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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.

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Comment by Josh Board on August 1, 2010 at 10:51am
If it was a good cigar...

I remember when I was 18, reading a story about a half-eaten piece of toast that belonged to George Harrison, selling for $20. That blew my mind (and it didn't even have a picture of the Virgin Mary or Jesus burned into the bread)
Comment by Robert Babb on August 2, 2010 at 2:50am
I would rather have george washintons teeth minus the termites!

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