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Skull Linked to Secret Yale Society to be Sold at Christie's
The 1872 ballot box belonging to Yale's secretive Skull and Bones society that is being offered for sale at Christie's New York City auction house. The ballot box, in the form of a skull and cross bones, is being sold on Jan. 22 for an estimated $10,000 to $20,000. AP Photo/Christie's.
NEW YORK, NY (AP).- A human skull that once apparently belonged to Yale's mysterious Skull and Bones society is being sold at auction.

Christie's in New York believes the skull was used as a ballot box around 1872. It has a hinge on top and is surrounded by crossbones.

Skull and Bones was founded in 1832. The elite society has closely guarded its members' names and its activities since the early 1970s. Publicly known members include both presidents Bush.

The purchaser also will get a black book with names and photographs of earlier members.

The auction is Jan. 22. The presale estimate is $10,000 to $20,000.

Fittingly, Christie's has agreed to keep the seller's name a secret. It describes the person only as a European art collector.



Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.


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