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Political Junk on eBay
December 20, 2006 6:08 AM   Subscribe

Weird political junk on eBay. Traffic lights from Dealey Plaza, President Garfield's funeral shroud, Yitzhak Rabin's Scandalous Greek Vase. And here is the boat which Brezhnev gave Nixon (after Nixon gave him a Cadillac). No bids yet at $1m.
posted by tombola (8 comments total)

 
A Cadillac? Gosh, I wonder if if was bugged.
posted by R. Mutt at 6:35 AM on December 20, 2006


May I ask, is that not also unusual in that the lights are not red, amber and green?
posted by tellurian at 6:36 AM on December 20, 2006


May I ask, is that not also unusual in that the lights are not red, amber and green?

Your monitor may need adjustment, tellurian.
posted by Floydd at 6:57 AM on December 20, 2006


May I ask, is that not also unusual in that the lights are not red, amber and green?

Cerulean blue means "duck".
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 7:07 AM on December 20, 2006


What was so scandalous about the Rabin vase?
posted by brina at 8:06 AM on December 20, 2006


What was so scandalous about the Rabin vase?

If you look carefully, you can see his naked reflection in the vase.
posted by b1tr0t at 8:20 AM on December 20, 2006


brina
From the vase auction description:

"Awarded to PM Rabin by Diodoros I, the orthodox Greek patriarch of Jerusalem shortly after he was elected Israel Prime Minister and engraved with a personal dedication in English which reads "Diodoros I patriarch of Jerusalem to his Excellency the Prime Minster of Israel Mr. Yitzhak Rabin 1992".
This huge (24.6in) gorgeous sterling silver Greek made vase was first auctioned in Tel Aviv on 1996, creating a huge public scandal and making huge headlines in the Israeli newspapers (see pictures), when it was advertised that the PM's wife, Mrs. Lea Rabin, privately sold it."

The problem being that she privately sold an object given as a public gift by one official to another for personal gain.
posted by Sangermaine at 8:28 AM on December 20, 2006


I have the original Teapot Dome. What am I bid?

Seriously though. The traffic light may not have even been up at the time. Doesn't Ebay scrutinize these 'high profile' offerings?
posted by Gungho at 9:15 AM on December 20, 2006


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