Statue of Liberty’s Nose Up for Auction

A copper chunk of nose, crafted to fit Lady Liberty’s face during her 1980s restoration, will be auctioned next month.

“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,” said Arlan Ettinger, president of Guernsey’s Auction House.

President Arlan Ettinger told The Associated Press that the 2-foot-long copper casting is one of the four castings that were made.

Other than this one, one currently adorns the statue, one was destroyed, and another is in a private collection.

The sale also includes a motorcycle from John F. Kennedy’s Dallas motorcade and James Dean’s sunglasses. It’s scheduled for Sept. 24.

Source: Luxist Via: The Associated Press