You can buy anything these days, especially in New York City. To wit, Guernsey's auction house
said a copper chunk of nose crafted to fit the Statue of Liberty
's face during her 1980s restoration will be auctioned on September 24 at the Park Avenue Armory
. The two-foot-long section was one of four created to replace the Statue of Liberty's nose, and it's the only one that likely ever will be sold. Of the other three, one currently adorns the statue, one was destroyed, and another is in a private collection.
Other iconic items up for auction that day include a motorcycle from President John F. Kennedy's Dallas motorcade, James Dean's sunglasses, the last home run ball from the original Yankee Stadium, Barbra Streisand's first test record and a photo negative from Marilyn Monroe's nude calendar shoot.