What looks best on the shelf in the living room?
A wedding photo? Your collection of salt and pepper shakers?
What about that autographed Mickey Mantle baseball?
That’s closer, for me.
What about Winston Churchill’s teeth?
I ask, because someone recently paid $23,723 for his dentures (which was 3 times what the auction thought they’d get for them).
Instead of a baseball in a round case, you could slap those things in a jar; put a bit of masking tape over it with the words “Churchhill teeth” written on the side.
It was only a partial set of dentures, other wise, the former British leader might’ve brought more in.
They were an upper set, made for the wartime prime minister, who had a slurred speaking style during his radio broadcasts. He apparently wanted to maintain his lisp because he was well known for it.
Apparently, a museum that had them also had a cabinet with the teeth…err dentures…of Queen Caroline, the estranged wife of King George IV.
The dentures were bought by a British collector of Churchill memorabilia, said Keys Auctioneers.