Lady Liberty is selling herself! A 2-foot chunk of her nose, one of four crafted during the 1980s restorations, is being auctioned off next month. A rep from Guernsey's Auction House told the NY Post, "It's the tip of the nose with the area around the nostrils. It doesn't sound like it would be, but it's fairly attractive looking." One of the four is owned by a private collector, while another was destroyed, and another replaced her old nose. The auction is on September 24th at the Park Avenue armory. Any bidders?
Last year we looked back at photos from when the Statue of Liberty was being assembled in 1886. Pictured is her original nose from that time, which was part of the 350 individual pieces shipped here—her nose, in total, is 4 1/2 feet.