Sales from the crypt…

December 25, 2010

What is the matter with people?

I mean, please. This year, we saw somebody buy Bernard Madoff’s underwear and John Lennon’s toilet. Elvis Presley’s toe tag was briefly on the market, until there was a dispute over who owned it.

oswald coffin 240 verticalAll of these ghoulish transactions were clear signs of the onrushing Apocalypse, and yet they somehow pale by comparison to an auction a few days ago.

An anonymous creep paid more than $87,000 for the yucky old wood coffin that held Lee Harvey Oswald’s body for nearly 20 years, until his badly decomposed remains were exhumed for tests and reburied in a new casket.

My favorite part is, our story says the price they got exceeded the target price of $60,000.

Oh really? We expected some moron to pay $60,000 for the rotting coffin of an alleged presidential assassin, but we had NO IDEA anybody would be stupid enough to pay $87,000?

No wonder the buyer remained anonymous.

oswald videoHerb, Marsha, bring your drinks into the family room and see our new pine coffee table!

You might wanna cover your noses. It smells just a bit earthy, but I can’t tell you why. Honey, open the window so Marsha can breathe.

Yeah Herb, we did notice the worms crawling in and the worms crawling out. They’re part of the piece’s charm!

Marsha, would you mind using a coaster?  This IS a collectible, you know!

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The coffin of Lee Harvey Oswald is shown in this publicity photo released to Reuters December 17, 2010. Reuters/Nate D. Sanders Auctions/Handout

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Wellll, at least Lee isn’t still in the coffin, but I’m trying to figure out what IS in it. Did they bury him in sawdust?

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

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The new pine coffin table. I’d keep my drink far away from it as I backed quietly out of their house…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Nothing says Christmas cheer like corpses, caskets, and people who it would seem have more money than they know what to do with. Merry Christmas and best wishes Oddly Enough and all my fellow commenters! 😀

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Egad, THIS is your warm Christmas greeting to us? How grinchy of you. Still, having dreamt of lumps of coal last night, I thought there might be no posting at all. Hope you’re having a great day, Mr. B!

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

The world never ceases to amaze!

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

[…] I mean, please. Bernard Madoffs underwear and John Lennons toilet? Elvis Presleys toe tag was briefly on the market? $87,000 for the yucky old wood coffin that held Lee Harvey Oswalds body? "Herb, Marsha, bring your drinks into the family room and see our new pine coffee table!"Source: ddly-enough/2010/12/25/sales-from-the-cr ypt/ […]

Posted by Anonymous | Report as abusive

The question is; should Lee Harvey Oswald have been in there in the first place?
Oswald could’nt hit a cow on the bum if he had hold of it by the tail!
We will never know who murdered the Great JFK.

Posted by Beermatman | Report as abusive

Beermatman, who else would you suggest should be in Lee Harvey Oswald’s grave?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Dave, I think that might be bits of Lee…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

‘These goulish things remind me of you.’

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Now now…. BG, you should have known better to have chosen this piece….
Anyways, gather the junta had a good time over Xmas?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Shra, I don’t think Bassy chose this piece. I think there’s a second blogger….

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Well, it being Christmas, it probably came from the grassy noel….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

There definitely could be Doc… see those white hats behind Harvey!!

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