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Auction-Failing T. Rex Finally Sells, Should Appear in Museum(s) Soon

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While we may have been running far too many stories these past couple of weeks about the thrilling world of license plate design, let’s remember that we already officially claimed that 2009 is “The Year of Dinosaur Sales.” And despite our faith getting wobbly back in early October, worried that maybe the dinosaurs weren’t actually selling all that well after all, we have now been reassured. It’s being reported that that very belief-shaking T. Rex skeleton that hadn’t sold at a high-profile Las Vegas auction early last month, has now found someone to buy it. And to the tune of somewhere above $5 million. To an unnamed buyer no less, according to the AP. Here’s more:

An auctioneer says a fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex that failed to sell at auction in Las Vegas last month has been bought by a private buyer who intends to have it displayed in a museum.

Tom Lindgren of auction house Bonhams & Butterfields told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the buyer is talking with several museums in North America.

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