 IST
 
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