Maybe you've bought an old clock or some toys at an auction, but an entire human skeleton?
That's exactly what happened Tuesday afternoon in Lehigh County. There weren't many bidders, but a lot of curious onlookers.
"How about a thousand dollars?", the auctioneer called.
It was just another day at Tom Hall Auctions in Schnecksville, until they wheeled out two coffins.
"It's the first time we've had a full body," said Hall.
That's right: two full, human skeletons, dating back at least 100 years, right up there on the auction block.
We asked onlookers, who came to take pictures, if they would ever buy a skeleton.
"No," said Pierre Michele of Bethlehem.
"But you came out to look at it," 69 News asked.
He replied: "Well, why not?"
Not much is known about who these people were. Since the bones were stapled together, its obvious that both bodies were donated. The bones were held intact.
"It came to us from a gentleman who collects bizarre kinds of interesting things," said Hall. "He purchased them years ago at an auction in New York City. It was part of a mortician's collection. He had sort of a mini-museum for them."
There weren't too many bidders for the bones. In the end, the buyer was Bill Wood, who owns an antique store in Lancaster County. Wood already has one skeleton on display.
"I have no idea [why people want them]," he said, "but there isn't a week that goes by that someone doesn't come in and really try and buy them."
So how much did the skeletons sell for? The man sold for $900 and the woman fetched $950.